VP Corporate

Geneva, Switzerland

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06/26/2024

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Vice President (VP)

Corporate Communications Practice – Geneva

About Weber Shandwick

Weber Shandwick is a leading global communications network that delivers next-generation solutions to brands, businesses, and organizations in major markets around the world. Led by world-class strategic and creative thinkers and activators, we have won some of the most prestigious awards in the industry. Data-led, with earned ideas at the core, the agency deploys leading and emerging technologies to inform strategy, develop critical insights and heighten impact across sectors and specialty areas, including brand and B2B marketing, healthcare marketing, change management, employee engagement, corporate reputation, crisis management, data and analytics, technology, public affairs, social impact and financial communications. Weber Shandwick is part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). For more information, visit http://www.webershandwick.com

About Weber Shandwick in Switzerland

With offices in Geneva, Weber Shandwick Switzerland acts as an international Hub within the broader Weber Shandwick network. We provide strategic counsel and integrated campaign development for the global or regional headquarters of major multinational companies, and Swiss companies with global aspirations. We are uniquely positioned as the only pan-regional and globally focused agency in the market that provides international consulting. Thanks to our unique perspective that comes from being based in a truly international city, and our access to a diverse and international talent base, we are a strong corporate and healthcare hub for our EMEA business.

 

A snapshot of the role

Weber Shandwick is looking for a talented VP (Vice President) to join the Corporate Communications Practice team based in Geneva. The practice is made up of a smart, dedicated, and fun team members with expertise spanning, Strategic Counsel, Executive Profiling, Corporate Reputation, Corporate Affairs, Crisis/Issues Management, Geopolitics, Investor Relations, and Financial Communications.

This is an exciting role for an ambitious corporate affairs professional with company or agency background to become part of a multi-disciplinary team servicing clients and solving their issues across industries and disciplines, with a focus on corporate communications. The role will require successfully managing pan-European, and global programmes to engage audiences on behalf of our clients.

The position is based in Weber Shandwick’s Geneva office working in a multi-disciplinary 30+ team that includes experts in integrated media, content, analytics, and strategy. We are looking for an exceptional candidate who considers him/herself to be a self-starter, approaches life with curiosity and has a strong desire to learn, is solution-focused and has a commitment to delivering the highest quality work.

The successful candidate will enjoy working on a portfolio of well-known global brands, executing integrated campaigns involving earned media, strategy, creative, analytics and digital. You’ll lead the day-to-day running of accounts, provide counsel, manage budgets, lead and inspire your team to deliver flawless execution of activities, and participate in the growth of the practice at the local, regional and international level.

 

What will you be doing?

  • Being the senior team contact for clients, building and maintaining proactive and positive relationships.
  • Provide high-level strategic counsel to clients, being able to proactively identify and assess problems, define logical and effective strategies, and implement solutions on their behalf
  • Leading the development of communications plans
  • Lead international and multi-disciplinary teams in the development of both over-arching strategy and creative campaign ideas
  • Driving high-level team performance as well as supporting and guiding the team, ensuring the delivery of high-quality work within the stipulated timelines and budgets.
  • Act as a facilitator, bringing in specialist practitioners within the practice and throughout the wider Geneva office to support in the delivery of integrated communications campaigns
  • Lead market co-ordination for Swiss, international and global campaigns
  • Oversee the flawless execution of media/campaign strategies of multiple accounts simultaneously
  • Demonstrate proficiency in understanding communications and business goals, and the ability to link team efforts to these to demonstrate value and impact for clients
  • Stay on top of industry news, trends and influencers in specific industries and be able to link these to your clients’ objectives
  • Work effectively with finance colleagues to support the client lead in client budgeting and resource management, including forecasting, hours allocation for team members, project, and plan budgeting, managing servicing levels
  • Lead in the development and presentation of new business pitches
  • Help with the training and development of junior team members. Contribute to the growth and development of the team through mentoring and coaching.
  • Participate in the growth of the practice at the local, regional, and international level.
  • Proactively identifying new business – establishing opportunities for the organic growth of existing accounts, and securing new business by contributing to pitches
  • Collaborate effectively with Weber Shandwick’s global network to ensure alignment and integration of strategies and activities.

 

Who are you?

