Managing Director, US Purpose

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There is an exciting opportunity at Edelman for a Managing Director, US Purpose.

The Opportunity

MD, US Purpose – You will bring a creative mindset and high value consultancy experience to Edelman and the role. This will be crucial to growing and deepening Edelman’s offer and continuously developing Edelman’s Purpose capabilities and strategy. This role will dual report to President, Edelman New York and Practice Chair, Corporate Affairs and Advisory Services.

About you

You are a change agent. You’re a senior leader that believes purpose and sustainability is business critical and you are passionate for creating value and social impact. You identify opportunities in the marketplace with the strength in Edelman’s offering. You are viewed as a ‘thought leader’ for bold, disruptive thinking and innovative application of ideas.

Additionally, you are energized by working on complex challenges with multi-national matrixed organizations across sectors and stakeholders. You bring depth and clarity of vision and can simplify big complex ideas into practical actions. Ultimately, you are a self-starter who inspires, unites and mobilizes teams across an organization around a shared vision and opportunity.

You’ll love working at Edelman because… We value the relentless pursuit of excellence. We want our people to always have the freedom to be constantly curious. We instill the courage to always do the right thing. We take pride in our independence as a firm. Our people are our #1 asset.


  • Counsel senior clients — Enabling them to develop holistic purpose platforms that engage multiple stakeholders and make real impact on society and the world 
  • Continuously Evolve Business Capability & Performance – To always create a higher value client offer and service, including pursuit of timely strategic partnerships around growth opportunities
  • Drive Vision & Strategy – Inspire, unite, mobilize and grow teams across organization around shared vision and opportunity for value and impact creation
  • Develop a Culture of Excellence – Lead by example to build business and a portfolio of great leading-edge work
  • Amplify Edelman as the Purpose market leader and the partner of choice for both strategy and activation

You have:

  • Substantial knowledge of environmental sustainability
  • 20+ years of experience as senior advisor up to C-Suite providing strategic solutions on Purpose
  • Success unlocking growth verticals
  • Experience in ESG
  • You will be very well-connected/known in this space and viewed as the industry expert
  • A commercial & consulting blend of experiences
  • Proven experience assembling a team, leading change and transforming a business to deliver a higher value client offer and service
  • Experience managing large scale multi-stakeholder projects and delivering tangible value and social impact
  • Experience managing a P&L, developing high value business models and working with finance partners
  • Natural authority and collaborative leadership style that brings people with you – teams, clients, partners, and stakeholders

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Managing Director, US Purpose


Monday 4th May 2020


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