Love the analytical rigor of consultancy but want to do something more creative? Focused on making brands matter at every level, Ogilvy's marketing and innovation strategy consultancy is seeking an experienced strategy consultant for a Global Consulting Director position. This is a temporary role.
Ogilvy Consulting is the strategy and innovation arm of The Ogilvy Group. An enterprise-wide offer, we provide advisory services across Growth & Innovation, Business Design and Digital Transformation. Ogilvy Consulting brings agile, global teams of consultants together at the intersection of brand, growth, innovation and digital. We also have a host of specialty practices ranging from Behavioral Science and Futurecasting to BioTech Innovation and Health & Wellness. We are positioned as the strategic advisors to the C-Suite on all aspects of brand, marketing and business growth. We also work with other teams across Ogilvy and WPP, including visual identity, public relations and, of course, marketing communications and advertising as well as client teams and industry practices, such as Automotive, Telecoms and many more.
The ideal candidate will bring to each project a unique blend of project management, analytical, research, quantitative and financial modeling skills together with the ability to think strategically and creatively. This position provides the right candidate with the unique opportunity to grow into an industry expert in a cutting-edge area of consulting. The role is part of the Brand Strategy practice.
The Ogilvy Consulting Brand Strategy practice is relentlessly focused on 'Making Brands Matter. We believe in the power of brands to transform businesses, drive growth and create financial value. We create great brands revitalizing new brands and designing new ones from scratch. With us, you will have the opportunity to explore and learn about any and every aspect of branding from brand research and analysis, customer segmentation, brand valuation, and brand opportunity assessment, to purpose and positioning, naming, brand identity, brand experience, employee branding and brand and marketing budget ROI. We look for people who are left brain, right brain or any mixture of the two. We work as a highly integrated, collaborative team, and have specific expertise in brand architecture design, portfolio optimization, research design and analysis, nomenclature system development, and much more.
The role reports to the Global Consulting Partner.
Managing the day-to-day project engagement, including the client relationship
Participating in all aspects of our methodology and work, including analyzing quantitative research and creating financial models as well as creative thinking and developing strategic recommendations
Communicating with clients to collect relevant information and understand business
Managing the financial and budgetary aspects of client projects
Taking ownership of developing client deliverables
Participating in developing new business through proposals and pitches to new clients
Developing new business with existing clients
Managing junior team members as necessary for the successful running of project engagements
Participating in client and external interviews and client presentations
Actively participating in practice management, including training, recruiting and mentorship
Developing breakthrough brand strategies and positioning
At least 6 years of strategy consulting experience with a major firm
Marketing experience is a plus
Bachelor's degree from a top-tier university, with a proven strong academic record
Brand and marketing strategy a plus
Brand savvy-ness; understand the fundamentals of modern marketing and building strong brands in today's world
Able to draw critical human and cultural insights from data and observation
Able to translate strategy and strategic thinking to creative marketing actions
Strong business acumen and critical thinking skills
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
Proven expertise in financial modeling
Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly in Excel and PowerPoint, and Keynote
Travel is expected as a part of all project engagements, though less time is spent on client premises than at a traditional firm (we are more market facing)
Ogilvy & Mather