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Senior Commerce Strategist

Commerce
Minneapolis, MN Cincinnati, OH
Req ID: 5148

Description

Position at VMLY&R

At VMLY&R, we create connected brands. We resist the usual ways of seeing, doing and thinking — harnessing creativity, technology and culture — to reimagine the entire connected consumer experience. Our goal? To create work that becomes part of people’s lives, to drive value for our clients and, in the best of cases, to impact the world.

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.

Responsibilities

  • 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

As part of the WPP Group, VMLY&R offers one of the best overall compensation packages in the business.

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

VMLY&R is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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