Strategy Director - Innovation

Job Title: Strategy Director - Innovation
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary: Upto £90K + benefits
Reference: 15630280
Job Published: March 14, 2018 00:00

Job Description

Strategy Director

Our client finds, designs and builds new business opportunities that create lasting value. They believe that a company's frontiers today are its business tomorrow. These boundaries can be technological, cultural, behavioural or commercial. The mainstay of their work is ensuring businesses are fit for these frontiers, in one way or another.

It's a growing business area and our client's hybrid approach has found favour with some of the world's leading brands across a variety of business sectors.

The role sits at the intersection of brand strategy, innovation consultancy and service design. You'll help our client explore, conceive, develop and implement new digital solutions for clients in a variety of sectors including, retail, luxury, lifestyle, media and entertainment.

We need someone who gets how successful brands operate in today's technologically and social driven world. It doesn't mean you have to be a digital specialist but a firm grasp of how consumer behaviour is shifting will be crucial. A fascination for business, technology and culture will also help.

We need someone who can articulate their ideas in a concise and succinct manner. You'll be able to write compelling arguments as well as wow a room full of senior executives.

In your role as strategy director, the aim will be for you to gradually take over the running of some of the companies key clients. This means you’ll be tasked with both running and overseeing existing projects as well as nurturing new projects and business from these accounts. You’ll have a team reporting into you, including a senior innovation strategist, an experience design strategist and specialist freelancers. Some of their solutions will impact on a company's business model and organisational structure and you'll be tasked with creating a business case for specific solutions, this should awaken your business analyst side.

You will need to bring a sound attitude to the team and be willing to really get stuck into problems and navigate clever ways through them.

It's a role requiring intelligence, wit and resourcefulness to work things out. They move fast and dig deep, and you'll be expected to keep pace with them. You won't be left to struggle but you will need to get on with things.

They like people who have something about them, perhaps a little quirky or have an interesting edge about them.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an outstanding innovation studio at a formative stage of their growth