We are an entrepreneurial integrated communications agency that has gone from start-up to multi-national in just twenty two years. We have grown every year since foundation due to a combination of organic growth and strategic acquisitions. Our ambition is to break into the top ten by 2020. We have a network of 30 offices, 550 employees and revenue of $64m.
What’s behind our success? Well, we’re independent so we can continually reinvest the majority of our profits in the company to propel development. We invest wisely in growth areas such as our social, digital and content teams. We challenge ourselves to stay one step ahead of the competition by delivering innovative solutions for clients which can be activated at pace and scale.
We are agile, bold, collaborative, inquisitive and spirited. And we believe that we are on the cusp of something truly remarkable in our industry.
The Vice President EMEA Mobility is a new senior position that is pivotal to LEWIS evolving and achieving its strategic business goals in the EMEA (European continent, UK, Middle East and Africa) region. To drive dynamic revenue growth, the Vice President EMEA Mobility leads on notable clients with EMEA-wide and EMEA-led international remits and budgets of $1 million plus. Reporting to the Executive Vice President, EMEA, the Vice President EMEA Mobility is part of the EMEA senior management team. The role is regional, so travel within the EMEA region will be required and it is expected that there will be occasional travel globally.
Purpose of the role
Client focussed, the purpose of this role is to win, lead, retain and grow major accounts in the sector on an EMEA level.
‘Mobility’ includes, but is not restricted to, areas such as automotive, automotive suppliers, e-mobility, consumer mobility, enterprise mobility, apps – location – data services (like infotainment apps, big data, app platforms, driver behaviour and location / navigation) and others such as autonomous, wearables, sensors / hardware, heads up displays, vehicle to infrastructure, infotainment, and dongles.
LEWIS has a domain experience in B2B communications and has deep understanding of the latest technological developments (IoT, Industrie 4.0, AI, Big Data, Robotics). Over the past few years, LEWIS EMEA has successfully expanded the agency’s services into B2C, brand management and corporate communications. This experience already helps LEWIS to successfully reach out into the mobility space and will serve as a strong basis for future success.
LEWIS is already working for great brands in mobility (eg Allego, Athlon, AutoScout24, BlaBlaCar, Bridgestone, Car2Go, Continental, Goodyear, Shimano, TomTom, Uber). The Vice President EMEA Mobility is expected to accelerate growth by bringing a personal network of contacts and more experience and creativity to client pitches, proposals and work.
The Vice President EMEA Mobility will build and manage a team, with responsibility as follows:
To help deliver our global diversification strategy, the role will work closely with the SVP EMEA Brand, the SVP EMEA Client Services and SVP EMEA Operations to turbo charge our automotive and mobility business in EMEA; and with counterparts in the US and APAC (when appointed) to bridge plans and activity across the regions, collaborating on international client opportunities.
Based on year-long experience in either public relations, marketing communications or digital marketing, you are a champion of integrated communications in the mobility industry. You enjoy breaking new ground to lead progress. Marrying cultural insights with strategic and creative vision, you have an impressive track record of inspiring and winning major automotive and mobility-related accounts as well as of retention and development of existing clients. Considered, assertive and influential, you are an outstanding leader with the skills and aptitude to motivate individuals and teams. You are able to forge strong relationships with an eclectic variety of senior internal and external stakeholders. You relish challenges and you thrive in an entrepreneurial, fast paced, international environment.
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Remuneration and benefits
If you are interested in that role, then we are looking forward to your application (also possible in German) including your earliest starting date and your salary requirements. Valeria Grischbowski, our HR Manager is happy to answer all your questions.