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Strategist / Planner

London£60-80,000 + fantastic benefits package

This creative communications agency has smashed their targets for the last 3 years and has made enviable profit margins. They want to take the team to the next level in 2012 and recruit a Strategist / Planner. The culture is relaxed, unpretentious, grounded, easy going, social and hard working.

The Strategist / Planner will work alongside the Head of the Brand and play an integral role in growing and developing the strategy team. They believe in hiring the best and are recruiting the next generation of management. They work with global ftse 250 companies and define what they stand for in the market and how that translates into identity and their behaviour.

Experience required

As a Strategist you will have:

  • Experience working in a branding agency or advertising agency
  • Proven experience of developing brand positionings for corporate companies
  • A mix of corporate and consumer experience would be ideal but corporate  experience is a pre-req
  • Have the ability to absorb data, work with research agencies, analyse data and have the creativity to translate to design teams
  • Experience presenting and developing relationships at board level
  • Experience running client relationships and be the lead consultant with the client services team
  • Must ‘get’ business and not just brand
  • Possess strong analytical skills and be able to work intuitively
  • Possess rigor and confidence
  • Have the ability to connect with people
  • Possess strong writing skills and be able to write in different styles
  • Be open minded, self-starting and flexible

Main responsibilities

As a Strategist you will:

  • Support the head of brand in developing the team and the strategic offer
  • Identify what’s important to the brief and inform the process for delivering cut-through solutions in brand positioning projects
  • Lead pitches
  • Write proposals
  • Attend and analyse research, including debrief development
  • Manage and facilitate workshops
  • Stimulus preparation & briefing
  • Research agency liaison
  • Brief designers & copy writers
  • New business support – opportunity identification, research, preparing for and attending meetings, proposal writing

 If this job interests you – please apply now!