Strategy Director

Job Title: Strategy Director
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Manchester
Salary: £60k - 65k per year
Reference: 43539
Contact Name: Becky Smith
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 20, 2019 12:08

Job Description

Strategy Director, Global Media Agency, Manchester City Centre, £65k

Forward Role are working exclusively with a global award-winning media agency in Manchester City Centre who are renowned for their creativity and innovation.  Following a high-profile new client win, they are forming a brand new team and looking for Strategy Director in a senior leadership role who will help develop commination strategy for one of the most innovative businesses in the UK!

As Strategy Director you will act as a focal point for the agency, internally liaising with specialist teams and channel heads to ensure that planning covers the full comms spectrum. From an external perspective, you will play a pivotal role in maintaining relationships with media owners, clients and other stakeholders.

They are looking for someone with proven experience in the media or marketing sector who can really lead the whole agency’s strategic output and offer thought leadership and genuine innovation to the wider industry.

Your role will be focused predominantly on a high-profile client with a substantial budget and you will be expected to liaise effectively with their dynamic marketing team, whilst also offering your expertise to wider client campaigns and the overall strategy and planning output of the agency.


  • Ensure the agency is recognised for its strategic excellence
  • Demonstrate the ability to produce high quality strategic output
  • Provide thought leadership to both clients and colleagues
  • Communicate and present, with influence at the highest level
  • Demostrate analytical thinking and answer critical questions for clients


  • Proven strategy and planning experience within the media and/or marketing industry (ideally a media agency)
  • You’ll be active and engaged with the wider industry
  • Strong communication skills
  • Curiosity to share ideas with others and provide insights to clients and colleagues alike.
  • Strong leadership skills
  • The ability to inspire
  • Strong cross-channel media knowledge

Working for this autonomous and supportive media agency offers a number of great benefits to the right candidate, such as very generous holiday package and the chance to work alongside a talented leadership team in a business that is growing at an impressive rate . If you are considering a new role for January then this could be the perfect opportunity to really develop your skillset and move forward within a supportive agency environment with a seriously exciting client account!

Strategy Director, Global Media Agency, Manchester City Centre, £65k

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Please note, you must be eligible to work in the UK in order to be considered for this role