Vice President, PR - Healthcare, New York, New York

Agency Hill+Knowlton Strategies
Created 11/16/2023
Reference 4141505007
Category Client Services
Location United States
State New York
City New York
About Hill & Knowlton

Hill & Knowlton is the global strategic communications leader for transformation. We help brands, businesses and leaders build reputation, manage risk, and create breakthrough opportunities for growth. Founded in 1927, today's Hill & Knowlton operates 70 offices in over 30 countries, providing advisory, public relations and creative solutions to local and global clients. Our global team offers integrated strategic services, grounded in deep sector expertise, and enabled by creativity and intelligence. Headquartered in New York, Hill & Knowlton is part of WPP, one of the world's largest communications services groups.

The human touch in healthcare can sometimes take a backseat to a world driven by efficiency and cost savings. Hill & Knowlton believes it's time to restore the humanity in the delivery of healthcare products and services. Do you want to drive the empathy, compassion, and personalized care that patients deserve?

If you are passionate about changing the healthcare landscape, read on!

Hill & Knowlton is an award-winning, global communications enterprise with the culture and character of a mid-sized agency. Our Healthcare sector is growing rapidly, and we have an immediate need for a Vice President This is a terrific opportunity for an exceptional individual with a passion for healthcare to work with and lead a diverse portfolio of clients that includes initiatives in the pharmaceutical/biotech, diagnostics, devices, hospital, HCIT and nutrition industries.

The ideal candidate is a dynamic and passionate leader who is an Agency veteran with a proven ability to manage large, complex client accounts, provide strategic counsel and insights, develop programs and communications strategies.

To succeed in this role, you must be curious, solution-oriented team player with a positive attitude and a proactive approach and lead a team of talented and energetic professionals. The Hill & Knowlton Healthcare team is a strategic frontline partner to clients navigating the healthcare conversation and the change and transformation of their business.

This position is located in NY and is expected to be on-site in our office at Three World Trade Center two to three days a week.

What You'll Be Doing:
  • Building on your expertise and passion for healthcare companies, bringing a unique view to ways of working both at a client and internal level
  • Serving as a senior strategic counsel and client lead demonstrating in-depth knowledge of clients' business and developing strategies for implementing successful client programs
  • Providing senior level oversight for client programs
  • Providing strategic guidance to clients, anticipating needs and issues, troubleshooting problems as a fearless listener and counselor, and introducing clients to new capabilities
  • Independently managing and facilitating planning processes both proactively with clients, and as part of larger integrated agency teams
  • Creatively troubleshooting client problems
  • Demonstrating and encouraging creativity and innovation, both from a client service and team culture standpoint
  • Actively engaging as a mentor and teacher for junior and intermediate team members, with a keen interest in helping to build and grow their skills
  • Demonstrating a passion for all things Healthcare by being on the pulse of what's happening in the category and understanding the implications for our clients
  • Having a positive and team-oriented spirit and genuine interest in continuing to build a passionate, motivated and engaged team
  • Overseeing a team of direct reports
  • Managing account financials and contributing to driving growth, ensuring team billability and account profitability
  • Effectively articulating ideas to clients, colleagues and others using your strong communication and presentation skills
  • Providing support to the Healthcare Leaders across day-to-day team management and new business opportunities
  • Taking a leadership role in pursuing new business opportunities

What You'll Need to Get Here :
  • 10 + years of public relations experience with a focus on healthcare clients (may include pharma, biotech, health technology, providers, diagnostic) - agency and/or in-house experience is a must
  • You love client services and have a proven ability to manage complex projects, client relationships, and budgets
  • A collaborative approach to managing and mentoring a team
  • You are comfortable leading a team and working with a range of partners
  • An exceptionally curious mind and a deep understanding of the rapidly evolving healthcare ecosystem
  • A proven entrepreneurial focus on business development with a proven track record of creating and leading pitch teams, RFP/RFI responses, and delivering in the room to secure client win
  • Excellent communications and organizational skills, writing comes as second nature to you and in all forms
  • You sweat the details and know getting the little things right is as important as the big ones
  • You are resourceful with excellent time management skills
  • You have a broad understanding of the fundamentals of key healthcare issues with the ability to remain up to date on new and emerging issues, trends, regulations, and commitments
  • Strong research and analytical skills, including the ability to gather and interpret information, then formulate recommendations; the ability to analyze data is desired
  • You can work independently or collaboratively and adapt well to change but are not shy about asking questions and providing recommendations
  • Advanced PC skills: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience with Microsoft Teams and other databases/management tools is desired

The base salary for this position at the time of this posting may range from $100,000 to $230,000. Individual compensation varies based on job-related factors, including business needs, experience, level of responsibility and qualifications. We offer a competitive benefits package, click here for more details - .

Hill & Knowlton is more than an agency. It's a collection of thousands of brilliant, collaborative and driven employees - all united around a single vision of transforming our clients, our company and the world.

Across 70 offices in 30 countries our people are the heartbeat of our business. Bridging countless cultures, backgrounds and lived experiences, we are drawn together by a common drive and a collaborative spirit - called to our craft each day by the desire to deliver the best work.

And at H&K, diversity, equity and inclusion are not just values; they are strategic imperatives that fuel our future in an industry built on the art of understanding, connecting and developing relationships. We believe that a diverse workforce is essential for inspiring bold ideas, fostering constructive dialogue and cultivating meaningful experiences that drive innovation and creativity.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Hill & Knowlton does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of their race, creed, color, age, religion, sex, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, national origin, or ancestry.

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