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We are looking for a Senior/Vice President Client Experience in our Chicago office with specific expertise in consumer packaged goods or consumer brands. The Vice President will be responsible for managing a large team across several skill sets and collaborating with Weber Shandwick's Insights, Content and Integrated Media communities to develop and execute strategic and creative client plans, providing ongoing client counsel, and working with the leadership team to drive new business growth. The Vice President will lead work from concept to execution, present ideas to clients, and mentor junior talent.
Own responsibilities for executional leadership of multiple client programs, budgets, plans
Maintain daily client contact, serving as a trusted resource and advisor
Facilitate cross-functional team integration (strategy, creative, integrated media specialists)
Drive development of tactical plans, translating strategies into tactics; ensure team deliverables align with strategies
Proactively support and suggest improvements and new ideas to exceed client expectations by leveraging industry knowledge and experience
Manage ongoing team resourcing/staffing to ensure successful delivery of work product
Contribute to the career growth of junior team members, serving as mentor and role model
Actively participate in agency development and assist with new business
Demonstrate financial acumen in the areas of budgeting, billing and staffing
9-12 years of experience, preferably with some agency experience and managing large teams
Consumer brand experience
Experience working with integrated teams, and working on integrated campaigns (influencer, earned media, social media amplification, etc.).
Strong decision-making and project management skills
Ability to translate client needs into workable plans/projects
Confident presenter and persuasive speaker
Team management; people development
Self-motivated, entrepreneurial and endlessly curious
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