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FleishmanHillard Senior Vice President, Food + Agriculture in Kansas City, Missouri

Overview

Do you have a passion for understanding the behind-the-scenes of all things food - where it comes from, how it’s sourced, the sustainability practices used, new technologies that make it safer and healthier? Do you love consuming news about new culinary trends and chefs, and do you get excited about new menu items at your favorite eateries? Do you have experience working on integrated marketing teams with a strong understanding of print/digital advertising, as well as emerging social media channels/digital marketing? If your passion is harnessing consumer insights, food values and agriculture innovation into impactful programming, this is the position for you.

This position will serve as a key agency contact for several accounts focused on Ingredient, Food B2B and Agriculture marketing. This role will help lead and direct program efforts to ensure client satisfaction and bring a value-added approach to client work. We are looking for an individual with strong initiative, energy and professionalism.

Responsibilities

  • Manage marketing programs for top B2B food brands, drawing on our agency experts and resources, and bringing our clients the best what and how possible for every project

  • Provide senior counsel and nurture relationships and deliver high value with and to clients. Impact strategic business and marketing decisions from a communications standpoint. Bring a value-added approach to all issues and projects.

  • Exhibit strong communication and presentation skills to effectively articulate ideas to clients, colleagues and others

  • Manage account team financials including budget allocation, client billing, supplier invoicing and purchase orders and team member billability.

  • Stay current with new developments in the industry and share with team and clients.

  • Work with the Kansas City office and Food, Agribusiness and Beverage (FAB) sector leadership teams to identify growth categories in the space.

  • Take a leadership role in new business prospecting, proposal development and presentations; work with account teams to build incremental business

  • Demonstrate an ability to partner with, lead and develop talent and build a culture of belonging within the office and FleishmanHillard.

Qualifications

What describes a successful leader in this position:

  • A strategic thinker. You’re adept at analyzing data of all types, identifying significant themes and patterns, homing in on key insights, and translating them into powerful and actionable strategies and recommendations.

  • A collaborative relationship builder. You build strong relationships internally and externally and can effectively manage up and delegate across diverse skills and working styles.

  • A persuasive communicator. You have a point of view and can clearly and confidently articulate it both written and verbally in a way that inspires, engages, and galvanizes others to action.

  • You are comfortable navigating ambiguity and can manage frequent and short-notice changes in scope, timing, and client demands with a positive attitude.

  • Solutions-oriented . You are creative problem-solver with the ability to understand the bigger picture and move towards agreement.

  • Customer/client focused. You understand the nuances and demands of working in a client-service oriented field. You are a key client resource, managing day-to-day communications and projects, and proactively addressing client needs and problems.

  • A strong storyteller. You know how to create narratives that link the shared values and experiences of a brand and a consumer.

  • Insatiably curious. You love learning and looking at things from different, unusual angles. Most importantly, you’re passionate about understanding people and how the right foods make their lives better.

About FleishmanHillard

FleishmanHillard is part of the Omnicom Public Relations Group, a division of Omnicom Group Inc., and has more than 85 offices in 30 countries, plus affiliates in 43 countries. Our award-winning agency specializes in public relations, reputation management, public affairs, research and analytics, brand marketing, digital strategy, social engagement and content strategy. We’ve been named PRWeek’s Global Agency of the Year and Best Places to Work; a “Standout Agency” on Advertising Age’s A-List; the Human Rights Campaign’s “ Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality; and NAFE’s “Top 50 Companies for Executive Women” for a decade. We’re also more motivated by what we can give than what we receive, with a longstanding worldwide service commitment to support social inclusion in the communities in which we work and live. Visit us at www.fleishmanhillard.com  (https://fleishmanhillard.com/careers/)

FleishmanHillard is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sex stereotyping, pregnancy (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, military or veteran status, alienage, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other protected class under federal, state, or local laws.

Please do not contact the office directly to apply – only resumes submitted through this website will be considered. If you need assistance reviewing career opportunities or completing an application, please call 314-982-6283 or email our careers team (careers@fleishman.com) .

Job Locations US-MO-Kansas City

ID 2021-4729

Position Function Public Relations

Job Classification Full Time

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