We are currently seeking a Strategy Director to be based out of our Chicago studio. Could this be you?
As a company with studios across the globe, we power up the best minds from 31 teams in over 22 countries to create a unique skillset for each client. We spark ingenuity with global creative sprints that cross time zones and borders and spur on the best of our talent. That includes exceptional brand consulting and strategic design, brilliance in experience, retail and workplace design, and competition-smashing motion design. We are part of the WPP group.
Strategy Directors come to us with 8+ years of agency experience and play essential leadership positions that promote the success of not only clients, but also our own. Externally, they grow larger, long-term relationships and become the go-to advisor for clients. Internally, our Directors help build practices and mentor team members to grow the capabilities of Landor & Fitch. They create lasting impact by being part strategic advisor and part client developer. They inspire and lead teams to solve clients' toughest brand and challenges. They create ideas & platforms that accelerate award-winning design and creative.
Strategy Directors are strategic and creative thinkers, curious, collaborative and get excited with the opportunity to reinvent brands. They are practical geniuses and improvisers who know that changing priorities are a part of a normal day. They are a team player and optimist. Someone with experience implementing their ideas, including in areas outside their direct control.
What we’re looking for
We want a strong balance of thought and action and a love of really understanding a client's business and arriving at insights that solve their challenges via their brand.
You understand consumer goods and strategic planning. You know when to pull what triggers internally & externally to guide the work forward. Someone who is always seeing two steps ahead and has proven experience leading large complex projects. We want someone who is a facilitator, researcher and gets excited by consumer insights. Someone who will lead large accounts within food and beverage categories, are credible C-level presenters and in new business pursuits but can simultaneously inspire a team of peers around them. We're looking for someone with compelling facilitation & storytelling skills.
We need an inherent curiosity, innovative thinker, insights and cutting-edge solutions bringing to the table. Someone to explore those possibilities with a finger on the pulse of design and technology. We want a collaborative, passionate and enthusiastic approach grounded in strategy but flexible enough to excel in a changing world. Given the nature of our current client roster, we are seeking digitally-fluent candidates who have direct experience working through brand and design challenges within CPG Food/Beverage. Passion for new business development/pitching is a must to be successful in this role.
Finally - our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
We believe diversity brings creativity, which is at the heart of everything we do. We are actively engaging in creating an environment free of discrimination, where our people and their uniqueness can shine and be celebrated. We’re working to set a standard for the industry as a whole, creating a culture of equity and belonging. We may not be perfect, and we know there is work to do, but we regularly check with our teams and Employee Resource Groups on how we are doing, using their insight to frame our thinking and actions, so we can all do better, working as one Landor & Fitch.