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Req # 7472

Vice President - Technology

Location: San Francisco CA US

Job Category: Public Relations

Job Description:

You’re a technology communications professional with great corporate communications experience. You are a thought leader and a communications trailblazer who shapes the voice of the world’s top tech brands. Being bold, taking risks and pushing boundaries is your first love; skillfully navigating a complex business environment and strategically counseling clients across geographies is second nature.

You bring your leadership savvy and we’ll pair you with an amazing client that is shaping the future of tech. Together you’ll set the enterprise and cloud agenda for the industry. Sound like your dream job? Come join the family, our mission is a big one and we’re looking for the very best!

WE has a tremendous opportunity for a leadership position in San Francisco as a Vice President overseeing an expanding account and focused on building and executing corporate communications programs for global enterprise technology client. This role will report to the general manager, senior vice president of the San Francisco office and partner with the president of the Technology Sector at the agency.


Responsibilities:

Client and Business Management

  • Develop and implement a strategic corporate communications plan to advance the client’s brand identity, broaden awareness of its programs and priorities and increase the visibility of its programs across key stakeholder audiences
  • Act as an effective advisor to senior clients and develops long term partnerships effectively communicating recommendations and insights to advance their business
  • Foster on-going, valuable relationships with key media and influencers, serving as a critical connection between industry thoughts leaders and client stakeholders
  • Stay ahead of the trends in how businesses communicate in multiple commercial environments and advising clients on where they need to focus their resources selling into enterprise clients
  • Demonstrate deep understanding of enterprise customers, B2B environments, and cloud computing. Includes understanding of the enterprise, developer, and IT audiences
  • Integrate corporate communications strategy with wide range of communications channels and infuse insights gathered via corporate program in larger communications efforts

 

Agency and Team Leadership

  • Oversee a team across multiple offices that provides high-quality integrated communications services; sustaining the agency's growth by attracting and developming people through coaching, mentoring, and active team/San Francisco office leadership
  • Contribute to the expansion of WE's Bay Area corporate communications offerings and oportunities
  • Collaborate and partner with other business leads to integrate & drive best results
  • Oversee resource allocation across team including staffing/hiring/onboarding new talent and cross-training

 

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Business Administration or similar applicable field is preferred
  • At least 8-10 years of experience in PR – in an agency and/or corporate environment.
  • Minimum of 5 years of individual contributor and team management experience, including team development is required.
  • Extensive communications experience in the B2B technology space, ideally in an agency environment
  • Deep understanding of wide range of communications channels, tools, and vehicles spanning paid, owned, and earned platforms including social platforms
  • A sense of urgency, the ability to deal with ambiguous situations, a strategic view but also willing to roll up your sleeves and dig in to the work to drive impact
  • Highly collaborative, diplomatic, ability to influence others, persuasive approach
  • Experience working globally or with colleagues in multiple locations, Travel: may on occasion need to travel
  • Significant success in leading and inspiring other senior leaders and cultivating and retaining large, cross-functional teams
  • Previous experience with P&L or budget responsibility

 

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