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Senior Vice President, SPI GROUP

Company: The SPI Group LLC
Location: Fairfield
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

SPI Group is seeking a seasoned SVP with strong experience in internal communications strategies and channels, and a keen understanding of business development and account management. In this role, you'll focus on four key areas: 1) Corporate and Internal Communications, and how company communications teams operate; 2) Account Management and Growth, including ways to identify opportunities for existing clients; 3) Team Leadership, and an ability to galvanize all levels of staff; and 4) Business Development, using a variety of tactics to identify new clients and successfully build relationships in collaboration with other senior leaders and colleagues. We want a strong leader who can help set a strategic vision that excites and inspires our teams and clients.

In this role, you will develop strategic communications initiatives that engage and inspire clients' employees and meet their business goals. Collaborating with a diverse agency team of talent, you will oversee the development, planning and execution of these internal communications programs for clients.

As a Senior Vice President, you will play a vital role in future company growth and success. The candidate will be responsible for nurturing new business prospects to establish business leads and opportunities for the agency, building strong client relationships and driving growth within an agency environment. A strong record of account management with exceptional client service within the internal communications space is key for success.

Your Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead internal account team strategy sessions and the corresponding development, planning and execution of client internal communications strategies that engage employees and meet client business objectives
  • Provide counsel, strategy, direction and oversight on key accounts; serve as a strategic liaison to clients; lead client meetings and planning sessions
  • Write, edit and provide strategic counsel on clients' executive communications
  • Actively seeks opportunities for organic growth; establish and nurture strong client relationships with compelling ideas and quality service
  • Proactively seeks new business leads through networking and agency marketing initiatives
  • Develop and maintain an expertise with the latest internal communications industry trends and techniques, along with a working knowledge of digital tools and technology platforms
  • Ensure client and project profitability; strong ability to budget and manage programs
  • Design and manage inter-disciplinary strategic communications programs that encompass all agency skills and disciplines
  • Anticipate client needs and offer ideas on ways to expand current projects
  • Build, reinforce and protect SPI's strong reputation among clients and prospective clients
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of clients' businesses and industries; actively follow and understand emerging issues, trends and news impacting clients' businesses; proactively advise the team and client on best ways to address developments
  • Represent agency through industry events, speaking engagements, thought leadership opportunities to grow agency visibility and reputation in the marketplace
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills that enable collaboration and team building
  • Employ strong leadership skills and the ability to mentor, guide, develop and motivate staff members; helping the team achieve results for clients and agency objectives.

    What You Have:
    • Bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, marketing or a related field
    • A minimum of 8+ years of experience with a demonstrated ability to manage large internal communications projects, effectively lead a team, build key relationships with clients and within the industry, drive business growth, and serve in an agency leadership role
    • Superior oral and written communication skills; advanced writing, proofreading and editing ability
    • Experience developing, managing and executing internal communications and employee engagement campaigns for corporate and non-profit clients
    • Proven track record of success growing business (organic and new)
    • Strong operational skills, ability to manage account profitability and annual project budget planning
    • Proven ability to communicate with a diverse group of people and audiences; ability to effectively present work to colleagues and clients at all levels
    • Experience supervising and providing guidance to employees; strong team building and mentorship aptitude; effectively develops and retains staff; reinforce the importance and value of each team member's contributions
    • Willingness to roll up your sleeves and work side by side with team members to get the work done

      About Us:

      SPI Group is an award-winning internal communications agency that uses digital solutions to amplify the employee experience. We incorporate existing, emerging and custom-built technologies (think intranets, gamification and employee apps) with thoughtful communications strategies to engage employees. For almost 25 years, we've been bringing smart communications solutions to enterprise clients such as Merck, Pfizer, Bayer and Citibank. What we do: Employee Engagement, Digital Solutions, Leader Communications.

      Ruder Finn provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Ruder Finn will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Ruder Finn believes that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

Keywords: The SPI Group LLC, Fairfield , Senior Vice President, SPI GROUP, Executive , Fairfield, Connecticut

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