• Strategy Director - Consumer Brand Insights

    Job Locations UK-London
    Posted Date 1 month ago(5/22/2018 2:07 PM)
    Job ID
    Consumer Quantitative
  • Overview

    Hall & Partners

    Job Title – Strategy Director – Consumer

    Location – Southbank, London

    Salary – Competitive


    Posting date of role: 22nd May 2018


    Closing date for applications: 29th June 2018


    Who we are

    We help our clients build brand relationships that matter, that are commercially and emotionally rewarding. We do this by understanding people and closing the relationship gap between businesses and people.

    Our positioning is as a strategic brand consultancy, powered by data and insight. We work with some of the world’s biggest companies shaping their brand relationships for them.

    We do this through disciplined strategic thinking. This then acts as a driving force to extract hidden insights from further research investigation and data analytics.




    The Strategy Director role is a key role in our business transformation. You will lead a small team on a range of client accounts. You work in close partnership with clients using our frameworks and tools to ensure clear advice is always delivered. You revel in the role of coach and inspire your team to think holistically about client problems, using innovative methods to gather, distil and inspire. You focus on upskilling your team and ensure they adopt new tools and methodologies to stay ahead. You will have client revenue targets to achieve and will be actively involved in new business pitches. Experience in blended research approaches (e.g. qual, quant, mobile, social listening) is a must.

    We are looking for proactive, positive strategic leaders who have a determination to drive growth and deliver exciting client solutions. We are open to a variety of backgrounds and need someone who can deliver across a broad spectrum of projects.


    Core responsibilities

    Act as a consultant with clients, providing them with clear advice to help them with business challenges.

    Champion our digital transformation in a local office or business area driving our new way of working through the Hub.

    Identify and build new business opportunities with new and existing clients. Can represent Hall & Partners in client meetings to discuss new business opportunities.

    Line manage a team and help the Strategic Director to ensure the team acquire the skills needed to deliver our strategy through coaching, training and on the job learning.

    Initiate new ways of working, technologies and methodologies across client accounts including the Hub, Adapt, Social Reading and Annalect, Tempo, Rapid, Living Lens.

    Be actively involved in pitches and presentations, can deliver the story in a clear and inspiring way.

    Oversee the team’s output, coaching the team to ensure quality and that our thinking and tools are used.

    Show passion for the evolving media landscape, the role of digital and the H&P products, confident integrating digital into solutions proposed to clients.

    Collaborate with other H&P divisions as needed to deliver outstanding and unexpected business solutions on both new pitches and continued client relationships. 

    Actively network and stay up to date with developments in our industry and beyond, identifying and actioning new ways of doing things.


    Has significant experience in brand and communications research

    Has managed large scale global tracking programmes and advertising campaign evaluations

    Has experience of multiple types of market research studies across the product lifecycle, such as brand tracking, customer experience, shopper insights, consumer loyalty, and segmentation


    Has extensive experience working on fuel and convenience retail categories


    Has client-facing and client-side experience


    Has successfully navigated a highly politically driven client dynamic, across local and global teams


    Is highly literate and numerate with strong analytical skills and a good eye for detail


    Has strong communication and interpersonal skills


    Has experience in coaching and mentoring more junior team members


    Has excellent time management skills with the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneouslyMultilingual (ideally with German, Polish, Russian language skills), and has experience working in different markets in and outside of Europe


    Bachelor’s Degree, MBA Degree a plus


    In addition to the specific skills needed for the role we are looking for people who:

    • Are passionate about brands and marketing communications
    • Are excited by the diversity and dynamism of agency life
    • Have a collaborative approach and work well with others at all levels
    • Enjoy applying and learning research skills
    • Are bright, imaginative thinkers who are not afraid to voice their opinions
    • Want to progress and are happy to work hard to get there
    • Are enthusiastic and enjoy challenging themselves
    • Overall, we are looking for people who can act as genuine consultants to their clients. People who can offer them integrated solutions and talk to them about what research they need to solve their business issues


    Key attributes


    Courageous. Proactive, gets involved and makes decisions when needed.

    Creative. Demonstrates a love of people and brands, steps outside the ordinary to surprise and delight clients. A problem solver, thinking pragmatically to make the complex simple.

    Curious. Shows a hunger to learn, innovating and experimenting at work. Embraces new ideas and ways of working.

    Collaborative. Great at working within team environments and getting stuff done together. Takes a lead role in company initiatives.

    Future-focused and digitally savvy.

    Strong project and stakeholder management skills. Able to lead and prioritise to deliver outstanding quality on time and coach team members to do so.

    Strong presentation and storytelling skills.

    Highly motivated and driven, with a hunger to win and grow our business.

    Able to travel as frequently as the job requires.


    What we offer you

    We believe we have a unique culture. It’s a difficult thing to put into words but it’s all about being challenging yet treating each other with respect. We are naturally curious and we love to learn and discover new things.  We nurture opinions and really respect people who have a point of view and aren’t afraid to share their thinking. We work as teams and responsibilities sit with everyone in that team, whatever their job title. 


    We are passionate about helping our people to learn, stretch and grow. We want this to be a place where people feel challenged, as well as guided and supported.

    We have a Learn calendar packed with opportunities to attend interactive training sessions. From “OutsideIn” sessions with industry experts to “15 minutes of Fame” sessions with colleagues to share the amazing work we do, there are lots of ways to build your skills for the future.




    We want our people to feel rewarded for the great work they do. Here are some of the benefits we offer.

    Private healthcare

    Permanent health insurance

    Salary sacrifice pension scheme

    Group life insurance

    25 days holiday plus bank holidays

    Quarterly financial planning clinic

    Additional week’s holiday after 4 years continued service

    Interest free season ticket loan

    A bottle of champagne and a £50 gift voucher for each birthday 

    Childcare vouchers

    Cycle to work scheme


     To find out more about Hall & Partners click here to check us out online.


    Hall & Partners is an equal opportunity employer and are strongly committed to promoting equal opportunity. We maintain an Equal Opportunities, Diversity and Anti-Harassment Policy to inform, guide and encourage equal opportunities practices within the Company.  We are also part of the Omnicom group and together we promote and embrace equality and diversity through a

    number of initiatives such as Omniwomen, ADCOLOR and Open Pride. You can read more about our commitment to do equality and diversity here: http://www.omnicomgroup.com/culture/diversity/.


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