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Strategy Director

Strategy Director, Global Media Agency, Manchester City Centre, £80k

Forward Role are working exclusively with a global award-winning media agency in Manchester City Centre who are renowned for their creativity and innovation.  Following more recent high-profile new client wins, they are looking for a Strategy Director in a senior leadership role who will help develop communication strategy for the agency group. Renowned for their strategic output as an agency group, roles like this don’t come around often!

As Strategy Director you will act as a focal point for the agency, internally liaising with specialist teams and channel heads to ensure that planning covers the full comms spectrum. From an external perspective, you will play a pivotal role in maintaining relationships with media owners, clients and other stakeholders. You’ll have direct contact with their Head of Strategy & Planning for the UK and they are looking for someone who can develop an exceptional understanding of a client’s business and marketing challenges. You’ll be able to challenge the normal and drive the role of marketing effectiveness to help brands grow.

They are looking for someone with proven experience in the media sector who can really lead the whole agency’s strategic output and offer thought leadership and genuine innovation to the wider industry.


  • Ensure the agency is recognised for its strategic excellence

  • Demonstrate the ability to produce high quality strategic output

  • Provide thought leadership to both clients and colleagues

  • Communicate and present, with influence at the highest level

  • Demonstrate analytical thinking and answer critical questions for clients

  • Ability to recognise key questions from clients and can proactively answer these


  • Proven strategy and planning experience within the media and/or marketing industry (ideally a media agency)

  • Great knowledge of media and the media landscape, with a track record of applying strategic thinking to media implications

  • Analytical thinker with the ability to recognise a client’s critical questions. You’ll show  genuine curiosity about the clients’ entire business

  • You’ll be active and engaged with the wider industry

  • Strong communication skills

  • Curiosity to share ideas with others and provide insights to clients and colleagues alike

  • Strong leadership skills

  • The ability to inspire

  • Strong cross-channel media knowledge

Working for this autonomous and supportive media agency offers a number of great benefits to the right candidate, such as very generous holiday package and the chance to work alongside a talented leadership team in a business that is growing at an impressive rate. If you are considering a new role then this could be the perfect opportunity to really develop your skillset and move forward within a supportive agency environment with some seriously exciting client accounts!

Strategy Director, Global Media Agency, Manchester City Centre, £80k

As an industry leading, nationwide Marketing, Digital, Analytics, IT and Design recruitment agency, we are continually receiving new assignments to work on, so keep a close eye on our website, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter pages for a full list of current permanent and interim opportunities as well as marketplace news and fun stuff.
Forward Role is operating as an employment agency.

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