Job title Senior Strategist
Location Pearlfisher London
An essential role that requires independent thinking, drive and strong abilities in building and expressing powerful ideas that sets the direction for our clients’ brands and provides the vision for our creative solutions.
We need you to
Produce pure thought to make the complex simple; build strong arguments; tell inspirational stories and express big ideas; bring a substance and rigour to your approach in delivering a streamlined strategy.
This is a key role requiring the highest level of
Intelligence / Focus / Presence / Substance / Irreverence
You will show us that you have
Experience in working across different brands and categories, and presenting to C-suite, founders and high-level decision-makers.
Clear examples of creating strategies for brand projects that demonstrate original solutions, recognisable results and true permanent impact.
You will definitely need to be
An original thinker.
A sharp observer, able to see the big picture and produce clear, sharp, connected thinking, building strong arguments that lead to big ideas.
Able to analyse, contextualise, explore, distill and interpret complex pictures into meaningful stories that are brought to life as inspiring ideas.
A veteran with a strong and fundamental understanding of brands, a passion for brand building and the experience in solving diverse brand problems across markets and segments.
Confident in representing our strategic expertise with knowledge and intelligence to build long-term strategic relationships with our clients, and develop this relationship into long-standing strategic and creative partnerships.
Naturally creative, inquisitive and curious with a strong ongoing connection between our strategic thinking and the design solutions we create.
A genuine person with a unique, internationally-minded background and authentic sources of inspiration to enrich our work and our culture.
The bare minimum we need from you is
5+ years in Strategy and preferably two years at Senior Strategist level within a design agency.
And the technical skills you will need to have are
Ideally, you will have experience of/exposure to
The role in detail
Working with direction and support from the Head of Strategy and the Chief Strategy Officer but with expected independence, you will:
- Lead projects from a strategic point of view.
- Deliver powerful strategies across brand, design and portfolio thinking.
- Provide strategic vision for and trusted partnerships with key clients.
- Be the strong connection between our strategic thinking and creative solutions.
- Develop strategic opportunities and client relationships.
- Work across our business with strong relationships with Futures, Design, Client and Development teams.
- Contribute to our knowledge base, thought leadership and creative culture through unique character and skills.
Assessment of success
Success will be viewed and measured in three ways:
i. Creativity: creation and drive in creating award-winning, effective strategies
ii. Commercial Effectiveness: timely responses to briefs, completion of work within budgeted hours and with minimal reworks
iii. Cultural Value: impact, energy, value and contribution to our working culture.
You will report directly to Pearlfisher's Head of Strategy and Chief Strategy Officer. The role will also involve close consultation with Client Management, Design, and Marketing & Communications.