VP/Grp Dir, Creative Strategy

OVERVIEW

Vice President/Group Director – Account Planning/Brand Strategist

Digitas is a highly-caffeinated playground where brilliant minds come together to make bold, award-winning advertising. We use data-driven insights to guide our work, but we also believe in a healthy dose of spirited storytelling as we strive to transform the marketing landscape. Right now, we’re looking for a brilliant Vice President /Group Director to drive that transformation – someone who’s an expert in the field, beloved by clients and always looking for new insights to bring to life. Sound like you? Read on.

What you’ll do:  

As Vice President/Group Director, you’ll take ownership in driving the impact of our business, leading the charge for us to become a more influential partner to CMOs and CEOs through the quality of our ideas and our creative work.   Day to day, you’ll be tasked with:

  • Partnering with the Creative Director and providing inspiration for the Creative Department
  • Leading the charge to create and champion our own original organizing ideas, and reducing our reliance on activating those of other agencies
  • Managing and mentoring mid-level planners and rising Brand Strategy talent
  • Serving as both an anchor and springboard for the other strategic capabilities: Marketing, Media & Strategy & Analysis
  • Acting as Guardian angel for Relationship Leads, a trusted partner to Clients, and an ally for New Business

QUALIFICATIONS

We’re looking for a Vice President/Group Director with outstanding experience that includes:

  • A four year college degree and 8 to 12 years of experience in account planning/brand strategy, preferably in an advertising agency
  • A knack for finding ‘real’ insights and presenting them in a way that inspires creative
  • Keen ability to navigate originating ideas/brand experiences
  • A collaborative spirit, shepherding solutions through with other strategists and agency partners
  • Willingness to roll up the sleeves to help bring great ideas to life
  • Proven influence at the CMO level and beyond
  • Persuasiveness and the confidence to excite clients to buy into powerful ideas
    • A reputation for being exceptionally insightful, enterprising, articulate and convincing
    • The wisdom and patience to not try and boil an ocean: This is about changing a large business from within
      • Willingness to travel as needed – you’re open to new places, new faces and new ideas

Got what it takes? We’d love to hear from you.
Digitas is an equal opportunity employer

About Digitas

 

Digitas is The Connected Marketing Agency, committed to helping brands better connect with people through Truth. Connection. Wonder. With diverse expertise in data, strategy, creative, media, and tech, we work across capabilities and continents to make better connections and achieve ambitious outcomes through ideas that excite, provoke and inspire. Curious and fully transparent, we are always examining real human behavior to create authentic connections—between brands and consumers, clients and partners, and ideas and outcomes. Digitas has 3,300 employees across 12 countries and 24 offices, with an extended network via Publicis Media of over 23,500 employees present in more than 100 countries worldwide. To connect with Digitas or learn more, visit www.digitas.com.