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Group Director, Strategy

New York City, New York

WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR:
A solution-seeker who always looks on the bright side and is willing to jump over obstacles to get the work from good to great.Highly skilled in their craft and courageous in their approach. A battle buddy who’s always got our back. An avid listener who isn’t afraid to share their opinion to help our work progress; they know there’s no ‘i’ in team. We value our culture above anything else, and that culture is built on the spirit of our people. We’re looking for tireless optimists, happy warriors, and fearless collaborators who bring that extra dose of contagious energy. If you’re looking for some of the same, this opportunity might be for you.

A WEEK IN THE LIFE OF AGROUP DIRECTOR, STRATEGY:
You’ll bring a high-level understanding of the media eco-system and the role each of the platforms play in the daily lives of your brand’s consumers. You’ll bring solid relationships with media partners to the team and build new ones internally and with key agency partners. You’ll be regarded as a leader –acting as council, resource and facilitator to keep the ball moving at all times. You’ll lead your team in setting priorities and delegation.
•Account Management–connect brand goals with target audience, leveraging media tools to uncover insights to activate the plan for a variety of campaigns. Own the execution of deliverables on time, on budget and with attention to quality.Identify creative ideas that meet client needs, solves problems and drives the business strategy. Facilitate brainstorming and foresee how ideas will play out in the marketplace. Understand industry trends and their potential impact on your client
•Team Management–be the goal setter. Pave the direction for your team and devise plans for short-term and long-term growth and success.Supervise and coach your team providing routine feedback, be an advocate of their learning and development.
•Client Management–be your client’s champion. Provide strategic direction and clearly articulate opportunities to clients. Be willing and able to step in and help clients make decisions with a professional presence at all times.
•Cross Team Alignment–be a resourceful and analytical thinker with the ability to work with analytics leads on the client and agency side. Coordinate with the Global team and help input into global strategies and activations.Align with internal stakeholders to meet agency objectives, share perspectives and improve operational efficiencies.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO SUCCEED:•
Minimum of 10 to12 years of media planning experience; integrated experience strongly desired
•Minimum 6 years of experience in managing and growing a team
•Strong ability to have intelligent conversations about data and measurement
•Knack for linking business goals with strategic executions
•Effective communication skills
•Proficiency in media terminology, media math, calculations and KPI development and third-party research tools

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