Strategist

Requisition ID
2018-4618
# of Openings
1
Job Locations
US-TX-Austin
Category
Strategy and Planning

Overview

The Strategist plays an important role working within an inter-agency team to lead, leverage and deliver powerful solutions across the full spectrum of data, creative, technology, and marketing services, to help our clients maximize the opportunities provided by our integrated offering. You will collect and synthesize information into customer, competitive and business environment insights, create program and strategy recommendations, and act as an advisor for clients and team members. 

Responsibilities

  • A continual source of marketing inspiration, you'll work closely with our client services and creative teams to help bring integrated strategies to life and ensure that the plans support the client’s brand and business goals and objectives.
  • You will develop communication and digital/social strategies; covering topics such as campaign, communication and channel planning, and programmatic recommendations for acquiring customers and building lifetime value. 
  • You must be comfortable working on projects that start with a lack of structure, direction and well-defined goals – and be capable of bringing clarity to assignment objectives, tasks and deliverables so that the agency can meet and exceed client expectations.
  • Develop framework and conceptual approaches needed to provide guidance for meeting client marketing objectives
  • Develop channel strategies that define how clients should use digital, offline and social channels to meet integrated communication objectives. 
  • Codify work done for clients into generalized frameworks and methodologies that can drive more effective and efficient strategy work for other clients, and serve as a point of differentiation for Wunderman.

What does a successful candidate look like? 

You will have worked for or worked with an agency or consulting company in the past.  You are vocal, self-motivated, team-oriented, and have a strong personal interest in understanding technology, customer behavior, communication channels (especially mobile, social and online/interactive), and strategy.  You have exceptional verbal and written communications skills, curiosity for information, the ability to apply quantitative and qualitative inputs and insights, ability to deal with ambiguity, confidence to present alone and preference for a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment will be the key to your success in this role. 

Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree required
  • 3+ years experience in advertising, marketing, consulting, or related field—ideally with a RM / digital strategy specialization
  • Agency experience preferred
  • Strong written, verbal and presentation skills – must be able to communicate clearly and concisely to team members and clients
  • Active listening skills, able to moderate discussions and seek out information from people in various occupations and at all levels of organizations (from entry-level workers to C-level executives)

You are able to:

  • Identify business and marketing problems, industry drivers and competitive dynamic
  • Perform research, analyze trends/results to determine strategic implications in an imaginative and breakthrough way. 
  • Conduct analysis of multiple solution options, develop and recommend a strategic approach that meets clients' objectives; apply customer insights and enable clients to compete effectively
  • Collaborate with cross functional project teams to motivate, create and implement short and long-term fully integrated marketing strategies
  • Proactively identify new opportunities for client growth, enforce processes, provide quality assurance and implement best practices across all engagements 

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