Strategy Director – Independently owned Design Firm

New York City
Job Information

Our client is an independently owned design and branding firm that represents a great roster of consumer brands and is known for its innovative work across diverse mediums- especially packaging. We are helping them to identify a Strategy Director, this is a newly created role in the company. They are looking for a candidate to lead high-profile client engagements and strategic growth initiatives.



  • Define / refine product offerings and best practices
  • Work with strategy team members and cross functional teams to deliver best in class work to our clients
  • Work with biz dev on target outreach and client relationship building
  • Work with executive leadership to identify and develop other strategic growth opportunities for the agency
  • Build positive relationships with existing and new clients
  • Serve as the engagement lead and strategic “go-to” on key company accounts
  • Manage multiple projects on an ongoing basis
  • Develop new biz / pitch related content and attend new biz presentations
  • Create thought leadership content in strategic areas of focus (ex. healthcare, retail brand innovation) to drive inbound inquiry
  • Develop and manage timelines and budgets
  • Train and develop others in company process and thinking
  • Lead major client initiatives and engagements – own, manage and present client-ready content to C-suite audiences
  • Develop core strategic insights, hypothesis, solutions and POVs for client business and brand challenges
  • Speak fluently to all core company strategy product offerings (brand meaning, brand positioning, visual strategy, verbal identity, brand architecture, innovation)
  • Lead and direct junior team members on high profile client engagements
  • Effectively drive projects, including planning and execution
  • Ability to develop client-ready thinking and presentations
  • Strong capability to deliver presentations to C level clients
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Strong ability to communicate strategic direction to creative teams
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Ability to develop and manage timelines and budgets
  • Strong ability to train others in company process and thinking



  • B.A. Degree, preferably in Marketing, Advertising, Journalism, Design or Psychology. MBA a plus
  • 7-10 years experience in a strategy role in a design or branding firm
  • Demonstrated leadership and growth capabilities
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office. Photoshop, Illustrator and digital video knowledge a plus
  • Able to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment

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