massachusetts | SVP, Group Strategy Director in Boston, MA

SVP, Group Strategy Director

  • Hill Holliday
  • $151,380.00 - 151,380.00 / Year *
  • Boston, MA 02298
  • Full-Time
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At Hill Holliday, we help our clients fight the daily share battle by swinging hard and fighting smart. We stay laser-focused on the most important part of the equation: the idea. Nothing beats a good one. And every day we come to work to think of more of them into existence to help our clients dominate the noisiest of categories. We also know that work is about more than just, well, work. It's also about the people. And we find that when we let those people do their thing - their curious, tenacious, scrappy, be-happy thing - what results is innovative thinking that wins. Being a boutique agency with scale, any strategy role at HH means working in a progressive and fully integrated team with different colors and shades of strategy thinker, working as one: brand & creative strategists, digital, social, business intelligence/consulting, UX and data analytics.
SVP, Group Strategy Director (Behavioral Strategy)

Strategy, Boston, MA, United States

At Hill Holliday, we help our clients fight the daily share battle by swinging hard and fighting smart. We stay laser-focused on the most important part of the equation: the idea. Nothing beats a good one. And every day we come to work to think of more of them into existence to help our clients dominate the noisiest of categories.

We also know that work is about more than just, well, work. It's also about the people. And we find that when we let those people do their thing - their curious, tenacious, scrappy, be-happy thing - what results is innovative thinking that wins.

Being a boutique agency with scale, any strategy role at HH means working in a progressive and fully integrated team with different colors and shades of strategy thinker, working as one: brand & creative strategists, digital, social, business intelligence/consulting, UX and data analytics.

Now we need to add brilliantly innovative media and comms thinkers.

About the role:

We are looking for a creatively ambitious media thinker-leader - SVP / VP of Behavioral Strategy who can move fluidly between intuition and rigor to solve complex marketing and business problems.

This leader will sit within the fast growing integrated strategy team on the largest account in the agency. The role is to build and rollout comms planning style thinking across a diversified team and account, and if proven successful, for the agency group - HH, EP and Trillia. It's a fantastic growth opportunity for the right candidate.

As such, this is a very senior role, reporting into the head of strategy on the account, with a dotted line to CSO.

About the person:

This person must be a go-getter, a self starter. An enigmatic and big personality.

Someone with entrepreneurial leanings and a desire to be more than a content producer but also an instigator.
It's a thinker-doer role. This is a role for a comms strategists who wants to understand how creative things get made and importantly help shape that, not just how the media money gets deployed. It's a comms strategy role, in a multidisciplinary creative agency environment.

Consequently, they must be highly collaborative and comfortable working in fast moving teams. They will be responsible for crafting and helping shape thinking which solves client challenges and impacts multi-channel creative and hundreds of millions of dollars of media spend

To thrive they must have a finger on the pulse of media partnerships and innovations and bring those to the table.

The ideal leader will play a strategic role, regularly identifying opportunities to create seamless brand experiences for customers along their journeys. Their mission will be focused on creating experiences that are cohesive, demonstrating the brand's purpose and personality with a sense of innovation. Our ideal candidate has experience in multiple channels (with a strong focus on digital) and understands how each channel works in conjunction with the next.

Expert communication skills and the ability to distill complex media and strategic concepts to clients and partners is critical, as well as the ability to dive deep into the details of those concepts as needed.

This person should also have experience and confidence in presenting new ideas, hypotheses, strategies and pitch material.
Responsibilities:
* Make the thinking smarter:
Work with strategy teams to help infuse best practice comms planning methodologies into our day to day work:
+ Sharpen our strategic output
+ Educating internal teams
+ Help investigate category culture and create solutions that give customers a reason to pay attention and engage

* Make the creative work better:

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o Work with creative strategists and creative teams to help dimensionalize the creative product and enabling that to be more integrated and more innovative - new partnerships, more mobile, more digital, activations, content etc.

* Make the work more effective:

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+ Define and create fully integrate multi-channel comms strategies and experiences including go-to-market communication plans, marketing programs, and business models
+ Develop clear KPIs that clearly relate to the strategy

* Make noise:

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+ Thought leader- be happy to generate thought leadership output for the account and agency (inc. writing, attending events and speaker panels).

Requirements & Qualifications:
* Previous comms planning in a an agency setting
* Operate as an assertive, yet collaborative, leader who coaches, manages, contributes to, and owns the key comms planning deliverables
* Must be a fairly switched on media savvy, finger on pulse person
* Must be happy to collaborate with creative people in a flowing, collaborative process
* 10-15 years of combined media, marketing, strategy experience in an agency
* Excellent presentation skills related to client pitches
* A solid understanding of the media landscape, technology, data and trends
* Experience across multiple media channels with an emphasis on digital
* Must be very familiar with digital business, brand, and marketing strategies
This person must be a go-getter, a self starter. An enigmatic and big personality. Someone with entrepreneurial leanings and a desire to be more than a content producer but also an instigator. It's a thinker-doer role. This is a role for a comms strategists who wants to understand how creative things get made and importantly help shape that, not just how the media money gets deployed. It's a comms strategy role, in a multidisciplinary creative agency environment. Consequently, they must be highly collaborative and comfortable working in fast moving teams. They will be responsible for crafting and helping shape thinking which solves client challenges and impacts multi-channel creative and hundreds of millions of dollars of media spend To thrive they must have a finger on the pulse of media partnerships and innovations and bring those to the table. The ideal leader will play a strategic role, regularly identifying opportunities to create seamless brand experiences for customers along their journeys. Their mission will be focused on creating experiences that are cohesive, demonstrating the brand's purpose and personality with a sense of innovation. Our ideal candidate has experience in multiple channels (with a strong focus on digital) and understands how each channel works in conjunction with the next. Expert communication skills and the ability to distill complex media and strategic concepts to clients and partners is critical, as well as the ability to dive deep into the details of those concepts as needed. This person should also have experience and confidence in presenting new ideas, hypotheses, strategies and pitch material., * Previous comms planning in a an agency setting * Operate as an assertive, yet collaborative, leader who coaches, manages, contributes to, and owns the key comms planning deliverables * Must be a fairly switched on media savvy, finger on pulse person * Must be happy to collaborate with creative people in a flowing, collaborative process * 10-15 years of combined media, marketing, strategy experience in an agency * Excellent presentation skills related to client pitches * A solid understanding of the media landscape, technology, data and trends * Experience across multiple media channels with an emphasis on digital * Must be very familiar with digital business, brand, and marketing strategies
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