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Senior Strategist, Insights & Innovation

at Wunderman Thompson
Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Who we are:

Wunderman Thompson is a creative, data and technology agency. We are built to inspire growth for our clients with breakthrough creativity that helps our clients succeed. We are in a unique position to deliver growth based on three fundamental principles: we see the world differently and reject conventional thinking; we have an unbounded definition of creativity that can rethink business, culture, and brand experiences; we act decisively and accountably, owning delivery end-to-end. 

Wunderman Thompson Health, a division of Wunderman Thompson, works with companies to build world-class healthcare and pharmaceutical brands among medical professionals and consumers, with a transmedia storytelling approach that covers print, digital and television broadcast media, medical education, sales force presentations and managed access strategies.

Who we are looking for:

Wunderman Thompson Health is seeking a Senior Strategist to join the team in our Washington, D.C. office. Supports and identifies Strategy & Insights processes related to client projects and business growth through market planning and key research.

What you'll do:

Supports and identifies Strategy & Insights processes related to client projects and business growth through market planning and key research.

  • Supports team in analyzing client competitive positioning, messaging, KOL perspectives and overall communications
  • Collaborates with Account Management teams to develop project schedules and manage project tasks (e.g., project milestones, interim deliverables, presentations and other important aspects of Strategy & Insights processes)
  • Communicates specific strategic objectives with clients and manages budgets and timeframes across strategic projects
  • Contributes to client strategic initiatives (e.g., CRM infrastructure development, organizational alignment, feasibility assessments, and other projects that arise from client engagements)
  • Provides support in developing cross-departmental strategy processing with Marketing Intelligence, Media, Interactive, Creative and Teleservices
  • Additional duties may be assigned

 Research

  • Manages research resources and drives collection of inputs into the strategic analysis process
  • Supports the Strategy & Insights department with research techniques and clearly articulates business benefits, rationale and intended use of research findings
  • Communicates quantitative and qualitative research with the Strategy & Insights team and across the agency
  • Consolidates research findings into:
    • insightful personas to drive clear targeting
    • a concise brief to guide creative development
    • an over-arching strategy plan to support major marketing initiatives
  • Creates touch-point maps and other visual techniques commonly used to depict how different elements of a full-scale marketing program interact
  • Manages external research suppliers to ensure research projects achieve objectives within timeframe and budget
  • Builds agency relationships with a core group of research suppliers

 Client Relations                                                                                   

  • Works with Account Management teams to maintain and grow client relationships
  • Works with Account Management teams on sell-ins for new project ideas to client and utilizes additional agency and network resources
  • Works with Account Management teams to manage client expectations

 Staff Development/Team Building

  • Shares important business trends with the Strategy & Insights team and develops strategy best practices as needed
  • Fosters and promotes a team working environment
  • Works on own performance evaluation (P3) by reviewing performance, identifying gaps and participating in training and development as needed
  • Attends and/or participates in department overview meetings, mentor program and in-house workshops when necessary 

Agency Growth

  • Actively participates in agency-wide training programs
  • Adheres to agency-defined workflow procedures as directed by Marketing Services and/or executive leaders
  • Exemplifies fiscal responsibility by adhering to agency and client expense management and staffing policies and procedures
  • Represents Strategy & Insights disciplines in all new business activities, including capabilities, presentations, pitch proposals and development of case studies
  • Upholds agency-wide policies, procedures and processes across the Strategy & Insights department

What you'll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus three to five years’ or more experience in marketing strategy or planning in the direct marketing field
  • Marketing experience in one or more industry categories: e.g., pharmaceuticals, health care, retail/services, high-tech, financial services.
  • Experience with different channels (e.g., B2B or Broad Consumer programs)
  • Excellent knowledge of online research techniques
  • Advanced competencies in Microsoft Office and Internet environments
  • Ability to scope projects accurately, prioritize time well and juggle multiple projects effectively
  • Ability to communicate coherently and sensitively with clients, vendors and staff members
  • Excellent writing, verbal, presentation and consensus-building skills
  • Intuitive and analytical approach to problem solving
  • Ability to organize people, projects and information
  • Ability to offer proactive solutions and ensure successful progression without guidance
  • Ability to mentor and provide leadership across departments in a team and matrix environment
  • Ability to exhibit client service approach with results driven performance

Wunderman Thompson is proud to be a WPP agency. Headquartered in New York, we have a truly global reach with over 20,000 people in 90 markets. For more information, please visit our website and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.  

Wunderman Thompson is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting and retaining the most qualified employees regardless of race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, age or disability. We rely on legitimate interest as a legal basis for processing personal information under the GDPR for purposes of recruitment and applications for employment. 
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Careers

Established in 2019, Wunderman Thompson has a combined history of 150 years, setting the standard for marketing, communications and business innovation. We bring together over 20,000 creatives, analysts, strategists, customer experience designers and business consultants across 90 markets.

We’re always looking for the best talent to add to our diverse and talented mix that is Wunderman Thompson.

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