At MullenLowe, we believe great minds don’t think alike. They disagree, collide and wrestle it down in the name of making work that actually works. We celebrate those who swim outside their lanes and defy expectations to shape our clients’ brands and drive their business. And while our expertise and perspectives are varied, we’re united in our quest to use creativity to solve tomorrow’s problems in new ways.

We invite everyone who works with us or for us to join the fight for progress. We produce more than innovative work and business results. We generate ideas, conversations, and actions that strengthen lives and unite communities. And we’re committed to working with partners who want to drive that positive change together.


 

The Strategy Director is the day-to-day lead on your accounts, working directly with senior members of the client team. Your role will put you at the center of the accounts strategy team—meaning you will be responsible for wrangling Brand, Social, and Behavioral Sciences strategists to move the agency’s strategic agenda forward. This will also be true when leading new business efforts as they arrive. You will also be expected to lead the evolution and culture of Brand Strategy.

Responsibilities

  • Lead the brand and communications direction of an account in conjunction with an Account Director as well as a Creative Director.
  • You will be able to place thinking in its proper context:
    • Isolate the real business problems a brand and communications can affect.
    • Isolate the roles of the brand, communication and communication channels within business plans—thinking for tomorrow and not just today.
    • Have a deep understanding of the client business and what makes it tick.
  • Champion the brand purpose and ensure that it lives across all key touch-points and communications.
  • Identify additional opportunities for the brands growth, both in the world and within the agency.
  • Build strong and influential working relationships with Creatives and Account Management.
  • Be an effective influencer and presenter with all clients and across all departments.
  • Mentor and train Strategists within the department.
  • Be a catalyst for better ideas; bring people and disciplines together to create the best, most effective work in the world.
  • Be the strategic voice in creative reviews and find ways to make sure you POV is heard.
  • Ability to track and monitor your campaign and account success—including award submissions.
  • Live a culture of hard work, good fun, nice people and the expectation of excellence.
  • Actively managing and growing your strategy team, including career development.

Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office application (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.) and Google G-Suite applications preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience in brand strategy, academia, non-profit work, consulting, trend forecasting, education, social media, or another relevant field. 
  • Proven experience as a storyteller and communicator; must have past examples of thought leadership or POV to share on a topic. 
  • Comfort as a speaker and presenter; be prepared to share how you’ve made an impact on your audiences. 

The work is never perfect, so how could we ask that of our applicants? What we do seek out at MullenLowe are original thinkers with a thing for unconventional ideas that solve tomorrow’s big problems. Is that you? Check doubt at the door and apply for the roles that will excite and challenge you in new ways.


Employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and, if hired, present proof of vaccination prior to start date, unless eligible for a medical or religious accommodation or other accommodation required under applicable law.

EEOC Statement: 

At MullenLowe U.S., we believe openness is fundamental to creativity. We’re open to different approaches, perspectives, and ways of thinking that come from working with people from diverse cultures, ethnicities, and sexual orientations, and we don’t believe we can get to the best place creatively without them. We strongly encourage women; Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals; LGBTQ+ individuals; people with disabilities; people of all ages and religion; members of ethnic minorities; foreign-born residents; and veterans to apply.

 We do not discriminate on any unlawful basis including race, religion, color, national origin, disability, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Black At MullenLowe:

We signed a pledge with In For 13 to be the change we want to see in the advertising and production industry by elevating the representation, inclusion, and advancement of Black talent across our agency. We stand committed to this pledge and our goals to continually evolve into a workforce rich with diversity of thought, experiences, perspectives, and people.

You must be eligible to work in the United States to be considered for this role.

This job description is subject to change at any time.

Work is regularly performed in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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