Vice President – Consumer Markets – Food + Beverage

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Position at Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Vice President – Consumer Markets – Food + Beverage


Hill+Knowlton Strategies is seeking a confident and dynamic Vice President to join our Consumer Markets team. The ideal candidate will be an agency veteran with professional expertise in the Food + Beverage category. This person should have a proven ability to manage large, complex client accounts, provide strategic counsel and insights both internally and externally, develop programs and media strategies for consumer brands, and lead a team of talented and energetic professionals.


What You’ll Be Doing:


  • Building on your expertise and passion for consumer brands, bringing a unique view to ways of working both at a client and internal level
  • Serving as a senior strategic counsel and client lead demonstrating in-depth knowledge of clients’ business and developing strategy for implementing successful client programs
  • Providing senior level oversight for client programs
  • Providing strategic guidance to clients, anticipating needs and issues, troubleshooting problems as a fearless listener and counselor, and introducing clients to new capabilities
  • Independently managing and facilitating planning processes both proactively with clients, and as part of larger integrated agency teams
  • Creatively troubleshooting client problems
  • Demonstrating and encouraging creativity and innovation, both from a client service and team culture standpoint
  • Actively engaging as a mentor and teacher for junior and intermediate team members, with a keen interest in helping to build and grow their skills
  • Demonstrating a passion for all things Consumer – including Food + Beverage, CPG, and Retail + Leisure – by being on the pulse of what’s happening in these categories and understanding the implications for our clients
  • Having a positive and team-oriented spirit and genuine interest in continuing to build a passionate, motivated and engaged team
  • Overseeing a team of 4-6 direct reports
  • Managing account financials and contributing to driving growth, ensuring team billability and account profitability
  • Effectively articulating ideas to clients, colleagues and others using your strong communication and presentation skills
  • Providing support to the Consumer Sector lead across day-to-day team management and new business opportunities
  • Taking a leadership role in pursuing new business opportunities




  • Undergraduate degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism or related experience is preferred
  • 10 + years public relations experience with a focus on consumer (Food + Beverage, Travel + Hospitality are particular assets)
  • Proven ability to manage complex projects, client relationships and budgets
  • Collaborative approach to managing and mentoring a team
  • Excellent communications and organizational skills
  • An exceptionally curious mind and deep understanding of consumer trends, media landscape, key influencers, and digital trends
  • A proven entrepreneurial focus on business development with a proven track record of creating and leading pitch teams, RFP/RFI responses and delivering in the room to secure client win




Hill+Knowlton Strategies is an international public relations company with over 85 offices around the world.

We believe that every corporation, every brand, every client has a public and today’s public is more powerful than ever before. They have the power to topple CEO’s, reshape corporate and brand strategy, kill products and create unicorns. Today’s public demands truth, transparency and the highest behavioral standards. 

Our client obsession means constantly evolving new products + services to help brands and the public communicate. Always in beta.

At H+K our belief is that the agency is a canvas for everyone to write their own story. This job description is written at a moment in time; whatever role you take at H+K we expect you to evolve that role; it should be different tomorrow than it is today and set new standards in the industry.

Join our team and harness the power of the public.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Hill+Knowlton Strategies does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of their race, creed, color, age, religion, sex, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, national origin, or ancestry.