Client Services

Strategy Director - Brand

Landor & Fitch
Sydney

Landor & Fitch is hiring the next Strategy Director to join the Australia studio. Could this be you?

About 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 exceptional brand consulting and strategic design, brilliance in experience, retail and workplace design, and competition-smashing motion design. We are part of the WPP group.

The role

The Strategy Director provides day-to-day leadership of strategists, designers and account management during strategic phases of projects, leading Landor & Fitch’s clients towards ambitious and strategic goals. The specific job duties and responsibilities are as follows:

  • Providing day-to-day leadership during strategy phases of Account Management and Design teams
  • Going beyond the brief to understand the deeper needs of the client’s business
  • Bringing multiple thoughts together into a clear and coherent strategic imperative
  • Providing leadership in all strategy to the team
  • Supporting Senior Strategists and strategists on their journey towards becoming directors and seniors.
  • Communicating the value of strategy and its tools to other communities across the studio
  • Evolving the strategic tools and processes used in the studio
  • Building Landor & Fitch’s strategy reputation through a clearly owned specialism
  • Growing the reach of the project into new stakeholders and budgets
  • Managing the strategic element on key client relationships
  • Leading key interviews - internal, external, executive
  • Researching the client's business context and understanding the client's decision criteria
  • Anticipating consumer behavior
  • Turning data into actionable insights
  • Telling a compelling story
  • Facilitating creative exploration among diverse participants
  • Creating a brand platform that has a clear business impact
  • Communicating rigorous opinions

What we’re looking for

  • Multidisciplinary strategy and planning experience
  • Ability to adapt models and thinking to fit with the real world of consumers and the wider need of the client
  • Ability to influence the strategic thinking of Creative and Account Management
  • Fluency in brand and marketing methods for developing platform, proposition, naming and architecture
  • Strongly self-motivated, a great multi-tasker and used to working in a frenetic, entrepreneurial environment
  • Ability to relate up and down both internally and externally
  • Bold, opinionated, informed and curious thinker
  • Leading candidates will have proven ability to instill in others: the desire to learn and grow through the work, exceptional attention to detail, a balanced analytical and creative mindset, ability to swiftly priorities competing priorities, and confidence with retail and branding best practices

Our Commitment to Diversity & 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.