Senior Vice President/Vice President - Public Relations & Business Strategy

Pierpont Communications, Inc. Published: January 30, 2019
Location
Housotn
Job Type
Category

Description

JOB SUMMARY:

Pierpont Communications’ Houston office is seeking an executive level public relations professional with 10+ years of experience. The ideal candidate will be an entrepreneurial individual with strong business development and management skills who is networked within the Houston metro-area. The ideal candidate will develop, manage, execute and measure strategies and tactics for clients, develop and manage budgets and teams. This person also will have proven ability to successfully deploy large-scale communications campaigns.

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • 10+ years Public Relations and/or corporate communications experience
  • Communications or Public Relations experience on the agency side required
  • Experience making high-level presentations to C-level marketing professionals
  • Extensive experience writing high-level strategic proposals, PR/communications plans and the ability to sell those plans through to C-level
  • Experienced in developing and executing communications and public relations strategy and integrated marketing campaigns
  • Experienced in execution and ROI
  • Established record of accomplishing successful results for clients
  • Excellent client and account service record
  • Experience interacting with C-Suite
  • Agency management experience

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage and execute business development and growth for agency
  • Manage senior level client relationships and have regular exposure to client senior management
  • Create, lead, manage and execute client strategies and tactics
  • Manage and motivate direct reports
  • Responsible for employee reviews and identifying new hires
  • Budget and P& L responsibility, basic business financial knowledge
  • Manage multi-industry client portfolio and teams (healthcare organizations, financial services, chemical manufacturing, real estate development, etc.)
  • Manage and grow careers of 1-4 direct reports
  • Work across our network of offices with fellow leadership teams to secure new business, service integrated accounts and regularly add value
  • Assist in integrating teams and clients in the event of an acquisition
  • Representing the firm in the marketplace, participating on Boards, industry groups, etc.
  • Specifically, the agency needs expertise in managing corporate communications initiatives that include: thought leadership programming and specifically generating tier-one earned media, crisis communications planning, training and response, marcom programs, digital & social media campaigns. Most importantly the candidate’s expertise is underpinned by strong business savvy.

PROFESSIONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Aggressive producer and self-starter
  • Excellent entrepreneurial business skills
  • Strong business acumen with the ability to understand clients’ core business
  • Problem solver who can consistently meet deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills
  • Strong marketing skills
  • Strong, current knowledge of digital, interactive and social media strategies and tactics
  • Consultative style with clients
  • Excellent management and people skills
  • Excellent client and account service record

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Public Relations or other related fields. MBA advanced degree preferred.

Please email cover letter and resume to Kathy Nethercutt, knethercutt@piercom.com.

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