Location Pearlfisher London
This is a senior role that represents the strategic know-how of Pearlfisher and provides high level strategic expertise to our clients with a focus on developing key client relationships and consistent business performance.
We need you to
Operate at a senior level to maximise the impact of Strategy, demonstrating leadership through ideas-based brand and design thinking, delivering impactful strategies for our clients and developing relationships with both current and new clients.
This role requires the highest level of
Authority / Expertise / Efficiency / Experience / Direction
You will show us that you have
Experience in working across different brands and categories, and presenting to C-suite, founders and high-level decision-makers.
Clear examples of creating strategies for brand projects that demonstrate original solutions, recognisable results and impact.
A collaborative, supportive and constructive working style.
The personal qualities and skills to work with a team of Strategists and Writers at different levels, collaborate with all Pearlfisher teams and inspire our creatives.
You will definitely need to be
An original thinker.
A sharp observer, able to see the big picture and produce clear, sharp, connected thinking, building strong arguments that lead to big ideas.
Able to analyse, contextualise, explore, distill and interpret complex pictures into meaningful stories that are brought to life as inspiring ideas.
A truly experienced leader with a strong and fundamental understanding of brands, a passion for brand building and the experience in solving diverse brand problems across markets and segments.
Naturally creative, inquisitive and curious with a strong ongoing connection between our strategic thinking and the design solutions we create.
A genuine person with a unique, internationally-minded background and authentic sources of inspiration to enrich our work and our culture.
The bare minimum we need from you is
7+ years in Strategy within a design agency and experience in team leadership.
Own 3-4 client relationships across iconic and challenger brands.
Teach nurture and pass on your experience to more junior members of the team.
Learn continuously, refining your creative approach through direct line management and mentorship from our Partner, Vision & Strategy, and expanding your knowledge and sector understanding through tailored learning and development initiatives.
Improve, lead and inspire creative excellence at all levels.
Within 1 month, you’ll:
Complete our onboarding process, including learning the nuts and bolts of our business through inductions with key members of the wider team.
Work alongside our Partner, Vision & Strategy, to fully understand the role of Strategy within Pearlfisher and the impact it makes both in and outside of the business.
In conjunction with our Partner, Vision & Strategy, but with expected independence, champion idea-based thinking in London to build cut-through, simple, powerful strategies.
Immerse yourself in key client projects and build relationships with other team members.
Within 3 months, you’ll:
Lead projects from a strategic point of view.
Deliver powerful strategies across brand, design and portfolio thinking.
Be confident in representing our strategic expertise with knowledge and intelligence to start to build long-term strategic relationships with our clients.
Start to build trusted partnerships with key clients.
Work across our business with strong relationships with Futures, Design, Client and Development teams.
Ensure that Pearlfisher Compliance principles are understood and are being followed by your team during the project process.
Within 6 months, you’ll:
Be a valued part of a collaborative and purposeful team that includes Design leadership, strategyand client management, driving the business forward.
Drive development opportunities with bold perspectives.
Be establishing meaningful client relationships and convincing them of your expertise and authority.
Increase Strategy’s public profile through speaking engagements, writing and presence.
Lead innovation workshops in collaboration with Futures.
Contribute to our knowledge base, thought leadership and creative culture through your unique knowledge and experience.
You will report directly to our Partner, Vision & Strategy.