Senior Strategist (Type 1)

Strategy / Planning Toronto, Ontario

At TAXI, we create connected brands. We are living in an age of unprecedented human progress. Technology revolutionizes the way we interact and opens up powerful possibilities for connecting with the world. Putting people at the centre of everything we do allows us to harness our core practices – strategy, creativity, and experiences – to build those meaningful human connections for brands and deliver real business value for our clients.

We resist the usual ways of seeing, doing and thinking whether it is creating great work for clients or hiring new team members. At TAXI, we value authenticity above all else. We want everyone who walks into our office to feel welcome, comfortable and included.
Senior Strategist (Type 1)

About Us

Type1 is a bespoke WPP agency team, curated specifically for Volkswagen across brand, digital, and CRM.  In Canada, the team is powered by TAXI, Wunderman Thompson, and Hogarth who, together and alongside media agency Touché!, deliver a fully integrated, dedicated and award-winning offering to Volkswagen.

About the Role

We're looking for a thinker who is propelled by curiosity and a need to know, not just at work, but in all aspects of life. Someone who's been around the block with brand and comms planning, and whose experience will inform and embolden them when taking on new challenges. Someone who views people and brands as living, breathing things, not chess pieces. And finding the best ways to bring them together at all channels and touch points is a big part of why you leave your bed every morning.

Reporting to the Group Strategy Director, you are someone who is motivated to understand why people do the things they do, and how culture comes to be. You are open to new ideas, challenging conventions, have a good gut, and can back it up. Want to get in on the action? Let's talk.

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You Will

  • Support integrated planning activity across the whole of the VW account.
  • Work with team leaders to ensure the delivery of marketing excellence in all agency outputs.
  • Provide ongoing strategic expertise and guidance to both clients and internal teams.
  • Help develop marketing initiatives, creative briefs and campaign plans across a range of business areas.
  • A whole lot more
You Bring

  • You have 4 or more years of strategy experience in an agency or related environment
  • An understanding of agency and creative processes, including proficiency with driving integrated campaigns
  • Experience building presentations and presenting to senior clients
  • Experience writing creative briefs
  • Experience building communications plans or ecosystems
  • An ability to tell compelling stories with your strategic thinking
  • An understanding of qualitative and quantitative research practices.

TAXI values diversity and encourages all applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, colour, sex, race, age, disability, religion, national or ethnic origin, citizenship or family/marital status. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.