New Business Development VP- Chicago
Weber Shandwick - Chicago, IL

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Vice President of New Business Development

As a leading global communications firm, Weber Shandwick works with clients to address a broad range of challenges across diverse geographies, product categories and audiences. Our ability to harness this collective experience and knowledge and apply it to each assignment is an important ingredient in our success. We are continuing to develop new ways of harnessing the power of advocacy for our clients. One way is through recognizing how advocacy - the active support of brands, causes and issues by individuals - has emerged as the most trusted source of information and communication today, as well as the most powerful force in business. We seek to build advocacy creation into our client work from the start.

The Weber Shandwick Chicago office is currently seeking a Vice President of New Business.

The Vice President of New Business is responsible for driving new business and opening doors for the agency with new prospects, and managing and overseeing all areas of the new business process, including RPF response and submission and presentations. The position leads individual new business pitches as well as helping to create and manage the new business marketing and development strategy for different offices.


Develop RFP responses for the Chicago office and assist in all facets of managing new business presentations

Act as the point person on most key RFP submissions, driving the process within the Chicago office and working across the network as appropriate

Manage the Chicago new business team driving the new business strategy for the office and facilitating collaboration in the process with all staff

Drive new business proactive planning for the Chicago office

Prospect for and schedule capabilities and credentials meetings

Serve on the network-wide new business team, and assist in managing requests from across the network

Facilitate sharing of best tools and techniques and evolution/improvements to RFP process/content, etc.

Develop creative new business tools and techniques

Bring new thinking and “third party” perspective to pitch teams


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Approximately 10-12+ years related professional experience
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