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Req # 7681

Senior Vice President - Windows Devices Group

Location: Bellevue WA US

Job Category: Public Relations

Job Description:

This role is responsible for providing senior leadership within our Technology division supporting Microsoft's Windows and Devices Group. The SVP will partner with executive leaders to navigate complex business environments and strategically counsel Windows clients. This position will provide client and business management counsel to set direction and collaborate effectively across the account and technology sector while overseeing a team across multiple offices.


Influencer Engagement

  • Manage relationships with key, senior level media/influencers
  • Develop a strong understanding of the landscape and a unique point of view
  • Solicit & share feedback/perception from media & influencers regarding client(s), competition & position in the industry in order to counsel clients & inform actions


Digital & Social Media Acumen

  • Establish social media objectives & goals across the account
  • Partner with clients to establish the strategic direction for social media engagements
  • Lead engagement with executives & support of their individual social media platforms


Client Engagement

  • Provide strategic counsel to executive-level clients
  • Ensure internal & external stakeholders are aligned
  • Manage, influence & negotiate scope of work with clients
  • Drive strategic communication planning process
  • Collaborate with other business leads to integrate & drive best results for all parties
  • Drive client management and satisfaction across storytelling programs – paid, earned, owned, and Cultivate relationships with a range of influencers, from media to advocacy groups and guide how clients can best engage these audiences


Business Acumen & Strategic Thinking

  • Oversee team utilization, financial & resource management issues
  • Contribute to agency strategic planning initiatives
  • Educate & oversee team on cross agency activity
  • Ability to detect & mitigate possible issues, conflicts & disruptions in the business


New Business Development

  • Responsible for some existing account growth and diversification metrics
  • Determine if prospective business qualifies for pursuit
  • Lead preparation and delivery of organic growth or new business proposal content & in-person pitch meetings
  • Begin coordinating & pursuing cross-account/practice & global business opportunities


People Leadership

  • Oversee resource allocation across team including staffing/hiring/onboarding new talent
  • Motivate staff with the goal of retention & development
  • Help ensure team is cross-trained & have a broad understanding of other businesses


Minimum/Preferred Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in a Technology Discipline, Communications, Business Administration or similar field is required; Master's degree is highly preferred.
  • 12+ years’ experience in Integrated communications – in an agency &/or within applicable industry
  • Minimum of 10 years PR management, crisis management & execution experience
  • Minimum of 5+ years individual & team management experience, including experience developing a team
  • Proven ability to attract, inspire, develop and lead other senior leaders. Track record for building lasting teams that are hightly skilled and have satying power.
  • Previous experience with financial models and P&L or budget responsibility
  • Demonstrated creative & strategic mindset
  • New business development experience
  • Strong organizational skills & ability to multi-task, work in a team environment, and meet deadlines
  • Previous experience working in a highly collaborative, diplomatic, influential and persuasive environment; Ability to be a magnet for clients, partners, employees

Additional Requirements:

  • Travel: High travel requirements and ability to be in market frequently
  • Self-motivated and able to adapt quickly to changing priorities and tight deadlines
  • Client and business environment, Customer service orientation is a must. Job pressure may exist.
  • Must be able to work more than 40 hours per week
  • Experience working glabally and with colleagues in multiple locations



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