At MullenLowe we put creativity at the center of everything we do.

We are a culture of makers who are committed to craft and always hungry for what’s next.

We are entrepreneurial in spirit, disarmingly honest and embrace out of the box thinking with different points of view. 

We are on a mission to do great work that drives our clients’ business and shapes their brands.

Work that is modern, disruptive and in culture.

Work that people will talk about and share with their friends. And most of all, great work that makes you think and feel something. 

If you’re looking to have impact in building a creative culture of belonging, this is the place for you!

 


 

Position Overview

The Associate Strategy Director is the day-to-day strategic leader on assigned accounts or works in tandem with a Strategy Director or Group Strategy Director on larger ones. The Associate Strategy Director crafts and creates inspiring creative briefs on their own. They partner with senior clients through the research and testing processes to ensure the insights are clear and constructive. They also advocate for the best possible creative product. In this position, you will oversee and mentor Strategists and provide direct reports with all the necessary tools and training to improve upon existing expertise.

 

Responsibilities

  • Serves as the day-to-day Strategic lead on assigned account(s), crafting compelling and inspiring creative briefs for both clients and creatives.
  • Develops and communicates the brand’s positioning using storytelling, communications plans, and making strategic recommendations internally and to the client.
  • Anticipates client’s strategic needs, bringing forth recommendations that might not necessarily be assigned, but are vital to the health of their business and proactively advance the brand’s positioning.
  • Defines whitespace opportunities for clients through audience, competitive, and landscape research.
  • Applies understanding of customer’s relationship with the brand and advertising in the category to the development of brand strategy and creatives.
  • Drives the analysis of data and market trends, in partnership with Behavioral Sciences, providing valuable business and customer insights regarding cultural trends, behavioral shifts of the marketplace to internal partners.
  • Provides guidance to more junior Strategists to improve the quality of their briefs and other work products.
  • Provides direct reports with all the necessary tools and training to improve upon existing expertise.
  • Partners with clients through the research and testing processes to ensure campaign insights are clear and constructive.
  • Partners with senior-level clients, building positive relationships.
  • Supports the design, management, and application of third-party research and measurement solutions (i.e. ad effectiveness, sales and footfall lift measurement, ad verification, etc.).
  • Partners with other Agency departments to ensure strategic thinking is incorporated in all aspects of the agency’s work.
  • Oversees and mentors more junior Strategists as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned*

 

Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree required
  • Experience: Minimum 7-9+ years of experience required; previous advertising creative agency experience preferred.
  • Software: Proficiency required in MS Office applications (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, etc.), Google G-Suite, and Keynote.
  • Communication: strong written and verbal communication required
  • Soft Skills: Strong organizational skills, ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, and close attention to detail.
  • Expert in crafting inspirational briefs for Creative
  • Experience managing and mentoring junior teams preferred.
  • Comfortable working on 2-3 brands at any given time.

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.

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.

ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: disabilityaccommodations@mullenlowe.com - please include your location in the subject line of your email (BOS, NY, LA, WNS)

MullenLowe is an EEO/AA M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.
MullenLowe participates in E-Verify.

https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf

Apply for this Job

* Required

resume chosen  
(File types: pdf, doc, docx, txt, rtf)
cover_letter chosen  
(File types: pdf, doc, docx, txt, rtf)
When autocomplete results are available use up and down arrows to review
+ Add Another Education


Voluntary Self-Identification

For government reporting purposes, we ask candidates to respond to the below self-identification survey. Completion of the form is entirely voluntary. Whatever your decision, it will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter. Any information that you do provide will be recorded and maintained in a confidential file.

As set forth in MullenLowe U.S.’s Equal Employment Opportunity policy, we do not discriminate on the basis of any protected group status under any applicable law.

Race & Ethnicity Definitions

If you believe you belong to any of the categories of protected veterans listed below, please indicate by making the appropriate selection. As a government contractor subject to the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), we request this information in order to measure the effectiveness of the outreach and positive recruitment efforts we undertake pursuant to VEVRAA. Classification of protected categories is as follows:

A "disabled veteran" is one of the following: a veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; or a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.

A "recently separated veteran" means any veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service.

An "active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran" means a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense.

An "Armed forces service medal veteran" means a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985.


Form CC-305

OMB Control Number 1250-0005

Expires 05/31/2023

Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability

Why are you being asked to complete this form?

We are a federal contractor or subcontractor required by law to provide equal employment opportunity to qualified people with disabilities. We are also required to measure our progress toward having at least 7% of our workforce be individuals with disabilities. To do this, we must ask applicants and employees if they have a disability or have ever had a disability. Because a person may become disabled at any time, we ask all of our employees to update their information at least every five years.

Identifying yourself as an individual with a disability is voluntary, and we hope that you will choose to do so. Your answer will be maintained confidentially and not be seen by selecting officials or anyone else involved in making personnel decisions. Completing the form will not negatively impact you in any way, regardless of whether you have self-identified in the past. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of federal contractors under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at www.dol.gov/ofccp.

How do you know if you have a disability?

You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition.

Disabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Autism
  • Autoimmune disorder, for example, lupus, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, or HIV/AIDS
  • Blind or low vision
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular or heart disease
  • Celiac disease
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Deaf or hard of hearing
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Gastrointestinal disorders, for example, Crohn's Disease, or irritable bowel syndrome
  • Intellectual disability
  • Missing limbs or partially missing limbs
  • Nervous system condition for example, migraine headaches, Parkinson’s disease, or Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Psychiatric condition, for example, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD, or major depression

PUBLIC BURDEN STATEMENT: According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless such collection displays a valid OMB control number. This survey should take about 5 minutes to complete.