Starcom is a world-renowned media communications agency that architects connected human experiences to create value through precision marketing, content and technology solutions. With more than 5,000 employees worldwide, Starcom partners with the world's leading marketers and new establishment brands, including Airbnb, Bank of America, Kellogg Company, Kraft Heinz, Novartis, Samsung, Visa and more. Starcom is part of Publicis Media—the global media solutions group which also encompasses Zenith, Mediavest | Spark and Optimedia | Blue 449—a key division of Publicis Groupe [Euronext Paris FR0000130577, CAC40], one of the world’s leading communications groups.
The Strategy Associate Director oversees a strategy team and manages cross-media strategy and planning campaigns. The Associate Director owns planning activities for complex or large spend campaigns, and is responsible for generating strategic insights while driving learnings across the full suite of the client’s activities.
The ideal candidate for this position will be a thoughtful decision maker and team player who loves data and has the proven ability to lead strategic planning initiatives including deck writing, budget and channel allocation and audience development. This is an energetic, collaborative team that partners with an analytics-driven client to provide guidance as they continue to grow and evolve their brand.
Strategize with internal directors and client to develop innovative, well-targeted marketing solutions
Interface with clients and partner agencies to build strategic communication plans for targeted audiences
Review client deliverables for quality, ensuring that recommendations and work product are sound and viable
Own the development of strategic proposals and client facing POVs, coordinating with necessary teams to account for all relevant inputs
Assume accountability and ownership of campaign planning for assigned client accounts
Embrace and encourage a culture based on team work, collaboration, and support
Develop best practices for improving communication and collaboration within the team and the group
Lead knowledge share sessions to share and learn new strategies for optimizing and enhancing campaign performance
Collaborate and foster relationships with key partners including clients, internal teams, and leadership
Lead strategic planning initiatives including deck writing, budget and channel allocation, and audience development
Serve as escalation point for teams to help troubleshoot issues
Support development of strategic approach and experience design by delivering channel ideas and providing the link to reality of historical performance and in-market opportunities
Responsible for management and development of Associates, Senior Associates, and Supervisors
Bachelor’s degree or higher in marketing, advertising, business, marketing, or equivalent
5+ years of experience in media strategy/planning experience across media channels
Previous team management experience
Strong digital media experience preferred
Resourceful, curious, and motivated individual with an ability to work independently as well as in a team setting
Ability to manage timelines, projects and personnel within direct report team and across cross-functional teams
Proven experience in successfully managing multiple work streams at one time
Strong organizational, communication, and time-management skills
Excellent presentation skills to effectively lead meetings in-person with key clients
Detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task and manage priorities and deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite with strong understanding of Excel and PowerPoint
Experience working within media systems/platforms (Kantar, MOAT, Prisma, ComScore a plus)
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.