Job Title: Head, Innovation and Strategy

We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Head, Innovation and Strategy
Location: Lagos
Job Description
o Lead the Creative Department responsible for the development of consumer and trade facing brand strategy, concepts and content specific to Clients’ brands in the area of Experiential Marketing.
o Developing actionable strategies that create measurable long-term value for the organization.
o Uncovering hidden opportunities and providing evidence-based analysis executive management needs to make informed decisions.
o Working with Senior Management to establish a framework for sustained innovation and growth.
o Set timetable and process for review of the strategic plan, and advise on redevelopment in the run up to the next strategic period
o Ensuring strategic plans are working effectively and that the company will remain competitive in the industry.
o Effectively communicating the businesses strategic objectives with senior management to drive the business forward.
o Providing high level strategic, planning and policy advice to the Group Managing Director, Executive
o Management Team and Board on all matters affecting the future business operations, capacity and sustainability of the services provided by the organization.
o Develop, direct and control the strategic and operational planning frameworks and planning outcomes for the organization in the short, medium and long term
o Assisting the Group Managing Director and the Executive Management Team to execute approved corporate strategies.
o Oversight, training and management of the Creative team and co-owners (with Client) and co-creator of the comprehensive Experiential Brand Strategy.
o Development of creative proposal/content for media channel placement.
o Strategic Lead of the Brand Creative Department responsible for growing the company’s Top line via output from the creative department which includes:
o Brand Strategy, Research & Analytics to uncover consumer insight
o Develop winning creative proposal to address brand and consumer issues based on insight.
o Creative designs, branding and merchandising solutions for on-trade and off-trade channels for both trade and consumer.
o Content development and Video production.
o Development of RTM Strategy, Sales & Marketing solutions, Trade Marketing, Direct Engagement,TTL Solutions (ATL & BTL), Owned & Sponsorship contents, and Retail Distribution.
Requirements
Here’s What You’ll Bring to the Table:
o Strong portfolio equally showcasing conceptual thinking, visual design, and storytelling
o Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related field
o At least 5-8 years of design work experience at an experiential marketing agency, advertising agency or high-profile brand
o Advanced understanding of branding, marketing, and advertising
o Excellent communication and presentation skills with demonstrable ability to articulate and persuasively sell creative concepts within agency and directly to clients
o Strategic thinking; ability to craft the brief, contribute in brainstorms, and self-direct
o Ability to work on multiple projects and brands simultaneously
o Ability to think and respond quickly while maintaining attention to detail
o Strong ability to prioritize work and resources
o Expert mastery of all design tools, platforms, and versions of applicable software (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.)
o Proven problem solving skills at both strategic and tactical levels
o Technical knowledge and awareness, such as the strengths and limitations of HTML, mobile platforms and other emerging technologies
o Working knowledge of motion design and related software (such as After Effects, etc.) preferred
o Working understanding of related digital disciplines such as User Experience, Content Strategy & Creation, Social Media, etc.
How to apply
interested and qualified candidates should send Cv and Portfolio  to gdmdirecthr@gmail.com

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