CLIENT

Our client is a global digital agency that serves some of the world’s most respected brands and guides them in business transformation, experience development, commerce, and activation. Named a Visionary in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant, they create award winning experiences that people want and businesses need.

POSITION TITLE

Chief Strategy Officer (FILLED)

DESCRIPTION

The Chief Strategy Officer is a member of the client’s US leadership team and supports the CEO in shaping and communicating strategy for the agency and its clients to drive breakthrough work while ensuring operational alignment and achievement of financial objectives.

The Chief Strategy Officer also serves as a key leader for horizontal strategic initiatives, especially those with a focus on longer-term innovation and transformation. Lastly, the Chief Strategy Officer serves as an external representative of the agency’s views on business strategy and customer experience in the era of digital convergence and interacts with current and prospective clients.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

Internal Strategy & Operations

  • Assist the CEO and senior leadership team in defining and refining the business strategy and operating framework.
  • Facilitate communication of the strategy, long-term vision, and underlying business logic within and across offices, disciplines, and externally as appropriate.
  • Support and help lead transformational initiatives within the existing client portfolio and new opportunities, which may include formation/incubation of new businesses, identification/implementation of new strategic partnerships, and organizational design and governance
  • Define, activate, and help lead initiatives critical to achieving business objectives; work with leadership teams to ensure strategic alignment and effective execution of strategy
  • Coordinate and optimize annual strategic planning process

External & Client Impact

  • Establish a leading POV in the marketplace on transformational business strategy, and the interconnectedness of customer experience, marketing, and digital technology
  • Participate in new business pursuits, marketing, and client workshops as directed

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree required and a minimum of 15+ years of relevant industry or professional services experience required
  • Broad, deep, and current knowledge of digital technology, marketing, and business strategy
  • Demonstrated experience presenting to C-Suite and Board level audiences
  • Visionary and Strategic thinking skills – great at seeing patterns and connecting the dots
  • Strong quantitative analysis skills: ability to use industry analysis, financial forecasting, business model evaluation, scenario analysis, and other forms of data-intensive financial modeling to derive strategic insight and inform executive decision-making
  • Excellent manager who can lead a team of driven digital strategist and develop compelling insights