VP, Director of Strategy

Wunderman Thompson Health

Department: Strategy

Location: New York, NY, 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 Health is seeking a VP, Brand Strategist in our New York office. The VP, Brand Strategist is a leadership role, partnering with our brand teams to develop deep insights about our customers and the marketplace that will result in brand ideas that will drive growth for our clients’ business. 

What you’ll do: 

  • Strategic Thinking | Involvement in new business pitches (drive the strategic development, attend pitches), develop workshops, conduct strategic planning, lead client presentations. Manage the curiosity phase including, but not limited to discussion guides, interviews, analysis and presentation of primary and secondary research findings. Manage exploration phase, manage experimentation phase, and manage distillation phase with creative and account team. Conduct and interpret primary and secondary market research 
  • Collaboration | Participate as an integrated team member with account services, creative and digital colleagues. Work together with market analysts to develop their research and presentation skills. Participate, on a day-to-day basis, with internal agency teams on the development and management of client projects and deliverables 
  • Team Building | Mentor and guide mid-level staff members. Set objectives for work and supervise the execution; advising on entire scope of project and resources required to meet objectives 

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 champion of team environments that are comfortable and encouraging. 
  • Optimistic 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. 

What you’ll need: 

  • 4-6 years in a supervisory marketing/analytical capacity in areas such as Pharmaceutical Marketing, Market Research. 
  • Master’s degree preferred (preferably research, life or physical science, or business).              

Wunderman Thompson is a WPP agency. For more information, please visit our website and follow Wunderman Thompson on our social channels: TwitterFacebookLinkedIn, and Instagram.   

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.  


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.

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. 
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