Senior Strategist

Strategy is a vital part of the UnitedUs creative offering. Understanding the need in which creativity is required is an essential part of delivering great graphic communication, however, it is often overlooked and undervalued by the creative community. Not at UnitedUs - we have always strived to build lasting relationships that are formed on a basis of trust, and trust comes from understanding. Our strategists are that bridge between creativity and commerce, they form the foundation of every project and work closely with the UnitedUs Directors and the clients. You will be a focal point of the business in the eyes of our clients and also internally within the team. You will be a leader in your field, with experience and examples of changing organisations for the better through strategic deliverables. You will also be a champion of UnitedUs thinking strategically both internally about the growth and success of the organisation as well as aligning with our customer's needs.

This is an initial three month contract with a view to go into a full time, permanent role. We're committed to finding the right person for our team, but also the right role for you - so we want to spend the time getting to know each other to make sure this is the right fit. 

Job role:

  • To work very closely with clients to establish trusted and long-term relationships
  • To get to know as much as possible about client's businesses, aspirations and goals to better inform the overall project for UnitedUs
  • To work with the clients to set KPI’s and ROI’s for the brand projects 
  • To lead projects from start to finish both locally and internationally as needed
  • To develop strategies which will inform compelling creative
  • Ability to create brand language, key messaging and storytelling frameworks
  • To be an active participant in the briefing of the creative team and be on hand at all points in the project to offer strategic insight 
  • To lead and create workshops that inform the creative and cultural work UnitedUs deliver as an agency
  • To be proactive in new business, identifying growth opportunities for existing accounts as well as new clients
  • Collaborate with strategy peers and report to the Creative, Digital and Strategy Directors 
  • Write strategy documents and compile new and engaging ways of delivering the business and creative strategy to clients that not only impress them with the depth and content, but also the creative presentation as well. 
  • Be a positive influence on the organisation, be prepared for and welcome the creative and strategic challenges that the role will present and maintain a positive approach  to resolve them.

Person:
As a strategist, the role requires an analytical person who always asks why, rather than how. The role will work closely with the Directors of UnitedUs, therefore, it requires a strong team player willing to give-and-take throughout the creative process. It requires an understanding of the wider creative world, creative influences, and influencers that should shape and lead the conversation within the creative team. 

It requires constantly looking at the creative and business world with an open mind, to soak up new ideas, new opportunities and connect those opportunities with the business and strategic goals of the clients. The role requires an appetite for learning, and to be actively engaged in reading about culture and business structures that could be of benefit to the wide-ranging client base. 

It requires an assertive and confident personality, whilst being open to new ideas and ways of working. The strategist role is one that comes with its own demanding opportunities and being able to delegate work effectively is important to the continued high level of strategic work the company delivers. 

The role should promote the collective of UnitedUs with a focus on the importance to build a unified brand and fully embrace the UnitedUs culture. 

Role requirements: 

Essential

  • Creative industry experience gained in the areas of Brand, Design or Marketing.
  • A 2:1 or higher degree in a creative or business orientated subject or equivalent experience
  • A high standard of English language written and spoken
  • A high standard of English language written and spoken
  • A high level of IT skills and Mac proficiency 
  • Examples of brand / creative strategies in implementation

Desirable

  • Ability to work independently 
  • Resilience 
  • A sense of humour 
  • A joy of multi-tasking 

Job perks: 

UnitedUs recognises that our dedicated team help the business to achieve ambitious goals by going the extra mile. We, in turn reward their dedication and commitment by building a culture of reward for our people who are fully supportive of the organisation and the place we want to build. With this in mind we are offering the following: 

  • Pension contribution
  • Social events with the UnitedUs team
  • 25 days holiday 
  • Weekly breakfast 
  • Team dinners 
  • Refreshment fridge 
  • Monthly massage available
  • And many more 

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