Vice President, Strategy Director (Healthcare) - New York , New York, United States, 10007

At Hill Holliday, we help our clients fight the daily share battle by swinging hard and fighting smart. We stay laser-focused on the most important part of the equation: the idea. Nothing beats a good one. And every day we come to work to think of more of them into existence to help our clients dominate the noisiest of categories.

We also know that work is about more than just, well, work. It's also about the people. And we find that when we let those people do their thing - their curious, tenacious, scrappy, be-happy thing - what results is innovative thinking that wins.

Brand Strategists don't just understand the consumers - they influence them. They're constantly identifying opportunities to engage and motivate customers during their journey, while also developing strategies that inform winning ideas. Their ability to develop brands that excel in purpose, positioning, and personality is remarkable. Now if they could just develop a way to get all the lunches catered.

We are looking for a creatively ambitious brand strategy director who can move fluidly between intuition and rigor to solve complex marketing problems. This person will work on some of the largest consumer pharma brands in the industry, acting as a strategic leader and brand builder across fully integrated channel initiatives. Our ideal candidate:

* Has a strong track record of inspiring creative excellence and has gained industry recognition for it
* Has a keen eye for observations and relentlessly looks for them in unexpected places
* Is insatiably curious about what motivates, inspires, scares, excites people, the world around them and how they engage with media and content outlets
* Is a shrewd business person who understands what makes the client's business tick
* Can turn an insight into a story and can tell the story in a way that inspires others

The duties will include:

Strategic Leadership

* Understanding what people do, and how and why they do it
* Directing the development of campaigns and platforms
* Generating hypotheses, prototyping and testing concepts, and vigorously defending the clarity of great ideas
* Guiding consumer research initiatives

Presentation

* Creating exciting stories that inspire idea people
* Demanding nothing short of excellence in all communications; care deeply about how each element of the brief and briefing is presented

Innovation

* Looking for inspiration in unexpected places
* Traveling the roads not tried before

Qualifications:

* Have 10+ years of experience serving as the strategic lead on major brands, advertising agency experience is required
* Healthcare / Pharmaceutical experience is strongly preferred
* Experience and ability to work within a large, complex cross-functional team structure
* Demonstrated ability and desire to client interface and lead both internal and external POVs and discussions
* Be ambitious
* Be fascinated by how technology influences consumer behavior
* Be fantastically resourceful
* Be insatiably curious about culture and technology
* Have an entrepreneurial / investigative bend of mind
* Be able to: find patterns in chaos, separate the important from the trivial and form an educated opinion and defend it