Ogilvy was founded in 1948 by David Ogilvy. David created a culture that deeply respects and cares about its people and clients. Our mission is to inspire people and brands to make an impact and we are committed to attracting, growing, and retaining the best talent in the industry.
About the Role
As a Strategy Director you are a leader who opens the aperture of opportunity on the account. You are highly collaborative with account and creative. Through directly managing junior planners &/or mentoring other Ogilvy strategists, you reinforce your own skill set. You aren’t just delegating; you create opportunities for people around you. You have a perspective on brands & consumers, and you speak from knowledge and experience, where your insight into consumer attitudes and behaviors is the source of your authority.
What You’ll Do
- Develop brand strategies, write creative briefs, guide development and presentation of the creative work
- Bring proactive ideas to clients to push the brands into new spaces
- Design and implementation of research projects to address client business issues, gain insight into target audiences and testing ad concepts
- Manage and direct a team of Senior Strategists, Strategists, Ogilvy Associates and interns who are assigned to the Strategy Director’s accounts
- Provide professional development opportunities and on the job training as needed
What You’ll Need
- 7+ years of planning/brand strategy experience
- Managerial experience
- Ability to run day to day accounts work & pitches
- Contributes thought leadership and best practices to the department
- Comfortable with high-level client exposure
- Strong stage presence
How We’ll Support You
Ogilvy celebrates its people. Fully. Enthusiastically. Unhesitatingly. We’ll empower you with the tools you’ll need to succeed. We’ll give you the autonomy to seek out new paths and better ways of doing things. We’ll support you with colleagues who are experts in their disciplines, drawn from across the Ogilvy network. And we’ll provide opportunities for you to do work of which you’ll be proud, with people you’ll be proud to call your teammates.