Strategy Director

<p>Material is a leading integrated marketing services company that leverages deep human understanding to help brands deliver material outcomes and experiences for their customers and the communities they serve. We build B2C and B2B brands from the insight out by providing a seamless journey that combines data and analytics, insights-led consulting, and experience activation into one integrated offering.</p>

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<strong>Material is a collaborative built from legendary practices across research, strategy, design, and brand building. Eleven pioneering companies united as one to solve wider, deeper, and more innovative challenges together.</strong><br /><br /><strong>We uncover what&rsquo;s important to people and create experiences that pull them in and open our worlds. We seek curious, experienced, and deeply empathetic humans to enrich our diverse teams of leaders and do-ers. Want in?</strong><br /> <h5>LRW | Kelton | T3 | Karma | Greenberg | Tonic | MotiveQuest | Salt Branding | Killer Visual Strategies | Strativity | Aruliden</h5>

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Overview: Material&rsquo;s Brand Experience strategy team is currently seeking a Strategy Director to lead the strategic direction across a portfolio of Fortune 500 clients. The Strategy Director is the tip of the spear for the team&rsquo;s overall thinking, ideation and persuasion. It is the Strategy Director&rsquo;s aspiration to elevate our work for clients through insights, decision support, systems thinking and stimulus for creativity. The client team, in which the Strategy Director plays a leadership role, is a catalyzer for what we call &ldquo;Notorious Creative&rdquo;&mdash;work that makes a material impact on both our client partners&rsquo; business and on society. This is a leadership role within the Material Brand Design group and works directly with Associate Strategy Directors and Senior Strategists to ensure that client engagements are developed and delivered with vision and ambition. The Strategy Director provides mentorship and guidance to Associate Strategy Directors/Senior Strategists and establishes strong partnerships with senior business managers on the agency&rsquo;s largest and most high-potential client relationships. This position is ideally situated in Austin, TX, however, we will also consider remote candidates.<br /><br /><strong>ABout Us</strong><br />We are a Material company. Material is the leading global provider of insights, strategy and marketing solutions. The Brand Design team is a strategy-led brand consultancy known for its ability to identify the pathways to sustainable growth through brand development, engagement and experiences. Delivering on the promise of Radical Collaboration, we bring experts together in a cohesive,&nbsp;efficient and impactful way so clients get the right people to solve the right problem at the right time. We are invested in helping brands help people.
Responsibilities: Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Act as lead strategist on our largest, fastest-growing account pulling together insights and recommendations from multiple disciplines including brand, marketing, digital, performance, social and experience.</li> <li>Lead or participate in strategy development (as assigned) at the highest levels with a clear one-two year vision for the account&mdash;ultimately accountable for the execution of that vision.</li> <li>Work directly with high-level client executives and managers to consistently update and refine strategic approaches to customer and category growth.</li> <li>Lead insights development, coordination with research partners, brand strategy and roadmap development efforts in brand, digital, customer and go-to-market domains.</li> <li>Drive strategic audience definition for targeting, contribute to the digital product strategy across web, app and digital/physical experience design.</li> <li>Synthesize research and data into actionable roadmaps and point-in-time brand/experience performance recommendations.</li> <li>Ensure that the client (or clients) has the appropriate strategy resources in place to succeed&mdash;coordinating with other groups to forecast business growth and business development as a guide for hiring and resourcing.</li> <li>Is a superlative visual and oral communicator with strong deck and in-person presentation skills.</li> <li>Actively participate in business development, devising pitch strategies for new client opportunities and developing organic growth with clients through ongoing consultation.</li> <li>Monitor, coach and provide training in key skills areas including brand positioning/architecture, messaging, research, presentation, brief development, facilitation and others.</li> <li>Ensure team members have the tools they need and the training required to accomplish their mission as a whole.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul> <li>Experience/Background: 10+ years in brand and digital strategy with proven experience managing and motivating strategy team members.</li> <li>Must demonstrate a history of exceptional strategic work and insights, creative excellence and business development.</li> </ul>