Overview

Strategy Director
Wood Lane, London, W12

Company Description

Spark Foundry make up part of a thriving global media network and are part of the Publicis Groupe, one of the world’s leading communications groups. We are globally connected with over 8,000 employees in 110 offices across 70 countries.

Who We Are in the UK? 

Spark Foundry, the Acceleration Agency.

We help brands to identify, learn and respond to opportunities faster than the competition.

Every client has an area of their business they need to accelerate, from short-term goals to long-term transformation.

We’ve proven our approach during the most difficult year on record. Now we’re using it to provide a launchpad for their future.

Come be an accelerator with us.

How we accelerate

  • Planning: an approach that works in practice rather than theory, arming planners with the ability to create cutting edge campaigns
  • Intelligence: a suite of tools that give definitive answers to big questions, and uncovers actionable insights about real people
  • Trading: a model built on flexibility and trusted relationships, underpinned with bold guarantees
  • Relationships: a culture of asking challenging questions to better understand the brief – we are not a ‘yes’ agency
  • People: a strong history of recruiting talent from diverse backgrounds and accelerating their careers

Our Commitment

We are diverse though our experience, people and the clients we look after – and we celebrate that diversity. Our people hold us accountable to our beliefs and via regular surveys and our grass roots D&I team, The Collective, and internal next generation board, Firestarters, we hold regular events and work continually towards generating ideas, initiatives and educating our people to ensure we are a diverse and inclusive agency.

As part of our dedication to create an inclusive and diverse workforce, Spark Foundry is committed to equal access to opportunity for people without regard to race, age, sex, disability, neurodiversity, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion. 

Job Description

Join the dynamic team at Publicis, focusing on the recently acquired Mondelēz account across Europe. This role offers the opportunity to drive growth and create magical consumer experiences for iconic snacking brands. Based in our White City London hub, you'll coordinate with local and global Mondelēz teams, with bi-annual travel to EU hubs, mainly Zurich.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Client Relationship Management: Cultivate strong, proactive relationships with key brand clients, understanding their business deeply.
  2. Workstream Leadership: Lead various workstreams, from consumer research to budget analysis, crafting breakthrough strategies for Mondelēz brands.
  3. Creative Campaign Development: Develop innovative strategies in collaboration with the central European team, Analytics COE, local market teams, and other agency partners.
  4. Partnership Collaboration: Work closely with Creative and Production teams to elevate products using Publicis Power of One proposition.
  5. Data-Driven Planning: Translate client needs to Analytics professionals, delivering data-informed channel allocations and scenario modeling.
  6. Holistic Media Planning: Integrate brand, traditional, performance, and digital media for superior consumer experiences.
  7. Insight Development: Identify and interpret actionable insights using consumer research and data.

Qualifications

  • Expertise in developing media strategies across large-scale clients.
  • Strong media planning fundamentals with exposure to UK and non-UK markets.
  • Proficiency in developing data-led communication solutions and driving client transformation.
  • Knowledgeable about consumer research, industry topics, and marketing effectiveness.
  • Understanding of offline and digital channel integration.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and collaborative working ability.

Join us and be part of creating award-winning campaigns that place experiences, empathy, and genuine human connection at the heart of our plans.

Additional Information

Spark Foundry 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.
  • REFLECTION DAYS - Two additional days of paid leave to step away from your usual day-to-day work and create time to focus on your well-being and self-care.
  • 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 & BIRTHDAY DAY OFF You are entitled to an additional day off for your birthday, from your first day of employment.
  • 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.

Please make sure you check out the Publicis Career Page which showcases our Inclusive Benefits and our EAG’s (Employee Action Groups).

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