  • Significant previous experience in corporate communications and corporate affairs
  • Track record and experience at VP level or equivalent in an agency environment or in-house corporate communications experience is essential.
  • Experience of working on Pan-European and global communications programmes
  • Experience in strategic communications, crisis management, financial communications, and reputation management is essential.
  • Proven track record of managing and growing international client relationships.
  • Excellent English writing proficiency – must be able to write content in native English for different audiences including consumer media, consumers, internal audiences etc.
  • Native/bilingual in English
  • A strategic and growth mindset for our clients’ businesses and a nose for hunting opportunities
  • Strong business acumen, with the ability to understand and align with client business objectives.
  • Self-starter who is good at finding solutions and is a great team player with a natural curiosity and instinctive creative flair.
  • Collaborative and proactive mindset, focused on problem-solving.
  • Experience working with multiple disciplines and specialists to deliver integrated campaigns
  • Familiarity with quantitative analytics and an ability to set and evaluate campaign metrics
  • Strong presentation skills and experience in new business pitching
  • Experience with C-Suite audience
  • Excellent leadership skills, with experience in managing and mentoring teams.
  • Experience developing and managing campaigns and being a day-to-day lead for clients, with a track record of providing strategic counsel
  • Collaborative and proactive mindset, focused on problem-solving
  • Work permit: have the right to live and work in Switzerland – international relocation is not offered.
  • Optional: knowledge of the healthcare sector would be appreciated

We make our careers website accessible to any and all users. If you need an accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact us at JobAppAccommodation@ipgdxtra.com. This email address is not for general employment inquiries or vendors; rather it is strictly for applicants who require special assistance accessing our employment website. Due to volume, messages sent to this email address that are not related to an accommodation cannot be answered.

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Du möchtest dich einbringen, um wirkungsvolle Kommunikation zu gestalten und unseren Kund:innen zu helfen, ihre Corporate Reputation aufzubauen? Du möchtest ein:e herausragende:r PR-Berater:in werden? Let´s talk! Wir bieten dir ein umfangreiches Traineeprogramm, in dem du interne Learning Sessions durchlaufen und gleichzeitig als vollwertiges Teammitglied von Tag 1 in die Praxis einbezogen wirst.  

 

DEIN TEAM: 

Die Reputation ist zentral für den Erfolg eines Unternehmens. Reputation ist von der Zuschreibung durch Stakeholder abhängig, daher ist für uns erfolgreiches Reputationsmanagement Kernaufgabe der gesamten internen und externen Kommunikation des Unternehmens. Wir unterstützen Unternehmen dabei, Reputation aufzubauen und diese im Krisenfall zu verteidigen. Unsere Aufgabe als CR-Berater:innen verstehen wir als Querschnittsaufgabe mit zahlreichen Berührungspunkten zu weiteren Bereichen wie beispielsweise Change-Kommunikation, ESG-Themen oder Public Affairs.  

 

DEINE ROLLE:  

  • Unterstützung bei der Planung, Konzeption und Umsetzung von nationalen und internationalen PR-Projekten und Kampagnen im Bereich Corporate Reputation / Corporate Communications / Unternehmenskommunikation. 
  • Verfassen von Pressetexten, Themenbeiträgen und Blogbeiträgen für verschiedene Plattformen. 
  • Entwicklung von (Medien)Themen und proaktiver Medienkontakt mit Journalist:innen, Fachexpert:innen und Influencern, inklusive Recherchen. 
  • Auswertung und Erfolgskontrolle von Kommunikationsmaßnahmen (z.B. Media Monitoring und Listening). 

 

DAMIT PUNKTEST DU BEI UNS: 

  • Du hast deine Ausbildung oder dein Studium erfolgreich abgeschlossen und möchtest nun als ein vollwertiges Teammitglied in einer Agentur durchstarten. 
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  • Du verfügst über sehr gute Deutsch- und Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift. 

 

WAS DICH ERWARTET: 

  • Ein vielfältiges Trainee-Programm, mit theoretischen Learning Sessions und praktischen Aufgaben. 
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  • Mental Health Initiativen wie die freie Nutzung der Headspace-App und unserer externen Mitarbeitendenberatung (EAP), mit der dir psychologische Expert:innen zu jeder Zeit zur Verfügung stehen. 
  • Zahlreiche Mitarbeiterrabatte bei ausgewählten Shopping-Partner:innen. 

 

KLINGT NACH DIR?  

Dann bist du bei uns genau richtig! Los geht’s! Wir freuen uns auf deine Bewerbung. 

Du hast noch Fragen? Rufe mich gerne direkt an unter +49 30 20351255. Ich bin Tatjana, deine Ansprechpartnerin. 

 

UNSER PROFIL: 

Wir sind eine der weltweit führenden Kommunikationsagenturen mit Niederlassungen in über 80 Ländern. In Deutschland arbeiten 160 Kolleg:innen unabhängig von einer Practice- und Standortstruktur übergreifend in agilen Teams zusammen. Wir beraten unsere Kund:innen an den Schnittstellen von Wirtschaft, Gesellschaft und Politik umfassend und bieten je nach Problemstellung und Herausforderung individuell zusammengestellte Teams aus unseren Kompetenz- und Skill-Clustern. 

