• Group Strategic Planning Director

    Job Location US-IL-Chicago
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    A bit about us:


    Data + Design. It's how we work.


    We believe in designing brand experiences that motivate people to buy and act. Our Buy Design process was built for this mission. With Centric, our data-driven model, at the center, Buy Design unites and powers the forces of science and creativity so that we deliver value at every touchpoint, inspiring people to buy into your brand and products.



    The Group Strategic Planning Director is a data enthusiast, commerce expert and creative storyteller. With an understanding of our client’s business and retail landscape, they inspire action-driving ideas and guide the strategic development of a program through to execution and measurement. This individual works with account leads and creative teams to provide a clear and concise point of view supported by data for how to solve business issues on a global scale. 


    Core Job Responsibilities:

    • Work with senior account team to define key strategic opportunities and their potential impact on the client/agency relationship and goals
    • Lead the strategic planning and account team to draft/refine the strategic story and the creative brief
    • Support preparation of key elements for briefing sessions
    • Support program development leveraging commerce expertise and intelligence (shopper, ecommerce, omnichannel)
    • In partnership with senior account team, present recommendations, identified strategies, and final programs to the client
    • Lead development of direct reports through mentorship, coaching and ongoing performance feedback and identification of learning opportunities



    • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Advertising, a behavioral science field or or retail-oriented marketing such as category /trade management, sales or shopper marketing
    • 10+ years of Strategic Planning experience within the disciplines of shopper, brand, or sales strategy within an agency setting
    • Must have commerce experience (shopper, ecommerce, omnichannel), 5+ years in an agency setting preferred
    • Global experience required
    • Applied experience with database tools and systems such as Simmons, MRI, Kantar, or equivalent
    • Ability to communicate clearly, thoroughly and succinctly both verbally and in written form
    • Ability to analyze results, interpret data, draw sound conclusions, and develop insightful and actionable recommendations
    • Strong attention to detail and organization, demonstrated through actions such as:
      • Effectively proofing own and others work to ensure accuracy
      • Actively and effectively managing timelines and deliverables of multiple projects and ad hoc requests simultaneously to meet pre-determined deadlines




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