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Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Padilla is looking for a Director for our Health Care practice area.

Padilla is looking for a creative communications professional to serve as director in our growing health care practice. Candidates must possess substantial health care experience, in-depth health care industry knowledge, strong leadership skills and high energy. Our health care practice clients include providers, payers, nonprofits, service firms, and medical device, biotech and life sciences companies.

The right candidate will be an experienced manager who leads by example, and can motivate, energize and mentor junior staff. Equally important is the director’s ability to contribute positively to the firm’s collaborative and cross-functional work environment.

In concert with the practice area leader, the director is responsible for:
• Planning and executing high-quality strategic and tactical work for clients.
• Skillfully managing accounts, maintaining excellent client relationships and high satisfaction levels
• Overseeing budgets, projects and teams to ensure the practice meets or exceeds its business goals.
• Developing and capturing new business.
• Managing and maintaining a high-functioning team and actively helping others reach their full potential.
• Collaborating productively with co-workers at all levels

Candidates must possess at least 10 years of experience, including some work within an agency. They must also demonstrate a proven record of delivering communications results for clients and landing new business.

The director will spend 30 to 35 percent of her/his time on new business activities. Networking skills and experience in developing RFPs and other proposals also are musts.

Padilla offers an exceptional work environment and benefits. We are an employee-owned firm, which contributed to our recognition as the nation’s “Top Agency to Work For” in 2010.

Our clients span various industries, including technology, consumer products, agriculture, manufacturing, health care, retail, financial and more. Our staff includes experts in marketing communications, crisis/critical issues management, employee communications, investor relations, market/opinion research, media relations and public affairs.

We’re strategic. We deliver results. We have fun. And we’re seeking entrepreneurial individuals who want to grow with us.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter referencing this position, along with their resume, to Stephanie Grogg, Padilla Speer Beardsley,, or at 1101 West River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55415. For more information about Padilla Speer Beardsley, check out our website at