You x ventures 0 K7 Ggi A8l VE unsplash

Careers

Group Strategy Director

at Wunderman Thompson
Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Who we are:

At Wunderman Thompson we exist to inspire growth for ambitious brands. Part creative agency, part consultancy and part technology company, our experts provide end-to-end capabilities at a global scale to deliver inspiration across the entire brand and customer experience.

We are 20,000 strong in 90 markets around the world; our people bring together creative storytelling, diverse perspectives, inclusive thinking, and highly specialized vertical capabilities to drive growth for our clients. We offer deep expertise across the entire customer journey, including communications, commerce, consultancy, CRM, CX, data, production, and technology.

Who we are looking for:

Wunderman Thompson is seeking an SVP, Strategy to partner with our longstanding client the United States Marine Corps to continue to help achieve their recruitment effort and brand building missions.  This is a unique opportunity for a civic minded strategist with knowledge of the military to work with one of America’s most respected institutions, helping the Marines translate their culture, ethos and story to grow interest in service among a broad cross-section of Americans across multiple, evolving platforms. The ideal candidate is an innately innovative strategist with a solid foundation in brand planning and proven cross channel communications planning expertise.  The role demands a visionary leader who thrives in structured organizations while maintaining an entrepreneurial mindset.

What you’ll do: 

  • Lead | Lead, inspire, motivate, mentor and retain an outstanding planning and strategy team dedicated to long term client success. Review, manage and deploy team resources in a way that supports client, business, and personal team goals. Command the room in client meetings when discussing the challenges and opportunities of the day, building trust and confidence in how we think and support our client.
  • Work | Uncover novel insights and develop innovative communications and experience ideas. Constantly separate signals from noise in a large quantity of information and rapidly distill it for key stakeholders and creators. Share perspectives and recommendations clearly and persuasively (both orally and in written form), demonstrating a strong storytelling capability. Develop strategic deliverables that include research synthesis, creative briefs, prospect/audience journeys, competitive analysis, content strategy, and compelling brand positioning. Contribute business and technical knowledge related to client business, consumer behavior, and digital transformation.
  • Client Partnerships| Partner with agency and client counterparts to develop the annual marketing strategy and plan, while effectively leading the evolution of brand strategy. Consult with client partners and agency leadership on strategy, while promoting and encouraging the appropriate application of research and customer data to assist in decision making. Monitor the recruitment-aged youth and recruiting landscape, to understand and inform client goals.
  • Collaborate | Work with the data, creative and account management teams to ensure all client deliverables are flawlessly executed and on strategy. Engage academia, journalists, researchers, and social theorists to stay ahead of trends and issues central to American ideas of military service.
  • Thought Leadership | Immerse yourself in the culture, literature and doctrine of the Marine Corps. Explore the civic and political-cultural landscape affecting attitudes, beliefs and behaviors associated with the military. Apply a civic-first (not market-first) perspective to ignite new ideas that help attract recruitable youth. Use your experience and knowledge to inspire and motivate the client and the team.
  • Growth | Utilize the wide-ranging, WPP/WT network to identify clear areas of opportunity, introduce new capabilities, and convert them into solutions to add value to client propositions. Be a trusted partner to the client and strengthen client relationships.

Who you are:

  • A builder | Entrepreneurial attitude coupled with strong business acumen. Ability and appetite to bring people together. Innate ability to marshal people and create gravity around ideas.
  • Open and collaborative | Our team is close-knit and supportive and we’re working with a lot of unknowns – you must be a champion of team environments that are comfortable, inclusive and encouraging.
  • Optimistic, confident and resilient | Dig in and figure out how to work around problems. Exemplify a “Yes and why not?” posture. Takes care of self and team. Balance needed to maintain stamina and positivity.
  • Ego-less | We all wear the hats that need wearing, it’s a mentality that makes the team successful.
  • Relentlessly Curious | An avid reader and thinker. Always on the hunt for new information to form hypotheses and reinforce agency recommendations with compelling data, perspectives and evidence.

What you’ll need: 

  • 20+ years of strategic planning experience in an agency, marketing or consulting environment.
  • Deep interest and experience studying political-cultural issues, and strong command of generational attitudes about these issues.
  • Ability to inspire and nurture great ideas that live across channels and platforms.
  • Mine provocative insights that form the basis of creative strategies and marketing plans.
  • Deep knowledge of the technology and media landscape with an ability to identify unmet needs and inspire human-centric experiences.
  • Strong leadership skills and a history of partnering with senior clients to achieve business and marketing goals.
  • Understanding of available research and data resources, with the ability to apply the right method and tool to the right learning objective.
  • Primary and secondary research capabilities, with the ability to design research methodology and interpret results for executive level stakeholders.
  • Experience presenting to diverse audiences and stakeholders, including government policymakers, leaders, and partners.
  • Track record of working in collaborative, fast-paced environments, while navigating the demands to structure and process.

Wunderman Thompson is a WPP agency.  For more informationplease visit our website and follow Wunderman Thompson on our social channels via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.  

