Strategy Director - 12 mth contract

£55000 - £60000 per annum + Brilliant Benefits
21 Sep 2016
19 Oct 2016
Kate Bergman
Planning & Strategy
Business Type
Contract Type
Freelance / Contract

Strategy Director - Agency - London
£55,000 - £60,000 + Benefits

Strategy Director - The Company

My client are a thriving global media agency and part of one of the world's most successful communications groups. Their forward-thinking and creative work with their clients has been recognised by the wider industry with a range of accolades including Campaign Golds, Cannes Gold Lions and a Drum Marketing Award. They are the only agency network to have picked up the highest recognition at all of the major awards festivals having been awarded Network of the Year awards at Cannes, Festival of Media, Eurobest, Dubai, Warc, Effies and most recently Campaign named them as Media Network of the Year.

They pride themselves as having an industry leading Learning and Development programme where every single member of staff has access to a personal business development plan, with almost 100 training initiatives available.

Strategy Director - The Role

The Strategy Director role is to develop insights and create strategies that inspire and guide the creation and design of meaningful experiences that engages and unite people with brands.

Key responsibilities:

-Thought Leadership
-Translate cultural, socio-economic trends into relevant insights for categories and brands; matching these with brand and category needs to develop growth opportunities for our clients.
-Lead and / or support the strategic output for new business pitches
-Provide a vital 'bridge' between conversations with clients at a strategic level and the latest thinking relevant to their business.
-Drive innovation at every point of contact with the consumer.

Insight development:

-Generate meaningful insights that drive and inspire communications
-Lead data analysis and interpretation of consumer research to unlock meaningful connection insights
-Identify brand and category needs.
-Identify how to measure effect of communications and use specialist knowledge of research tools to evaluate initiative work.

Strategy Director - Key Skills

Key Relationships & team management:

-Contribute to developing a culture of creativity and curiosity across the Planning team. Drive innovation in ideas through thought leadership and regular idea generation sessions.
-Compellingly formulate and communicate concepts in simple terms to a wide team of planners.
-Develop close relationships with key media owners in order to quickly spot opportunities and follow these through.
-Work with all specialists across the agency to ensure latest thinking and opportunities are incorporated into strategic development.
-Own, lead and develop strong relationships internally and externally with relevant partners.
-Be a source of consumer insights within the development of holistic communication plans.
-Facilitate inclusion of communication planning insights and recommendations into creative brief.
-Identify how to measure effect of communications and use specialist knowledge of research tools to evaluate initiative work.
-Develop strong relationships internally (across planning and buying functions) to ensure the most effective and creative human experiences are delivered.
-Develop success stories to be merchandised via case studies and awards, championing the cause of holistic thinking in driving business success across team, network & clients
-The ability to connect with a range of people across diverse personalities, levels and approaches with warmth, empathy and passion.
-The ability to inspire curiosity in others.
-Ensure that our planning approach is adopted and be able to train new members of the comms planning team on this approach when they join.
-Be a trusted advisor to clients and contribute to client evaluation process.

If this is the Strategy Director role for you then APPLY NOW !!!!

For further assurance, please review my profile on LinkedIn and connect with me; Search for "KATE BERGMAN" To apply for this fantastic opportunity or for further information, please contact: Kate Bergman | DD: + 44| 207 845 7235. Please note all applications will be made in confidence. Feel free to call me directly

We have a variety of digital roles on at present (£20k-£130k), so if this is one is not suitable; please call me to discuss other exciting opportunities which you can apply for.

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