Senior Strategist

Wunderman Thompson

Department: Strategy

Location: Los Angeles, CA, 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 a Senior Strategist to play an important role within our Technology, Automotive, and other key accounts. This is an exciting opportunity to shape and develop both go-to-market and website/experience strategies and solutions, starting from a clear understanding of audiences, business opportunities, and emerging marketing trends. 

You enjoy working with cross-functional teams to bring fully integrated multi-channel campaigns to life as well as website content. You know how to work with data analytics teams to infuse quantitative data into content strategies and recommendations. And you are able to intake and consume complex topics, transforming them into simple and inspiring ideas that both B2B and B2C audiences find useful and informative. 

You are a proven expert in research and strategic thinking, and you’re passionate about understanding audiences and their needs, and will use your skills in research and design to help create meaningful, engaging experiences. You have an innate curiosity and drive to find compelling new ways and channels to engage audiences and are constantly searching for new ways of constructing effective and inspiring strategies and creative.  

What you’ll do:   

  • Collaborate | Work collaboratively with partners across the organization and with clients to support creative briefs and other strategic and planning deliverables. 

  • Innovate | Build expertise and innovation within the team. Lead learning sessions, champion the creative and business potential of new technologies and fresh thinking about B2B and B2C experiences. 

  • Be an expert | Demonstrate deep and insightful knowledge of Technology and Automotive audiences. Maintain brand, category and competitive knowledge. Perform primary and secondary research on industry trends, competitive analysis, and category insights. Use your expertise to build relationships directly with client partners. 

  • Channel Wizard | Provide strategic guidance on emerging media channels and platforms.  Well versed in 1:1 channels (social, brand communities, web, email, direct mail, etc.). 

  • Inspire | Create a business culture that motivates your cross-functional team to perform at the highest level. 

Who you are:  

  • Passionate | Roll up your sleeves and to bring ideas to life. 

  • A Strong Communicator | Develop, communicate and skillfully present Wunderman Thompson’s point-of-view on leading edge topics in content and social, as internal and external thought leadership and in contribution to client work and pitches. 

  • Big Picture Thinker | Believe that what we do and make matters – to our team, our clients and to people who experience our brand. And an equal belief that how we do it is as important as what we do. 

  • Curious | Able to learn and adapt to new technologies and trends. 

  • Ego-less | We all wear hats that need wearing- it’s a mentality that makes the team successful. 

What you'll need:  

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience working in strategy/planning within a digital agency, consulting firm, and/or boutique strategy firm 

  • Passion for technology/automotive technology and understanding of transformative technology trends and innovations like 5G and AI 

  • Experience leading strategic planning for brands grounded in analysis and creative insight, and ability to translate those strategies to specific, actionable go-to-market plans 

  • Experience developing customer personas, journeys and customer journey mapping 

  • Experience designing and leading qualitative research of all kinds, such as interviews, focus groups, workshops and brainstorms 

  • A special interest and experience in branded website and search specific strategy, experience in auto or technology a plus 

  • A desktop research wizard that actively scans and analyzes external consumer, competitive, and industry trends to identify best practices and opportunities 

  • Adept at synthesizing large amounts of data and information to uncover key, actionable insights that can guide creative thinking 

  • Assist in the drafting of creative briefs that drive internal alignment and inspire the creative team 

  • Develop test and learn opportunities across all executions and the ability to decipher and analyze the results  

  • Review creative work to ensure that all work is laddering up to strategy and guide work from initial insights through execution 

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment. 

  • Up-to-date understanding of market trends and keen interest in following emerging technologies. 

What we offer:   

  • Passionate, driven people | We champion a culture of people that do extraordinary work. 

  • Consciously cultivated culture | We aim to embody the behaviors to build an inclusive community that is in it together, bringing both positivity and active listening into the workplace as we simultaneously strive to empower creative bravery. 

  • Competitive benefits | What we offer full time hires ranges from the full spectrum of group health coverage options (medical, dental, vision) to a generous 401k match (100% dollar-for-dollar match, up to 5% of salary contribution), and a variety of paid time off offerings that reflect our investment in all aspects of your overall life balance and wellness. 

  • Growth-minded opportunities | We aim to nurture a culture of real-time feedback, growth-oriented mindset, and plenty of training opportunities through Wunderman Thompson and WPP, so you can continue to grow personally and professionally. 

Wunderman Thompson is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, military/veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or other protected group status. We believe in creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion and strives to recruit a diverse slate of candidates to help us achieve that goal. 

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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