Job Description

Our client is a tier 1, award winning agency, part of a global collective of offices doing amazing work. Rooted in strategic thinking, they work ranges from advertising to branded content, digital solutions, design & branding, architecture & retail design, social media, experiential platforms & activations, and analytics. They have earned the reputation as a top tier brand builder for some of the most progressive clients in the industry. 

They are seeking a Group Strategy Director (newly created role) to have help impact the evolution of their strategy/planning group and lead some of their key accounts.


ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work closely with the Account Directors to lead both internal and client presentations
  • Supervise, Resource and Mentor strategists and analysts on your specific group of accounts
  • Help the team develop client recommendations and transformation agendas, creative briefs, connections plans and measurement strategies
  • Provide a unique point of view on creative and operations management
  • Lead strategic planning packs, tactical packs and recommendations, and whitepapers to respond to our clients’ business needs
  • Bring thought leadership to clients and the agency in Toronto as a whole
  • Interact with clients and lead brainstorming sessions and workshops
  • Collaborate with the Creative Directors to guide the creative process

ROLE REQUIREMENTS

  • Degree in a related discipline (preferably in a Business, Communication, Marketing, or Cultural Studies program)
  • 12+ years of experience with strategy at an integrated agency
  • Experience with global style brands and campaigns
  • Experience working with financial services clients is required*
  • Master of technological, cultural, media trends & best practices
  • Deep knowledge of cultural & human trends
  • Excellent capacity to refine information to reveal an insight
  • Significant exposure to the creative ideation process
  • Ability to lead a team
  • Very strong written and oral communication skills
  • Fully fluent in English

DESIRED PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Business sense
  • Curiosity
  • Creativity
  • Great thinker and an even better storyteller
  • Big-time leader
  • Ability to package information in clear, concise and impactful ways
  • Excellent at summarizing and making complex information accessible
  • Great team player

Accommodations are available on request for any candidates that require an accommodation due to a disability or a medical need.  Please contact us at 416-599-4700 or by email at info@iqpartners.com to discuss specific accommodations.

Job Title:
Group Strategy Director
Location:
Toronto, Ontario
Type:
Perm
Salary:
N/A
Job ID:
#7770
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