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Vice President - Weber Shandwick

New York, NY


The Weber Shandwick New York office is seeking a Vice President with healthcare product communications experience to join its Healthcare Group. 

At Weber Shandwick, our mission is to be "engaging, always." We're always looking for people who want to join us in our pursuit and be part of a team that delivers on that promise.

Primary Responsibilities

A VP is responsible for managing client and inter-agency relationships, playing a critical role in determining the future and long-term success of our Healthcare Practice. For this role, she/he will be responsible for supervising one of our largest pieces of business with multiple work streams and team members across offices, and being an active member of a broader senior leadership team for the account. Responsibilities include:

  • Being the day-to-day client contact and flag, triage and manage client issues.
  • Developing and ensuring execution of plans and integrated communications recommendations (including digital and social media strategies) for clients.
  • Collaborating with the media team to guide strategy and secure quality stories in media of importance to client goals.
  • Developing and delivering client presentations.
  • Keeping client programs on schedule and ensure all deadlines are met within set budget parameters.
  • Building, nurturing and expanding client and team relationships.
  • Coaching junior team members; directly managing 2-3 members of the healthcare practice
  • Ensuring efficient, effective project management and client satisfaction.
  • Actively participating in the cultural activities of the practice; be a positive and inspiring role model for others
  • Participating in new business development for the group Building the right teams, including reviewing resumes and interviewing candidates.
Basic Qualifications 
  • Minimum: Bachelor's Degree
  • 7+ years of relevant experience in the healthcare sector
  • Some healthcare PR agency experience is required (regulatory & data experience)
  • Strong project management skills (e.g., managing budgets and plan rollouts)
  • Able to communicate clearly and persuasively both orally and in writing
Additional Qualifications
  • Blends analytical strength with focused creativity to turn ideas into workable plans.
  • Can lead and drive forward plans and programs with senior-level guidance.
  • Thrives under pressure and can handle multiple projects in a demanding, deadline-oriented environment, while maintaining meticulous attention to detail
  • Can mobilize and motivate account teams.
  • Can anticipate client and team needs and instill confidence in clients and colleagues.
  • Is adept at solving problems and resolving conflicts.
  • Pays close attention to detail and quality.
  • Exercises exceptional judgment when working with team members, clients and vendors.

 Weber Shandwick is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Weber Shandwick recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability,  sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or citizenship status.

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