Strategy Associate Director
This role within the Edinburgh office requires a talented and inspirational individual to build long-term relationships with our clients through detailed understanding of their business, and to deliver exceptional strategic thinking to help build brands within the digital economy.
Reporting to the Strategy Director the role will be pivotal in defining the future direction of our client’s businesses. Through developing professional relationships with the Client Directors and their clients, the role holder will develop effective communication strategies that embrace and optimise Dentsu Aegis Network’s capabilities across the group.
At Dentsu Aegis Network, a strategist is responsible for developing the strategic communications agenda for clients. They will develop brilliant solutions for key clients within the group; using their brand, market, consumer and media understanding to deliver business value. They will be motivated by building senior client relationships that enable them to challenge and develop briefs that push media up the business agenda.
They should be extremely capable across the board with a detailed knowledge of both online and offline environments, and move with ease between data, consumers and ideas. With an appetite for new learning and driving change this person will be seen by clients as a trusted and valued partner for clients and an integral part of the of the teams that support our clients.
Responsibilities will also extend to supporting the agency’s new business initiatives through the delivery of game changing strategic insights, directional outputs and quantifiable impact metrics.
The Ideal Candidate
- Independent thinking - with the right balance of ambition, scepticism and enthusiasm but can work across and with multiple stakeholders.
- Curious – in how the worlds of consumers & communications are consistently changing.
- Analytical – confident with data and evidence, able to spot broad patterns and great insights.
- Informed – up to date and well read about both communications and the wider world.
- Approachable – someone always happy to improve the skills and knowledge of their colleagues.
- Positive – motivated by the challenges of both our clients and our own business
- Confident – a fluent and persuasive presenter able to engage with clients and colleagues alike.
In addition to a competitive salary we are committed to creating a great environment for all our employees. We offer everything you would expect from a large company including 25 days holiday plus the opportunity to buy more holiday, flex your working hours and take 2 paid volunteering days each year to support charitable causes.
We also provide pension contributions, life assurance, free eye tests, season ticket loans, a cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers, and a whole host of great local and national discounts from leading retailers that you’ll have access to as an employee.
About the Company
Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services.With consumers more connected, through a range of devices, than ever before, the era of media convergence is presenting many opportunities as well as a new, complex media eco-system. From identifying who the consumers are, to how they make their decisions.
Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of nine global network brands - Carat, Dentsu, Dentsu media, iProspect, Isobar, mcgarrybowen, MKTG, Posterscope and Vizeum and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. Offering a distinctive and innovative range of products and services, Dentsu Aegis Network is headquartered in London and operates in 145 countries worldwide with over 30,000 dedicated specialists.
We value the strength diversity brings to our business and are working hard to build a more inclusive workplace through partnerships with Stonewall, Business Disability Forum and Business in the Community’s race and gender equality campaigns. We are happy to discuss all flexible and agile approaches to working for all our roles – we can’t promise we will be able to offer you everything you want or need but we do promise to discuss it with you openly and honestly.
If you have any reasonable adjustment needs arising from a disability or medical condition to fully participate in the recruitment process, please discuss this with the recruiter who contacts you.