Svp, Planning

Interpublic Group Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 5 months ago

Current Global is a global communications agency and creative powerhouse. Our footprint spans Asia, Europe, North and South America, and has strength and depth across consumer marketing, corporate communications, healthcare and technology. Our dynamic team of brand marketing, public relations and digital veterans work with some of the world's most iconic brands to develop highly strategic and creative campaigns, collaborating across our four talent communities: Client Experience, Insights, Content and Integrated Media. Current Global offers exciting career opportunities for entrepreneurial leaders. Learn more at


We are looking for a strategic leader who sees business problems from the eyes of real people, using data, observation and experience to build scenarios that will benefit a client's brand and business by engaging audiences and delivering measurable value. With an emphasis on developing compelling insights, this person will be an active member across client teams and large contributor to new business opportunities. He or she will be responsible for challenging conventional thought and providing a neutral point-of-view for communications strategy and planning. Our ideal candidate should have experience building brand and creative strategies that deliver ideas across channels, tactics and content, and possess the ability to guide measurement that is aligned with strategy.

As the leader of our Insights community, he or she will work closely with agency executives to further build this discipline and grow a team of planners, analysts and subject matter experts. A strong collaborator is a must, as this person also will work with team members across the Creative/Content, Client Experience and Integrated Media communities.


  • Create a culture of insight and ensure the application of strategic planning and analytics into client work in ways that inspire great creative work.

  • Mine for unique insights and competitively powerful positions built on cultural insights and human truths that inform innovative approaches to solve client challenges.

  • Champion and enhance the methods by which teams uncover and communicate insights across the consumer, competitive, industry and media landscape.

  • Lead, motivate and grow a team of planners, analysts and subject matter experts.

  • Collaborate with creative/content, client experience and integrated media staff to develop best-in-class work.

  • Play a central role in new business, from assignment to creative brief to plan development to the final pitch.

  • Develop planning methods and innovative approaches to gather insights and measure engagement; lead or oversee primary and secondary research.

  • Serve as an opinion leader by sharing best practices, case studies and thought leadership.

  • Participate in industry events to help position Current as a strategic leader.


  • 12 years of experience in strategic planning, preferably at an agency.

  • Experience in PR and digital (social, content, video, media, influencer) is preferred.

  • Persuasive presenter and speaker, able to tell a story based on data and hypothesis.

  • Experience with and effectiveness in establishing and managing client relationships.

  • Experience building, managing and mentoring a team.

  • Experience in competitive analysis and consumer insights utilizing custom research and online panel services (e.g. com

Score, Hitwise, Nielsen, Sysomos).

  • Possess a deep intellectual curiosity about culture, media and technology, and how they affect human behavior.

  • Deep industry network and credibility within the industry.

  • High competency level in MS Office with specific strengths in Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Self-motivated, fun, entrepreneurial and endlessly curious.

Current is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Current recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or citizenship status.

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Svp, Planning

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