Senior 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.

 

You love understanding people; their many and varied curious behaviours and tics.

You want to make work that helps define how some of the UK’s biggest and best brands cut through, whether that’s digital experiences, customer engagement or even a good old TV ad.

For this role, we’re after someone who has a firm grounding in the world of customer engagement (CRM, in old money) to help shape strategy for several of our biggest clients. 

Experience in utilities would be a plus, and Telco, even better – but it’s not essential. What we’re looking for is proof of an entrepreneurial, interested mindset from a candidate who wants to deepen their knowledge and practice of integrated strategy – to focus on the whole brand, not just one facet of it.

You’ll leave no stone unturned in seeking to identify the biggest problems, find the best solutions, and to deliver these solutions brilliantly, no matter where they exist in the customer journey.

Our ambition is to deliver award-winning work. Do you think this sounds appealing? We’d love to hear from you.

What you'll be doing:

  • Help the team develop acquisition and in life communications for one of our biggest clients.
  • Create digital experiences for one of our other large clients (to be confirmed!)
  • Lead communications strategies for certain lines of their business(es)
  • Be expected to develop strategies in tandem with other strategic depts – data and customer experience
  • Work closely with the client service team to provide ongoing strategic support
  • Inspire the creative team, and all of those lucky enough to work alongside you.

Specifically….

  • Develop close working relationships with senior members of the creative team. For instance, debating propositions, being vocal in creative WIP’s
  • Lead insight development – sometimes using primary research
  • Work alongside more junior and more senior strategists, providing counsel and opinions where approrpiate
  • 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 and technology, 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. Our ambition is to deliver award-winning work, so you’ll be a team player and have passion and energy to inspire the teams you work with to do the best possible work. Some B2B experience would be useful, but not essential.

  • Experience in a strategic role; creative / content strategy / digital & CRM planning
  • 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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