Senior Brand Strategist - Toronto, ON | Interbrand | | 24/03/11
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Senior Brand Strategist Full-Time

Location: Toronto, ON
Company Name: Interbrand ()
Category: Advertising / Branding, Graphic Design

Interbrand started in 1974 when the world still thought of brands as just another word for logo. Over its 30+ years, Interbrand has changed the dialogue, defined the meaning of brand management, and continues to lead the debate on understanding brands as valuable business assets.

Today, Interbrand is amongst the largest brand consultancies and has grown to include 36 offices in 25 countries. A diverse range of insightful thinkers brings together the combination of rigorous strategy and analytics with world-class design creativity to help its clients create and manage brand value in all market dynamics.

It is widely respected for its annual study, The Best Global Brands, creating a broader platform for the discussion on brands in the Webby-award winning, and numerous industry honors for its client work.

Overall Responsibility:
Responsible for leading our client engagements, forming and growing trust-based client relationships, creating high impact content, managing client profitability and enhancing our distinctive knowledge   This position will also function as an Engagement Manager and/or Engagement Associate Director on a variety of client projects and will pay a key role in developing business with new and existing clients.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:
-Engage in value-added dialog on engagement topics
-Development of clients’ brand strategies
-Begin to develop trust-based relationships with day-to-day client contacts
-Engage in broad based branding dialog and become one of the senior client’s counsellors and in so doing learn to identify further opportunities for Interbrand to provide meaningful client value
-Work with Directors to inspire team to deliver highest quality work product in a timely and personally satisfying manner
-Dependant on t he size of the client engagement, ensure that work is produced efficiently and effectively
-Coach more junior team members to insure meaningful experiences, personal growth, improvement in IB intellectual capital and constructive feedback
-Produce and integrate highest quality end-product

Skills and Attributes:
•Ability to handle large, complex projects
•Strong understanding of branding, business processes and strategic planning
•A strategic thinker with the ability to see the big picture and pay attention to detail
•Ability to grow and expand client relationships
•Start to act as  a leader and team player and have the ability to work with people in all levels of the at the client and at the company
•Excellent oral and written communication skills
•Strong client leadership skills – can connect with clients and inspire their confidence and ongoing commitment
•Passionate about having measurable impact on clients business

•B.A. degree; MBA desirable
•5-7 years experience in brand strategy/architecture, marketing and/or business strategy and financial analysis
•Strong Organization and Presentation skills
•Strong attention to detail

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