Head of Strategy
Wood Lane, London, W12

Company Description

As an agency, we work with people we believe in to make work the world can believe in, combining scientific rigour with creative magic to help professionals in the health and wellness space achieve fame for their brands in everything from aesthetics, supplements, and fertility, to endocrinology, dermatology, and oncology. That’s the what, but the how is guided by four defining principles – curious, creative, discerning, brave. These are the values we look for and nurture in others and ourselves, underpinning as they do a culture of collaborative entrepreneurialism that drives high-performance.

Job Description

Are you ready to step into a pivotal role and steer strategic direction in a vibrant, growth-driven atmosphere? Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness is seeking a Head of Strategy to join our esteemed leadership team and contribute to our ambitious journey ahead!

At SSW, we're firm believers in the power of creative ideas to inspire and uplift. Our mission? To ignite imaginations and promote better health and wellness for all. We're in search of a dynamic leader with charisma, a knack for team development, and above all, a profound love for the craft.

As Head of Strategy, you'll play a key role in shaping our agency's strategic vision, working hand in hand with our creative and account teams. Your insights will be instrumental at the highest levels of our organization, influencing our senior leadership team and fostering collaboration across PHUK, PH Global, and Publicis Groupe.

We're not just looking for someone to fill a role – we want a visionary, someone who thrives on pushing boundaries and crafting innovative, award-winning campaigns. Your experience should speak volumes, showcasing a track record of strategic brilliance and a passion for driving impactful change.

But make no mistake – this role comes with its challenges. Our industry moves at lightning speed, and you'll need to be prepared for the fast-paced nature of our work. However, at SSW, we pride ourselves on our supportive and collaborative culture. If you're ready to dive in and make a difference, you'll find a welcoming community eager to support you every step of the way.

Yes, there will be tight deadlines, high-pressure projects, and demanding clients – but if you thrive in such an environment and are driven by the desire to excel, then we want to hear from you!

Join us on this exhilarating journey toward excellence. Your next adventure awaits at Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness – where passion meets purpose, and creativity knows no bounds. Apply now and let's shape the future of health and wellness together!


As someone who's not afraid to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty, you'll have a proven track record of defining winning strategies that fuel award-winning creative ideas. With experience at a similar commercial level, you'll exude confidence as you lead our strategic offerings here in London.

But that's not all – you bring a wealth of commercial experience from within the pharma/healthcare industry or consumer health and wellbeing sector. Senior stakeholder management and client relations are second nature to you, having honed your skills in marketing or creative agencies.

With a portfolio boasting a diverse range of accounts and projects, you thrive under pressure, tackling even the toughest client requests with a calm demeanor, regardless of the deadline. And when it comes to our people, you understand that they're our greatest asset. Line-management experience and a passion for nurturing talent are non-negotiables in your book.

But what truly sets you apart? Your guts. We believe in the power of intuition and bold decision-making. While data may be abundant, it's your gut instinct that often leads to the most innovative and impactful strategies. We're seeking someone who can simplify, energise, and direct our approach, ensuring that creativity remains at the heart of everything we do.

Of course, intelligence is essential too. Your strategic prowess is backed by a keen intellect, allowing you to inform and control your gut instincts with precision. As the Head of Strategy, you'll have the opportunity to shape and grow our planning offering, surrounding yourself with bright minds and making decisive moves to propel us to new heights.

And let's not forget adaptability. In a constantly evolving industry, flexibility of thought and mindset is key. Your openness to new ideas, perspectives, and approaches will fuel innovation and uncover opportunities that others might miss.

Additional Information

Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness has fantastic benefits on offer to all of our employees. In addition to the classics, Pension, Life Assurance, Private Medical and Income Protection Plans we also offer;

  • WORK YOUR WORLD opportunity to work anywhere in the world, where there is a Publicis office, for up to 6 weeks a year.
  • “YOU” DAYS – flexibility to take a day off for your well-being and self-care without prior notice and additional paid leave for volunteering and charity work of your choice.
  • HELP@HAND BENEFITS 24/7 helpline to support you on a personal and professional level. Access to remote GPs, mental health support and CBT. Wellbeing content and lifestyle coaching.
  • FAMILY FRIENDLY POLICIES We provide 26 weeks of full pay for the following family milestones: Maternity. Adoption, Surrogacy and Shared Parental Leave.
  • FLEXIBLE WORKING & BANK HOLIDAY SWAP You can switch a religious Bank Holiday (either Good Friday or Easter Monday) for another day to celebrate a religious, spiritual, faith or belief-based day of your choosing.
  • GREAT LOCAL DISCOUNTS This includes membership discounts with Soho Friends, local restaurants and retailers in Westfield White City and Television Centre.

Full details of our benefits will be shared when you join us!

Publicis Groupe operates a hybrid working pattern with full time employees being office-based three days during the working week

We are supportive of all candidates and are committed to providing a fair assessment process. If you have any circumstances (such as neurodiversity, physical or mental impairments or a medical condition) that may affect your assessment, please inform your Talent Acquisition Partner. We will discuss possible adjustments to ensure fairness. Rest assured, disclosing this information will not impact your treatment in our process.

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