• Strategy Director

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/8/2018 4:34 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-1624
    Category
    Consumer
  • Overview

    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.

    Responsibilities

    Role

    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.

     

    Qualifications

    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.

     

    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.

     

     

    Key attributes

     

    7+ years of experience with a focus on quantitative brand research experience; qualitative brand research experience a plus.

     

    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 create and sell broad thinking and innovative 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 prioritize 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 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. 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.

     

    Benefits

     

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

     

    Comprehensive benefits program (including medical, dental and vision coverage)

    401k program

    Group life insurance

    Generous vacation policy

    Discretionary summer Friday bonus days

    Employee Discount programs

     

    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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