Director of Strategy (Digital)

  • Initiate International
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Dec 07, 2019
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Job Description

Are you a Director of Strategy (Digital) with extensive experience looking for a new exciting challenge? A global digital agency that creates experiences that people want and businesses need is looking for to join their team in Cape Town! This job will be perfect for someone who has demonstrated success in conception in and bringing life transformative solutions for brands and businesses. Does this seem like the perfect challenge for you? Keep reading!

Your key job responsibilities as the Director of Strategy (Digital) in Cape Town will include:

  • Identify whitespace opportunities and deliver innovative solutions and actionable strategies for clients
  • Act as key strategic partner to senior-most clients (CMOs, CEOs, CTOs, CIOs) across a portfolio of brands
  • Write and present actionable brand strategies having applied critical research methodologies (ethnographies, reports, interviews) and utilising the right tools for the situation at hand (brand positioning, value proposition etc.)
  • Genuinely listen to clients and consumers, and demonstrate optimism that unique solutions to their business and real-life challenges can be uncovered
  • Quantify opportunities, both internally and with clients, understanding what constitutes a big idea or a small one, what could transform a product or a category, and what is right for the challenge at hand
  • Manage and mentor team members with a wide range of expertise – from user experience, to brand design, to data-based insights
  • Continuously learn about disruptive industries, consumer interests, and business trends
  • Provide thought leadership to our clients in addition to the internal Service
  • Design team, and contribute to POV on and approach to innovation consulting
  • Identify opportunities to leverage global network of talent across experience, creative and technology, and our diverse portfolio of services to positively impact our clients’ businesses

Requirements for this Director of Strategy (Digital) job in Cape Town:

  • 12+ years’ experience in the strategy and/or innovation consulting space
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent; MBA Strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated humility, collaboration, and leadership skills, combined with optimism, and an inventive and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Business sense and commercial expertise, with curiosity and a creative mind
  • Tangible case studies of brand strategy you helped launch on behalf of large clients
  • Proven team leadership and management experience, with the ability to inspire teams and educate without being condescending

Salary

Negotiable