This agency is a creative, successful and well-respected independent team in the branding and brand communications space. The team is known for its personal and consultative approach and is working with a major name as their creative and strategic partner.
The team are down-to-earth, not arrogant and over-theoretical, but ideas and solutions-focused. They have tried to avoid the trap of over-complicating brand strategy, keeping a strong and defined brand message, however complex the issue.
The agency maintains a creative energy and sense of curiosity.
Strategist – the role
The strategy team is now looking for a talented brand strategist to bring creativity, imagination, business acumen and cultural insight. This person will help define and shape the strategic output for the agency. The strategist will bring creativity and flair to their work, built on a foundation of strong analytical & insight skills. The team is looking for people who can make imaginative leaps into the future and have the ability to take others with them.
This person may currently be working in a large agency or a boutique one, in branding, brand communications or have an integrated/brand comms background.
There is a superb opportunity here for a middleweight strategist to take that next step to senior - support and opportunity are here for the right individual so it really is an opportunity not to be missed.
Strategist – main tasks
Work with CD and CST to plan the overall approach to projects, and suggest the strategic role a project should take
Be involved in planning strategic output within the budget, suggesting how the team might deliver insights through research, workshops, brand models, message frameworks and creative briefs.
Implement and/or oversee the work required to fulfill the strategic stages of a project
Work closely with account management team to get a clear understanding of the client’s brand, objectives and needs
Develop and maintain relationships with key client stakeholders
To be a strategic support for the whole account and throughout the any specific project, checking strategic advice and creative solutions are in line with the clients objectives and goals
Support the CST in writing proposals, presentations and creative briefs
Persuasive and engaging presenter, able to effectively sell in strategic insights or to convince others in a way which gains acceptance / agreement and / or change
Compelling and articulate in meetings and presentations
Ensure the strategy is effectively communicated, understood and implemented (internally and with the client)
Display an enthusiastic work ethic, which aims to resolve problems and impress clients and colleagues
Great at engaging with clients and colleagues and be sure to manage peoples expectations
Eagerness to take a fluid approach to our challenges and learn new skills
Make confident and informed, robust judgements
Take responsibility and ownership for work and others you are responsible for
Be proactive in ensuring standards are maintained and / or surpassed
Aware and considerate in your approach to those around you
Sense of pride and passion in what you do