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Senior Director, Strategy

  • Strategy
  • Full-time
  • Washington, DC

Posted on April 2, 2024

You are a recognized leader and creative strategist who demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of strategy and offers excellence in strategic methodology and practice. You lead the development and delivery of effective and creative plans to our clients across brand, communications, content and channel strategy. Over your career you have developed a mastery in leading teams and can confidently provide ongoing counsel to clients. As a part of this role you are responsible for setting account strategy, client briefings and running our planning process while showing an awareness of healthy project margins and driving growth efforts. You should also have a working knowledge of AI and other emerging technologies and can help identify possible solutions and use cases that can help the team do faster and better work. Part of the agency Management team, you are eligible to be a manager, or can be an individual contributor who offers a deep specialty in one element of our work. Finally, you are skilled at providing constructive feedback and open to receiving it as well.

Core responsibilities

  • Lead overall client engagements, serving as overall client and strategy lead, managing and motivating team members across disciplines

  • Manage complex and layered client relationships and be able to map client needs with internal processes

  • Bring a strong perspective around innovation, technology, and creativity, and the ability to translate it into strategy

  • Apply strategic knowledge of social, cultural, digital, and business landscapes to all efforts

  • Oversee the overall success and profitability of client engagements including timelines, budgets and quality

  • Manage direct reports with an eye towards growth and performance

  • Leverage expertise and professional relationships to assist in growth opportunities

Must haves

  • Six to eight years of relevant experience at an agency or in-house

  • High drive and pride in your work

  • Fun and humble, but with a get-it-done attitude

  • Strong perspective and genuine curiosity

  • Detail-oriented with ability to manage a variety of ongoing projects

  • Productive and positive attitude

What we offer

At Artemis Ward we pride ourselves in creating an environment that uplifts everyone and promotes a healthy balance of work and life. This is rooted in our values and can been seen in the benefits that we offer, such as:

  • Competitive salary

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Commuter benefits

  • HSA and FSA plan

  • Health and wellness stipend

  • Mobile phone stipend

  • Paid holidays and vacation

  • 401K

Artemis Ward

Artemis Ward is an independent strategy and creative agency with offices in Washington, DC, and Denver. As a Certified B Corporation™, we aim to create a balanced, equitable, diverse, and supportive culture that gives back to the communities we work in and makes the world we share a better, healthier place.