EssenceMediacom | Strategy Director - Google

Sydney, Sydney


About Media Futures Group:
Media Futures Group (MFG) is a bespoke team within GroupM made up of best in class digital, offline, and integrated media experts who work together to enhance media’s contribution to Google’s business. MFG is powered by EssenceMediacom and other constituent parts of GroupM around the world.
About EssenceMediacom:
We are a global communications agency leading with breakthrough thinking, building explosive growth for brands, and helping our clients see the bigger picture. Our daring global network of 10,000 influencers help our clients breach traditional boundaries in media, uncover novel ideas, and unleash exponential growth.
About the role:
We’re looking for an inspiring media and communications strategist to lead the strategic direction for one of the worlds most successful tech innovators: Google.
Your mission is to craft innovative strategies that blend creative intuition with analytical insight, delivering tangible business impact. This is a role for a visionary, someone who can generate unique media and communication concepts and inspire teams to turn bold ideas into reality. You will:

Create ‘breakthrough’ strategies that deliver real business outcomes by combining creative flair with data-driven analysis. Steward the creation of one-of-a-kind media and communication ideas. Inspire those around them (our agency, our clients, our partners) to drive towards breakthrough outcomes. Have a clear understanding of marketing theory and principles, while utilising a range of tools and research to deliver unique insights and a POV. Foster cross-functional collaboration to ensure end-to-end excellence, with best-in-class activation, innovation and learning agendas. Attend and facilitate brand planning workshops, and high-level client meetings. Work collaboratively with the Head of Strategy and CSO to enhance our strategic offerings, contribute to new business growth and foster our learning culture. Play an instrumental role in the overall direction, growth, and profitability of Essencemediacom.

About yourself:
We’re looking for a strategist that wants to be key element of a growing, exciting team:

An experienced strategist: you are a seasoned strategist at the director level – ideally with an agency background in strategy and/or planning. Motivated by curiosity: you thrive on understanding human and cultural nuances, always seeking to understand the “why.” A master storyteller: you can distil complex data into compelling narratives, while utilising your understanding, tools and technology to extrapolate unique insights about the world around us. Inspired and inspiring: you keep abreast with industry news, trends and work. In turn, you use this passion and knowledge to inspire those around you and create POVs, both internally and externally. A good communicator: You’re someone who enjoys working alongside others, building relationships, and earning the trust of our clients and partners. A doer and a mentor: you effectively manage tasks and guide others. A trusted advisor: that can quickly understand the client’s business needs and develop a solution.

What you can expect from us:

A chance to be part of a top-tier Australian team setting new industry standards; recognized as the 5th highest ranking agency globally by WARC. Work on dynamic, global brands within an inquisitive team culture that encourages rule-breaking for creative breakthroughs. Collaborative environment with access to a variety of specialists and leaders for your professional and personal growth. Comprehensive training and development programs tailored to enhance our strategy team and your individual career path. A commitment to fostering your growth outside of the day-to-day, focusing on complete well-being and embodying our mission and values. A pledge to lead the industry in diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability. An inclusive workplace that fuels your career and life at every level, in alignment with our diverse and talented community.

Apply now and send your CV via the link!

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