Senior Strategist – Creative Marketing Agency – 18472 Ref: 18472

Competitive Market Salary Plus Excellent Benefits Package

We’re looking for a Senior Strategist to join our ambitious agency. This is a great opportunity to develop and lead on strategy for some of our key accounts.

So, if you have experience in strategy within an agency environment and are looking to take the next step in your career, then come and join us!

Role Info:

Senior Strategist
London, W1D / Hybrid
Competitive Market Salary
Plus Excellent Benefits Package
Reporting to: Head of Strategy

Values: Innovative, Collaborative, Courageous, Transparent, Resilient
Service: Global integrated creative marketing agency, helping brands become memorable and buyable – from planning through to execution.
Clients: Iconic brands such as Amazon, B&Q and Screwfix.
Pedigree: A Sunday Times Best Place to Work 2023
Offices in: London, Southampton, Los Angeles, Sydney

Your Skills: Strategy, Excellent Communication, Good Creative Judgement, Stakeholder and Client Engagement.

The Senior Strategist Opportunity:

As Senior Strategist, you will support the Planning team with developing the strategy on key accounts, and lead strategy development on specific briefs.

Your main focus will be to interrogate and challenge client briefs, placing the brief within a broader business and strategic context, to get to the bottom of what is being asked. You will make recommendations, present rationale and evidence, and be able to influence stakeholders to ensure understanding and buy in to your strategic direction.

This will be a perfect opportunity if you are someone who loves the craft of planning – getting to grips with consumers, culture and contextual influences on business. You have a working knowledge of human behaviour and a keen interest in culture and social trends, with an ability to turn information into simple insights that inform your recommendations for the strategic direction of client work.

About You:

+ Minimum 5 years’ experience in a strategy role with an agency background
+ Creative, strategic and curious thinker
+ Clear communicator and active listener
+ Ability to build compelling narrative for presentations
+ Effective presentation and facilitation skills
+ Passionate about the industry and effective creative work
+ Good creative judgement
+ Experience of building and nurturing client relationships
+ Positivity and willingness to get involved
+ Proactive and a team player
+ A good sense of commercial responsibility

What's in it for you?

We are offering a competitive salary and benefits package which includes 25 days holiday plus bank holiday entitlement with the opportunity to buy more. Private health care (medical history disregarded), health cash plan, pension scheme with rising employer contributions with length of service along with professional development opportunities, family friendly policies and even a free bar!

Our flexible working policy means whilst you will work from our London office Tuesday – Thursday you can choose where you work on a Monday and Friday, whether it is one of our offices, from home or another location. Your working day can be flexible around your needs with core hours from 10am to 4pm.

If you believe you’ve got what it takes and want to work with some great people and amazing clients, we want to hear from you!

About us:

Five by Five is an independent, creative and innovation agency. We exist to solve client problems and breathe new life into brands by developing five by five communications. We are passionate about delivering award worthy and profitable campaigns for our clients.

We have offices in Southampton, London, Los Angeles and Sydney, employing over 90 people. We work across multiple sectors and are proud to have long standing relationships with clients such as Activision, Epic Games B&Q and Screwfix.

At Five by Five we're committed to building a team as diverse as the audiences we produce work for. We encourage applications from all backgrounds, communities and identities and are committed to creating an agency full of diverse skills, experiences and abilities.

We are an equal opportunities employer. We recruit on merit. Your talent, skill and passion is why you'll get the job.

Sounds like a good fit? Apply here for a fast-track path to our Hiring Team.

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