Strategist

Wunderman Thompson

Department: Strategy

Location: London, United Kingdom

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.

What you’ll be doing:

You’re an ambitious Strategy professional looking to accelerate your learning curve and to help us deliver game changing campaigns for one of our biggest clients – Sage.

Sage is one of the UK’s largest and oldest technology businesses. They more or less invented the category (accounting software) and are still market leader in the UK. But changing technology, aggressive new entrants to the market and a desire to grow as a global brand mean they need to raise their marketing game.

This is where we come in. Wunderman Thompson partnered with Sage in 2020 and created the “Boss It” campaign, a bold new direction for the brand. Over the next few years, we will be taking that spirit and delivering multi-channel, global advertising and experiences to further grow Sage.

Our partnership with Sage covers large scale marketing campaigns, brand strategy, customer experience, channel marketing and many other disciplines. It’s an exciting time to work with a business as it transforms it’s approach to marketing and brand and expands internationally.

  • Lead communications strategies for certain lines of business (i.e. Acccountant, specific verticals like construction or ecommerce) – proposition development, creative brief, opportunities for new creative avenues.
  • Be expected to develop strategies in tandem with other strategic depts – data, UX, customer experience, etc. For example – work with data strategist to understand the audience and develop contact and messaging strategies.
  • Collaborate with the wider strategy department (CX/Data) for relevant projects which require further input.
  • Work closely with the client service team to provide ongoing strategic support.
  • Develop close working relationships with senior members of the creative team. For instance, debating propositions, being vocal in creative WIP’s.
  • Be expected to spot new creative opportunities on the account to drive innovation.
  • Be given room to grow fast but with the right support.

Who you are:

You’ll have a passion for brand and communications strategy. Sage is a B2B business, but we use a lot of B2C techniques and thinking so B2B experience isn’t essential. You’ll be creatively driven and have an eye on innovations that are and will be shaping our category. You’re naturally proactive leaving no stone unturned when it comes to identifying opportunities and coming up with brilliant solutions. You believe the customer should be at the heart of everything that we do and are unrelenting about finding interesting insights. You’re a fantastic communicator and presenter and are able to articulately and persuasively tell a story and take clients with you on the journey. You are a team player and have passion and energy to inspire the teams you work with to do the best possible work.

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience in a strategic role; digital & CRM planning / creative / content strategy
  • Proven track record of the creation and delivery of integrated marketing communications strategies, excellent creative judgement and comfortable guiding the creative process

What we can offer you:

We don’t settle for people who can just do the job, we look for people that go beyond that and always push our thinking to be better than yesterday. We believe that this is what makes our agency a great place to be – a space where you’re never far away from the best minds to learn from.

We want you to be comfortable and proud every day of the week and have created an open and inclusive environment where you can bring your whole self to work. We don’t want you to just fit into our culture, we want your uniqueness and diversity of background to add to it and make this an agency where we all have a real sense of belonging and purpose. We are a community. 

Our focus is on keeping teams connected and engaged whether we're in the office or working from home, putting people’s wellbeing first, ensuring every person has access to our learning and development programme and building an inclusive workplace. We have a weekly ‘Staying Connected Calendar’ which is full to the brim of training you can get involved in, inspiration sessions hosted by external partners to check out and wellbeing classes and tips and tricks to look after your mind, body and soul. From yoga, Pilates, HIIT, hypnotherapy, a Strava cycling group, 1:1 resilience sessions and trained mental health first aiders. To name a few. Within our office we have a dedicated wellness studio and this year we built a brand new learning lab. Here we host weekly lunchtime lessons that supports iLearn, our learning & development portal home to 100s of sessions for you to access. We're also committed to building an inclusive, equitable and diverse workforce driven by our Inclusion Council and Employee Resource Groups; Roots, Green, Unite, Women @ WT, Families Network and culture club.

Your career development is important to us and should you ever choose to move on from Wunderman Thompson, we want you to be better than when you joined us. Thrive will provide you with the framework and support needed to reach your career aspirations. There really is no shortage of opportunities here for the right person that is prepared to roll their sleeves up, get involved and collaborate with those around them to deliver the best work for our clients and our agency. 

At Wunderman Thompson, we are committed to actively building a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcomed, valued and heard, and is treated with dignity and respect.  As leaders and creative partners across industries, it is our responsibility to cultivate an environment reflective of our greatest asset; our people. We believe that this commitment inspires growth and delivers equitable outcomes for everyone as well as the clients and communities we serve.

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