• VP, Associate Director of Planning

    Job ID
    US-CA-San Francisco
    Account Planning
  • Overview

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    Location: California  


    YOU ARE THE DISRUPTION DRIVER You’ve always understood that to be disruptive is better than to be conventional. To pursue challenges is more admirable than to be complacent. You don’t settle, and you won’t let your team or your clients accept less than the best that their capabilities allow. And you routinely remind them that what’s possible should never be underestimated.


    The status quo exists to be examined and defied. You build strong relationships with your clients, and help them to embrace this idea and realize the true potential of their brands. You refuse to accept “this is how we’ve always done it” and push instead for “how has it never been done?” You establish new models and approaches that introduce unexpected solutions to brand challenges. And your leadership gives your team and your clients the confidence to reach outside the familiar.


    What we are looking for:

    • Create a culture that grows and motivates staff to adopt Disruption and new methodologies uncovered as central to brand efforts
    • Manage and mentor junior strategists to foster engagement through learning and development that leads to career growth
    • Contribute to new business pitches by managing customer insight generation, which is tied to pitch product clinical data
    • Interview target prospects to generate pitch content and story flow from findings
    • Attend live pitch presentations and act as authority within the opportunity
    • Be a methodological and analytical leader in driving client and agency research through new ways of gaining insight into our brands
    • Contribute to and lead various aspects of Disruption Live by finding trending topics and monitoring macro-trends in culture
    • Develop meaningful and productive senior client relationships to ensure strategic recommendations exceed expectations
    • Help create and facilitate agency and client ideation sessions. Must be able to employ Disruption and other facilitation session tools
    • Work with account and creative managers to create brand positioning, Disruption roadmaps, and creative briefs
    • Facilitate efforts at generating insights from a variety of data sources to ensure development of Disruptive creative and brand ideas




    • Bachelor’s degree and 7 years’ prior work experience, preferably in an agency environment (pharmaceutical experience highly desired)
    • General computer proficiency
    • Prior internal team and brand strategy experience
    • A foundational skill set defined by
      • Research/data focus
      • Independence
      • Patience, confidence, and leadership
      • Creativity and strategic agility
      • Oratory talent, verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to command a room
      • Sound judgment and discretion for conflict resolution



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