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Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs

Company: Zeno Group
Location: Chicago
Posted on: June 9, 2024

Job Description:

ABOUT THE ROLE:We are seeking a Senior Vice President to join our Corporate Practice. In this role, you have the opportunity to support existing clients and lead efforts in new business opportunities. You will be engaged in a broad range of client programs, including reputation management, executive leadership, internal communications, and financial PR. You must think and do. We're looking for masters of the craft, who are excellent people leaders, client counselors and will roll up their sleeves and stay close to the work.RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop strategic, visionary plans for clients and communicate them. compellingly with supporting recommendations and substantive logic.
  • Develop media relations strategy and conduct outreach for programs/projects.
  • Understand key client industry issues relating to products, product categories, technologies, primary and potential competition and general issues facing the industry.
  • Grow business prospects with existing clients; expand scope of work using network capabilities; lead new business outreach process and win business.
  • Secure, maintain and grow the business.
  • Commit to continuous learning and improvement of leadership skills; set and pursue stretch goals.
  • Drive learning and ongoing education with direct team and across agency through trend watching and general knowledge management.
  • Effectively manage staff utilization to meet profitability targets.
  • Foster and maintain relationships with client contacts and internal agency partners.
  • Maintain financial responsibility for accounts including forecasting and account profitability.
  • Mentor, coach and support team members ensuring constant development of their skills.
  • Provide strategic counsel, guidance and leadership, supervising several staff members, and ensuring the team's success by managing work quality and productivity levels.QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (i.e., at least 2 weeks after last dose) and, if hired, present proof of vaccination before start date. Candidates may request accommodation due to a disability or sincerely held religious belief or an exception required under applicable law.
    • Bachelor's degree.
    • 12+ years of experience in Corporate PR, previous agency experience.
    • A history of success in providing sound creative and strategic counsel to clients and building credibility with senior level client contacts.
    • Collaborative spirit, results driven with the ability to manage multiple priorities and work against deadlines.
    • Demonstrate the ability to think strategically, creatively and holistically about client programs.
    • Excellent writing skills, solid presentation skills, experience developing and delivering client presentations, including new business.
    • Must have an in-depth knowledge of reputation management and a solid working knowledge of traditional and non-traditional media. A current track record of success in building relationships with national business media and driving results for clients.
    • Must have a strong background in corporate communications and solid corporate media relations contacts.
    • Proven leadership experience, mentoring and developing junior talent.$128,000 - $201,000 a yearPay range: $128,000 to $201,000/year USD.An employee's pay position within the salary range will be based on several factors including, but not limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, seniority, geographic location, performance, travel requirements, revenue-based metrics, any contractual agreements, and business or organizational needs. The range listed is just one component of DJEH's total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include annual bonuses, a Paid Time Off policy, and region-specific benefits.#LI-KI1 #LI-Hybrid ABOUT USZeno Groupis the fiercely independent and global, integrated communications agency, born from PR. We bring together the boldest and brightest talent to help clients across industries and sectors unleash the power of strategic communications. Guided by our "Fearless Pursuit of the Unexpected," we push the boundaries to achieve real business value and societal impact for clients. Winner of the industry's most coveted awards including the 2024 PRWeek U.S. Outstanding Large Agency of the Year, 2023 PRWeek Purpose Agency of the Year, 2022 PRWeek Global Agency of the Year, 2022 PRovoke Best Large Agency to Work For in North America and a three-time winner of PRWeek's Best Places to Work. Zeno has also been previously recognized by the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Zeno is a DJE Holdings Company.ABOUT OUR BENEFITS Healthy, happy employees make Zeno better, so we have programs that support physical, mental and financial wellness. Our culture and benefits are designed to promote flexibility, celebrate diversity and support work/life balance. We offer a variety of medical, dental and vision insurance with prescription plans, as well as short and long-term disability. Our Be Kind to Your Mind program focuses on mental health, providing a paid subscription to Headspace and access to mental health providers and other services through a best-in-class employee assistance program. Employees are encouraged to bring their authentic self to Zeno and participate in our employee resource groups which build communities for sharing and support. And while we love our work, we believe in the restorative power of time off with generous vacation, paid holidays and self-care time. Employees are supported in their pursuit of financial wellness with a 401(k) plan, pretax flexible spending accounts, tuition assistance, life insurance and free access to a certified financial coach. And our unique ZenoFit program provides a monthly allowance to fund activities in your personal life that bring you joy and keep you healthy. These and other benefits are available to non-temporary employees in the US.

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