Overview

We are CG Life, a marketing communication agency at the intersection of life science and healthcare. We are a tribe of scientists, creatives, and marketers with a shared passion for translating science into brand experiences that drive results.

We live for the challenge and promise of scientific discoveries and medical innovations that will transform and improve quality of life.

Are you ready to live the life?

What We Seek

We are seeking an energetic and motivated Vice President of Marketing Services who is eager to build their career and help tell our client’s stories using an integrated marketing communications approach that incorporates brand, digital, public relations and other communication vehicles.

We’re seeking a hands-on, proactive marketing communications professional, who is ready to lead the development and implementation of strategic communications programs from start to finish for our B2B life sciences and healthcare clients. We’re looking for someone who wants to work with clients on the leading edge of science and technology. Someone who can help translate our client’s innovation into compelling stories. And someone who can motivate and elevate a team of Account Management professionals.

Our new colleague will need to be a proactive, positive communicator who is highly motivated and organized—and a sense of humor doesn’t hurt either!

Key to the position’s success will be:

  • Knowledge/Experience — With a strong understanding of marketing communications best practices, as well as the life sciences, pharmaceutical and/or healthcare sectors, the Vice President of Marketing Services ensures the development of relevant and engaging communications strategies to drive interaction, engagement and demand for CG Life’s clients as well as the agency.
  • Relationship Building — The ideal candidate will establish sound and effective working relationships with key clients and their senior management. Additionally, will resolve conflicts or roadblocks that would interfere with the overall agency relationship and completing assigned programs.
  • Management/Leadership — The Vice President of Marketing Services leads the entire Account Management and Project Management teams, spanning the agencies various offices and is responsible for nurturing the professional development and advancement of the team members.  Integral in developing and implementing resources plans for the Account and Project Management departments, including recruitment and evaluation of new hires, that meet the work needs of the client and the financial needs of the agency.
  • Collaboration — The Vice President of Marketing Services must collaborate with the agency’s other departments including Brand Strategy, Public Relations, Content, Digital, Paid Media, Creative, Business Development as well as with the Managing Partners and agency’s sister agencies. We expect the position to be a steward of the CG Life culture and an ambassador of the brand externally.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Maps out communication strategies that support and extend marketing initiatives, both short- and long-term, determining which methods work for the brand, budget and why. Continuous movement of strategies is a must.
  • Manages workflow of Client projects and programs coming through the agency, managing resources, and directing accordingly, working closely with the team but also being hands-on when and where needed to ensure goals are met.
  • Strives to integrates client communication activities within the broader client marketing initiatives and campaigns.
  • Embraces and advances the CG Life culture in spirit and practice.
  • Manages client contract negotiation and budgets for agency clients.
  • Responsible for the P&L of the CG Life client base, while maintaining target profit margins.
  • Working with our HR Manager, oversees the hiring and supervision of Account and Project Management staff, including making the business case for new resource changes.

Reports to:

Erik Clausen (Managing Partner) and Steve Johnson (Managing Partner)

Location

Chicago or San Diego

To apply, send us your resume to jobs@cglife.com along with a cover letter that introduces yourself and communicates how you and CG Life are a perfect match with a shared passion for translating science and healthcare into communications and marketing programs that deliver results. Oh, and let us know your favorite scientist while you’re at it.