Havas Melbourne/Full-time


Posted 13 Nov 2019

Closes 13 Dec 2019


Here’s your chance to join Havas Melbourne, a cutting-edge integrated agency offering media, creative and PR services under one roof through one team. 

We’re a different kind of agency – people focused, strategically smart, fully integrated and highly collaborative.

We’re on the look-out for a passionate Strategy Director to join our rapidly expanding media team.

You’ll need a minimum of 7 years media agency strategy experience focused on developing insightful, innovative and integrated communications strategy across the Village disciplines and for championing and helping steward great ideas to fruition. The role also requires providing thought leadership and education internally and externally.

The Strategy Director will ensure we consistently deliver the best communications solutions to our clients, build relationships with client personnel, identify and convert new business opportunities, support your fellow Villagers and help enhance the culture of Havas Melbourne.

The role is broad, encompassing brand, creative, communications (channel + message) and digital strategy and requires working closely with discipline executional specialists such as media, PR and development to bring the strategy to life.

Key tasks include:

Inspiration – to be the catalyst for new thinking and communications best practice and to actively educate the Village and provide the Havas POV.

Strategy development – full span of insights to strategy development across brand to comms strategy (including digital, social etc.) as the champion of ensuring ‘meaningful experiences’ for people (and brands).

New business – to support new business initiatives across the entire Village offer.

The Strategy Director will work closely with the GMD, ECD and account leads in Melbourne and the Village strategy hub in Sydney to ensure Havas Melbourne’s strategic output is world class and differentiated.

The Melbourne office and media team are growing quickly, and this represents a chance to join a young, dynamic team at a time of strong growth and opportunity. 

Preferred Skills, Experience and attitude:

  • Bachelor’s degree with min 7 years strategy experience
  • Proven expertise in insight development and creative strategy
  • Proven expertise in multi-channel communications strategy and user engagement mapping
  • Passion for all forms of strategy and endless curiosity
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Passionate and collaborative
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and problem solving abilities
  • Strong analytical abilities married with proven creative flair
  • Knowledge of syndicated research tools
  • Ability to conduct and analyze qualitative research

At Havas, one of our core beliefs is to Never Be Normal. We believe that people are our most vital asset because they are different. Different to one another and different to the norm. Diverse perspectives fuel our curiosity and fresh thinking. Open communication encourages contribution without hierarchy. Ongoing education for all creates growth at every level. We create an environment where all our people belong, and can thrive, adapt, learn and grow because we are in the business of making a meaningful difference to people; and that’s good business. 

And so it follows that we encourage people from diverse backgrounds, identities, beliefs and abilities, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, to apply for this, or any role with us. We look forward to meeting you. 

If this sounds like a role for you, please send your CV and cover letter to: [email protected]