Provide strategic counsel, guidance and leadership to staff, supervising several staff members, and ensuring the team's success by managing work quality and productivity levels
Maintain relationships with senior-level client contacts and internal contacts
Mentor, coach and support team members ensuring constant development of their skills
Consistently hold self and staff accountable for behavior and performance
Seek and suggest process improvements and support positive change initiatives
Effectively manage staff utilization to meet profitability targets
Grow business prospects with existing clients; expand scope of work using Edelman network capabilities; lead new business outreach process and win business
Participate in the development and adoption of new products/services; leverage IP with clients
Commit to continuous learning and improvement of leadership skills; set and pursue stretch goals
Demonstrate behaviors consistent with Edelman's values and Code of Ethics and Business Conduct
The senior vice president must have at least 10 years of relevant experience in public relations and/or related fields including research, advertising, management consulting, media and publishing.
The senior vice president should have a bachelor's degree in a related field and a track record of developing and executing profitable public relations campaigns that meet client objectives. S/he should have strong leadership qualities including superb people management skills. S/he should be able to attract, motivate, empower, coach and retain staff. International experience is a plus.