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Vice President, Business Transformation at Daniel J. Edelman Holdings

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: New York, New York

Job Description:

About Business Transformation:

Edelman's Business Transformation team works with agility and purpose everywhere work gets done. We build stronger companies from the inside out by focusing on the core driver of successful transformations - people. Our team's human-centric approach powers successful transformation by strengthening:

Value: We translate business strategy into transformation narratives for internal and external stakeholders, with emphasis on analysts, investors, media and industry

Culture: We engage and connect employees to the organization's core purpose, values and behaviors through personalized employee experiences

Brand: We shape brand identity and ambition, and bring it to life for all stakeholders

Joining our team means bringing with you a diverse set of skills, abilities, and expertise in employee experience and change management, corporate repositioning, talent attraction, marketing, and risk and reputation. As part of Edelman's U.S. practice, you'll be part of a close-knit, collaborative network of team members, some of whom have been working together for more than a decade, while others have brought their unique transformation skills and abilities more recently. Our combined strength allows us to serve the widest variety of client needs and empower employees at all levels to shape the future of their companies and industries.

About the opportunity:

We're seeking a flexible, adaptable and highly engaged Vice President to join our Business Transformation team in New York. As part of our dynamic team, you'll contribute to the success of several major accounts across a variety of sectors.

We're not just looking for a seasoned communications professional, we're seeking candidates with diverse backgrounds and skill sets to push our thinking, share fresh, innovative ideas and elevate the quality of counsel we deliver for our clients. If you have a passion for helping organizations and people reach their maximum potential, we'd love to speak with you!

The key responsibilities are:

    • Lead and own all aspects of client programs, including building strong client relationships, proactively delivering counsel to clients, developing strategic plans, supervising day-to-day program execution and the work of several team members, managing account budgets, staffing and work quality, integrating expertise from the broader Edelman network, and partnering with senior colleagues.

    • Drive business development, including new business, organic growth with existing clients, prospecting, and developing new service offerings that expand the solutions we bring to clients.

    • Talent development for colleagues whom you manage directly or indirectly; mentor, motivate, coach, consistently provide feedback, hold them accountable and conduct their performance reviews

    • Financial management, including negotiating contracts, supervising and forecasting account budgets, and managing invoicing, billing and client reporting

    • In addition to the above, you will play a defining role in major pieces of business and work with senior leaders, with a focus on helping clients advance their business objectives, as well as our own. You will be the main point of contact with clients and set the tone for staff in terms of client servicing expectations.

About you:

    • Have a minimum 8 years' relevant experience in one or more of the following: employee experience and change management, corporate repositioning, talent attraction, marketing, and risk and reputation

    • Experience designing and implementing communications, engagement and transformation strategies in complex organizations and across diverse stakeholder and leadership groups

    • Experience strengthening corporate cultures and helping employees connect meaningfully with their companies' vision, mission, purpose, and strategy

    • Experience with stakeholder engagement in large-scale change, such as mergers, acquisitions and other major moments of transformation

    • Ability to travel as needed and flexibility to work on-site, embedded with clients as needed. Currently, Edelman is operating under a no regrets travel policy. Edelman team members will have an opportunity to review requested client travel and discuss with the account lead to determine the best approach during the pandemic.

    • Strong business acumen and familiarity with transaction communications

    • Track record of creating innovative and measurable solutions to business challenges

    • Experience working with and counseling senior management

    • Ability to derive clarity out of ambiguous situations

    • Possess strong understanding of how to communicate with teams and work from both client and agency sides

    • Strong track record of leading profitable programs

    • Solid knowledge of industry best and emerging practices

    • Experience or aptitude for methodology or service development

    • Love to pitch, present, and win new business

    • Demonstrate excellent writing, editing, and presentation-development skills; project management skills; and consultative skills (including effective questions, critical thinking, client management and framework and methodology application)

    • Are an empathetic people manager, with the confidence, professionalism and entrepreneurial spirit necessary to manage a team

Edelman is a global communications firm that partners with businesses and organizations to evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations. Our 6,000 people in more than 60 offices deliver communications strategies that give our clients the confidence to lead and act with certainty, earning the trust of their stakeholders. Our honors include the Cannes Lions Grand Prix for PR; Advertising Age's 2019 A-List; the Holmes Report's 2018 Global Digital Agency of the Year; and, five times, Glassdoor's Best Places to Work. Since our founding in 1952, we have remained an independent, family-run business. Edelman owns specialty companies Edelman Data & Intelligence (DxI) and United Entertainment Group (entertainment, sports, lifestyle).

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