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Account Director, Healthcare Public Relations

Company: Ogilvy Agency
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Account Director, Healthcare Public Relations Posted Date 1 month ago (6/21/2022 3:33 PM)
Requisition ID 2022-12072
Location US-MA-Cambridge
Department Public Relations
Overview Ogilvy Public Relationsis seeking an experienced project and account manager to join our growing Healthcare practice. Our new account director will have the inate ability to develop strong client relationships and will be considered a company leader.She/He will have ahigh level of professional knowledge and skill, and manages a large account or a few smaller ones with little supervision from more senior staff members. As an emerging senior leader, our account director will serve as a counselor to both clients and staff members and must provide superior client service with confidence, independence and sound judgment.
Responsibilities Serve as the client contact on the overall business; set and manage client expectations, including developing, implementing and tracking measurements in line with program objectives; manage projects and programs, including implementation, evaluation, staffing, budget and timelines; develop yearly strategic/tactical programming for the account; identify opportunities for organic growth; maintain client relationships; independently manage several small accounts or major projects on a larger account; direct much of the day-to-day work with the assistance from senior staff as appropriate
Manage account team to ensure work is appropriately delegated to the right staff members within the team structure; help nurture and grow junior staff members, including identifying opportunities for professional advancement; ensure team members are appropirately informed and involved in projects; ensure deadlines are met; participate in hiring, assessment and career development activities; conduct bi-annual performance appraisals of direct reports
Establish and maintain relationships with trade and consumer media; ensure pitches are strategic and executed appropriately
Draft high-level PR materials; ensure that all written materials and correspondence are strategic and meet the client's and account's objectives
Develop and monitor accurate project budgets; maintain ongoing financial liaison with clients beyond monthly billing; assist senior staff with monthly forecasting, monitoring weekly team billing, meeting monthly and annual projections, and sharing financial information with Finance, Group Head on a timely basis; follow up with client on collections and other fiancial details
Provide leadership in growing existing accounts; identify and pursue opportunities for developing new business; participate in new business process, including serving as a member of the pitch team, delivering strong analyses, strategy and concepts to new programs, and completing other duties as necessary; work with senior management to ensure superb presentation skills
Manages staff to maximize productivity and individual, team and financial performance
Fully understands PR with a consistent track record of achieving PR objectives
Anticipates and develops solutions to client needs and problems
Directs and facilitates others' contributions to team, staff and client meetings.
Works with senior managers to identify and address supervisory training, leadership and career development needs.
Qualifications 7-10 years of experience in public relations; agency experience preferred
Experience in Healthcare public relations required
Has established a circle of industry editorial, investment
Has established a circle of industry editorial, investment community, professional and/or third-party group contacts
Has strong presentation skills and demonstrated ability to play a leadership role in a wide range of presentation settings
Provides strong leadership in building effective, productive account teams
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Ogilvy is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, military/veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability. We believe in creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion and strives to recruit a diverse slate of candidates to help us achieve that goal.

You can read more about Diversity & Inclusion at Ogilvy here and see the explicit commitments our U.S. leadership made earlier this year to anti-racism here .

If you are unable or limited in your ability to use access the Ogilvy career site as a result of a disability, we will be happy to assist you. Please call our Corporate HR department at 212-880-5291 to request an alternate accommodation. Please note that only requests for an employment application accommodation will be returned.

Keywords: Ogilvy Agency, Cambridge , Account Director, Healthcare Public Relations, Advertising , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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