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MATTE is a 360° full-service creative studio at the convergence of hype, storytelling and design. We bring people together to inspire new ways of engaging, to provoke long term progress, and to entertain audiences around the world, while helping forward-thinking brands and institutions nimbly and truly do the same. Our studio capabilities range from strategic ideation and insights, creative development, branding and identity, experiential, web design and development, campaigns and content creation, all the way through full-scale production and execution.

About this role: 

We are seeking a dynamic and strategic thinker to join our team as the Head of Strategy. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in shaping the direction of our agency's creative work and ensuring that our solutions align with our clients' goals. The Head of Strategy will lead a team of strategists and work closely with other department heads to develop and execute comprehensive creative strategies. This role will report into our Chief Marketing Officer. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Strategic Leadership: 
    • Develop and lead the agency's strategic vision and goals, aligning them with the overall business objectives and client needs.
    • Drive proprietary insights and thought leadership development initiatives, fostering a culture of innovation and pioneering strategies that set MATTE apart in the industry.
  • Client Collaboration: Collaborate closely with clients to understand their business objectives, market trends, and competition, enabling the development of effective creative strategies.
  • Team Leadership: Build and lead a team of strategists, providing mentorship, guidance, and fostering a culture of innovation and excellence.
  • Market Research: Stay informed about industry trends, emerging technologies, and competitor activities to identify opportunities and potential threats.
  • Campaign Development: Oversee the development and execution of creative campaigns, ensuring they are in line with strategic objectives and meet client expectations.
  • Data Analysis: Utilize data-driven insights to make informed decisions and refine strategies, including performance metrics and ROI analysis.
  • Budget Management: Manage the budget allocated for strategic initiatives, ensuring efficient resource allocation.
  • Client Presentations: Present strategic proposals and campaign results to clients in a compelling and persuasive manner.
  • Thought Leadership Development:
    • Spearhead the creation and dissemination of thought leadership content, including whitepapers, industry reports, and presentations, showcasing the agency's innovative approaches and insights.
    • Cultivate and maintain relationships with industry influencers and experts to enhance the agency's position as a thought leader in the field.
  • Cross-functional Collaboration: Collaborate with the creative, accounts, and production teams to ensure seamless execution of creative strategies.

What you will bring:

  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, business, or a related field; advanced degree preferred.
  • 12+ years experience in a strategic leadership role within a creative agency or a similar industry.
  • Strong understanding of market research, consumer behavior, and emerging trends.
  • Excellent leadership and team management skills.
  • Exceptional communication and presentation abilities.
  • Data-driven decision-making and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • A creative and innovative mindset.

Salary: $180,000-$210,000/year

Benefits include:

  • Full Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage
  • 401k with a 4% company contribution max match 
  • Fully covered Citibike membership 
  • Talkspace membership 
  • Competitive PTO package
  • End of Year Recharge 
  • Sabbatical Program 
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Hybrid work environment

Everyone is welcome at MATTE - we’re passionate about building a team that reflects the diversity of our community and creating an environment where our differences are celebrated. MATTE provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, MATTE will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

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