; 90TEN PR & Communications - Vice President - 90TEN PR Agency - USA - Remote Vacancy - Envision Pharma Group

Vice President - 90TEN - PR Agency - All US locations or Remote

90TEN PR & Communications

Are you an entrepreneurial PR professional, with a hands-on, "roll up your sleeves" mentality who is motivated and confident in your ability to build a vision of what needs to be delivered, continually striving for success and the development of othe

Position summary

Are you an entrepreneurial PR professional, with a hands-on, "roll up your sleeves" mentality who is motivated and confident in your ability to build a vision of what needs to be delivered, continually striving for success and the development of others? If so, we want to hear from you.

About us

90TEN is one of the leading healthcare communications consultancies in Europe, and in 2020 was named Communications Consultancy of the Year at both the Communiqué Awards and Sabre EMEA Awards. In 2021, 90TEN expanded its operation to the US to work with new and existing biotech and big pharma clients. 90TEN is known for its proven and award-winning Feel-Think-Do™ behavioral science methodologies, which seek to understand the human emotions, thought processes and environmental factors that underpin each communication challenge we face. This process can be applied to every brief to deliver insightful, tailored and targeted communications that inspire meaningful and positive change. 90TEN’s behavioral science approach, healthcare focus, and collaborative and creative culture encourages people to be bold and scientific through strategy and execution.

90Ten is proud to be part of Envision Pharma Group, one of the world's largest medical communications agencies.

The opportunity

In this pivotal role, you will have the flexibility to work remotely, or be based out of one of our northeast offices in Philadelphia, Warren, New Jersey, or Fairfield, contributing to ensure that our company objectives are achieved, while creating an environment that promotes staff commitment to attaining our business vision, mission, strategy and cultural values.

Key responsibilities

The role

How you will make an impact as a VP:

Client leadership:

• Take full accountability for client deliverables, and act confidently in all areas without supervision
• Be accountable for client satisfaction and retention
• Provide the highest level of client counsel acting as a strategic business partner to clients
• Provide overarching input into client strategic planning
• Identify opportunities to provide added value to clients
• Ensure that behavioral change techniques are considered where appropriate
• Identify opportunities to develop relationships with senior marketing, communications, and board level contacts within client companies
• Promptly deal with client issues if they arise, supporting the team and other members of the Leadership Team to resolve them
• Have oversight of account wellness updates and ensure they are completed by account leads
• Ensure bi-annually client-satisfaction reviews are conducted, taking corrective action where necessary
• Continually update and maintain understanding and knowledge of the market in which clients operate and adapt plans as necessary
• Uphold 90TEN’s commitment to excellence in client service

Commercial leadership:

• Contribute to implementing the company’s vision, mission, and values through leading operational elements of the division’s business plan
• Continuously look for ways to improve operations planning and look for synergies across the business to increase and improve results
• Represent 90TEN externally through networks and connections
• Contribute to industry thought leadership through participation in media interviews, external events and panels as well as contributing to written opinion pieces
• Identify and build relationships with partners to help drive growth and support new service offerings
• Develop and enhance the communications service offering to ensure we continue to meet the client’s needs and provide innovative market-leading solutions
• Keep up to date with 90TEN’s behavioral science methodologies and apply them to client work and new business briefs
• Keep up to date with industry innovations and apply them to the work we do in order to add value to clients and to extend our service offerings
• Be an ambassador for 90TEN across Envision Pharma Group providing advice and counsel to other parts of the organization
• Ensure compliance to industry and company standards, procedures, and policies
• Support cascade of company policies and procedures and optimize team compliance of them

Team leadership:

