Join the Collective team: Senior Strategist [live]

Mid-weight Strategist / Planner looking for your next career opportunity? Then read on.

Mid-weight Strategist at Collective London                                                   

Would you like the opportunity to unpick complex human behaviours to inform and shape powerful creative ideas for some iconic global brands? Of course you do.

Here at Collective London we adopt a people first mentality within every brief, which allows us to recommend the right solutions for our clients based on audience needs, whilst staying agnostic when it comes to technology.

We believe that when your favourite tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. Collective’s independence keeps us objective and neutral. Allowing us to deliver beautifully crafted ideas, forming the foundations of a brilliant brand experience.

So, who are we looking for?

Firstly, we keep a very open mind when it comes to recruitment. If you’re keen to learn, develop your career and leap into the next stage of your strategy/planning career – read on.

We don’t believe the perfect candidate has to come from a particular background or agency – for us it’s important that you know what you’re looking for from your next role and tell us why you’d like to join Collective.

Our agency is instilled with an entrepreneurial and independent spirit, which provides everyone the freedom to have a voice, develop ideas and collaborate together – so we’re looking for someone who shares this ethos.

Also, we’re an ego free environment (yes, really), so you can leave that at the door.

The role

Over the last two years Collective has grown and flourished, hiring talent across all departments. Now we’re looking to bolster our strategy team by hiring a Mid-weight Strategist who brings together a beautiful combination of brand strategy, user experience (UX) and comms planning.

You’ll work across some of our flagship accounts, guiding our clients thinking beyond individual channels, taking a view across the entire brand experience (thinking upstream).

This includes:

– Developing strong strategic direction and recommendations across all disciplines

– Leading on brand strategy, UX and customer experience (CX) projects

– Uncover, analyse and articulate effective insights (so they form the basis of a good brief)

– Develop effective creative briefs that bridge the gap between strategy and creative – whilst clearly answering the client challenge

– Support the development of new client propositions across different business verticals

– Compile and conduct research for client teams, including competitive data, emerging opportunities, ethnography studies, and consumer insights

– Undertake quantitative and qualitative research via consumer testing and surveys to affirm the effectiveness of our work

– Guide agency thought leadership (internally and externally) to continuously improve knowledge and agency perception.


What you’ll need

– A minimum of 4 years’ experience in a strategic role within an agency / consulting environment

– A good understanding of user experience (UX) to inform UX design, wireframes and user journey mapping for audience needs

– Analysing and articulating data from tools such as Adobe Analytics, Google Analytics, Tableau and other data visualisation platforms

– Using research tools such as Toluna, Mintel, TGI and WARC to gather insights

– Ability to lead client workshops and guide / structure the conversation

– Stakeholder management across agency and client teams to support where required

– Experience in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment

– A good understanding of behavioural science and how it can be leveraged to understand consumer needs

– Experience in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment

How to apply

If you’re looking for a career where you can make a big difference and feel a part of something meaningful, then we would love to hear from you.

To apply, please send a copy of your CV, some examples of your work (a portfolio is suffice) and an example of your favourite creative strategy of all time (explaining why) to