Brand Strategy Director

VICE Media

Multiple Locations


0 year(s)
Full-Time
N/A


Job Description
<p><strong>Brand Strategy Director (VIRTUE) </strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">(8-10 years experience)</span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Brand Strategy Directors are the show runners of the department. They lead the vision for their accounts, are trusted partners to their clients, creatives, and account team members. They are the foot we put forward in new business. And they help bring the rest of the team with them.&nbsp;</span></p>
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<p><strong>Responsibilities</strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">:</span></p>
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<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Work closely with the Head of Strategy to develop breakthrough ideas for key accounts, along with new business.</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Understands clients’ businesses work across multiple verticals, and can create long and short term strategies that help reach business goals.</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Own, manage, and run the strategy on your specific accounts --- you are comfortable overseeing a team and have done so before.</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Own planning projects from inception to completion: create research plans, develop insights, write briefs, collaborate with the creative, account and client teams, facilitate and direct brainstorming sessions, and continue to see the project through in all its phases.</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Lead and support new business pitches with the Head of Strategy and appropriate other team members..</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Establish strong and collaborative relationships with key department heads and employees across the business including account, creative, analytics, and more.</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Manage and mentor junior strategists on the team – be the person on the team they strive to be like.</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Run thought leadership initiatives, from coming up with them to presenting them at industry events.&nbsp;</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Always striving to make the work better. Constantly look for ways to bring our briefs to the next level.</span></li>
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<p><strong>Skillset:</strong></p>
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<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Can design and manage an original method for primary research that results in groundbreaking new findings</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Can originate a new thought or framework that results in breakthrough effective work in the marketplace</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Can persuade clients and colleagues to see the situation/world as I see it</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Can own strategy on accounts of all complexity and sizes. Can build a trusting relationship with senior level clients. Can lead on various sized pitches.</span></li>
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<p><strong>You:</strong></p>
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<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Your writing sings.</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Your briefs are clear and inspiring every time.</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Your clients think of you as a trusted partner and you like building relationships with them.</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Your creatives are your partners.</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">You speak expertly about business dynamics.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">You are an essential part of the agency’s growth and future. </span></li>
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