Chief Strategy Officer
Toronto, Canada
6d ago

Whenever and wherever you join us, you open a door to opportunities in any and all aspects of media, technology and innovation.

We will encourage you to break the rules, knock things down, rebuild them better, and push the boundaries of what’s possible.

Our success takes a team of people who are invested in our culture, each other’s success, and their own growth, and together we make Mindshare Canada the place where we do the best work of our career.

Role Overview :

The CSO will be the connection point creating compelling media strategy and strategic insight which seamlessly aligns with our clients’ brand and creative strategy.

You will report directly to the CEO.

This is a big role with a big remit and responsibility. The CSO will work across existing business in a consultative manner and will also play a crucial role in acquiring new business.

We are looking for someone with experience and / or familiarity with integrated comms planning, consumer centric design, and of course media strategy and innovation.

How you will make an IMPACT :

  • Demonstrates an inclusive leadership style, able to lead with clear instructions and direction while continually seeking out feedback
  • Collaborates with account leads, new business teams, and global strategy leads to improve the quality of our strategic output across clients and pitches
  • Delivers innovative and effective strategy that drives us forward as an agency
  • Inspires and coach agency teams to be better planners and strategists, e.g. facilitation and output of ideation sessions
  • What YOU bring :

  • You are curious by nature, action oriented by default, and an empathetic listener and problem solver.
  • You source every insight in your quest to understand people, systems, behaviors, trends, and can transform these insights into compelling strategies and platforms.
  • You can understand data and what that data means for our business, comms, and marketing strategies.
  • You have a natural ability to connect easily with senior clients and team members from all disciplines and walks of life.
  • It’s in your nature to push our teams, our clients, and yourself to new ways of looking at the world and empathizing with our customers and each other.
  • You are an expert storyteller who can translate your story into actionable next steps and so what for the business.
  • Three superpowers set you up for success as our next Strategic Director.

    A flexible and adaptable mindset you are naturally able to adjust your thinking given new information and constraints. You are energized by the twists and turns along the way, not defeated by them.

    A deeply empathetic problem-solver and communicator you skillfully approach challenges from the view of the consumer or client.

    You are able to empathetically understand a diverse range of views; using those to inform the approach.

    Ability to connect the dots and land the plane you can merge disparate needs and inputs into a cohesive strategy that becomes an action plan.

    Your ability to craft the strategy is just as critical as your ability to make it simple and tangible.

    GroupM and all of its affiliates embrace and celebrate diversity and inclusivity. We are committed to creating a safe and respectful work environment and building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.

    We are a worldwide media agency network that represents global clients. The more inclusive and collaborative we are, the more great work we can create together.

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