We rely on legitimate interest as a legal basis for processing personal information under the GDPR for purposes of recruitment and applications for employment. 

${ job.title }

${ job.brand }

Department: ${ job.departments[0].name }

Location: ${ job.city }, ${ job.country }

When you click the "Submit Application" button above, this will send all the information you have added above to Wunderman Thompson. Before you do this, we think it's a good idea to read through our Privacy Policy. This explains what we do with your personal data when you apply for a role with us, and, how you can update the information you have provided us with or how to remove it.

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.

Current Job Openings

Job Title
Department
Location

Project Management & Delivery

London, United Kingdom

Account Director

Wunderman Thompson

Client Services

Austin, TX, United States

Account Director

Wunderman Thompson

Client Services

Orange County, CA, United States

Account Director

Wunderman Thompson

Client Services

Memphis, TN, United States

Account Executive

Wunderman Thompson

Client Services

Orange County, CA, United States

Account Executive

Wunderman Thompson Health

Client Services

Stamford, CT, United States

Client Services

Toronto, Canada

Account Supervisor

Wunderman Thompson Health

Client Services

New York, NY, United States

Analyst (Contract)

Wunderman Thompson

Data & Analytics

New York, NY, United States

Architect

Wunderman Thompson

Technology

Dallas, TX, United States

Art Director

Wunderman Thompson Health

Creative

New York, NY, United States

Creative

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Associate Medical Director

Wunderman Thompson Health

Medical & Scientific

Stamford, CT, United States

Auditor

Wunderman Thompson

Finance

Austin, TX, United States

B2B Marketing Writer

Wunderman Thompson

Creative

Seattle, WA, United States

Business Analyst

Wunderman Thompson

Technology

Dallas, TX, United States

Business/Data Analyst

Wunderman Thompson

Data & Analytics

Praha, Czech Republic

Technology

London, United Kingdom

Technology

New York, NY, United States

Campaign Administrator

Wunderman Thompson

Technology

Praha, Czech Republic

Finance

Mirum Europe,

Cloud Engineer

Wunderman Thompson

Technology

Dallas, TX, United States

Cloud Security Engineer

Wunderman Thompson

Technology

Dallas, TX, United States

Cloud Services Manager

Wunderman Thompson

Technology

Dallas, TX, United States

Technology

Dallas, TX, United States

Client Services

Praha, Czech Republic

Content Director

Wunderman Thompson

Creative

Seattle, WA, United States

Content Strategist

Wunderman Thompson

Experience

New York, NY, United States

Controller

Wunderman Thompson

Finance

Dallas, TX, United States

Copywriter (Contract)

Wunderman Thompson

Creative

Austin, TX, United States

Copywriter (Contract)

