Senior Strategy Manager

London (Central), London (Greater)
05 Jul 2018
02 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job title:                     Senior Strategy Manager

Location:                    London  

Hours:                        Full-time

Salary:                        Competitive

Work Pattern:           Monday – Friday

Contract type:          Permanent

Employer:                  Essence Global Limited



Essence, part of GroupM, is a global data and measurement-driven agency that blends data science, objective media and captivating experiences to build valuable connections between brands and consumers. Clients include Google, FrieslandCampina, and the Financial Times. The agency is more than 1,100 people strong, manages over $3.2B in media spend and deploys campaigns in 71 markets via its global offices throughout North America, EMEA and APAC.

The Strategy group at Essence is focused on moving the discipline forward into a new era of insights and business solutions. You’ll find all of the usual Strategy responsibilities apply: inspiring and applying audience, market and product insights to our clients objectives; creating robust comms strategies and tactics; and working with our internal teams and partner agencies to present the best and most interesting ideas.

On top of all of that, we push for more. 

We puzzle over new data sets, new signals from social platforms, new ways to design creative assets, new testing structures, and new ad products for our clients. It’s all new, unknown and just waiting for us to figure it out.

That’s just some of what you’ll be doing. 

Said with all hyperbole possible, if there are airline pilots and test pilots, you’re more of the latter (with a history of how you got where you are).

Day to day? You’re operating as a strategic point of development across a number of clients/campaigns, working on formulating insights, brainstorming new ideas and reviewing data with serious rigor.

Some of the things we’d like you to do:

We’d like you to be a trusted resource for the Strategy team. You should enjoy working at the edge of what is unknown in our industry and fuelled by trying to figure it out. Ideally you’re passionate about finding truths about people and technology, and are still a good time if we’re stuck at an airport for a few hours.


Requirements for the role

The successful candidate must possess all of the following attributes, qualifications and experiences:

  • Proven experience in relevant agencies and organisations - digital agency experience ideal
  • Prior experience in Strategy
  • Prior experience across markets
  • Strong public speaking skills and confidence in client meetings
  • Strong writing skills
  • Proven history creating briefs and gathering data for insights
  • An understanding of digital media planning (possible past life)
  • Working knowledge of Strategy tools; TGI, GWI, Mintel, etc.
  • The desire to go the extra mile/be creative in finding new ideas


Additional/desirable criteria

It would be desirable for candidates to possess the following attributes:

  • Collaborative practices at the heart of your way of working
  • An idea for where you think the industry is going
  • Second language a plus


Please apply directly via the online portal.


Date posted:                 5 July 2018

Closing date:                 2 August 2018