Strategy Director

Eden Marsh
London (Central), London (Greater)
£70k (NEG)
20 Mar 2020
20 Apr 2020
Business Type
Contract Type

Integrated creative agency, driving desire for some of the world’s most ambitious fashion and lifestyle brands is looking for a strategy director


We’re looking for an ambitious, agile & collaborative, Strategy Director to work as a key strategic partner across a couple of our brilliant fashion brands - driving brilliant creative that delivers results.


  • Integrated agency experience – brand building is a must, along with a great track-record in delivering ATL, digital, content & retail campaigns, that deliver results.
  • Fashion category experience is essential as is a genuine interest. In addition, broader beauty/lifestyle experience would be an advantage.
  • Confident in leading the strategy on major campaigns but also long-term brand, campaign & content strategic planning.
  • Skilled in creating compelling decks with a clear strategic narrative
  • Engaging presenter – to both internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to distil thinking into a clear & inspiring creative briefs & strategic territory
  • Not afraid to challenge internally and externally, with persuasive, yet charming style
  • Proven experience building and maintaining effective relationships with colleagues, clients at a senior level, as well as cross-agency teams
  • Working knowledge of commissioning/running/applying research, measuring success and how to utilise data in the overall creative process.


  • The strategic lead on key retail client & potentially 1-2 other fashion brands – overseeing a wide variety of projects from major ATL campaigns (inc TV) to social and content projects.
  • Become a trusted expert in solving your client’s brand & commercial challenges
  • Work collaboratively with senior clients, agency account and creative leads & Head of Strategy in creating an annual calendar plan of comms activity, that best answers your client’s key challenges & KPI’s
  • Give the creative teams the best platform possible, to create award-winning work that works by creating inspiring & insight led briefs
  • Work closely with your creative leads at the agency, to steer brilliant work that best answers your briefs
  • Develop strong & influential relationships with your counterparts at your client’s PR & media agencies.
  • Support growth of your clients and the wider agency new business strategy with thought leadership pieces


  • Collaborative – everyone needs to come on the journey, not just presented an answer.
  • High emotional intelligence – you read & steer a room brilliantly
  • An astute & confident decision-maker who inspires confidence at every step
  • A naturally inquisitive mind, who thinks laterally to get to the heart of the problem
  • A brilliant people-person who finds it easy to build relationships and influence
  • Entrepreneurial. We love ambitious big thinkers. People who see opportunities & bring them to the table. This can be anything from identifying new briefs, suggesting agency initiatives or bringing new partners to the game. We’ll back you.
  • Great communication skills – able to clearly & confidently present & sell your work & opinions – providing clear rationale & justification when required.
  • An expert listener, to the agency and also our clients
  • Informal. Although we’re told that robots may replace us, let’s not become them. We love natural, honest, guards-down relationships.
  • Someone who can inspire those around them (& themselves!) to go the extra mile to deliver the best possible work.
  • Passionate about the industry we work in and the brands you lead


- 20-days annual holiday allowance

- Plus, Christmas paid leave (usually 4-5 days)

- Plus, Birthday paid leave (1 day)

- Plus 1+ additional day per year, up to 25 days

- 4.30pm Friday finishes

- Continuous Professional Development (CPD) scheme with IPA

- Private Health Cover*

- Discounted gym membership & bike to work scheme*

- Pension contribution *

* Available after satisfactory completion of a 3-month probation period

To apply, please send your folio and CV