Strategic Planner (International clients - Belgium based)

Wunderman Thompson

Department: Strategy

Location: Antwerpen, Belgium

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.

We are looking for a strategic planner with knowledge of market research, brand building, communication strategy, employer brand campaigning, content & social strategy and media on a conversational level on most of these but expert in one or two.

A digital native with a few years of agency experience, a CX-mindset and a passion for brands and creative work. But most of all the drive to bring out the best.

Your main focus will be a top e-commerce player with brand building and employer branding challenges, in addition to other international projects.

CLIENT RELATIONS AND COLLABORATION

  • Be part of a strategy team working for international clients
  • Understand client questions, identify the question behind the questions
  • Keep up-to-date with our audience’s preferences and proactively suggest new campaigns
  • Inspire clients and colleagues with the latest trends (cultural, technological, case studies, market evolutions, etc.)

RESEARCH

  • Interpret market research while also hunting for additional (digital) data sources to generate relevant insights.
  • Perform and/or interpret depth-interviews and ethnographic research
  • Perform and/or interpret competitive research
  • Research products, services and current strategies to identify new opportunities
  • Keep an eye on cultural and social trends and tensions relevant to the business

STRATEGY

  • Define the business challenge, the human challenge and jobs to be done
  • Come up with research-driven compelling human and cultural insights
  • Develop go-to-market, campaign, content and social strategies, including detailed research-driven messaging frameworks for different channels and markets
  • Present and discuss insights and strategies in meetings with clients
  • Prepare and co-facilitate workshops

CREATION, PRODUCTION AND IMPLEMENTATION

  • Work closely with account management and creative teams to ensure the creative approach is on strategy
  • Be the guardian of the strategy during the implementation of new go-to-market, brand, communication or experience strategies
  • Ensure global campaigns are relevant to the local market

 REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Comprehensive understanding of brand strategy, employer branding, brand campaigning, digital strategy, social media strategy.
  • Experienced in developing go-to-market, brand, experience and creative strategies using both traditional and new channels.
  • You possess strong analytical skills. You can understand and interpret the latest brand tracker as well as the most recent Google Analytics report. You have demonstrated experience in the use of measurement and tracking tools within all digital channels. You are able to incorporate these results into strategies, creative briefs and local cultural roadmaps
  • Strong client-facing skills, presentation skills.
  • The ability to present ideas clearly and concisely in writing.
  • Flexible and able to adapt to client requests on short notice.
  • Strong knowledge of primary and secondary research methodologies, both qualitative and quantitative
  • Native or high proficiency in English, proficiency in Polish, German, French, Italian or Dutch is a plus
  • Living or willing to relocate to Belgium or the Netherlands

 REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:

  • Straightforward and direct
  • Clear communicator
  • Focused on collaboration and idea sharing
  • Builds to consensus
  • Fair and respectful
  • Active listener
  • Open to people and new ideas
  • Pursues personal growth by embracing challenges
  • Positive and problem-solving mindset

 REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Between 3 to 7 years’ experience as Strategic Planner in an advertising or creative agency or on the strategic team of an advertiser

 WE OFFER:

  • A competitive salary with fringe benefits
  • Ambitious and highly creative clients
  • A team of experienced advertising grandmasters and young prodigies
  • We offer opportunities for your further training and career

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.  

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