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VP/Grp Dir, Creative Strategy

Overview

Vice President/Group Director – Account Planning/Brand Strategist

DigitasLBi is a highly-caffeinated playground where brilliant minds come together to make bold, award-winning advertising. We use data-driven insights to guide our work, but we also believe in a healthy dose of spirited storytelling as we strive to transform the marketing landscape. Right now, we’re looking for a brilliant Vice President /Group Director to drive that transformation – someone who’s an expert in the field, beloved by clients and always looking for new insights to bring to life. Sound like you? Read on.

What you’ll do:

As Vice President/Group Director, you’ll take ownership in driving the impact of our business, leading the charge for us to become a more influential partner to CMOs and CEOs through the quality of our ideas and our creative work.   Day to day, you’ll be tasked with:

  • Partnering with the Creative Director and providing inspiration for the Creative Department
  • Leading the charge to create and champion our own original organizing ideas, and reducing our reliance on activating those of other agencies
  • Managing and mentoring mid-level planners and rising Brand Strategy talent
  • Serving as both an anchor and springboard for the other strategic capabilities: Marketing, Media & Strategy & Analysis
  • Acting as Guardian angel for Relationship Leads, a trusted partner to Clients, and an ally for New Business

We’re looking for a Vice President/Group Director with outstanding experience that includes:

  • A four year college degree and 8 to 12 years of experience in account planning/brand strategy, preferably in an advertising agency
  • A knack for finding ‘real’ insights and presenting them in a way that inspires creative
  • Keen ability to navigate originating ideas/brand experiences
  • A collaborative spirit, shepherding solutions through with other strategists and agency partners
  • Willingness to roll up the sleeves to help bring great ideas to life
  • Proven influence at the CMO level and beyond
  • Persuasiveness and the confidence to excite clients to buy into powerful ideas
    • A reputation for being exceptionally insightful, enterprising, articulate and convincing
    • The wisdom and patience to not try and boil an ocean: This is about changing a large business from within
  • Willingness to travel as needed – you’re open to new places, new faces and new ideas

 Got the goods? We’d love to hear from you.

About DigitasLBi

We’ve got 40 offices in 25 countries, each one helping to redefine the landscape of strategy, creativity, media and technology. We’re excited about the awards we’ve won– such as Marketing’s Digital Agency of the Year, Markies, Tangrams and CRM agency of the year to name a few – but what excites us most is the people we work with, the clients we work for and the never-ending challenge that confronts us: Producing amazing effective work for our clients, day after day.

On top of great values, great people and great clients, we’ve also got tons of perks that we’re proud to offer – things like extra parent leave days, CSR volunteering opportunities, gym membership discounts and training and development schemes. And while we celebrate the people who’ve stuck by us and shaped us into the strong force that we are today, we’re always looking for great new talent help us grow even stronger. If that’s you, well, come join us.

DigitasLBi is an equal opportunity employer.