Senior Vice President, Employee Engagement
New York, New York, United States
About United Minds
United Minds, part of the Weber Shandwick Collective, is Weber Shandwick’s in-house management consultancy that helps clients transform their organizations, with a particular focus on the people side of change. Our management consultants, DEI practitioners, business strategists, communicators and HR professionals know how to harness the power of people to solve our clients’ most critical business challenges. We support change management; leader, manager and organizational enablement; employer brand development; diversity, equity and inclusion strategy and communications; and employee engagement.
Leveraging a deep bench of specialists, we work with leading global brands to deliver positive, lasting change with data-fueled strategy and counsel, engaging stakeholders in every part of the process. By tapping into the breadth of Weber Shandwick’s creative, communications and engagement expertise, United Minds has the unique ability to provide end-to-end solutions, from strategy to execution.
While we think and work globally and we are in the process of growing our network in Latin America, Asia and EMEA. We are a diverse team of management consultants, strategists and employee engagement experts committed to solving a wide range of complex challenges that our clients ask us to collaborate with them on.
We are seeking an Senior Vice President to join our North America team that can generate new business, lead client consulting projects and contribute to thought leadership.
- Accountable, along with other members of the UM senior team, for the growth of United Minds in the U.S.
- Lead new business pitches and proposals including the development of strategies, tactics, resource and time plans and budgets
- Lead client projects and provide senior counsel to C-suite clients in various areas of organizational transformation including culture, change, and leadership effectiveness,
- Keep knowledge current through a combination of formal training, mentoring, coaching, networking and “on the job” development
- Manage an existing team of consultants and be accountable for talent recruitment, retention and development as the revenue and team grows
- Coach and manage less experienced colleagues on your project-based teams to ensure client success, team success and commercial success of the projects you lead
- Collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams across Weber Shandwick and IPG who are solving complex client challenges, providing high quality counsel as part of these teams
- Deliver exceptional client experience, take responsibility for building senior client relationships, and proactively address issues and concerns that might affect these relationships
- In partnership with United Minds leadership and as a senior member of the team, help build credibility and awareness for the United Minds brand internally and externally
Knowledge, skills and experience
- An inspirational and galvanizing leader with a proven track record of growing business and building effective teams
- Ten or more years of experience working in organizational transformation, with a focus on culture, change, and leadership effectiveness or in internal and change communications in large, complex, multinational organizations,
- Strong consultative skills including project scoping, insight gathering, problem solving, strategy development, influencing, facilitation, intervention planning and excellent written and verbal communications
- Experience leading and managing multi-disciplinary teams to deliver exceptional work on time and budget
- Demonstrates a growth mindset with entrepreneurial thinking and balanced ambition, with a proven track record of winning business, often in collaboration with others
- Has the ability to build relationships with C-suite clients and leadership teams
- Has previous experience of integrating and influencing others across a network, and unlocking business opportunities from a broader client portfolio
- Embodies United Minds’ culture in thought and practice – collaborative, tenacious, and entrepreneurial
- Partners with Executive Vice Presidents in shaping a workplace culture of inclusion and belonging
- Master’s Degree in Organizational Development or related field is a plus
- Change management certification such as Prosci is a plus
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