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Creative Strategy Director

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Summary

The Creative Strategy Director is a leader in our creative-idea-generating, strategic-thinking, client-problem-solving community, providing deep insight into internal and external factors affecting the client’s business, marketing, and overall presence. The Director’s ability to generate insights and articulate concepts and solutions in a clear and compelling way to clients will help the agency sell Jack Morton to our clients at a personal level through the quality of your thinking, presentation skills, relationship-building abilities, and passion for their brands/products and our business/vision/POV.

 

Responsibilities

 

Creative Strategy

  • Play a critical role on our strategy team in uncovering fresh brand/product/audience insights
  • Partner with the creative team to turn those insights into big ideas

 

Creative Delivery

  • Work collaboratively with key stakeholders and the wider creative delivery team to help keep the strategic idea on track through execution

 

Client Management

  • Provide thought leadership to existing clients and serve as principal strategist for key accounts
  • Play an effective role in new business pitches and stand up presentations

 

Strategy Team/Culture Leadership

  • Bring passion for creative strategic thinking and on-strategy creative delivery to the strategy team and the wider agency, every day
  • Proactively stay on top of innovation, industry trends and cultural norms and insights
  • Foster a culture of strategic thinking and champion the idea of creative strategy within the agency
  • Coordinate with our nationwide (and global) strategy teams to share ideas, knowledge and resources 

 

Contribution to an Inclusive environment

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the value of creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment
  • Support and engage in creating and sustaining a workplace that fosters creativity and innovation

 

Required Knowledge & Skills

  • 8+ years of experience in creative strategy roles or related roles driving proven results for clients
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with strategic and creative partners
  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated experience communicating broad strategic initiatives
  • Willingness to simultaneously tackle multiple projects adeptly
  • Passion to rapidly build expertise on new businesses and industry verticals
  • Able to define how to identify our clients problems in a strategic manner whether it be research, valuation and business case development, organizational design, or process optimization
  • Absolutely passionate about brands and businesses and the way they need to communicate and engage with the people that matter most to them
  • As brilliant at working alone (self-motivated) as you are as part of a team (the motivator)
  • An active participant in industry groups and a writer of thought leadership
  • Someone who embodies Jack Morton’s values of passion, agility, respect and inclusion

 

Jack Morton and Genuine are equal opportunity employers; we strongly value diversity at our companies. We do not discriminate on race, religion, color, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law. In 2020, Jack Morton and Genuine, as part of Interpublic Group (IPG), have been named to the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index (GEI), and Jack Morton has once again been designated a Best Place To Work For LGBTQ Workplace Equality by the Human Rights Campaign in their Corporate Equality Index.

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