Strategy Director

  • Full-time

Company Description

Digitas is The Connected Marketing Agency, relentlessly committed to helping brands better connect with people via; Truth. Connection. Wonder.

Job Description

We’re looking for a Strategy Director to be part of the team in Auckland.

The strategy team is at the heart of what drives our Connected Thinking and in helping us all deliver Connected Experiences. The team does this by helping our clients solve complex business problems by delivering rigorous, evidence-based strategies to help clients better connect with customers, develop new products and services and transform their businesses.

You’ll be a critical part of the Digitas Strategy Team – the center of strategy for the business, joining a team of problem-solving consultants across Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland who deliver business insights through understanding audiences, developing data-led decisions, customer experiences and strategy direction for our clients.

Reporting to the General Manager – Client Services, you’ll need to be a fast worker who enjoys engaging directly with clients to understand their needs. And you’ll provide guidance for the structuring of deliverables and the development of recommendations, ensuring that project outcomes meet the client's expectations.

You’ll bring at least 6 years of proven experience developing customer-focused business strategy for leading brands at a leading agency or consultancy firm.

Strong relationships with clients to sell/deliver work aligned to their organisation's needs is a must, alongside adaptability, collaboration, turning inklings into insights, insights into possibilities, and bringing stories to life in ways that create profitable behavior change.


  • 6+ years in a leading agency network or consultancy must have customer-focused strategy experience, ideally in a leading consultancy.
  • Proven experience shaping customer business strategies to help grow customers, channels and ROI.
  • Ability to turn strategies into actionable plans, briefing the team internally to deliver work, and stay on track to achieve the strategy objectives.
  • Experience in methodologies such as design-thinking, innovation, agile and CX to devise solutions.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work with senior leaders and team members, as well as across functions including Data, Technology and Account Management to build great relationships that help improve your strategies.
  • A gun with Powerpoint / Keynote / Google Slides to quickly distill information into easy-to-understand strategies, briefs and projects that look great.
  • Stay abreast of emerging trends in business, technology and digital to apply them to strategies.

Got what it takes? We’d love to hear from you.

Additional Information

Our offer to you

Be a part of the Publicis Groupe family, one of the world’s most progressive and dynamic modern communications businesses enjoying all the perks that come with our network offering:

  • Work with a diverse team where we value all the benefits of harnessing differences for our people, our clients and our business.
  • A committed Diversity Inclusion and Belonging strategy are driven through our Viva! Women, Tahi Katoa, Wholeself and Égalité programs
  • A creative, fun and rewarding office environment backed up by our Publicis Liberté flexibility approach
  • Access to employee benefits including – wellness programmes, learning and development opportunities, and network events
  • Day off on your birthday.

If you don’t tick every box in this ad, please don’t rule yourself out. Research suggests that women and other people in underrepresented groups tend to only apply if they meet every requirement. We focus on hiring people who share our values of inclusion, collaboration, adaptability, fearlessness, and integrity, rather than ticking boxes – so if this role resonates with you, please apply.

Diversity. Inclusion. Equity. More than just words, these are part of our DNA. At Publicis Groupe we are committed to the inclusion and recognition of all people; regardless of race, age, culture, ability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status and religious affiliation. We believe that to deliver the best solutions to our clients, our people need to reflect the diverse communities in which our clients operate in. We value diversity and the skills, knowledge and experience that difference brings to our culture and solutions. 

Uniqueness is powerful; without it we wouldn’t be where we are today. So be you – we like it that way. 

We are committed to providing reasonable adjustments for people with disability or those that require additional support throughout the application process.  If you need any assistance or adjustments, please contact us via [email protected] - your personal information will be kept confidential.