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Strategy Director

at Offered only through Creative Niche (Shanghai) Permanent Monday, August 5th, 2013

Our client is a global branding firm that helps great organizations create and maintain brand value through creativity and strategic insights. We are working with their China team to help them find them an Associate Director or Director of Strategy to add to their team.

The Strategy Director will be research oriented and focused on finding information, making presentations and recommendations to key stakeholders involved in our clients’ business. This person will work closely with their entire accounts, strategic, creative and leadership team. This is an exciting role that will connect you with a global network of creatives throughout an organization, and allow you to collaborate on national project with global input.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the strategy team to deliver great results
  • You will be a champion of our client’s strategy initiatives
  • You will act as a team mentor and coach
  • Work alongside of client service teams to manage client relationships
  • Responsible for strategic deliverables to the highest standard
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders across multiple functions
  • Deliver given sales and revenue targets
  • Lead own team to deliver strategy projects in timely and profitable manners
  • Participate in client pitch and retention efforts
  • Consistent aim for client satisfaction, while protecting our client’s interest
  • Lead project managers to integrate cross-function resources and efforts for the best results
  • Own and drive our client’s strategy practice and tools
  • Monitor and champion all strategic deliverables, ensuring quality at all times
  • Help direct reports set up personal performance goal and improvement plan
  • Give on-job coach: teach and reinforce strategy practice within own team
  • Evaluate direct report’s performance
  • Contribute to strategy talent hiring
  • Attend global training and introduce global practice back to the office
  • Host strategy training sessions
  • Contribute to white paper writing

Qualities:

  • Brand believer and practitioner: equip self with very clear and strong branding knowledge that is in line with our client’s branding philosophy
  • Creatively strategic: focus on creating world changing brand idea based upon facts and analysis
  • Persuasive and expressive: excellent spoken, written and presentation communication; must be able to inspire and persuasive all related stake holders for effective solutions
  • Strategy practice and tool savvy: proficient on strategy practice and tools; be able to practice, advocate and engage team to perfect practice
  • Leadership: motivate the team to perform its best and live up to our client’s high standards; foster strong teamwork and disciplines
  • Solid understanding of branding theory

Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of experience in branding/marketing aspect, management consulting or research houses. Mixed experience in research and communication/in-house brand management experience is highly preferred
  • Proven ability to answer challenging business issues
  • Strong in analytical thinking and approaches. Proficient on data analysis and interpretation. Familiarity with advanced market research/statistics is preferred.
  • Superior presentation and written skills in Chinese and English.
  • People management experience is a must
  • Bachelor degree in Business/Communications related major. Master/MBA is a plus
  • Strong organization and presentation skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Passionate about brands
  • Travel moderately inside and outside China, depending on client and business needs

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