publishing | VP Health in New York, NY

VP Health

  • ExecuNet
  • $192,290.00 - 192,290.00 / Year *
  • 143 Chrystie St
  • New York, NY 10261
  • Full-Time

We are seeking a dynamic VP to join teams pioneering some of the best Communications Marketing work including integrated creative, digital and interactive content development. This is an exciting opportunity for a communications leader to drive the strategy, oversight and day-to-day running and financial management for a leading pharmaceutical client. The work is for a blockbuster, industry leading, client. The ideal colleague is self-motivated, takes initiative, readily accepts new responsibility and is driven to succeed. The VP will have the ability to show up strong during IATs and client team meetings. This leader should have experience managing diverse teams and serving as a mentor to junior staff.

Responsibilities and Expectations

SKILLS (Client & Stakeholder Engagement, Business & Project Management, Business Development and Talent Development/Leadership)

Possesses deep understanding of client businesses

  • Ability to create programs considering a variety of platforms, channels and audiences
  • Ability to identify business problems that clients are looking to solve and ensure they are understood by team
  • Maintains understanding of the clients businesses, priorities, pain points and competitive landscape and helps the team do the same
  • Stays knowledgeable about markets, sectors and channels in which clients operate; uses internal/external resources to address knowledge gaps for self and team
  • Anticipates what s next; helps clients get ahead of issues and capitalize on new opportunities
  • Demonstrates empathy for clients understands clients mindset, challenges (personal, professional, internal and external) and barriers to success; takes appropriate action
  • Balances the needs of the client and the needs of the firm

Assembles, builds and leads integrated teams

  • Reflects our understanding of clients needs today and our anticipation of their future needs
  • Can evolve, promote and protect clients interests
  • Delivers integrated thinking rooted in insights
  • Helps delineate team roles and manage intra-team conflict
  • Holds self and team accountable for performance, compliance and ethical business conduct in accordance with firm values
  • Deals with poor team performance via feedback and escalation as necessary
  • Leverages Company resources
  • Serves as clients advocate within Company and facilitates understanding of their business, goals and point of view Helps facilitate proper expertise against client needs
  • Helps identify and mentors junior and mid-level staff
  • Prioritizes growth of self and direct reports
  • Helps create climate that encourages excellence, courage and integrity
  • Supports leadership s vision of possibilities and direction
  • Helps implement and supports initiatives to create positive changes and helps others adapt to change

Measures, monitors and advances client-agency relationships

  • Participates in client relationship mapping and development across a portfolio
  • Actively listens asks smart questions, listens to what s not being said, is willing to have honest, ongoing dialogue about what s working and what isn t
  • Identifies and acknowledges problems, offers solutions and course-corrects as needed
  • Helps measure what matters tracks progress and reports results based on agreed-upon metrics and achievement of business and communications goals
  • Manages and monitors client relationships using formal and informal tools and touch points
  • Helps navigate conflicts with other businesses
  • Escalates client problems and client opportunities to Company senior leadership with equal amounts of urgency
  • Participates in client budget management and forecasting; proactively addresses changes in scope and delays in client invoice payment
  • Brings in new capabilities against client needs
  • Participates in full new business process
  • May participate in the development and adoption of new products, services, development of IP and thought leadership materials
  • Develops continuous white-boarding mentality to apply to client businesses and relationships overall
  • Works on and implements annual strategies for client engagement, which address internal and external relationships we can leverage on behalf of clients and other meaningful experiences we can create for clients inside and outside the firm
  • Helps ensures clients are benefitting from Company IP, insights, best practices and methodologies


Relentless pursuit of excellence

  • Serves as a positive role model; supports and respects colleagues, clients and partners; focuses on self-improvement and ensures work is based on strategic insights
  • Effectively and consistently manages strengths and weaknesses of self and others; enables self and others to bring the best of their skills and talents to work; is consistently ambitious in setting and achieving goals
  • Always takes all feedback as a constructive learning opportunity and acts upon it; enables others to thrive as part of agency life and adapts to others styles to do so; ensures excellence is repeated by rigorously identifying and socializing key learnings for all colleagues

Freedom to be constantly curious

  • Pushes for creative ideas; is purposeful and enterprising in problem-solving; embraces diverse trends, skills, specialties and viewpoints
  • Delivers substantial change for clients and the communities in which we operate; ensures new insights from self and others fuel innovation in agency approach and client work; uses diversity of perspective to elevate client counsel, the agency and own career
  • Effectively implements change for clients and agency in a way that demonstrates powerful and unique thinking; uses thoughtful, strategic insights and knowledge to balance risk-taking for clients and the agency; holds others accountable for open-mindedness and embracing diverse viewpoints

Courage to do the right thing

  • Ensures work and relationships are founded on open and honest communications; listens and asks the right questions during day-to-day work; upholds creative, ethical and legal standards
  • Ensures that client counsel and agency action is always purposeful and challenging; prioritizes the interests of the wider agency; holds subordinates, peers and superiors accountable for demonstrating integrity and ethical behavior
  • Demonstrates a strategic and thoughtful approach in challenging others to ask the right questions; prioritizes the interests of client service excellence ahead of individual advancement


Basic Qualifications

  • At least eight years of relevant experience in Communications Marketing and/or related fields, including research, advertising, management consulting, media or publishing

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong communication active listening and ability to persuade and negotiate
  • Confidence in presenting ideas and providing counsel to internal and external audiences
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage competing interests
  • High emotional intelligence
  • Good judgment and willingness to take risks
  • Forward-thinking
  • Learns and builds from experience
  • Understands industry specialty areas and roles

Associated topics: demand generation, major gift, market, marketing, product market, public, public relations, regulatory, relationship, social media

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.