Account Manager/Vice President (Technology)

Porter Novelli San Francisco , CA 94118

Posted 3 months ago

Account Manager/Vice President | Innovation & Impact

San Francisco

Porter Novelli is a global purpose communication consultancy with offices across the US and internationally in London, Dublin, Mexico City, Canada & Brussels. Our mission is to work with clients to find their authentic ambition to make a positive impact on society. We craft a unique brand position and build the internal and external communication strategies that drive perception and the bottom line. We know that having a clear purpose is essential to building a customer base that will support and advocate on behalf of any organization in any situation. And we can prove that companies with recognized values and vision perform better, year over year. This is our value proposition and our heritage. It's what sets Porter Novelli apart.

The Role:

Porter Novelli is seeking to hire a San Francisco based Account Manager or Vice President to support one of our largest clients. The ideal candidate will have deep expertise in B2B technology including corporate communications and media relations but is willing to roll up their sleeves to work on other verticals if needed. This is an opportunity to take on a strategic role and grow with Porter Novelli as we shift to a purpose consultancy. You will be a key member as we grow our Innovation & Impact as well as Purpose practices. Come work on world class brands in a purpose-driven organization that consistently creates impactful award-winning campaigns.

The Office:

We are a passionate, diverse, authentic group of professionals that value fierce collaboration, embracing imagination, standing up for the right idea, and liberating greatness, smarts and fun in our colleagues. You thrive in learning new things and challenging yourself. You'll be part of the senior leadership team and work alongside the executive leaders at Porter Novelli's San Francisco office, Innovation & Impact and Reputation practices.


  • As a trusted advisor, provide strategic counsel to or client C-suite and corporate communications teams

  • Identify business challenges and opportunities and provide integrated campaign solutions

  • Create and execute upon business growth strategies and product offerings with the ability to forecast how these plans will be monetized

  • Participant in new business pitches

  • Strong project management to ensure client work is delivered accordingly

  • Show very strong client service skills

  • Define clear objectives and goals for employee performance and growth with a proven track record of advancing the careers of direct reports

  • Contribute to the new business pipeline through prospecting and research. Support successful pitches and recognize opportunities for organic client growth

  • Team management, experienced in conducting interviews to evaluate junior/mid-level talent and regularly contribute referral talent to the staffing pipeline. You provide real-time training to staff and are recognized as a mentor

  • Contribute ideas and tactics to client campaign strategies and execute on strategic and insightful campaigns while mitigating and anticipating any obstacles or opportunities

  • Ability to staff an account profitably with some experience preparing client budgets and have a good grasp on how account staffing impacts margin


  • 8-12 years of PR communication experience ideally including some time spent within an agency or consultancy environment

  • A Purpose-driven mindset and desire to make a positive impact through communication campaigns

  • Track record of new and organic business development

  • 3+ years in a management role developing, evaluating, and retaining strong teams and collaborative cultures

  • Profitable management of large budgets and efficient allocation of resources

  • Deep expertise in enterprise technology is required

  • Experience in consumer technology, purpose, consumer, food, or healthcare verticals a plus

  • MS Office proficiency

  • Minimum BA/BS degree

Our Agency:

As the agency that pioneered communications for behavior change, Porter Novelli has origins that are distinctive from any other major player in public relations. Over forty years ago, Jack Porter and Bill Novelli realized that classic marketing disciplines could be reapplied to public relations communications to make a positive social impact on the world.

Porter Novelli exists to inspire companies, organizations and brands to make a positive impact by creating a collaborative, diverse and inclusive environment designed to drive innovation and liberate greatness in our people, clients and partners.

Our ambition is simple to become the most passionately recommended agency in the world. If you are a communications professional that shares our Social Purpose values of embracing imagination, collaborating fiercely, digging deeply, standing up for the right idea, liberating greatness and making a positive impact there's a home for you at Porter NovelliJoin Us.

Porter Novelli is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in any aspect of employment against any person on account of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam era or other eligible veteran, age, marital status, veteran status, or physical or mental handicap unrelated in nature and extent to an individual's ability to perform a job or any other characteristic protected by the employment discrimination laws in any state or political subdivision in which Porter Novelli does business.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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Account Manager/Vice President (Technology)

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