Senior Group Director, PR Comms at Real Chemistry

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It's not every day we have a chance to make the world a healthier place—but here, it’s our way of life. Idealistic? Maybe. Deeply pragmatic? Always. Real Chemistry is a global health innovation company that has carved out its space at the intersection between healthcare, marketing and communications, tech, and the people at the heart of it all. It’s with a great sense of purpose that we work together with brave health and wellness companies to create and inspire healthier, happier, and longer lives. It’s our passion. And if you’re still reading, we’re guessing it might be yours too. We are looking to add to our alchemic mix of more than 2,000 talented professionals. At Real Chemistry, we don’t just wish the world was healthier. We leverage tech, data and creativity to make it so. You in?

Job Summary

The Senior Group Director manages client relationships on large or multiple engagements. They serve as a trusted partner to clients, not only in relation to what Real Chemistry can offer them, but in understanding the market and identifying solutions to business problems.

The ideal candidate for this role has a stellar client services reputation, proven success in relevant industries, and a passion for health care and digital health. You will lead client engagements, manage and galvanize cross-functional team members to think smarter, work effectively, drive innovative and integrated solutions, and deliver groundbreaking results and client satisfaction.

Responsibilities

  • Lead multiple client engagements of varying sizes in a fast-paced environment.

  • Develop and maintain strong client relationships through exceptional client relationship skills.

  • Seamlessly flex between big picture strategic development/ad hoc guidance and assure execution of associated tactics are flawless.

  • Serve as senior counsel to senior clients

  • Guide the client(s) on integrated marketing/communications decisions, identifying new opportunities to flourish their brand.

  • Support organic and new business development by managing research, developing communications strategy, assisting with slide development, and participating in presentations as team lead

  • Work closely with cross-functional leaders to innovate, research and develop new practice workstreams to grow broader team service offerings

  • Maintain and cultivate relationships with key media channels to ensure our services are executed strategically and appropriately.

  • Run a diversified, large account from strategy development, client leadership, staff allocation/development

  • Develop high-level and persuasive communications plans (annual, quarterly, etc.)

  • Lead operational efforts and be accountable for the financial performance of engagements through close management of budgets and team members.

  • Manage client budgets, budget tracking, staffing and billability.

  • Ensure the quality of the account team(s) is held to the highest standard and that all client requests are handled in a strategic and timely manner.

  • Partner with shared service leads to run and grow integrated business (social media/digital, creative), and to develop new business opportunities.

  • Directly supervise account staff and promote continuous learning and development to help build a high performing culture.

Required Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field; advanced degree preferred
  • A minimum of 13 years of experience in a Public Relations agency or client side
  • Experience working with clients within the Healthcare industry
  • Understanding of the ever changing digital landscape
  • Exceptional presentation skills — both verbal and written, formal and informal
  • Highly organized, proactive and a critical, creative thinker under pressure
  • Project management experience, demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, prioritize and manage detailed budgets
  • Supervisory skills, with ability to manage and cultivate junior staff and effectively collaborate with subcontractors
  • Positive, team-oriented attitude
  • Demonstrated experience developing direct reports and influence-managing matrixed teams a must
  • Exceptional organizational skills leading to flawless execution of tactical plans is required

Real Chemistry is currently operating with a flexible, hybrid approach and giving our teams the ability to operate in the way that works best for them – at home, in office or a mix. * We trust our people to decide what works best for them, working together with their teams and leaders to support our customers and make the world a healthier place. This policy will continue to be evaluated and may change in the future as we seek to ensure our people stay inspired, engaged, and motivated to do their best work.

  

*All employees who work in a Real Chemistry office, travel for business, or attend a Real Chemistry sponsored event must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees who qualify for a religious or medical exemption to receiving a COVID-19 vaccine are advised to work with our People team for accommodation. 

  

Real Chemistry offers a comprehensive benefit program and perks, including flexible PTO, expanded paid leave for new parents including Your 4th Trimester ® , a program that helps new parents transition back to work, and a five-week sabbatical program. Other perks include Income Protection, Retirement plans/401(k) match, and cell phone savings plans. Learn more about our great benefits and perks at: https://www.realchemistry.com/

 

Real Chemistry is committed to being an Equal Opportunity employer. As such, we seek motivated and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, ethnic or national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local employment discrimination laws where Real Chemistry operates. We strive to employ, motivate, advance and reasonably accommodate any qualified employees and applicants. We believe diversity of persons and ideas forms the most comprehensive, forward-looking company.

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