Senior Strategist

Hello, we’re Impero.

We’re an independent, award-winning creative agency.

We work with high-profile, global brands such as, The Glenlivet, Havana Club & Chivas, Corona, Budweiser, Future Farm, Nature Valley, Dr. Jart, Unicef, Paco Rabanne, EO, and a bunch of others. 

We’re pretty good at what we do. In 2018 we won five Agency of The Year(s) including The Drum DADI Agency of the Year. We were also shortlisted as Campaign Independent Agency of the Year. And, this year made it onto Campaign Magazine’s 100 best places to work.

This year we have our sights set on a D&AD and/or Cannes Lion.

There’s about 42 of us (not including the dogs) — but that number grows all the time because we’re still young, ambitious and do great work. We’re also 70% female with a 50/50 gender split on the senior team. We proudly have 

100% pay parity, and it kind of annoys us that we even have to mention that as something that’s unique within this industry.

We gladly do things differently. We‘re super ambitious, brutally honest and always deliver.

We don’t really like the ‘Old Guard’ of advertising. This is an agency that uses passion, ingenuity, and an anything-is-possible attitude to deliver work across all kinds of platforms. It’s one of the reasons why working here is hell of a lot of fun. It’s a fantastic place to be a Strategist. Everything’s to play for.

Not surprisingly, this is a growing agency, so we’re looking for a Senior Brand Strategist who wants to be part of, and help drive that growth.

The role:

As a Senior Strategist at Impero you are a support function of creative conduit for account growth through thinking and planning. 

You will have experience working across strategic functions and both B2C and B2B projects.

We’re a fast-moving and rapidly expanding agency, so we need a strategist who can think and work fast, often on multiple projects at once. We don’t just want someone who can write a killer deck, but someone who can drive the effectiveness of a strategy once out there in the world.

You will bring outside thinking, knowledge, experience, and culture into the agency. Many of our clients are looking for the next generation of consumers so a finger on the pulse of the future is a must. 

You will also be leading projects and be expected to spend time with senior clients, understanding their business and challenges and how we as Impero can best drive change in these areas.

You will be the brand guardian of your projects and will act as the filter before anything sees the light of day, ensuring that we are always producing best in class strategy.

As a final note we’re an agency full of ambitious ‘doers’… slow-moving chin scratchers need not apply.

 

The type of people we want to meet:

You will have previously worked on FMCG accounts and are used to global multi-market brands

  • Have 5 years minimum agency experience [both B2B and B2C preferred]
  • Can provide clarity and direction to the agency and senior clients
  • Are committed to constantly bring the consumer into the agency so that our creative output is 100% consumer centric. 
  • Stay in touch with society and culture and the trends that are at work.
  • Have strong one-on-one relationships with your colleagues in account management and creative  
  • Have good communication and presentation skills in selling your ideas, be it to your team or to clients.
  • Are able to problem solve and bring solutions to the table.
  • Are proactive and committed to developing your own knowledge and skills.
  • Are unafraid to roll up your sleeves and muck in.
  • Are driven, motivated and have meticulous attention to detail.

What else:

  • Culture Curious – we’re the agency for impatient brands and believe that no matter the size of a brand they can still contribute to and move with culture 
  • Proactive Do-er – we’re a fast growing agency, we don’t have time for chin scratcher planners – done is very much better than perfect in this house 
  • Organised and self-disciplined – the nature of the agency beast is a keen ability to multitask  

Self-motivated – we’re a flexible company, you and only you are in charge of meeting your deadlines – we only have one rule – don’t let your team down 

The perks of working at The Mighty Impero include:

  • Being part of something special — this is an exciting growing agency with no board of directors, or shareholders to report to. 
  • Opportunity to Opt into our Health Insurance
  • Life assurance and Income Protection
  • Enhanced Maternity/Paternity policy
  • Hybrid working.
  • The ability to stamp your mark on an organisation – not just be a cog in the machine. 
  • Free snacks and coffee (when you’re in the office).
  • Regular breakfasts with the whole team (ditto)
  • Seasonal company parties. 
  • Annual personal development plan and training budget for your own growth. 
  • The love of seven rotating office dogs. 
  • A ‘yes work’s important, but let’s not get too serious’ vibe. 
  • A distinct lack of bureaucracy or politics. 
  • Ownership over your own projects whilst enjoying an inclusive environment. 
  • Beer. Gin. Rum. Cognac. Whiskey. Snacks. (Working with our clients has added perks).

Final word:

This is an awesome place to work. We’re in control of our own destiny. But it means we’re the only ones that can deliver it. We’re all massively ambitious and hard working. But it’s also fun. 

We all get along, there’s no politics, just heaps of passion. We’re the creative industry’s new guard. And it’s awesome.

 

Apply

If you feel this is the role for you, please get in touch via jobs@weareimpero.com with Senior Strategist as the subject line. Don’t forget to include your salary expectations.

NO Agencies please – we already work with loads.

*We receive so many wonderful applications that we can’t respond to everyone so thank you in advance for your application.

Impero is proud to have 100% gender pay parity across the board.