Director, Brand & Innovation

The Leading Edge Sydney are searching for a Director of Brand and Innovation to join our established team of research and strategy experts!

Based in our state of the art offices in Pyrmont, this senior position plays a key role in driving new business and creating strategic deliverables to answer client’s problems. This position is also responsible for leading the team from a brand and innovation perspective and building stronger relationships with clients to drive our revenue base.

As a practitioner, you will bring seasoned experience in the Strategy area able to craft project outputs which drive client surprise and delight, and support retention of business. For this specific role there is an expectation that you will also have exceptional qualitative research skills.

You’ll work in a highly collaborative environment with an eclectic mix of qualitative and quantitative specialists and will be expected to be a strong contributor in building and delivering integrated solutions to client problems.

The role also has accountability for the success of key Leading Edge relationships, profitability of your allocated client and revenue stream base and for the development of your junior team members.

Skills and experience:

  • Experience in innovation research and strategy – agency and/or client side
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain strong networks and relationships
  • Experience in developing clients and technical service capability
  • Ideally P&L responsibility
  • University qualification in a relevant subject area
  • Extensive experience in strategy – taking a client from their initial business issue, through ideation and leading them to the optimum answer for their business problem
  • Ideally strong working knowledge of strategic frameworks which support brand problems and innovation challenges
  • A proven ability to deliver strategic projects and retaining clients
  • Proven ability to generate new business
  • Warm, likeable and energetic person, driven by an ambition to be involved in the highest quality work
  • Exemplary communication and written skills

If this sounds like you, please apply today!

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