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Strategy Director/Manager

Company Name: FP7McCann
Employment Type:Full Time
Location: Dubai
Experience: 7-10 years
Degree: Bachelor
Nationality: Any
No. Of Vacancies:1
Job Description:
We’re FP7 McCann Dubai and we’re looking for two senior strategists to join our growing team.
You have deep interest in making work that connects brands to culture, an original thinker with a sharp sense of strategy, and a love for solving business problems with creativity. 
You’re an ambitious and visionary leader who can inspire the people around you to produce break-through work, but as a close knit and grounded agency, you’ll be empathetic, humble and passionate in everything you do. Your understanding of people and their behaviors is crucial to this role.
You’ll be discovering new truths, inspiring daring creativity, developing break-through thinking and contributing to the agency’s growth. You’ll be working on leading global brands as well as regional brands, so you will have the opportunity to create impact.
This is your chance to shape your career in a meaningful way.

You’ll be expected to
Get under the skin of your client’s business to form a deep knowledge of how they work and what drives their brand and commercial operations
Establish break-through thinking that addresses client challenges and problems, and helps brands earn a meaningful role in people’s lives
Lead strategy on pitches and proactively identify new areas of opportunity on clients business
Be outcome oriented, not output-led: lead the effectiveness agenda to ensure commercial and brand performance is front and center in your approach
Rigorously pursue powerful truths that inspire original and meaningful creativity
Form a strong partnership with your creative colleagues, helping them produce world class and meaningful work with inspirational briefs and briefings
Develop fresh & imaginative connection plans that guides creatives into daring and bold spaces
Anchor yourself in all things culture and be the authority on it across the agency
Be comfortable managing multiple projects to a very high degree of quality
Be an inspirational leader on all your brands, trusted as such by your colleagues and clients
Continuously develop your own skills, making sure that you and the team establish new and original opportunities that pushes strategy and creativity forward
Foster a culture of inclusivity in everything you do

You must have
At least 7-10 years’ experience as a strategist in a creative agency
Extensive experience of leading strategy and insight for high profile global and regional clients
An impressive point-of-view on strategy, brands, culture, creativity and communications
A deep knowledge of strategic frameworks and concepts
A passion for creativity
A natural ability to tell stories
An acute sense of empathy and self-awareness