VP Consumer Sector

Job ID
9575
Job Location
US-WA-Bellevue | US-OR-Portland | US-CA-San Francisco
Location
United States-WA-Seattle
Category
Marketing

Overview

WE Communications is looking for a Vice President who wants to help lead our thriving Consumer sector. This is a growing team focused on bringing people together to inspire the best work possible for clients – equal parts strategy, award-winning creative ideas that drive brand and product recognition.

 

The VP is a trusted client advisor who is progressive in bringing clients strategic counsel, creative ideas for changing consumer behavior and established media relationships to give voice to your client’s story. You leverage key insights and WE’s owned IP to build strong strategic platforms and have the competence to present to and influence top tier clients. You understand the art and science of selling ideas into a core group of stakeholders and have excellent presentation skills and know how to bring ideas to life. You know how to communicate a brand’s story in a way that shows broader impact both inside and outside the industry.  Collaborating and building teams is second nature. Working across a variety of business groups, teams and multiple stakeholders gives you energy.

 

Finally, you recognize our people as our most valuable asset, coaching junior talent and welcoming diverse experiences and opinions.

 

The VP, Consuer Sector position is based out of WE Communication’s Bellevue, WA office, and will work remotely until our physical offices reopen.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as client lead on campaign programming and media programs; develop strategic integrated communication plans
  • Partner with the team to drive day to day counsel to clients on strategic and tactical campaign planning and execution, helping to connect strategic dots across the business
  • Sell in big ideas that lead to client buy off and push the boundaries of what’s possible; create and encourage the development of proactive ideas and programs outside “what’s always been done”
  • Understand a broad segment of consumer audiences and provide recommendations to the client for the best channels to reach them
  • Established relationships with range of influencers, including media and 3rd party influencers; support storytelling efforts on behalf of clients with the ability to translating technology offerings into lifestyle/cultural relevancy.
  • Manage a variety of client requests, assume responsibility and understand when to delegate to key team members.
  • Provide leadership and executional excellence to agency team and clients during program implementation.
  • Operates as a visible leader in the agency, embodying agency values and inspiring those around them.
  • Oversee team talent and partner with leads to invest, build and support the team.
  • Work well with a variety of key internal and external stakeholders in a matrixed organization
  • Excel at verbal and written client, interpersonal and intra-team communication

Qualifications

Minimum/Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least 10+ years experience in communications or related area of expertise or practice/sector area expertise. Demonstrated ability to grow existing client relationships and a true client ‘whisperer.’
  • 3-5 years of agency or corporate experience working with global consumer brands
  • Creative, strategic thinker, with a demonstrated record of accomplishment of both developing and executing successful integrated campaigns
  • Ability to communicate and present complex technologies into simple to understand concepts and stories that can be told to a consumer audience of all ages and dimensions. Excellent verbal, written, presentation and problem-solving skills
  • Experience integrating campaign strategies and tactics across earned, owned and paid media and apply analytics to measure results and provide insights.
  • Strong operational acumen skills and expertise, including ability to help drive growth. Experience managing and growing revenues
  • Expertise in integration of marketing, creative, account planning, media, technology and supporting customer analytics.
  • Experience working across multiple stakeholders, managers and teams. Proven team management skills that foster collaboration and excellence.
  • Attention to detail and the understanding the imperative to deliver polished work at all times
  • A thirst for knowledge and a desire to constantly enhance your skillset

Equal Opportunity Statement

Equal Opportunity: WE provides equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate against an employee or applicant because of age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, or other legally protected class status.

 

Diversity and Inclusion: WE values a diverse and inclusive workforce and is committed to creating a workplace where everyone thrives. We promote an atmosphere in which diversity of people and ideas are welcomed and valued. Diversity includes differences in race, religion, gender identity or expression, age, lifestyle, ethnic background and sexual orientation as well as differences in experiences and ideas.

 

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