Job Openings PR Director, Strategic Planning

About the job PR Director, Strategic Planning

Fast paced, high energy, full- service marketing communications agency specializing in the beauty and lifestyle arena is seeking a Director, Strategic Planning.


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop a deep understanding of client business, category trends, and the direction of client-side insights research
  • Collaborate with client experience, creative and integrated media departments to consistently deliver new strategies and executions that demonstrate fresh creative thinking
  • Bring the audience perspective into the planning and creative process, and actively participate in creative development and the selling of ideas
  • Experiment with innovative approaches to gathering insights and solving problems, stay at the forefront of technology trends, and contribute to development of our research partner network
  • Deliver reliable initial quotes for planning work, update accordingly as things change, and manage research vendors within the work
  • Demonstrate thought leadership by proposing and executing primary research projects within the broader planning team
  • Participate in new business opportunities and lead the strategic point of view
  • Be a leader in a high-performing group; contribute to group thinking and learn from peers; mentor and develop junior team members

REQUIREMENTS

  • Professional Experience: 7-9 years related professional experience, with at least 3 of those years in an agency environment
  • Experience working with creative teams, writing tight briefs, and leading ideation workshops
  • Excellent research skills, ideally with solid qualitative or quantitative experience
  • Quick on feet, particularly when ideating, and applies a design-critique approach
  • Strong independent thinker that acknowledges and respects different types of thinkers, and what different people require to do their best work
  • Knowledgeable about strategy fundamentals
  • Comfort developing and clearly articulating a point of view (on consumers, categories, markets)
  • Detail-oriented, multi-tasker with excellent time-management skills
  • Strong written, verbal communication, negotiation and presentation skills