Head of Strategy
1d ago

The Head of Strategy will work closely with the Chief Strategy Officer, Leadership Team, relevant Business Directors, and the wider talent at OMD to deliver a consistent, world-class strategic and communications planning product to OMD's blue-chip clients.

You will take responsibility to guide and orchestrate the day-to-day operational delivery of our client partners' strategic requests whilst working to develop and enhance the broader agency's strategic capabilities. Experience :

  • 8 plus years' experience in media communications or similar industry
  • Client leadership
  • Strategic communications planning
  • Business Development including agency capability and new business success (identifying, nurturing, and converting valuable leads)
  • Team and People management and development
  • Award-winning portfolio of strategic work, demonstrating you are constantly curious, pioneering drive for excellence.
  • Skills and Experience :

  • Strong strategic vision
  • Passion for customer-first thinking
  • Ability to translate data into actionable outputs
  • Ability to present confidently to all levels from senior marketers to internal junior staff, pitching appropriately for your audience.
  • Ability to lead projects and project teams, while also being capable of working independently without micro-management.
  • A proactive attitude toward discovering and sharing new information, proactively pitching ideas to agency leadership, Business Directors and client teams, and striving to position OMD as the smartest comms partner.
  • Understanding of all digital disciplines (SEM, SEO, programmatic buying, social and influencer marketing, mobile, content including video, bespoke / publisher / tech-specific opportunities, CRM, and email marketing).
  • Understanding of media and billing systems e.g. DFA / DART, Sizmek (Mediamind), Nielsen NetRatings, Google Tools (i.e.
  • Analytics), Facebook, Google Partners Certification is an advantage

  • Understanding of the technical media landscape in order to apply this knowledge to briefs and help educate others ad networks, ad exchanges, ad servers, DSPs, SSPs, DMPs, CRM, device ID, IP, cookies, contextual targeting, behavioural, optimisation and measurement, dynamic delivery, retargeting, etc.
  • Understanding of Data-Driven marketing principles and wider measurement / attribution techniques such as Digital Pathway Modelling, Econometric Modelling along with more custom modeling initiatives.
  • Why choose us? CultureThe culture at OMD NZ is simply one of a kind. We have a culture that we're very proud of over here in Mt Eden, with plenty of initiatives and events throughout the year which constantly creates a buzz around the office as well as strong bonds between employees.

    Flexible WorkingFlexible working is built on trust and open communication which we highly encourage here at OMD. You also have access to Birthday Leave, Summer / Winter Fridays, Gifted Day.

    Health & WellbeingAn annual $200 healthy lifestyle allowance, access to our ongoing Thrive' personal wellbeing program, the opportunity to join a range of OMD's sports teams, and even free brekkie & coffee! Learning & DevelopmentWe want to encourage our staff to utilise as many opportunities as possible in order to learn and grow.

    We offer all types of training, here we pretty much tailor your training to suit your level of the role including our talked-about mentoring program.

    So, if you feel you're up for the challenge, this is the opportunity for you! Please apply with a cover letter and resume via the job ad today! OMD is a proud member of Diversity Works NZ and an equal opportunity employer.

    We offer great flexibility for employees and have a strong focus on health and wellbeing. Here's a sneak peek into the agency for you to enjoy : https : / / diversityworksnz.

    org.nz / case-studies / 2020-diversity-awards-nz / emerging-diversity-inclusion-omd-new-zealand. Due to current border restrictions, we are only able to hire those who already have the legal right to work in New Zealand.

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