Executive Strategy Director
We are currently seeking an Executive Strategy Director. Could this be you?
Box ticking. It’s not for us. As a company with studios across the globe, we power up the best minds from 31 teams in over 22 countries to create a unique skillset for each client. We spark ingenuity with global creative sprints that cross time zones and borders and spur on the best of our talent. That includes Landor’s exceptional brand consulting and strategic design, Fitch’s brilliance in experience, retail and workplace design, and ManvsMachine’s competition-smashing motion design. We are part of the WPP group.
We are proud to be the global partner for Coca Cola, a client with whom we share both values and ambition.
In what has been called the “the biggest advertising pitch in history”, WPP was chosen to connect our talent and skills in a truly borderless way to create an open platform that will multiply the power of creativity for one of the world’s largest and beloved brands.
There’s no magic like the one that comes from outstanding talent collaborating across time zones, regions and markets. It is what we call the “collective ta-da”. That is why being part of OpenX is simply a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join a game changer partnership built with one goal in mind: creating the boldest, most innovative ideas in the history of marketing.
The Executive Strategy Director will play a key leadership position that drives the success of #Coca-cola, and Landor & Fitch. Externally, you will grow larger, long-term relationships and become the go-to advisor for executive-level clients. You will manage and build the strategy practice and mentor team members across the region and be a strategic leader across the region. You will be a key thought leader to grow the capabilities of our brand strategy offer. Working alongside other senior members, you will build strong client relationships and drive revenue growth from our clients, while inspiring and leading teams to solve our clients’ toughest brand and business challenges.
What we’re looking for
You have 15+ years experience in brand strategy, brand architecture, portfolio strategy with an ability to go beyond the traditional tools. You will have deep expertise in corporate brand strategy and M&A. You will have experience in financial services, professional services, technology, and other B2B verticals. You will be an analytical and critical thinker with an expert-level understanding of branding and business strategy. You will connect brand and business strategy to create lasting impact. You will manage the brand strategy team and provide ongoing feedback to drive the best performance. Across all our disciplines, you will inspire team members to deliver the best quality work and drive to impactful solutions.
You have a passion for understanding a client’s business and arriving at insights that solve their challenges via brand. You will have proven experience leading large complex, global projects with executives and your work will have lasting impact. You are results-focused, collaborative, passionate and enthusiastic. You will be a trusted advisor for executive-level clients on issues inside and outside the scope of current work.
You will have an inherent curiosity, be an innovative thinker, and bring insights and cutting-edge solutions to the table. You are able to see the big picture, present and future, and explore those possibilities. You will develop thought leadership on a client’s business and key industries for publication, externally and internally. In addition, you will take part in external PR and networking events to promote our reputation. You will share the latest published thinking on branding, market-based trends, brand successes and failures and industry business activity and best practice case studies.
Our commitment to diversity and inclusion
We believe diversity brings creativity, which is at the heart of everything we do. We are actively engaging in creating an environment free of discrimination, where our people and their uniqueness can shine and be celebrated. We’re working to set a standard for the industry as a whole, creating a culture of equity and belonging. We may not be perfect, and we know there is work to do, but we regularly check with our teams and Employee Resource Groups on how we are doing, using their insight to frame our thinking and actions, so we can all do better, working as one Landor & Fitch.