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Strategy Director

Big Spaceship

This is a Full-time position in Walton, NY posted June 27, 2021.

Big Spaceship began in 2000 with the belief that culture and behavior, above and beyond technology and platforms, are the keys to connecting brands with people.

We are continually evolving that belief, bringing together stories, systems, and communities to help businesses across industries thrive on a global scale.
We pride ourselves on fostering constant creativity and collaboration, internally and externally, throughout the entire working process.

This commitment to partnership has been a key part of the success we share with our clients.

We’re an eclectic mix of designers, technologists, strategists, producers, and analysts, trying to achieve something new and powerful together.
Big Spaceship is looking for a Strategy Director.

You like brands and you get excited and inspired to do great work for them.

You know a powerful insight when you see one.

You know how to use insights to shape work and ensure that it is impactful and human.

You can package and present a compelling narrative.

You can manage a team, inspiring strategists, and strategic thinkers across multiple disciplines.

Most importantly, you love this stuff
– stories of insights, innovation, trends, people, and culture.

You live to make people inspired and curious, to open minds to new possibilities.
Responsibilities
Maintain a deep understanding of culture, identifying macro and micro shifts in the landscape and helping teams connect these changes/tensions to brand and business opportunities Lead and manage strategy from taking charge during Discovery to setting up and informing creative work Commitment to the strategic process and work, with a focus on uncovering cultural and behavioral insights Develop strategic narratives to inspire audience-led ideas that meet brand needs effectively, in unexpected ways Ensure the highest quality briefs and strategic inputs are inspiring the creative process, partnering with Analytics, Creative and Account leads Ensure the work is achieving our clients’ broader business and marketing goals Nurture the capabilities and careers of junior team members while also proactively managing the team’s day-to-day Serve as the strategic leader for specific accounts, and take accountability for growing those client relationships Work in partnership with internal teams to continually guide clients towards bold and innovative solutions, manage senior client relationships, and identify long-term opportunities outside of given briefs Relentlessly raise the bar, pushing beyond the bounds of traditional marketing and embedding brands into culture
Requirements
8-10+ years of experience in integrated strategy development preferably at a creative agency Experience working with financial brands or institutions is a plus Desire to manage and do the work Proven thought leadership on modern brands and today’s cultural landscape Desire to work collaboratively with analytics, creative, and account teams at varying levels of seniority Quantitative and qualitative research experience (tracking studies, focus groups, in-depth interviews, ethnographies) with an ability to identify and adapt insights Innate curiosity and a desire to understand people, culture, and the world Passionate about great work, including both taking a hands-on role in its creation and the ability to talk about it in a compelling way to different audiences Seeks out opportunity and challenge