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Strategy Director - Research & Insight

London (Central), London (Greater)
£150-£250K depending on experience
Closing date
13 Nov 2023

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Research & Insight
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Director / Head / VP
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​Strategy Director (Business Shaper) £150-250K London Hybrid

This business consulting and services consultancy are humanising strategies and reinventing experiences. They are a young, fast-growing business working in tech, software, mobile and emerging technologies.

They are a preferred consulting partner of a few Fortune 50 companies and are advising SVPs and C-suite clients. You’ll be expected to bring similarly high-level strategic conversations and engagements.

The success of our projects rests on translating truly exceptional human insights into actionable commercial recommendations. The new Senior Strategy Director will champion insights, create real client impact in customer experience (CX), marketing strategy, product/service strategy or Go-To-Market as well as help to directly grow the business.

This Senior Strategy Director (Business Shaper) role would involve moving the business to the next level of in its strong commercial trajectory. It will also involve structuring, overseeing, and running projects that consist of qualitative and quantitative research. The role would be reporting to and working closely with the company’s Leadership. The successful candidate will be required to display exceptional business nous, analytical skills, and an ability to communicate a clear and compelling narrative that has client’s commercial objectives at its heart.

There is a potential for this Senior Strategy Director (Business Shaper) to make a significant impact on the business from day one, working directly with C-suite. There are opportunities for oversized rewards, should the candidate be successful.

Responsibilities of this Senior Strategy Director:

50% Business Development & Marketing Support; 50% Project Management and Delivery

Project delivery:

  • Structuring, contributing, and helping to craft written PPT/Word-based reports
  • Delivering presentations
  • Client workshop input, moderation, and assistance

Business development:

  • Bringing new clients on board using new and existing relationships
  • Independently developing proposals in conjunction with Directors and Management
  • Leading client proposal discussions
  • Developing new briefs with clients as a result of successful project deliveries

Essential capabilities of this Senior Strategy Director:

  • 12+ years of experience in strategic insights/research agencies, design agencies or consulting
  • Tech-client experience
  • Experience in delivery insights-driven commercial strategy projects
  • B2B and B2C experience
  • Track record of building and maintaining at least one, £1M+ account p.a. over a period of 4-5 years as well as a track record of building a team around it (a must-must have, please don't apply if you do not meet this criterion)
  • Experience in growing teams, recruiting, and nurturing talent
  • Experience in managing multiple projects and their respective research components simultaneously
  • Deep experience of qualitative methods
  • Able to adapt methodologies to different audience types and types of engagement






Air Recruitment

air-recruitment finds the best people for the advertising and marketing sector across agencies, including ATL, integrated, digital, data, social, partnerships, loyalty, shopper, experiential and more.

Our mission

We strive to be the ‘go to’ recruitment consultancy for candidates and clients from the digital and creative sectors, whatever the role.

Why choose us?

  • Prior experience working for agencies ourselves - we ‘get’ the industry
  • Extensive knowledge of what clients and candidates want
  • Able to provide informed guidance along every step of the recruitment journey
  • We treat clients and candidates with integrity – we’re not sales people
  • We're small, so you’re a big deal to us
  • We’re friendly people 

What our clients say...

  • "It is great to work with people who get under the skin of our business and find people who can help us deliver a great service to our clients. Honest clarity and reliability with a friendly style, providing us with great candidates." 

- Mark Brennan, Chief Executive, itg Creator

  • "Having backgrounds in the industry themselves, Steve and Adam really understand our industry and are a safe pair of hands for our recruiting needs. Unlike some agencies that have clear ‘weekly cv sent targets’, they only send across quality and relevant CVs. We enjoy working with air-recruitment and look forward to working together moving forward." 

- Sarah Mitchell, Talent Acquisition Manager, IPG Mediabrands


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+44 (0)20 3590 4629
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