This position sits in our Berlin-based team. We combine creativity, data, technology, creative content, and paid media to fulfill brands’ business ambitions & drive revenue through a wide variety of (digital) marketing solutions. 

JOB PURPOSE

The Strategy Director will be working hand-in-hand with all areas of the business, including client service team, creative team, tech team and media team. As an integrated digital agency, our agency services span wide and far. Hence, it’s essential the Strategy Director feels comfortable (having an interest in- or experience with) leading- and guiding a very wide range of (creative) strategic disciplines; from brand strategy, to campaign strategy, to editorial/ social strategy, to tech strategy. The strategy team consists of an eclectic mix of strategists, all with deeply rooted specialisms in the marketing space. The Strategy Director will guide that team and ensure cross-pollination is encouraged, celebrated and fostered. 

The Strategy Director will be expected to deliver:

  • Leadership: Lead and guide our 2-5 FTE strategy team, resulting in quality output of strategists and wider teams  across the business
  • Innovation: instill market-leading innovations in digital and social strategy that our clients couldn’t get anywhere else
  • Provoke: inspire the team to deliver big & bold ideas with impact, all aimed to deliver on our clients’ business challenges or ambitions.
  • Building & maintaining trusted client relationships: being on speed dial for our clients to align on challenges, ideas or ambitions. In this, utilising the most advanced thinking and approaches to deliver incremental improvements on ROI for any type of business. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Nurture and build out our team of talented strategists from every aspect of the creative marketing discipline
  • lead- and guide a very wide range of (creative) strategic disciplines; from brand strategy, to campaign strategy, to editorial/ social strategy, to tech strategy. 
  • Innovate our offering working closely with tech, creative, media and analytics to ensure we are delivering market-leading strategic approaches to our clients
  • Upping the benchmark of the work and ensuring we are leading the industry by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible while delivering incremental improvements on ROI
  • Lead and participate in new business pitches; locally and globally 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

  • A high level of relevant experience within a strategy-focused role in an agency setting
  • German-native speaker
  • A solid understanding & experience within digital- and social media
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, including the ability to communicate complex subjects simply
  • Obsessed by consumer behavior and researching ways into creating meaningful communication for every audience out there.
  • Ability to work with senior clients on key strategy projects and comfortable presenting to C-level audiences
  • Very efficient, producing significant output with minimal wasted effort
  • Focused under pressure and can get stuff done on a tight deadline
  • Loves learning and teaching new things
  • Great interpersonal and listening skills
  • Very organised, with a high attention to detail

Nice to have:

  • Experience working in and loving a marketing agency / start-up environment
  • Experience working with developers to build technology solutions
  • A knack for public speaking to provoke the industry with new- and disruptive ideas and insights

WE OFFER

  • Company pension scheme
  • Flexible working hours, working from home and abroad work
  • Lease bike options / JobRad 
  • Health & Wellbeing -  you have free, anonymous and unlimited access to 1-on-1 online coaching and mindfulness consultations with psychologists via chat, phone or video call 
  • €30 per month - You can use the flexible package for digital food stamps and/or fitness providers/sport clubs/massage studios, internet costs, and/ or public transport
  • Future Bens - We cooperate with FutureBens and offer you exclusive access to sustainable, healthy products at attractive deals
  • A reputation for doing good. DEPT® has been a Certified B Corp® since 2021 and named ‘Agency of the Year’ at both The Lovies and The Webby Awards.
  • Awesome clients. Whether big or small, local or global — at DEPT® you’ll get the opportunity to work with clients of all sizes and across all industries. And we celebrate all of our successes together!
  • The opportunity for possibility. We want to enable you to do what you do best and help you develop your skills further with training, development and certifications.
  • Global annual DEPT® Cares Month in which employees come together and donate their skills to support local charities.

WHO ARE WE? 

We are pioneers at heart. What does that mean? We are always looking forward, thinking of what we can create tomorrow that does not exist today. We were born digital and we are a new model of agency, with a deep skillset in tech and marketing. That’s why we hire curious, self-driven, talented people who never stop innovating. 

Our culture is big enough to cope and small enough to care. Meaning, that with people across 30+ countries, we’re big enough to provide you with the best tools, global opportunities, and benefits that help you thrive. While acting small by investing in you, your growth, your team, and giving you the autonomy to solve our clients problems, no matter where you are in the world.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION 

At DEPT®, we take pride in creating an inclusive workplace where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive. We actively seek to recruit, develop, nurture, and retain talented individuals from diverse backgrounds, with varying skills and perspectives.

Not sure you meet all qualifications? Apply, and let us decide! Research shows that women and members of underrepresented groups tend not to apply for jobs when they think they may not meet every requirement, when in fact they do. We believe in giving everyone a fair chance to shine.

We also encourage you to reach out to us and discuss any reasonable adjustments we can make to support you throughout the recruitment process and your time with us.

Want to know more about our dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion? Check out our efforts here.

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