Head of North America


$Competitive + Benefits

New York

Posted 3 months ago

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Our client has been at the forefront of the sustainability agenda for over two decades and is widely recognized as a leading international sustainability strategy, reporting and issues communications consultancy.

Advising some of the world's largest and most exciting organizations at the intersection of business strategy, sustainability and creativity; our client offers an end to end service from materiality to strategy definition and implementation, from stakeholder engagement to reporting and activation through employee and brand campaigns.

Reporting into the London HQ and Global MD, the Head of North America will be responsible for setting the new business and marketing strategy for NA, with the ultimate aim of growing the business through strategic leadership and operational excellence.

The successful candidate will play an active role in bringing up to date sustainability knowledge into the agency and showcasing thought leadership in the market; providing senior advice and council across a range of more complex client challenges.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Leading on, contributing to and overseeing a new business strategy
  • Working closely with the team to set development plans and strategies
  • Playing a key role in opening up opportunities through profile building, networking, thought leadership and marketing - working closely with the HQ team on the development of global assets and unlocking global opportunities
  • Responsible for overall team leadership as well as line management of more senior members of the team
  • Overseeing the financial health of all accounts, contributing to the implementation of successful financial strategies and processes
  • Reviewing performance and agreeing agency priorities across agency offer, business development, revenue targets, people, client development and knowledge and skills building

You will have an extensive sustainability and corporate responsibility background, with the ability to apply insight, ideas, critical and strategic thinking to successfully solve complex and high-profile client challenges across your own portfolio of work.

In addition, you will:

  • Be experienced in agency running and pitching, able to lead and convert new business pitches
  • Have an excellent understanding of the client mind-set, reputation aims, growth agenda and overall corporate priorities
  • Spot ways in which the agency can support - and be able to support others to do the same.
  • Facilitate and build successful and profitable client relationships

This role will suit an ambitious and senior sustainability thought leader who is looking for a fulfilling role in a people-centered organization with a strong focus on wellbeing, work-life balance and collaboration at every level. For more information or to apply for the role, please apply directly via the link below.

Talk to an Acre consultant about this role:

Catherine Harris +1 917 475 0465

Job Ref. BBBH8539