Head of Strategy


Job title: Head of Strategy Job type: Permanent Emp type: Full-time Industry: Expertise: Salary from: AUD $200,000.00 Salary to: AUD $220,000.00 Job published: 2018-05-13 Job ID: 32061 Job Description Our client is an international Advertising Agency that are seeking a Head of Strategy to join their Melbourne Practice. As Head of Strategy, you will be responsible for leading a team of talented strategists, delivering transformative strategic thinking and ideas for some of the biggest and best brands in Australia. You’ll be expected to collaborate with teams across the agency to ensure these strategies are brought to life in the most innovative, impactful way possible, as well as driving the overall quality of product across the wider agency via training and coaching. You will lead our clients’ strategic offering which puts strategy at the heart of what our client does and a vision to be their clients’ most valued business partner. Come and lead our clients’ strategic offering with this exciting leadership role. Partnering with passionate, smart specialists in ideation, search, social and analytics. Supercharge your insights and innovation skills and work in an agency culture that aims to inspire original thinking in everything they do! Responsibilities of the role:

  • Ensure they and the team live our clients values of speed, team and provocation everyday
  • Partner with the CSO to define and lead the vision for the strategy team
  • Inspire, coach and motivate the strategy team and wider agency to think differently and deliver best in market product
  • Contribute positively to the culture and expertise of the wider agency through leadership of relevant initiatives e.g. training on product and tools, facilitating workshops etc.
  • Lead and apply all relevant planning tools and processes, identifying new opportunities and coaching others in their usage
  • Produce industry best-practice strategic recommendations with compelling insights and clear implications for media
  • Develop and apply inspiring and effective presentation and storytelling techniques to sell through strategic thinking
  • Enhance the agency product by developing and sharing thought leadership, training, case studies and awards both internally and externally
  • Identify and lead transformational strategic thinking beyond campaign activity to become a trusted business partner
  • Act as a guardian of the work to ensure campaign execution remains true to the strategy
  • Develop original approaches and solutions to optimise the strategy development process and wider agency offering
  • Oversee all product delivery for Strategy team and checks in with stakeholders as required
  • Be a trusted advisor relationship with senior clients (local and global) and agency partners
  • Effectively manage team resource and client and partner expectations regarding delivery deadlines
  • Facilitate client and agency sessions in an inspiring and effective manner to deliver on desired outcomes
  • Build a collaborative and respectful relationships with key agency and media partners to deliver best in class work
  • Ensure strategy resource is deployed effectively across the client portfolio

What you will need:

  • Extensive experience delivering innovative, insightful and impactful strategic recommendations of a world-class standard
  • An open mind and natural curiosity for understanding brands and human behaviour
  • An innate desire to be provocative and constantly ask ‘what if’
  • A proactive approach to building client relationships and solving business problems
  • A collaborative approach to delivering outcomes
  • Effective communications and coaching skills to deliver the best possible work

Sound like a role that you would like to find out more about? Please feel free to reach out; email to discuss.

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