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Senior Commerce Strategist

Cincinnati, OH Frisco, TX Minneapolis, MN Rogers, AR
Req ID: 7823


Position at VMLY&R

About Us: VMLY&R

VMLY&R is a global brand and customer experience agency that harnesses creativity, technology, and culture to create connected brands. But what does that mean? It means we're a creative agency that is built on the promise of collaboration and human connection. Creating connected brands isn't just what we do — it's what we're known for and who we are. We empower our clients to excel at the intersection of "brand" and "customer experience," starting with simple goals: Create work that becomes part of people's lives; promote value for our clients; and, in the best of cases, help the world.

We're committed to building a united global network of creators and thinkers, regardless of their age, race, skin color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. With over 12,000 employees across the globe, our influence is made stronger by applying our collective experiences to tell stories that not only sell products and experiences, but also guarantee positive representations of all communities.

Our unique culture is rooted in a great deal of care for you and your success. Above all else, we are committed to strengthening your experience by ensuring your inner potential continues to be discovered.

We also offer about a dozen employee resource groups (ERGs) that allow you to tap into your personal identities, interests and passions. Our ERGs celebrate ethnic diversity, life as a working parent or caregiver, neurodiversity, the LGBTQ+ community, wellbeing, and more. Regardless of your interests, there is no shortage of opportunities to get involved, so tap into our global network and find where you can make your ideas come to life.

At VMLY&R, we are helping brands and retailers navigate a complex ecosystem of pure-play, direct to consumer, and omni-channel commerce, as well as relationship marketing models.

We have assembled a talented and diverse team of experts and are looking for a Senior Commerce Strategist who has the ability to discern insights from observations, with a proven track record of working successfully with cross-functional teams, and a drive to help clients navigate the new retail environment that is quickly blending digital and physical experiences.


  • Gather and synthesize various data points to create insights that inform strategy development
  • Subscribe to industry news and stay current on clientrelevant trends
  • Monitor commerce and retailer trends and technological advancements
  • Assist with business development as needed
  • Uncover insights and provide thought leadership in collaborative, cross-functional and cross-agency team structures
  • Ability to apply conceptual strategy, facilitate brainstorms, and day-to-day directing of projects through completion
  • Ability to clearly and convincingly articulate branding, marketing, and creative strategies to C-level executives
  • Contribute to client presentations
  • Established expertise in all eCommerce functions, including
  • Content, Search, Design, and Analytics

Required Skills 

  • Ability to multitask and prioritize work streams
  • Mastery of subscription and research tools
  • Authoring industry white papers/POVs
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills including presentation development and storytelling
  • Ability to understand pure-play and omni-channel retail environments and platforms
  • Developed knowledge of client industry, internal environments, and tools
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to write project briefs and kick off teams

Required Experience

  • 4-6 years experience
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree and am:
    • ultidisciplinary background
    • including developing marketing strategy
    • consumer insight media
    • strategy and/or account planning
  • Ability to travel as needed

Our Benefits

As the world leader in communications services, we rely on the creativity of our people to deliver the best work for our clients. In return, we invest in our employees by offering them a diverse suite of benefits from best-in-class carriers, with enough choice and flexibility to keep them and their families healthy and happy today and tomorrow.

  • Corporate gift matching program
  • Paid time off for volunteering
  • Paid parental leave
  • Ranked No. 1 in advertising for our adoption assistance program
  • Corporate discounts

VMLY&R Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) team, which guides, celebrates, and promotes cultural literacy; increases employee engagement; recruits and retains a diverse workforce; and builds internal opportunities for people to learn and grow.

VMLY&R is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, military/veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or physical or mental disability. We believe in creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion and strives to recruit a diverse slate of candidates to help us achieve that goal.

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