Senior Strategist, London

Agency Ogilvy
Created 01/14/2022
Reference 2022-11033
Category Strategy
Country United Kingdom
City London

Strategy at Ogilvy

At Ogilvy, we believe in Borderless Creativity. We deliver this thinking by bringing our brilliant diversity of thought and experience on every client problem. As strategists, our job is to get to the human problem behind the business problem, to unmask consumers to get to real revelations that drive their behaviour and to de-layer brands to really uncover their most motivating aspects. This thinking enables us not just to take interesting big steps but instead imaginative giant leaps that lead us to giant, memorable and transformational ideas that drive disproportionate growth for our clients. As a team of experience, social, data, UX, creative, PR and media strategists, diversity of thought, outlook and experience is our superpower, but we all have a common approach to what we do.

An Ogilvy Strategist...

  • Knows that being on top of something is actually getting to the bottom of something.
  • Is passionate about deconstructing human behaviour to get to revelations around how people work.
  • Can distil broad layers of thinking into incisive originality.
  • Has no tolerance for complexity and nonsense.
  • Can convey human truths with a sense of drama and fascination.
  • Sees the value of working with diverse groups of people yet believes that there's more that unites us than divides us.
  • Is brave enough to challenge and imaginative enough to take leaps in their thinking.
  • Demonstrates a constant thirst for a better answer.
  • Isn't afraid to speak the truth and to call it when it isn't good enough.
  • Has the courage to be imperfect and sees value and potential in imperfections.

The Opportunity

We are looking for a hungry, creatively driven planner and potential next generation strategic leader to join us as we continue our journey of re-booting our brand and advertising business in the UK to double down on creativity and creative output (see recent Sipsmith, Relate, Post Office, Absolut and Stonewall examples). Working closely with one of our real stars, as a Senior Strategist, you will collectively be leading the day to day planning on some of clients with great creative potential such as Sipsmith, Absolut, Post Office and Relate.

You will also be responsible for underpinning our advertising new business efforts which will involve supporting on pitches, driving proactive ideas through the agency, and contributing to our advertising thoughtleadership agenda. You will have a thirst for driving proactive ideas and will work closely with other parts of the business such as behavioural science and brand design to bring strategic opportunities to life.


Ideal Candidate

  • A real 'creatives' planner who loves spending time with the creative teams, who enjoys the messy process of getting to a creative idea and who is happy to feed the creative process the whole way through.
  • A real entrepreneurial spirit. Will take the initiative and not wait to be told what to do.
  • Culturally very plugged in and knowledgeable about the world.
  • Humble and down to earth. Someone who believes that the most powerful impact they can have is on the work and that the work speaks for itself.
  • Practical team player. Doesn't mind getting stuck in, happy to turn things around quickly when the need arises and has real drive to make things happen.

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