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Agency: Healix

Job Function: Strategy

Location: New York, United States

Job Ref#: 12487

Beschreibung und Anforderungen

Position Summary

As Group Strategy Director, you are responsible for the creation of the strategic direction a brand will take in communications to achieve their business goals.  You are responsible for helping to strategize, produce and make sense of the key cultural, consumer and market intelligence required to design the best possible holistic communications plan to deliver on that task.
 
You have a passion for people, brands and ideas and an innate, almost insatiable curiosity for culture in every sense. You believe that brands can & should mean in the world, and are driven by the desire to understand the changing world and people’s subsequent shifting motivations and behaviors.
 
The absolute focus for this role is the quality and creativity of the work. This requires the ability to identify, embrace & sell new thinking, and excellent presentation skills and leadership behaviors are essential to the job. 
 
Equally, you are responsible for ensuring that the Strategy Teams’ work is rooted in genuine insight & business understanding, and are expected to work alongside all Strategists, providing on the ground training where necessary & helping manage them to develop new strategic approaches & frameworks in collaboration with the Analytics, Communications Design and Client teams.

Key Responsibilities

Client 
  • Translating the client’s business goals into communications jobs that provide the team(s) with clear direction on the task they need to achieve
  • Maintaining excellent client relationships & truly understanding the clients' key business and challenges
  • Ensure the teams deliver best in class wok as standard 
  • Proactively identify strategic issues before they potentially become real client problems, demonstrating strong analytical & strategic skills to help solve those problems 
  • Push the Strategy teams to deliver innovative thinking that inspires leading edge solutions and award-winning breakthrough work
  • Measurable client & strategy business KPIs  
Internal 
  • Clearly & succinctly brief the Strategy teams on the client’s business objectives, translating them into actionable Strategic Communications Tasks for the Teams to solve
  • Provide and/or guide strategic input for all plans, internally & externally 
  • Bring fresh thinking & inspiration into the Strategic Process, actively demonstrating how non-‘media’ inspiration can provide a springboard to better Strategic thinking
  • Drive the development & usage of the Cultural Analytical Process/Tools to help teams find new insights that unlock growth
  • Work with the Strategy Directors to deliver executable, relevant, on brand platforms with the potential for fame/award entry
  • Identify and facilitate the training needs of the Strategy team in conjunction with the CSO
  • Train, guide & assist the Strategy & Client teams in development and packaging of ideas
  • Positively collaborate with SBU and independent creative partners, contributing to their/our client work
  • Use qualitative & and quantitative communications channel & cultural tool research to develop applicable insights into the consumer connection with the brand 
  • Partner with Analytics Strategy team to develop POVs on research, understanding & measurement solutions, inputting into the development of cutting edge proprietary planning, research and reporting models required to compete & dominate in the marketplace
  • Lead ideation team sessions in conjunction with the Communications Design team and relevant SBUs to generate creative & compelling communications ideas
Commercial
  • Contribute to Agency/Client revenue opportunities via teams' Strategic output 
  • Proactively work with all partners (vendors, academic institutions, creative consultancies) to unlock new growth opportunities for the client &/or the agency
  • Contribute to new business success (local market)
  • Contribute to organic revenue from Strategic product (e.g. idea IP), tools (e.g. cultural models) & capabilities (e.g. training & ideation workshops)
  • Participation in new business as required, leading Strategy for minimum 2 pitches per year

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent work experience
  • 10+ years in integrated planning role in media, creative, innovation or communications discipline (digital, content, invention, social, activation)
  • Ability to think differently: creative & adaptive, entrepreneurial, independently-minded; deeply immersed in cultural understanding and driven by a desire to know more the world / to better understand people’s motivations & behaviors in the shifting landscape

Wage and Benefits

We offer a Total Rewards package that includes medical and dental coverage, 401(k) plans, flex spending, life insurance, disability, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and paid family benefits to support you and your family. To give you the ability to better meet your personal needs, and in support of your physical and emotional well-being, you will receive discretionary time off days and company-wide Appreciation Weeks and Wellness Days.

We also offer a competitive Total Compensation package, including a competitive salary and eligibility for an annual discretionary incentive award or a relevant incentive award.

The salary range for this position is $180,000 to $200,000.  Where an employee or prospective employee is paid within this range will depend on, among other factors, actual ranges for current/former employees in the subject position, market considerations, budgetary considerations, tenure and standing with the Company (applicable to current employees), as well as the employee’s/applicant’s skill set, level of experience, and qualifications.  

Minimum Salary

180,000

Maximum Salary

200,000

Employment Transparency

It is the policy of Mediabrands, division of the Interpublic group, to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, veteran status, disability, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law. 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990. The job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity. Essential and other job functions are subject to modification. Reasonable accommodations may be provided to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

For applicants to jobs in the United States: In compliance with the current Americans with Disabilities Act and state and local laws, if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with Mediabrands, please email accommodation@mbww.com.

Über uns

Initiative is different to other media agencies.
We are not trapped by a legacy structure primarily centered on paid advertising. Instead, we are liberated by a new world structure designed to deliver highly differentiated and highly effective communications strategies for our clients.
We are the world’s fastest growing media agency built upon the strongest strategic capability of any agency in the market. Core to this strategic proposition is the belief that the faster a brand can move through culture the more relevant it can become.
We call this Cultural Velocity ™.
Our process is designed to create ideas that move through culture through unique insight, market leading analytics and strategic media brilliance.
Our new world model is comprised of “craft centers” – Client Advice and Management, Strategy, Communications Design, Partnership and Culture, Insights & Analytics.