 

Wir verpflichten uns zur Gleichberechtigung aller Mitarbeitenden und sorgen für ein diskriminierungs- und belästigungsfreies Arbeitsumfeld. Alle Einstellungsentscheidungen sind durch die Stellenanforderungen, die individuellen Qualifikationen und den geschäftlichen Bedarf begründet. Alle entsprechend qualifizierten Bewerber werden ungeachtet ihrer ethnischen Herkunft, ihrer Hautfarbe, ihrer Religion, ihres Geschlechtes, ihres Alters, ihrer sexuellen Orientierung, ihrer nationalen Herkunft oder einer Behinderung gleichermaßen für eine Anstellung berücksichtigt. 

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We make our careers website accessible to any and all users. If you need an accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact us at JobAppAccommodation@ipgdxtra.com. This email address is not for general employment inquiries or vendors; rather it is strictly for applicants who require special assistance accessing our employment website. Due to volume, messages sent to this email address that are not related to an accommodation cannot be answered.

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About Weber Shandwick

Weber Shandwick is a leading global communications network that delivers next-generation solutions to brands, businesses, and organizations in major markets around the world. Led by world-class strategic and creative thinkers and activators, we have won some of the most prestigious awards in the industry.

Data-led, with earned ideas at the core, the agency deploys leading and emerging technologies to inform strategy, develop critical insights and heighten impact across sectors and specialty areas, including brand and B2B marketing, healthcare marketing, change management, employee engagement, corporate reputation, crisis management, data and analytics, technology, public affairs, social impact and financial communications.  Weber Shandwick is part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). For more information, visit http://www.webershandwick.com

About Weber Shandwick in Switzerland

With offices in Geneva, Weber Shandwick Switzerland acts as an International Hub within the broader Weber Shandwick network. We provide strategic counsel and integrated campaign development for the global or regional headquarters of major multinational companies, and Swiss companies with global aspirations. We are uniquely positioned as the only pan-regional and globally focused agency in the market that provides international consulting. Thanks to our unique perspective that comes from being based in a truly international city, and our access to a diverse and international talent base, we are a strong hub for our EMEA business.

 

A snapshot of the role

We are looking for a mid-level Strategist with a communications or creative agency background to join our Strategic Planning team in Geneva. Reporting to the Head of Strategy, the successful candidate will support the development of insight-based creative ideas and impactful campaigns to support our brand and clients’ communications and business objectives, through integrated communications, including earned, owned and paid.

In this role, you will be involved in all elements of strategy including creating and analyzing data and market trends, shaping market research, developing strategy, solving brand challenges and working closely with creative teams to develop creative ideas. The successful candidate will partner with the wider team, including specialists from analytics, creative, design, production, integrated media and client experience to develop and deliver impactful client solutions. You will play a key role in supporting both new business pitches, organic growth opportunities, and existing client work.

The position is based in Weber Shandwick’s Geneva office working in a multi-disciplinary 30+ team that includes experts in integrated media, content, analytics, and strategy. We are looking for an exceptional candidate who considers him/herself to be a self-starter, approaches life with curiosity, has a strong desire to learn, is solution-focused and has a commitment to delivering the highest quality work.

 

What will you be doing?

  • Writing creative proposals to inspire clients and stakeholders.
  • Contributing to the strategy development from ideation through to execution.
  • Providing thorough interpretation of insights from research findings and presenting audience trends.
  • Responsible for identifying various sources of information & insight appropriate to a client problem – whether existing research, behaviour change data, relevant case studies or social listening.
  • Creating messaging frameworks and content territories /pillars, as well as influencing overarching campaign and channel strategies.

 

Who are you?

  • Previous experience in marketing/communications strategy and planning ideally within a strategy department or communications agency.
  • Experience working with multi-national companies and global brands.
  • Fluent in English with strong verbal and written presentation and storytelling skills.
  • A strong communicator who knows how to handle clients with experience pitching new business.
  • Good level of comfort with research techniques and resources to unearth meaningful insights.
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  • Naturally curious, a passion for creativity, a knack for abstract thinking, and experience in spotting and applying trends.
  • A team player with a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Have the right to live and work in Switzerland – international relocation is not offered.
  • Optional: knowledge of the healthcare sector would be appreciated.

 

We are a global company, so we offer the advantages of a big firm – leading-edge research, sophisticated technology, the resources to invest in growth.  But we still have the spirit of a small firm – entrepreneurial, ambitious, fun.  We are known for our imaginative and powerful campaigns, innovative solutions, great client relations, collaboration, and teamwork – and our success comes down to our amazing people. We look for original thinkers, who are passionate about communications, and have a point of view, those who are constantly curious, deliver to a high standard and are keen to contribute to our success.  We look forward to hearing from you.

 

We make our careers website accessible to any and all users. If you need an accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact us at JobAppAccommodation@ipgdxtra.com. This email address is not for general employment inquiries or vendors; rather it is strictly for applicants who require special assistance accessing our employment website. Due to volume, messages sent to this email address that are not related to an accommodation cannot be answered.