Strategy & Insight Lead

Greater Manchester
£Competitive + Benefits
04 Oct 2016
01 Nov 2016
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Strategy & Insight Lead / Senior Planner - Global Ad Agency

A Strategy & Insight Lead / Senior Planner is needed to join one of the UK's largest and most successful integrated marketing communication agencies. Expect to work on a range of clients with diverse needs, leveraging genuine consumer insight in order to create powerful, engaging and creative ideas.

With over 300 offices across 125 countries this global marketing communications agency employs thousands worldwide and works with some of the globe's brightest brands. The Manchester agency is an exciting hub employing over 300 highly talented people all housed within a state-of-the-art 9 acre campus which includes a swimming pool and veg allotments!

Joining as a Strategy & Insight Lead / Senior Planner you will utilise your understanding of branding, business processes, research and strategic planning to make sense of leading brands and their consumers. Whether you are conducting your own focus groups and interviews; providing the creative team with a clearly defined, inspiring brief; handling branding projects; identifying the audience for a campaign; monitoring cultural and social trends or recommending and commissioning research, it will be your outstanding leadership skills that connect with clients and inspire their confidence and ongoing commitment.

To qualify... Whether you call yourself a Strategy & Insight Lead / Senior Planner / Strategic Planner / Creative Planner / Insight Manager / Client Strategist, we don't mind, but your CV should demonstrate:

  • Experience of strategic thinking with a strong business background, the ability to see the big picture whilst still paying attention to detail;
  • An excellent understanding of branding, business processes, research and strategic planning;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • The ability to grow and expand client relationships;
  • Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to multitask and prioritise.

In return expect a unique working environment that really is hard to beat. Based on a 9 acre site the four main buildings form a campus that includes a subsidised Bistro, free car parking, free access to an onsite gym and an outdoor heated pool (for when the weather gets warmer!). Get in touch...