• Group Strategy Director - Consumer Qualitative Research & Brand Insights

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    Hall & Partners

    Job Title – Group Strategy Director – Consumer

    Location – Central London


    Who we are:

    Hall and Partners is a strategic brand consultancy, powered by data and insight. We work with some of the world’s biggest brands turning data and research into actionable insight for over 25 years.


    We help brands build relationships that matter with their customers.


    We provide strategic advice to some of the most vibrant brands in the world, helping them build relationships that matter to their customers. We help shape brands through disciplined strategic thinking. This then acts as a driving force to extract hidden insights from the data and carry out further research.



    As a Group Strategy Director, you’ll play a key leadership role in our business. You will lead a team and take ownership for several key accounts, reporting into a Partner. You are commercially focused, growing your business with new clients and revenue streams.


    Experienced in building meaningful relationships, you work in close partnership with clients to provide them with indispensable strategic advice. You revel in the role of coach and lead your team to think holistically about client problems, using varied and innovative methods to gather insight to advise them on solutions. You provide clear direction to your team, ensuring they are empowered to deliver and have opportunities to learn, stretch and grow in their roles.


    We are looking for proactive, positive strategic leaders who can inspire and lead teams to deliver our business vision. We are open to a variety of backgrounds including strategists, planners, researchers and marketers.


    Core responsibilities:

    Acts as a senior strategic consultant with clients, providing them with innovative strategic solutions to business challenges and advising them around their overall brand strategy based on breadth of experience.


    Leads client relationships and has strong relationships, meeting regularly to ensure that they are receiving great service and identifying opportunities to surprise and delight.


    Consistently identifies and wins new business opportunities with existing and new clients. Accountable for revenue generation and financial management.


    Inspires and directs a team and ensures that projects and strategic business goals are delivered to a high standard.


    Is responsible for managing resourcing across clients and projects. Establishes and drives a talent plan for how the team will acquire new skills needed to achieve the business vision.


    Acts as a role model for the office and broader business, setting the standard for behaviour and living our values. Lives and breathes the business strategy and tools, helping the team to bring them to life in their work.


    Leads the pitch process on specific clients, ensuring only the highest quality work is presented.


    Oversees the delivery of high quality client presentations, contributing ideas and direction.


    Designs, understands and sells insight programs, knows the partners within Omnicom who can support.


    Understands the evolving media landscape, the role of digital and the H&P products, able to have a digital conversation with clients and position our offer to them.


    Seamlessly fuses multiple data sources (e.g. social media/media spend/qual & quant) to provide one coherent story focused on answering business questions.


    Integrates analytics techniques to answer business questions for clients.


    Innovates, creating new products or offers and champions them with the business.


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


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


    Key attributes

    Courageous. Proactive, gets involved and takes decisions when needed. Can challenge clients and is open to debate.


    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 leadership role in company initiatives.


    Experienced with various kinds of research methods. Commercially-focused and able to sell broad, innovative products and solutions.


    Future-focused and digitally savvy, knowledgeable about how to investigate multiple data sources to find answers.


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


    Outstanding presentation and storytelling skills.


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


    Able to travel extensively as the job requires.


    What we offer you

    We’ve been told that our culture is unique, 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. A can-do attitude goes a long way in our business and we don't tolerate egos!


    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. They learn a lot from the people around them and taking on new challenges or stretch projects.


    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 great work we do- there are lots of ways to build your skills for the future.


    This is key as we pride ourselves on offering strategic thinking and advice to clients that is creative and insightful.




    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 weeks 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


    Eye test & £50 contribution to lenses

    Cycle to work scheme


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


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