CVP External Communications

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Job Identification Number: 47

Location: New York, NY

Job Type: Direct Hire

Job Category: Marketing & Sales

Qualified candidates, please attach resume when applying.


Our client, a leading insurance company, is seeking a CVP External Communications in their NYC office. The ideal candidate will have experience in PR dealing with life insurance/retirement planning/personal finance space. This person should also possess strong leadership and drive and be able to work across diverse groups of stakeholders to build high-impact.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Partner with Senior Leaders in the various business and functional areas to support development and execution of strategic initiatives within those areas
  • Frame and analyze complex problems
  • Assess areas of opportunity, in line with overall vision and strategy
  • Develop pragmatic solutions to key strategic and operational issues
  • Develop & present recommendations to senior leadership
  • Play a key role in informing and influencing senior management decision making
  • Support strategic planning processes, including interdependencies between key business, technology and financial planning processes
  • Facilitate structured reviews of the enterprise portfolio of strategic initiatives & implications (e.g., budget considerations, resource allocation, etc.)
  • Support agenda and materials development for senior executive audiences & meetings e.g., Board Meetings, Executive Offsites, etc.
  • Approach projects holistically, owning and driving end-to-end delivery of solutions



Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, MBA or advanced degree strongly preferred
  • 3+ years in a top-tier management consulting firm
  • Outstanding critical thinking, analytical and quantitative abilities
  • Strong communication skills including experience in developing C-suite presentations
  • Experience in financial services preferred, insurance expertise is a plus
  • Experience in structuring & delivering technology strategy projects and a broad understanding of current technology practices (Agile, Cloud Computing/SaaS, Enterprise Data Management, etc.) & emerging trends (Robotics/AI, InsurTech, etc.) is desired
  • Collaborative work style / leadership presence with ability to effectively interact with & earn trust of peers and senior management across the organization
  • Project and process management skills, including proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously