Strategy Director

Job description

The Role: This is a senior position reporting directly into Cravens’ Managing Director. The role is to lead our ‘Giving Life To Purpose’ projects: - Finding the heart of a client organization through a mix of facilitated workshops, qual and quant analysis and lots of direct engagement with senior client stakeholders. - Bringing the life to purpose by inspiring creative and design teams to develop aligned ideas. - Raising the pulse of the clients’ customers and colleagues by curating ongoing programs of communications, experiences and innovations. This role will also be part of the senior management of the agency and play a key role in shaping agency strategy, culture and delivery. The Person: You’ll have the gravitas to inspire change in a FTSE 100 business. You’ll have the empathy to inspire change in a regional SME or local charity. You’ll be confident working in tight, agile teams vs leaning heavily on support layers within large agency groups. You’ll understand the difference between organizational purpose and brand purpose. https://www.ey.com/en_gl/purpose You’ll understand the pitfalls of purpose. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKiPLewiKrk You’ll understand the balance between long term vision and short term delivery. https://effworks.co.uk/ten-best-charts-binet-field/ You may be from a planning / strategy background but possess excellent client service skills. You may be from a client service background but possess excellent strategy sense. You must be a team player and able to engage with and inspire colleagues and clients alike.

The Package

Competitive package available.

The Agency

Cravens

Cravens is a 72 year old start up.
Our mission is; “To Be The Most Internationally Significant Creative Agency Outside London”.
Our values are: Informed Intelligence / Creativity That Demands A Response / Passionate Honesty / Collaborate To Compete.
Clients include: Virgin Money, Gala Bingo, London City Airport, Ladbrokes, World Rowing, Haymarket Media.
We are taking on the world from NE1.

This is a senior position reporting directly into Cravens’ Managing Director.

The role is to lead our ‘Giving Life To Purpose’ projects:
- Finding the heart of a client organization through a mix of facilitated workshops, qual and quant analysis and lots of direct engagement with senior client stakeholders.
- Bringing the life to purpose by inspiring creative and design teams to develop aligned ideas.
- Raising the pulse of the clients’ customers and colleagues by curating ongoing programs of communications, experiences and innovations.

This role will also be part of the senior management of the agency and play a key role in shaping agency strategy, culture and delivery.