Senior Strategist

Last update 2023-12-05
Expires 2024-01-05
ID #1930810206
Senior Strategist
New Zealand, Auckland, Auckland,
Modified November 20, 2023


At Saatchi & Saatchi we want to create culturally powered ideas for our clients that enrich and contribute to New Zealand. Marketing needs connected ideas that bring magic and energy to every interaction. We specialise in creative brand platforms that build cultural relevance over many years, but also inspire new ideas into the many moments people have with a brand. This role will be instrumental in guiding agency work towards more effective commercial outcomes, as well as earning a valued place in culture for our client's brands. Senior Strategist Reports directly to Chief Strategy Officer Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand. Job Responsibilities: Responsible for leading strategy development and key relationships across a high-profile client portfolio. Contributing to our drive for creative effectiveness and S&S overall agency strategic development. Partnering with GBDs in the development of client business. Connecting strategies across Publicis Connected Clients with media and direct agency partners. Day to day tasks: Responsible for leading strategy development and key relationships across a high-profile client portfolio. Develop strategic recommendations in response to client challenges and briefs. You'll be bringing together your commercial understanding, consumer empathy and creative thinking in recommendations. This includes briefing and working directly with creatives to develop cultural powered, effective ideas. You'll be running workshops, conducting qualitative research, synthesising desk research, decoding competitive behaviours. You'll be the go-to strategic voice for the account team, creatives, and client on your accounts. Small assists to guide work day to day, in addition to the delivery of strategic recommendations. Contributing to our drive for creative effectiveness and S&S overall agency strategic development. Maintain and champion reporting on our work. You'll be working with research partners, client insight managers and adhoc partners to build evidence for success and input for future learnings. Contribute to the S&S "Culture Studio" with insight, inspiration, and your point of view on the cultural landscape of New Zealand, from emerging culture to everyday NZ. Lead the charge on a specific strategic discipline in our pursuits of cultural creativity. (To be discussed and defined) Partnering with GBDs in the development of client business. Together with Business Directors, you will hunt for opportunities, give these a structure and clarity for creative teams to solve. You will engage regularly with clients outside of briefs around their broader business and marketing challenges. Connecting strategy across Publicis Connected Clients with media and direct agency partners. Participate, collaborate and at times lead a collective of group strategists from agency partners to develop integrated strategic recommendations. Inform / guide Publicis Groupe concepts across a full range of communication activities to align with agreed strategy. And as with all Saatchi people, you will play a part in shaping an energizing agency culture that inspires amazing ideas. Key skills to perform the role: People: A skilled verbal and visual communicator. Rally and unite teams around strategies for the agency to deliver on. Passionate about great work that works. Be able to identify strong creative ideas and support through strategic argument. Foster and build client relationships. Strategy Skill Set: Up to date understanding of changing cultural shifts, media applications, and communications best practice. Experience with communication planning & marketing tools. Numerical literacy and basic analytical skills. Design, run and report on qualitative research sessions. Experience with developing & moderating workshops. Experience working in high pressure situations. Follow our core belief that 'Nothing is Impossible'. Our values: Nothing is more valuable than originality. We value the differences and individuality of people. Diversity of experience and thought. It's in the contrasts and collisions where magic can be found. Nothing is more potent than truth. We value honesty. Being honest with ourselves, our partners, clients, and our audiences. Honesty creates stronger working relationships and stronger work. Nothing is more powerful than unity. We value the strength of collaboration. One Team, One Dream has been a Saatchi & Saatchi expression for decades. The power of a single vision and determination to make it happen. Nothing is more precious than home. We value this place we proudly call home. We feel privileged to live in Aotearoa and have a responsibility to care for its culture, society, water, land and air. Nothing is more meaningful than a honk. We value each other. We look out and support each other. We cheer each other on. No one is an island (Much like a flock of geese.) Our offer to you Work with the best of the best in strategic leadership, digital nous, and analytics capability A fun and rewarding team culture where collaboration is key All the benefits of being part of a global network with a Whole-self program, Learning & Development opportunities, flexible working, and an industry-leading parental leave policy Confidential 24 hour support via our employee assistance programme Day off for your birthday. Additional Information Publicis Groupe, believes that our people are our greatest asset. Our people are chosen for their personalities, their ethics and professional qualities without any exclusion, preferential treatment or discrimination. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate by reason of age, gender, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, nationality, religion or disability or any other difference. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals and will provide appropriate assistance for candidates with disabilities or special needs throughout the recruitment process upon request. #J-18808-Ljbffr

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Senior strategist

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