North American Healthcare Lead

Senior-level Communication Professionals New York, New York Washington, District Of Columbia Chicago, Illinois Raleigh, North Carolina Seattle, Washington


The successful Leader will:

  • Set a vision and inspire those to achieve it. Live our values. Work collaboratively as the lead and part of a team; check their ego at the door. Bring the full global power of APCO forward to win new clients and expand existing ones.
  • Champion our DEI and Accelerate What’s Right Encourage community engagement with staff efforts to create real change.
  • Deliver results against the business plan; generate organic and net-new revenue growth and meet expected levels of profitability with the one-firm approach in mind, collaborating and coordinating across the network; partner with the leadership team to responsibly manage budgets and operations.
  • Identify and expand key client relationships through C-suite engagement.
  • Actively network to identify new business prospects and talent for the firm, work with colleagues and managers to propose innovative ideas that increase market share for the business.
  • Meet or exceed assigned new business and personal KPI targets (developed in partnership with Regional President as part of the review process).
Responsibilities:
  • Leads the development of and management of the firm’s North America healthcare strategy with a specific focus on integrated corporate, patient, issues, crisis and advocacy engagement and outreach.
  • Drives a cross functional, integrated practice bringing the best of APCO to the forefront to win business, regardless of office location.
  • Maintains a highly active external network; playing a pivotal role in marketing the firm and pursuing new business development opportunities.
  • Provides strategic insights and counsel to clients and developing opportunities with new prospects.
  • Staff oversight of an internal team.
  • Thought leadership in the marketplace that defines and associates APCO with best practice and cutting-edge innovation
  • Maintains a deep understanding of industry trends, issues or news.
Qualifications:
  • A minimum of 15 years of relevant strategy-driven experience in healthcare related industries in an advocacy organization, corporation, on a campaign, within a professional services firm, or in combination.
  • Deeply understand and have strong relationships with stakeholders including payers, pharma, life sciences, associations, advocates, regulators, government, and media. 
  • Must understand health and healthcare policy and how it influences a company’s license to operate.
  • A proven track record of significant business development leadership within a professional services consulting firm.
  • Demonstrable staff management and professional development experience.
  • Experience leading integrated communications and advocacy campaigns that span digital, social and traditional communications channels.
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills, and the ability to write both strategically and creatively under tight deadlines.
  • Strong presentation skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Ability to work collaboratively, take initiative, set priorities and lead a team.
  • Global advisory and advocacy experience is preferred but not a prerequisite for candidates

About APCO 

Founded in 1984, APCO Worldwide is an award-winning, independently owned global communication and business strategy firm with offices in major cities throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. APCO combines a global perspective with local expertise to help clients around the world manage challenges, opportunities, perceptions and reputations. APCO clients include corporations and governments; industry associations and nonprofit organizations; and many of the top Fortune 500 companies. The firm is a majority women-owned business.

APCO Worldwide, named one of the Best Agencies to Work For in North America by PRovoke Media for four consecutive years and a 2020 Top Places to Work in PR by PRNews, offers a collegial work environment, countless training and development opportunities, and a competitive compensation and benefits package.