Kiwi strategist looking for a sea change?

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Integrated strategist wanted for independent agency based in Sydney, Australia.


This role would suit someone from either an independent or large agency looking for an energetic environment in sunny Sydney. This role will put you at the helm of the agency, where you’ll be integral to shaping its growth.

Insight, experience, intuition, creativity and data – we believe it’s the winning formula for effective work, and no one understands that better than a strategist. 

You’ll be responsible for leading research efforts and strategic responses for ongoing client work, pitches and workshops, as well collaborating with our Creative and Accounts teams. We’re looking for someone who is a stickler for asking ‘Why?’ until they’ve arrived at the heart of the problem, before digging some more. You’ll be an expert at reframing the ‘issue’ and shaping insights that inspire our teams and elevates the work.

You’ll have an insatiable curiosity, and will be up to date with the cultural undercurrents that shape human behaviour. Maybe you like to write, run, read, or cook – whatever you’re interested in, your passion for trying to understand the world helps you view challenge from different angles. And at our agency, the challenges are big and exciting. 

Ideally:

  • You’ll have 5+ years agency experience 
  • You’ll be comfortable working autonomously
  • Experience in business and brand strategy development
  • Experience writing inspiring creative briefs with clarity and creativity
  • You hold the belief that less is more, and have the knack for synthesising complex information 
  • You’ll make a point to deeply understand our clients’ businesses and their commercial realities 
  • You’ll have an understanding of different strategic methodologies and processes 
  • You’ll know that frameworks are just a means to an end, and be comfortable with adapting tools to suit each project.  
  • You’ll be a thought leader in trends, research analysis and insight development
  • You’re a firm believer that strategy is creative work, and will partner with Creative team to drive this thinking 
  • Comfortable working on a comms matrix one day and running a brand workshop the next

The opportunity

  • As the steward for all thing strategy, this role will play pivotal role in shaping the direction of both our clients, and future business.
  • You’ll have access to strong career progression plans to steer you where you want to go.
  • Access to training and upskilling opportunities.
  • Events, talks, summits… you name it, you’ll be there.

This is a ‘sky’s the limit’ role for the right individual who is up for the challenge of becoming a key pillar of our agency, and shaping its future. 

About us
You’ll be joining an agency truly built on the power of its people and become part of a culture of collaboration and fun. We’re a proud independent, working with clients from FMCG to pet, auto, alcohol and pharmaceutical. We are entrepreneurial – we have tenacity, and a big appetite for growth. 

Contact john@theideashed.com to learn more.


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