Vice President - Public Relations

  • Location: Vancouver
  • Posting Date: September 04, 2019
  • Job Order ID: 242406
  • Consultant: Trevor Baker
  • Industry: Marketing
Vice President - Public Relations

Our client is a noted Public Relations firm based in Vancouver with operations across Canada. Due to the evolution of their business, they are seeking a talented and experienced Vice President to lead their team in the delivery of their services.

This role is home based from anywhere in Canada. You will spend a minimum of one week per month working in the Vancouver market with the team. Client oriented travel is required up to 33% of the time.

Some of what you will do in this role includes:
  • Overseeing the operation from end to end: resourcing, budgeting, client acquisition and retention, training and deployment in accordance with the strategic plan
  • You will be a key business developer and be responsible for generating projects, new clients and successful request for proposals through effective new business development strategies and networking
  • Lead implementation of the mission, vision, goals and strategies
  • Develop and execute annual operating plans and budgets to advance growth and operational efficiency
  • Promote growth of company with a focus on establishing revenue, profitability, and strong customer relationships
  • Maintain awareness of competitive landscape and seek opportunities for expansion, customers, market and new industry developments
  • Lead, guide, direct, and evaluate the work of team members
  • Develop and maintain relationships with other associations, industry, and government officials
  • Represent effectively at events across BC, and Canada
  • Effectively communicate issues up and across the organization
  • Provide strategic financial input and leadership on decision making issues
  • Develop a comprehensive, disciplined budget including performance metrics and detailed monthly reporting packages
  • Drive the growth of the organization through business development
You should have the following in your background to apply:
  • Post secondary education in Communications or related disciplines
  • 15+ years experience in an agency environment
  • 10+ years in a leadership role with financial and business development accountability
  • Strong leadership and influencer abilities
  • Strong mentor and coaching orientation with a genuine interest in the success of your team and clients
  • Proven new business development experience
  • Excellent communication in both written and spoken presentation; strong at high-pressure “on-the-record” communication
  • Ability to innovate effectively in a whitespace environment leading to opportunities and growth
  • Possesses an entrepreneurial spirit and continuously innovates to achieve great results
  • Communicates with honesty and kindness and creates the space for others to do the same
  • Leads through challenging times, knowing that the outcome is worth the effort
  • Fosters connectivity between employees, management and clients
  • Keeps it light, keeps it fun and gets the job done!
What’s in it for you?
  • Strong six figure salary
  • Profit sharing
  • Vehicle allowance
  • T2200
  • Benefits
If this sounds like a role where you can excel, please apply today!