Senior Strategist - Health & Wellness Practice

US-NY-New York
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Strategy and Planning


The Brief:


The Senior Strategist turns Truths into Action and is a creative problem-solver; extracting novel and provocative insights from the brand, people and world around them.  The Senior Strategist is responsible for impacting creative production via highly strategic insights and creative ideas.


Essential Duties:


  • Seek out and gains knowledge of consumer preferences and relationships to ensure that the voice of the customer is integrated into communication strategy
  • Ensure consumer relevance of the brand communication strategy
  • Formulate, evolve and debate a POV
  • Develop creative briefs and provides clear persuasive briefings to Creative teams
  • Direct research that will aid in the consumer insight gathering and strategic planning process
  • Creative problem solving in a modern marketing context
  • Distill and synthesizing qualitative/quantitative information
  • Establish and maintain substantial and influential relationships with client senior management
  • Sound understanding & application of agency (and client) tools – BAV, eXploring, etc.
  • Interprets and monitors cultural and social trends relevant to client business and competitive landscape
  • Generate new approaches and thinking
  • Stimulate and constructs unexpected, modern, multi-dimensional creative ideas
  • Monitor team members on branding initiatives
  • Speaks for the client’s customers in client meetings and corroborates research and strategy findings
  • Supervise planning collaboration with client-focused teams to develop business-building strategies and ideas
  • Oversee the day to day activities of team members within the group and ensures they are given the proper experience, training and mentoring to ensure fullest professional growth
  • Be prepared for other tasks as you may be assigned


We’d love it if you:


  • Have a bachelor’s degree in related field. Advanced degree a plus
  • Have 5-8 years related experience with at least 3 years of managerial experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry, preferred
  • Have a deep knowledge of relevant product categories and strategic insights into consumer behavior
  • Have outstanding verbal and written communications skills
  • Are able to present ideas clearly and concisely
  • Have strong knowledge of primary and secondary research methodology, both qualitative and quantitative
  • Are a compelling story teller who is engaging with both the client and internal agency teams/partners
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of marketing practices and brand theory
  • Are an avid consumer of popular culture and creative art

What else you can expect:

We’ve got a competitive benefits and compensation package, with vacation time that grows as you grow with us. We’re a global boutique, and as such, we have access to global discounts, perks, and offers.

We embrace diversity at Y&R.  In fact, we celebrate it.  We have different backgrounds.  Passports.  Genders. Orientations.  Beliefs. We have different skills, ambitions and talents. We’re fresh out of school and we have years of experience.  We’ve come back from serving our country.  We’re returning after starting our families. 

We are inclusive. Full stop. Diversity enriches our culture, enhances our worldview and makes us better partners to our clients and better citizens of the world.  Our differences add up to a stronger whole, because it takes all kinds of people to build all kinds of brands. We are Y&R.  And we Resist the Usual.


Y&R is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Minority/Female/Veteran/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.



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