Vice President, Healthcare Strategist

Job Number: 010120

Posted: November 5, 2018

Primary Location: Canada-Ontario-Toronto

DESCRIPTION

The Weber Shandwick Toronto Office is currently seeking a Vice President for its healthcare clients, focused on corporate healthcare strategies.

The VP is responsible for managing client and inter-agency relationships, playing a critical role in determining the future and long-term success of our healthcare clients.  The VP will be responsible for all aspects of a client relationship and account team. Responsibilities include recommending programs and activities, coordinating with client’s regarding goals, effectively delegating projects, offering counsel to team members and allocating agency resources that match client budgets. VPs are also engaged with business development, strategic program planning and the development of creative concepts. The ideal candidate will have deep healthcare subject matter expertise and a proven track record of managing campaigns.

Responsibilities Include but are not limited to:

  • Client lead for relationship building, exchange, counsel and thought leadership
  • Facilitating integration efforts with other agency partners
  • Driving communications support around reputational challenges
  • Working across internal specialists including media, digital and creative
  • Working with senior counselors on strategy
  • New business generation (organic and new) and running a new business pitch process
  • Project management, budgeting and billing
  • Experience in communicating with healthcare professionals and knowledgeable about healthcare media channels
  • Experience developing relationships with third party organizations (PAGs), healthcare professionals, patients and caregivers, and in attending external meetings and events representing the agency and/or client (medical conferences, third party, events, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Canada’s regulatory environment and experience as it relates to health-related products (PAAB, ASC, Health Canada)
  • Possess a thorough command of the social media and the digital world, including a firm understanding of the current Canadian regulatory environment for pharmaceutical companies

Additional Qualifications

  • 12+ years of agency experience with a focus on corporate/health brands and the pharma industry
  • Proven ability to turn ideas into workable plans
  • Capacity to convey ownership of assigned projects to junior team members
  • Can work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent oral and written business communication skills
  • Aptitude for financial acuity and facility in managing budgets and forecasts
  • Can complete challenging projects within set parameters
  • Exceptional judgment when working with team members, client contacts and vendors
  • Commitment and dedication to the agency’s success as well as individual career
  • Can anticipate client and team needs
  • Attention to detail and quality
  • Instills confidence with clients and colleagues

Personal Attributes

  • Passion for creativity, innovation and excellence in delivering quality client work
  • Ability to navigate with competing demands and thrive on deadlines in an environment where every day is different and exciting
  • Extremely organized and process driven
  • Team player that is strong in delegation and firm in managing programs and colleague deliverables
  • Knowledgeable about the pharmaceutical industry and invested in current affairs

Weber Shandwick is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Weber Shandwick recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or citizenship status.

General Inquiries
Phone
T: 416-964-6444
New Business
Victoria Cacioppo
T: 416-642-7916
E: vcacioppo@webershandwick.com
Human Resources
Leanne James
T: 416-964-7964