Strategy Director

Recruiter
Eden Marsh
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
£70k (NEG)
Posted
20 Mar 2020
Closes
20 Apr 2020
Ref
EM1842
Discipline
Creative
Sector
B2C
Business Type
Agency
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-Time

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

THE OPPORTUNITY

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.

KEY EXPERIENCE

  • 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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

PERSONAL SKILLS

  • 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

BENEFITS

- 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