Vice President

Cooney Waters Unlimited
New York City, New York (US)
Commensurate with experience
Nov 21, 2017
Metro Area
New York
Full Time

Vice President – New York City About Cooney Waters Unlimited

Founded in 1992, Cooney Waters Unlimited is mid-sized firm headquartered in New York City that provides the full range of public relations and public affairs services to health care, pharmaceutical and biotechnology enterprises in the non-profit, government, academic and industrial sectors throughout the world 

Consistently ranked among the top independent health care agencies in the U.S., more than 45+ health care communications professionals are focused exclusively in health and science across many therapeutic areas and health industries. All clients, regardless of size, are provided direct involvement of a long-tenured senior team. Cooney Waters Unlimited has a culture of honesty, hard work, collegiality and respect.

The VP position is responsible for maintaining client success, profitability and growth of accounts; staff management and growth/development; and new and organic business growth. Previous experience in infectious diseases is a plus.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop and direct strategy and creative for at least $1 million of business (fee income)
  • Synthesize information and provide counsel on an ad hoc basis – orally and in writing
  • Developing plans and budgets – from research and creative ideas to writing program and budgets
  • Manage relationship building on behalf of and in service for clients: with third-party groups, thought leaders, etc.
  • Develop strategic consumer/patient awareness campaigns, including social media-driven programs
  • Identify and develop opportunities for growth of existing accounts
  • Supervise client activities and agency account team(s) from strategic vision to tactical execution, details and account administration
  • Oversee account team in day-to-day activities, including timelines, budget tracking, invoicing, team meetings, media monitoring, media strategy, producing client-ready written materials, event planning/coordination/conduct, competitive intelligence
  • Serve as a troubleshooter, identifying problems and also making an effort to find solutions
  • Manage junior staff and involve/inform senior management in a consistent manner – team-oriented up and down
  • Monitor staff development and identify needs and opportunities for training
  • Conduct performance reviews; identify goals and evaluate achievements
  • Make a significant contribution to growing agency’s business, through agency marketing and new biz proposal development

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