Our agency client is seeking a Vice President of Wine and Spirits. This person would be responsible for a sizeable portion of the agency’s business, including development of strategic PR plans, providing strategic counsel to clients, and management of accounts to ensure agency profitability.
Vice Presidents also manage account teams to maximize each team member’s performance while driving accountability and fostering respect and collaboration.
Lead client PR programs from concept/planning through completion/evaluation
Develop and propose strategic, creative ideas and tactical elements for client programs; demonstrate an ability to autonomously handle these responsibilities when needed
Make recommendations for ways to meet client needs; demonstrate an expertise and understanding of the clients’ marketplace and business
Manage account financials: develop and manage budgets, fee estimates, out-of-pocket expenses, team hour allocations, billing, invoicing, etc.
Serve as primary client contact and build/maintain strong relationships with key client personnel
Recognize and seek opportunities to grow client accounts; utilize relationships with clients to sell in incremental opportunities
Take strategic risks to push accounts to the next level, in an effort to secure incremental business opportunities
Maintain relationships with key contacts at traditional and social media outlets; leverage those relationships to obtain desired media coverage on behalf of the agency and/or clients
Compile presentations for new business and business renewal proposals; participate in new business and/or business renewal pitches
8-10 years of account management experience within food and beverage, consumer goods or restaurant industry
3 years of supervisory experience specifically within an agency setting
Previous experience managing 5+ client accounts at one time
B.A. in Public Relations, Journalism, Communications or similar industry
Apply today with an up-to-date resume and media clippings.