Head of Strategy
Ad Talent Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa, Gauteng, ZA
4d ago

Head of Strategy - BEE only

A leading TTL agency in the North is looking for a talented, inspired Head of Strategy, who is an unexpected platform builder who sets the ground for better work.

The successful candidate should have a strong understanding of the South African market; have their finger on the pulse in terms of consumer trends and the dynamic South African landscape.

They should have extensive strategy experience at an advertising agency with both ATL and digital strategy experience. The candidate must be collaborative, be able to pull together specialists across communication disciplines to create integrated solutions to client challenges.

Candidates must be talented, inspired, be unexpected platform builders who set the ground for better work.

Trophies / Awards (APEX) will be beneficial

Roles and Responsibilities :

  • Developing strategies that serve as a benchmark to other strategists in the agency
  • Ability to clearly articulate a strategic vision in a confident and persuasive manner to clients and teams
  • Managing and developing strategies for new business pitches
  • Maintain senior management contact with all clients
  • Maintain a sound relationship with all departments within the agency
  • Being the conduit of the latest planning information
  • Proactively suggest new means of developing and understanding the brand
  • Analysing existing data in areas such as demographics, socio-economics and the market for the client's product
  • Commissioning research as required to inform the strategy using both qualitative methods such as focus group discussions and structured interviews and quantitative methods such as demographic profiling and questionnaires
  • Monitoring cultural and social trends, and their impact on consumers' attitudes, behaviour and perceptions
  • Providing the creative team with a clearly defined brief that contains concise information on the product, audience and strategy
  • Presenting eventual conclusions and ideas to clients and other staff to sell your idea
  • Retail, FMCG and Financial services experience advantageous.
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