• Be an ambassador for 90TEN modelling the company’s behaviors, values, and culture
• Provide strategic support as required at a client and operational level
• Take on responsibilities to support division/office-wide announcements and briefings
• Provide inspirational leadership to the team, creating opportunities for individuals to work on challenging and stimulating work
• Ensure that the correct team structures are in place to deliver ongoing client satisfaction, loyalty, and retention
• Act as a coach and mentor to colleagues, creating a culture that recognizes individual contributions
• Demonstrate excellent feedback skills and take every opportunity to provide guidance, counsel, and constructive support to team members, taking corrective action where
necessary
• Complete and drive performance reviews, objective setting and career and development planning
• Provide feedback on other team members as and when requested
• Regularly engage in dialogue with colleagues to ensure an understanding of their skills, training requirements and aspirations
• Delegate projects and activities to stretch performance and capability
• Actively help to source new talent through regular meetings and ongoing networking
• Support and contribute to internal training programs and reinforce the importance of learning and development

Financial management:

• Be accountable for delivering to client fee forecasts
• Take proactive steps to maximize client profitability to meet agreed targets
• Be responsible for ensuring team resourcing and capacity is in place to deliver to forecasts
• Drive understanding of the importance of completion of fee forecasts, timesheets, resource planners and other key management processes
• Review monthly client financials, identify strengths, and risk factors and together with other senior colleagues take proactive corrective action

Business development:

• Lead for responding to client RFIs and RFPs
• Lead new business prospecting, identifying, and contacting potential new business leads
• Proactively seek business opportunities to deliver against new business targets
• Constantly seek opportunities to deliver organic growth
• Take overall responsibility to ensure that credentials meetings and pitches are of the highest standard and in accordance with the 90TEN new business planning process
• Continuously identify opportunities to network in the industry and to promote 90TEN to potential client contacts
• Cross-sell services within 90TEN and across the Envision Pharma Group

Skills and experience required

Key Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred
• Extensive and in-depth public relations experience, preferably within a PR communications agency setting, including significant work in pharma/biotech, helping patients lead better,
longer lives
• Experience with pharmaceutical clients and in-depth knowledge of the pharmaceutical and healthcare communications industry
• Comfortable working in a complex, regulated environment with understanding of the drug approval process
• Experience working with physicians, patients, and advocacy groups
• Experience managing direct reports, with the ability to grow junior staff and effectively collaborate with subcontractors
• Demonstrated strategic planning skills with strong project management skills
• Knowledgeable in media and media relations
• Effective in client engagement and content development
• Excellent communication skills, copywriting and presentation skills
• Detail-oriented and able to meet deadlines with accuracy and diplomacy
• Entrepreneurial and ability to be hands-on, to "roll up your sleeves"
• Strong organizational skills with a track record of flawless execution of tactical plans
• Track record of winning and servicing international accounts
• Demonstration of leading large pieces of business
• Experience and knowledge in corporate communications, patient advocacy, public affairs, issues management, media relations and digital and social media
• Demonstration of high-level strategic thinking

Do you have what we're looking for?

Skills and expertise

• Visionary leader with a proven ability to manage and motivate large teams
• Extensive demonstrable PR experience, preferably within a PR communications agency setting, including experience with pharma clients and an in-depth knowledge of the pharma/healthcare communications industry
• Ability to work and thrive in a complex, regulated environment with an understanding of the drug approval process
• Experience working with physicians, patients, and advocacy groups
• Demonstrated strategic planning skills with strong project management skills
• Effective in client engagement and content development
• Excellent communication, copywriting, and presentation skills
• Demonstrable track record of winning and servicing international accounts
• Experience and knowledge in corporate communications, patient advocacy, public affairs, issues management, media relations, and digital and social media


Together, we turn vision into reality.

IN THIS TOGETHER

The rainbow, a worldwide symbol of solidarity amidst COVID-19, signals that we’re all #InThisTogether. This reflects our philosophy at Envision Pharma Group, where our people and values are integral to our success. Our values (Trust and respect, client centricity, continuous innovation and improvement, accountability, team spirit, people first) are the fundamental beliefs that are at the core of our culture. They guide our internal behaviours and approach, as well as our relationships with clients, suppliers and other external stakeholders.

Does this role seem like it’s for you? If you’re interested in joining our ENVISIONary business, we would love to hear from you!

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