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Deputy Managing Partner - Strategy

My Jobs In Kenya Nairobi, Kenya

Summary

Our client a large network agency that offers services across the full spectrum of marketing domains including advertising (on and offline), Customer Engagement & Commerce, Digital Transformation, Shopper Marketing, Media, PR & Influence; all under one unified setup is recruiting a Chief Strategy Officer

Description

  • You will lead the agency’s strategic capabilities, with an acute understanding of how communications and culture, technology and platforms, intersect in the mind of the consumer.
  • Additionally, you are able to analyze data and insights to create compelling solutions for today’s digital-first audiences.
  • In your role, you will be required to work closely with senior agency teams across account management, creative, technology, and media data to formulate a compelling & offline strategy for our client’s businesses. This role is also pivotal in solutions for platforms and products to power the agency's own product strategy in areas of – social listening, CX, and other data tools.

ROLE REQUIREMENTS

  • Lead and grow the existing team of strategists/ analysts – refining the vision, pushing the capabilities of all practitioners, and enhancing inter-disciplinary output and collaboration.
  • Strong solutioning approach which leads to user-first product/platform solutions.
  • A passion for creativity, innovation, and business strategy.
  • Excellent business acumen and sound judgment.
  • An entrepreneurial approach to problem-solving. Proven track record in leading and growing strategic, creative, and technology-enabled work.

Education

More Details on Experience

  • Familiarity with the design, application, and analysis of a wide range of data output from media tools.
  • Can provide strategic direction on product and experience initiatives, identifying the key value proposition, consumer needs, and value to the business.
  • Can clearly and persuasively communicate strategic recommendations to internal and external audiences with variable levels of understanding.
  • Must have at least 10-12 years of experience in a strategic discipline, with a digital, communications, or consulting background.
  • Product strategy and design thinking is a requirement, with a significant amount of this experience devoted to work in digital environments.
  • Brand and communications planning experience is a must, as is business strategy experience.
  • Understands how businesses, brands, and customers interact, with deep knowledge of the role that technology plays in this relationship.
  • Experience in insight and idea generation can judge ideas for their distinctiveness, relevance and effectiveness

More Details on Skills

QUALITIES AND CHARACTERISTICS

  • Ability to translate strategic recommendations into actionable experiences, products, and services.
  • Familiarity with a wide range of qualitative and quantitative research techniques, ability to design and implement measurement plans.
  • Can clearly and persuasively frame and communicate strategic recommendations to senior audiences, internally and externally
  • Team player with strong leadership skills, able to manage people across multiple projects under high pressure.
  • Organized, professional, proactive, clear & concise communication style, simple language & high cultural awareness
  • Track record of nurturing and mentoring younger strategists/ analysts
  • Ability to understand and lead a cross-disciplinary team through the dynamics of a client’s business and the sector in which it operates.
  • Be the voice of the user in internal and client meetings.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to partner with senior clients are essential.
  • Ability to drive the creative process in partnership with creative piers: honing and crafting ideas and selling them successfully to clients
  • Ability to judge creative ideas for their distinctiveness and effectiveness

Terms And Conditions

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