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VP, VIP Services

Karla Otto
New York City, New York (US)
Salary range is commensurate with the candidate’s experience and skillset, starting at $160,000.00
Closing date
23 Apr 2023

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At Karla Otto we are always looking for personalities with positive charisma who are enthusiastic, self-motivated and passionate. We are currently looking for a VP of VIP Services to join our team in the New York office.


  • Develop compelling strategies to align fashion and lifestyle clients with celebrities and influencers
  • Utilize personal and agency networks to create meaningful, innovative VIP and influencer programs
  • Generate top-tier opportunities for clients to engage with brand targets (inclusive of brand ambassadorships, event attendance, social media campaigns, etc.) via both paid and earned engagements
  • Shape and negotiate paid engagements when appropriate
  • Engage stylists and talent agents to consider clients for celebrity placement opportunities
  • Communicate with clients daily as relevant to celebrity opportunities, the competitive landscape, industry news
  • Support new business development through participation in meetings with prospective clients relevant to the account team’s specialty
  • Provide support at agency events to the wider teams and attend industry events for the purposes of networking
  • Partner with Karla Otto events team and outside vendors to ensure seamless execution of brand vision and deliverables.
  • Drive celebrity / VIP / Influencer relationships, including communication, negotiation, styling, events, product management, and placements
  • Manage a team at all levels, overseeing and developing all tasks and responsibilities.


  • Minimum ten years’ experience either within an agency or in-house, working in fashion and/or entertainment
  • Proven relationships with celebrity stylists, entertainment industry executives, and social influencers
  • Keen understanding of brands, competitive positioning, and industry landscape
  • Exceptional interpersonal, networking, and verbal and written communications skills
  • A responsive and understanding approach to client management.
  • Creative and strategic thinker; with the ability to problem solve.
  • Experience in new business development and client acquisition, and has a visionary and opportunistic approach to new business development
  • Discreet, professional and articulate, with excellent communication skills


Founded in 1982, Karla Otto is a full-service brand-building agency, operating from twelve cities across the globe, Milano, Paris, London, Munich, Dubai, New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul. 

Karla Otto’s service is unparalleled. Built on the founder’s pioneering spirit, discerning eye and intuition, our global team is dedicated to delivering work that expertly combines detail and local precision with large-scale impact.

Blending the best of fashion, beauty, design, lifestyle, and arts & culture, we offer a panoramic view of opportunities and the ability to execute complex ideas.

Our loyal network and unrivalled approach to culture and community enables us to take brands to brave new territories.

At Karla Otto we are always interested in hearing from our industry's experts in Strategy, Creative, Talent, Experiences and Communication.  If you are a driven to deliver excellence, agile and conscientious, as well as want to work with remarkable clients, please review our openings. 

The Independents is a global group of industry leaders across luxury and lifestyle, comprising Bureau Betak, Karla Otto, Bureau Future, K2, The Qode and Lefty. The collective is powerfully positioned to offer streamlined strategy, creative, talent, influencer marketing, experiences and communications services for leading brands across key territories. To find out more, please visit:

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30 Sackville Street — London W1S 3DY
United Kingdom

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