Wunderman Thompson

Creative

Detroit, MI, United States

Creative

Praha, Czech Republic

Copywriter - German native

Wunderman Thompson

Creative

Praha, Czech Republic

Creative and Content Lead

Wunderman Thompson

Creative

Seattle, WA, United States

Creative

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Creative Director

Wunderman Thompson

Creative

Minneapolis, MN, United States

Data Engineer

Wunderman Thompson

Data & Analytics

Dallas, TX, United States

Data Scientist

Wunderman Thompson

Data & Analytics

Dallas, TX, United States

Designer

Wunderman Thompson

Creative

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Digital Account Executive

Wunderman Thompson Health

Client Services

Kansas City, MO, United States

Digital Designer

Wunderman Thompson

Creative

Memphis, TN, United States

Digital Designer

Wunderman Thompson

Creative

Austin, TX, United States

Digital Designer

Wunderman Thompson

Creative

Chicago, IL, United States

Digital Media Analyst

Wunderman Thompson

Data & Analytics

Chicago, IL, United States

Digital Media Analyst

Wunderman Thompson

Data & Analytics

Memphis, TN, United States

Digital Media Analyst

Wunderman Thompson

Data & Analytics

Austin, TX, United States

Digital Project Manager

Wunderman Thompson Health

Project Management & Delivery

New York, NY, United States

Digital Strategist

Wunderman Thompson

Strategy

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Technology

Denver, CO, United States

Data & Analytics

Louisville, CO, United States

Technology

Dallas, TX, United States

English Native Copywriter

Wunderman Thompson

Creative

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Enterprise Sales Executive

Wunderman Thompson

New Business

New York, NY, United States

Executive Assistant

Wunderman Thompson

Operations

Seattle, WA, United States

Experience Designer, UX

Wunderman Thompson

Experience

Minneapolis, MN, United States

Experience Designer, UX

Wunderman Thompson

Experience

Chicago, IL, United States

Experience

Chicago, IL, United States

Experience

Minneapolis, MN, United States

Operations

Louisville, CO, United States

Technology

Remote ,

Technology

Remote ,

Group Account Supervisor

Wunderman Thompson Health

Client Services

New York, NY, United States

Group Account Supervisor

Wunderman Thompson Health

Client Services

New York, NY, United States

Group Account Supervisor

Wunderman Thompson Health

Client Services

New York, NY, United States

Data & Analytics

Seattle, WA, United States

Media Services

Chicago, IL, United States

Group Strategy Director

Wunderman Thompson

Strategy

Washington, DC, United States

Growth Marketing Manager

Wunderman Thompson

New Business

England, United Kingdom

Insight Lead

Wunderman Thompson

Data & Analytics

Praha, Czech Republic

Junior Data Analyst

Wunderman Thompson

Data & Analytics

Praha, Czech Republic

Project Management & Delivery

Toronto, Canada

Finance

Toronto, Canada

Junior Web Editor

Wunderman Thompson

Technology

Praha, Czech Republic

Lead/Senior iOS Engineer

Wunderman Thompson

Technology

Atlanta, GA, United States

Technology

Praha, Czech Republic

Medical Director

Wunderman Thompson Health

Medical & Scientific

New York, NY, United States

Medical Director

Wunderman Thompson Health

Medical & Scientific

Stamford, CT, United States

Operations Manager

Wunderman Thompson

Project Management & Delivery

London, United Kingdom

Data & Analytics

Praha, Czech Republic

Technology

New York, NY, United States

People Director

Wunderman Thompson Health

People

New York, NY, United States

People Director

Wunderman Thompson

People

Los Angeles, CA, United States

President, NY

Wunderman Thompson Health

Executive

Wunderman Thompson Health,

Program Director

Wunderman Thompson

Client Services

Memphis, TN, United States

Program Director

Wunderman Thompson

Client Services

Austin, TX, United States

Operations

Louisville, CO, United States

Project Manager

Wunderman Thompson

Project Management & Delivery

Orange County, CA, United States

Project Manager

Wunderman Thompson

Project Management & Delivery

Los Angeles, CA, United States

QA Analyst (Junior)

Wunderman Thompson

Technology

Toronto, Canada

QA Manager

Wunderman Thompson

Technology

Denver, CO, United States

Senior Account Executive

Wunderman Thompson Health

Client Services

New York, NY, United States

Client Services

Rogers, AR, United States

Senior Account Manager

Wunderman Thompson

Client Services

Austin, TX, United States

Senior Copywriter

Wunderman Thompson

Creative

Seattle, WA, United States

Senior Developer

Wunderman Thompson

Technology

Johannesburg, South Africa

Media Services

Memphis, TN, United States

Media Services

Austin, TX, United States

Project Management & Delivery

Toronto, Canada

Senior Editorial Writer

Wunderman Thompson

Creative

London, United Kingdom

Experience

Minneapolis, MN, United States

Experience

Chicago, IL, United States

Experience

Minneapolis, MN, United States

Experience

Chicago, IL, United States

Senior Product Designer

Wunderman Thompson

Experience

New York, NY, United States

Senior Project Manager

Wunderman Thompson

Project Management & Delivery

Atlanta, GA, United States

Senior Project Manager

Wunderman Thompson

Project Management & Delivery

Trenton, NJ, United States

Senior Project Manager

Wunderman Thompson

Project Management & Delivery

Philadelphia, PA, United States

Senior Project Manager

Wunderman Thompson

Project Management & Delivery

Seattle, WA, United States

Senior Project Manager

Wunderman Thompson

Project Management & Delivery

Atlanta, GA, United States

Strategy

Orange County, CA, United States

Technology

Louisville, CO, United States

Technology

Louisville, CO, United States

Client Services

Chicago, IL, United States

Project Management & Delivery

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Senior UX Strategist

Wunderman Thompson

Strategy

Los Angeles, CA, United States

SEO Specialist

Wunderman Thompson

Media Services

San Diego, CA, United States

SEO Specialist

Wunderman Thompson

Media Services

Chicago, IL, United States

SEO Specialist

Wunderman Thompson

Media Services

Austin, TX, United States

SEO Specialist

Wunderman Thompson

Media Services

Memphis, TN, United States

Project Management & Delivery

Praha, Czech Republic

Creative

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Creative

Memphis, TN, United States

Creative

Austin, TX, United States

Finance

Dallas, TX, United States

Finance

Dallas, TX, United States

Stáž - VŠKK

Wunderman Thompson

Early Careers & Internships

Praha, Czech Republic

Technology

London, United Kingdom

Technology

New York, NY, United States

Strategy Director

Wunderman Thompson

Strategy

Seattle, WA, United States

SVP, Creative Director - Copy

Wunderman Thompson Health

Creative

New York, NY, United States

Technology

London, United Kingdom

Technology

Praha, Czech Republic

UI Designer

Possible

Creative

Buenos Aires, Argentina

VP Director of Strategy

Wunderman Thompson

Strategy

Orange County, CA, United States

VP, Medical Director

Wunderman Thompson Health

Medical & Scientific

New York, NY, United States

VP, Medical Director

Wunderman Thompson Health

Medical & Scientific

Stamford, CT, United States

Zaslat CV/Send CV

Wunderman Thompson

Experience

Praha, Czech Republic

No positions are available at this time.