Director of Strategy

You have a very sharp mind. You crave a place where you can exercise both your creative right brain and your analytical left brain. You think strategically. You act quickly. You thrive in the dynamics of a small business environment. You have an exceptional understanding of how branding, research, strategy and design converge to impact organizations.

The role requires a balance of real-world experience and theory, an ability to understand our clients’ business goals and use investigation and insight to develop strategy and tactics to help achieve them. You will be fluent in creating meaningful and enduring brand strategies for clients, and be able to communicate the value of research, strategy and design. You will work alongside the Managing Director and Creative Director and be part of an interdisciplinary team of strategists and creatives.

Responsibilities
1. Develop and lead insightful brand and communication strategies for Kaldor clients
2. Direct primary research, secondary quantitative analysis and competitive analysis
3. Help clients identify new growth by bringing shape to client problems and opportunities
4. Collaborate with the creative team so our insights lead to compelling creative
5. Present and defend work to clients

Qualifications
Relevant baccalaureate degree, MBA preferred
Minimum eight years work experience

About Kaldor
Kaldor is a Vancouver-based brand strategy and design studio. We work with Canada’s top, post-secondary institutions, and develop sound brand strategies that drive compelling, creative and effective campaigns to achieve significant business results for them. We are dedicated to our work, to the businesses that our clients are in, and are driven by a deep-rooted passion to succeed. We follow a rigorous model of branding and generate solutions based on target audience insights and analysis. We ask tough questions, and push our combined teams to move beyond the obvious tactics, the easy wins, and cliche to achieve measurable, tangible business results.

Independently owned and founded in 1996, our success is the direct result of attracting the finest strategic and creative talent. The Kaldor team is a collaborative and dedicated group formed to realize the potential of our clients. We are looking to fill an unusual role — one that combines the rigour, the art and the science of research with sharp insight and marketing strategy. Our clients hire us to shift perceptions, and we are looking for someone who can help determine the plan that will lead to change.

To apply
Send resume to working@kaldor.com
No phone calls please
This is a full-time position in Vancouver, British Columbia