Group Strategy Director
Posted on 2/1/2023
New York, NY, USA
Experience Level
  • 12+ years of experience in strategic/brand /creative planning (including experience at creative agencies)
  • Experience at leading and mentoring other strategists and planners
  • Ability to work directly with clients and develop relationships accordingly on behalf of the agency
  • Rigorous brand building capabilities, without a rigid approach
  • Demonstrated talent for abstract thinking, spotting trends and patterns, an innate curiosity and insight into human behavior, an instinct for popular culture, and a nuanced understanding of creative work are critical
  • A believer in the power of both a tight brief and an inspirational briefing
  • Ability to think globally but work locally
  • Strong command of most forms of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and working knowledge of when and how to apply them to a given client challenge
  • 1+1=3 collaborators who takes conspiratorial joy from working with clients, creatives and account partners. Smart, steady, unflappable, present, mindful - a great consensus builder, able to listen to multiple stakeholders and able to steward sharp brand thinking through the peanut gallery
  • Create, build and manage brand strategies across a portfolio (writing creative briefs, guiding development and presentation of the creative work)
  • Lead annual planning with clients based on yearly business goals
  • 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 Planning Directors, Senior Strategist, Strategists, Ogilvy Associates and interns who are assigned to the Group Planning Director's accounts
  • Assist in leading and mentoring the department
  • Provide professional development opportunities and on the job training as needed

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