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Publication or Company Draftfcb
Job Title Strategic Planning Director with Retail Expertise
Industry Advertising Agency, Marketing
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location Chicago, IL
Job Requirements At Draftfcb, the Strategic Planning Director is someone that is not afraid to jump into the deep end. This person is a real leader. A person who is the first name on the tip of the team’s collective tongue when things catch on fire and a mandatory presence in any key meeting. The planning culture is collaborative and supportive and constantly shares and inspires. We need a Director that has that inherent desire and need to bring something new to the table every day. Someone to make the rest of us that much stronger and smarter while drawing from a pool of some of the top minds in the business. Simplification, inspiration and leadership are going to be cost of entry. We’re looking for someone equally hungry to teach and learn and that can elevate a darn great group even higher. With huge clients, high expectations and massive opportunities—being able to hit the ground running is a must.

the position

-Serves as lead team member of the brand team on the businesses they are directly responsible for, ultimately assuring the quality of the strategic and creative products the team produces
-Displays a proven record of leading a team in innovative ideas, approaches and final work product
Acts as a catalyst to the brand team in seeking out new ways to add value to the brand -and in identifying future opportunities
-Has overall responsibility for understanding consumer issues, leveraging insights, writing briefs and conducting briefings on multiple brands
-Forges strong relationships with high-level marketing clients
-Creates big ideas and puts them into action and practice for clients
-Pioneers and utilizes new research methods

the personality

-An innovator. An incubator. A genuine source of inspiration
-Questions everything, reshapes assignments and always looks to work on the next big thing
-Is a knowledgeable leader, interested in growing and mentoring Planners at all levels, as well as growing the shared knowledge of the Planning department
-Has earned a bachelor’s degree
-10+ years of relevant industry experience

About Our Company With an equal focus on creativity and accountability, Draftfcb is committed to producing brilliant ideas that change consumer behavior. As a global, fully integrated marketing communications agency operating against a single P&L, Draftfcb provides clients with highly collaborative, channel-neutral thinking that delivers engagement and, most importantly, action. With nearly 140 years of combined expertise, Draftfcb has roots in both consumer advertising and behavioral, data-driven direct marketing. The agency’s corporate leadership team includes Howard Draft, executive chairman; Laurence Boschetto, CEO and president; Jonathan Harries, vice chairman emeritus & executive advisor, global creative; and Neil Miller, chief operating officer. The Draftfcb network spans 150 offices in 90 countries and employs nearly 9,000 people. The agency is part of the Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE:IPG). For more information, visit www.draftfcb.com.
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