Senior Strategist

Comms & Strategic Planning Manchester, Manchester


Senior Strategist - MediaCom North-  Manchester, City Centre

Location: Based in the heart of Spinningfields on Hardman street, with fantastic transport links across the Northwest.

Salary: Competitive depending on experience.  

Benefits: We have the most fantastic benefits to discuss.

The role will require an individual who is capable of challenging and inspiring clients, as well as the agency and our immediate team, in order to help us continue to create work that is worthy of winning awards.

We are looking for an ideas-oriented, digitally-savvy Senior Strategist who is excited by the possibilities behind every brief, to join the Challenge and Inspiration Department in our Manchester office. Working on some of the most interesting and well known clients in the region and beyond, your job will be to bottom out communications briefs, set clients’ comms strategy, create work built upon killer insights and clear strategic platforms. You will be expected to bring your strategies to life with brilliant ideas and executional innovation and story-telling.


The senior strategist will work with account teams and other departments to push their work, to ensure that the strategies are as strong as they can be and that the execution is extraordinary.

The team are required to Challenge and Inspire planners through best practice, forward thinking, group facilitation, ideation sessions and bringing the outside into the agency.



    Skills and Behaviours:

    • You will be a comms strategist who loves creative ideas, and who has a strong understanding of digital channels and platforms.
    • You will have worked as a strategist ideally in a media agency, comms or digital agency or held insight driven planning roles in other organisations.
    • We are looking for strong experience of facilitating ideation workshops to motivate a wide variety of people and teams.
    • You will have a strong point of view on the detail of a media plan and its connections across the client’s own touchpoints and marketing assets.

    • We are looking for someone with a strong commercial perspective, a self-starting approach to work, they will be curious, creative, and personable in equal measure

    GroupM is an equal opportunity employer. We view everyone as an individual and we understand that inclusion is more than just diversity – it’s about belonging. We celebrate the fact that everyone is unique and that’s what makes us so good at what we do. We pride ourselves on being a company that embraces difference and truly represents the global clients we work with.

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