Vice President, Corporate AffairsChicago, IL (Hybrid Work Structure)The Role:BCW is looking for a Vice President to join our Corporate Affairs team in Chicago. This person will contribute to the global growth and performance of the firm by supporting large, integrated client teams across various workstreams and programs. Acting as a key Client Manager, we will look to this person to develop strong relationships, identify and act on new client business opportunities, manage expectations and ensure a high quality of work from the teams executing on deliverables. You will be guiding client strategy, development and execution around earned media relations campaigns, content development and other integrated internal/external efforts including executive visibility, thought leadership and sustainability.
This is an opportunity to work across a variety of industry verticals, collaborating with multiple practice teams and geographies, and to play an active role in shaping a growing corporate practice in Chicago. Who we’re looking for:If you’re eager, collaborative and solutions-oriented, BCW is a place where you’ll thrive. And while there is no one kind of BCW person, everyone at BCW has something in common: A mindset, a way of responding to challenges with openness, curiosity and a commitment to learning. BCW will feed that drive by rewarding courageous tenacity and nurturing your dynamic career.
What is the work.
* Proactively developing and expanding senior and C-suite level client relationships, acting as a trusted and strategic advisor* Counseling and building relationships with peers in the industry and with other lines of business across accounts to ensure alignment and best practices* Playing a lead role in developing staff and cultivating talent at all levels* Bringing proactive, positive storytelling to life for clients at the corporate level, ensuring excellence from initial idea to execution* Develop and/or edit key messages and media materials for corporate announcements and executives, including talking points, Q&As, news releases, etc. as needed* Building relationships/broker arrangements with targeted influencers to push out messaging* Managing budgets and billing and exercising sound stewardship of the resources of your account teams* Identifying and pursuing new business opportunities in partnership with office leadership and BCW’s Growth team* Attracting new talent and enhancing the firm’s intellectual capital by driving innovation, developing new products and servicesExperience that contributes to your success:* Minimum of 8 years of previous public relations work experience* Demonstrated communication campaign success including strategy and successful/measurable outcomes* Strong background in both account management (acting as day-to-day lead) and media relations—creative and persuasive, able to influence audiences* Experience overseeing a team to ensure high quality deliverables* Advanced writing skills, ability to write for senior level management and audiences adapting tone and style* Ability to manage complex relationships diplomatically and consultatively* Ability to think innovatively; develop creative solutions and new programs* Ability to manage teams and individuals to enable them to perform to their fullest potential* Desire to work in a diverse and inclusive organization as an active participant in culture initiatives, training opportunities and employee resource groupsPerks of working at BCW:* Hybrid work environment that offers the flexibility and balance of working from home and going into the office* Paid time off for vacation, sick and personal days, as well as Summer Fridays. Our Flexible Holiday Policy includes 9 paid holidays inclusive of Juneteenth and World Mental Health Day, with the option to swap out a company holiday for another personally significant day.
We also offer paid time off for voting, jury duty, bereavement and school leave. In addition, our offices are closed for Winter Break between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day.
* 12 weeks paid Parental Leave to bond with your new child, also inclusive of adoption and foster care* Wellness benefits including healthcare, vision, dental and pet insurance, as well as free virtual or in-person counselling for mental health.
* 401K Savings and Investment Plans* Commuter benefits using pre-tax dollars per month to pay for eligible commuting & parking expenses* WPP Employee Discount Program based on client roster* Career growth opportunities through continued education, training & development courses, and BCW’s Career Pathing program* Employee Resource Groups that provide our employees the platform to network, build key leadership skills, gain greater visibility and access to senior leadership, have an impact at BCW and the outside community and accelerate their careers.
About BCW:BCW is part of WPP’s global, multi-faceted, multi-talented creative engine, with access to countless opportunities to grow. BCW’s commitment to moving people starts with our employees. You’ll find ways to ignite your growth while doing meaningful work for exceptional clients in an environment that prioritizes your success, compels collaboration and celebrates learning. We’re committed to moving our people forward in their careers and helping them grow as people and professionals.
We wholly believe that our diversity is our strength and feeds the creativity critical to success, so Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (I. D. E. A.
) are embedded into everything we do for our people, agency, clients and the communities we serve. We strongly encourage applications from talent across all dimensions of race/ethnicity and the LGBTQIA+ spectrum, differently abled and veteran communities. For more information, visit bcw-global. com.
BCW is an Equal Opportunity Employer, EEO, AAE, MF/Disability/Vet, and we are proud of our diverse workforce. Our organization participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee’s Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U. S.
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