Strategy Director

Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
£75-£85k + benefits
Posted
20 Jul 2020
Closes
20 Aug 2020
Ref
Rare 285/1
Discipline
Creative
Sector
B2B, B2C
Business Type
Agency
Seniority
Senior Manager
Contract Type
Permanent

Strategy Director

This is a genuine opportunity for a client focused strategy director to play a key role in helping to sustain the further success of an established agency.

Our client is a successful strategic and communications agency. They have a long standing reputation for their quality of work, spanning a variety of challenging sectors. An opportunity has arisen to take the helm of their strategic offering. However, this is far more than just assuming strategic leadership. We are looking for someone who wants to play a fundamental part in shaping and growing the business; from helping to mould their offer, diversifying their client portfolio, developing new systems and processes, as well as inspiring a team and clients.

For the selected candidate, there will be a path to board membership and share options.

The agency work with a mix of B2B and B2C clients in hospitality, energy, real estate and finance and they're looking for an ambitious leader to guide and inspire the existing strategy team.

Role and responsibilities:

  • Be the voice of strategy in the agency, leading and inspiring the team and wider agency to deliver strategic excellence for clients
  • Help to shape the vision and strategy of the business alongside the business owners
  • Play a key role in helping to win new business.
  • Managing the development, performance, and reviews of the strategy team
  • Develop and maintain exceptional relationships with clients, taking a key role in meetings
  • Spot opportunities and challenges that will help the smooth running of a project and ensure that accounts are continually developed
  • To oversee all key strategic projects and pitches, suggesting suitable resources, designating responsibilities and time frames
  • To sign-off all creative briefs and champion good creative brief writing whilst also sense checking all key creative work against a brief and provide clear and constructive creative direction

Personal and professional attributes:

  • The agency's output works at roughly 20% brand building, 80% execution across content, comms and campaign planning. We are looking for an individual with a good balance of experience to reflect this.
  • You’ll need to demonstrate that you are a smart creative thinker
  • An efficient and empathetic leader, who is aware and considerate of their approach, with previous management experience
  • Someone who can make confident and informed judgements, demonstrating a mature outlook
  • As an independent mid-size agency, an open-minded individual who is used to a collaborative approach will suit this position
  • This agency works predominantly in B2B, so experience in this will be beneficial. They are looking to expand beyond B2B into new sectors.

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