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Strategy Director

Company: Grow Inc.
Location: Portland
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Grow is hiring a Strategy Director.
Grow () creates digital experiences people love for the world's leading brands, including Google, adidas, Diageo, and more. We're inspired by the intersection of creativity and technology, and driven to create new possibilities in that space. We've been recognized as a Best Place to Work by both Ad Age and Inc., and we were named Ad Age Small Agency of the Year Southeast in 2020.
As our Strategy Director, you'll lead strategy development for our interactive experience work, illuminating the best path to creating digital experiences that people love. You'll do this by obsessing over the human need behind the business need, identifying a meaningful and authentic role for the brand, and uncovering insights that provoke unexpected creative tech ideas. You'll lead strategy for active projects and new business opportunities, partnering with your cross-disciplinary project leaders from creative, tech, production and client engagement to deliver best-in-class work.
Our ideal candidate flexes easily across brand engagement strategy and digital strategy, has successfully developed strategy for modern digital experiences, and has grown strategists' talents under their management. You have an impressive ability to connect the dots to build and deliver a compelling narrative and a penchant for recognizing the ideas that will make a real impact.

Strategy development

  • Develop insights and strategies that provoke innovative digital experience concepts, inspiring our teams to bring together creativity and technology in unexpected ways that create value for both the user and the brand
  • Deliver a clear, concise and compelling articulation of the insight & strategy in creative briefs and strategy presentations
  • Collaborate with cross-disciplinary leaders to ensure our ideas and execution deliver on the strategic direction
  • Partner with client counterparts to define and prioritize business challenges, goals and target audience needs; develop and facilitate collaborative brainstorm sessions and workshops with clients; and confidently present strategy deliverables to clients
  • Define success through KPIs and evaluation rubrics to ensure the work delivers impact
    Strategy direction & management
    • Set and hold the highest bar for strategic excellence across all of Grow's work, and serve as the strategy leader of our interactive experience work
    • Manage our senior strategist - leading with a combination of inspiration and accountability to ensure we do our best work and continuously advance our skills
    • Plan for the continued growth of the strategy team, with support from leadership, to meet the growing demands of the work and match the right talents to the work
    • Establish and continually optimize the processes and tools that support the strategy team's work
      Growth contributions
      • Bring a leading strategy perspective to new business opportunities, relevant internal projects, and thought leadership activities
      • Identify emerging trends and innovations in business, digital marketing, culture, and user experience, connecting those to our opportunity development and strategy practice in relevant ways
      • Define the scope of strategy across new client engagements with a sharp perspective on the discovery and strategy development efforts necessary to set us up for success
        Success in this role looks like consistently excellent strategy that wins opportunities and inspires industry-leading digital experience concepts.
        Joining our team, you'll find yourself amongst a talented, driven group of about 50 colleagues who inspire each other every day. We integrate strategy, creative, technology, and production to deliver unexpected ideas with world-class craft. Our clients know us as a committed partner who creates category-defining work. Our team knows it's possible because of the incredible culture we've built.
        As part of our commitment to the health and safety of our team, and the welfare of our broader community, Grow requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or be approved for accommodation in the case of an exemption for a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.
        We offer flexible paid time off and uncapped sick time. In addition, we close for 18 paid holidays, including two full weeks in which we fully close operations-one at midsummer, and one at the winter holidays. A wealth of additional company benefits include health, dental, matching 401k, parental leave, paid learning and development opportunities, and more.
        LocationThis is a full-time position based in Portland, Oregon, where we have a growing staff presence, or at our office in downtown Norfolk, Virginia.
        Team members based in Portland will travel to client offices along the west coast as well as to Grow's headquarters in Norfolk, VA at least once a quarter. Team members based in Norfolk will participate in our "flex hybrid" approach to work, with three days per week in the office and two remote, plus the option to work fully remotely for up to two months out of the year.
        Grow is located in downtown Norfolk/Virginia Beach, VA - an amazing coastal city that marries beach lifestyle with city culture. There's thriving scenes for food, art, small businesses, and startups - while also being a wonderful place to raise a family. We're part of a community of like-minded creators and innovators, including our headquarters space in Assembly (), a multi-company campus we helped spearhead. We also regularly put our talents toward building the city in which we want to live and work.

Keywords: Grow Inc., Portland , Strategy Director, Executive , Portland, Oregon

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