Strategy Director

Wunderman Thompson

Department: Strategy

Expertise: Communications

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 we are looking for?

As a Planning Director at WT, it is your job to understand what it takes to help a client’s business succeed. We do this through a superior understanding of the business, the brand, the audience and the cultural context, of all combined.

In your role on GSK, you will work with a combination of marketing clients, data experts, creatives, experience designers and management consultants from across the integrated agency. We’ll expect you to be brilliant at the following:

  • You apply imagination, and raise the bar of creative work through simple disruptive planning, breadth and opportunities for integration in the work.
  • You partner with a BL and CD to ensure client buy-in, helping to protect the integrity of the work at all times. You make the case for new and different creativity.
  • Alongside your CD you own the creative development process; teams actively seek your strategic judgement and direction. Your fingerprints are all over the work.
  • You are able to adapt your style to get the best out of the people you work with. You can comfortably persuade clients to buy the best creative work. You are seen as an active disrupter of convention.
  • You are actively involved in managing careers, creating, driving and participating in the wider agency culture, business agenda and the external profile of WT.
  • Your energy is channelled towards ideas that continuously improve the creative work. You put the team first, not your ego.
  • Your point of view is valued within the agency and the industry. You have a clear point of view on how creativity can be used to solve business problems.
  • You can prove the difference the work is making, commercially or behaviourally, beyond doubt and can make recommendations on how the work should be measured.
  • You add to the agency’s profile within the industry, and you contribute to ensuring that our credibility is recognized beyond outside of our industry, actively seeking opportunities to create buzz.
  • You have extensive knowledge of the commercial drivers of your Client business, and work in partnership with senior stakeholders to deliver commercially-led, disruptive marketing strategies. You regularly identify areas of brand and commercial growth above and beyond BAU.
  • You lead the performance agenda with the client, ensuring that there is sufficient data and reporting structures in place in order to put commercial performance at the heart of every project.
  • You partner with a BL to run large accounts or chunky projects/pitches, building good relationships with senior clients and their teams. Beyond brand strategy, you are fundamental to creating the client and relationship strategy as well.
  • Working on Panadol and Paradontax

Who you are?

An ambitious, curious, and brave human

    • Digital expertise
    • Great presentation skills (obviously)
    • Someone who enjoys a good debate and is skilled at crafting a winning argument
    • A degree of some sort will help us understand your background and point of view
    • Someone who believe its more important to be interesting that to be right
    • 5 years of experience in planning

Nice to have but not essential:

    • A sense of humour
    • Pharma experience
    • A pitch winning idea

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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