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Sr. Strategy & Planning Specialist

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Our digital agency client, a member of the eBay family of companies, is looking for a Sr. Strategy and Planning Specialist to join them for a contract gig. Initially, this contract is slated to run through the end of the year. Candidates must be able to work on-site for the duration of the assignment.

The Sr Specialist of Strategy & Planning is both internally- and externally-focused on developing & presenting strategic marketing solutions, including planning and ideation efforts, for both existing and potential EEMS clients.
This person has a consumer-first mindset, and is widely knowledgeable on a wide array of both online and offline experiences, technologies and trends. It is expected that this person will leverage this knowledge to offer appropriate marketing solutions to account teams and their client constituents.
Primary responsibilities include interacting as the strategic and planning lead for account teams, communicating and advocating effectively to clients and prospective clients, managing direct reports, and discovering/introducing emerging platforms, technologies and opportunities for consumers to interact with to enhance their value within their journey.
Additionally, this position will help build Customer Experience Journeys for our clients, partners, and internal stakeholders. As part of the Customer Experience Journey development process, this candidate will need to create competitive overviews, Personas, and various layers of the journey depending on the client audience.
This person works closely with both the SVP of Strategy & Planning, the VP/Director of Engagement Strategy, and the rest of the Strategy & Planning team within EEMS.

Requirements
• Minimally eight to ten years of overall experience, with a minimum of 5 years experience in digital marketing, and at least 3+ years developing digital strategies and plans.
• Experience working at a digital agency.
• Ability to have led cross-functional teams.
• Ability to manage multiple clients/projects and team of people.
• Must be a strong communicator and team leader.
• Must have experience not only in developing strategies but IMPLEMENTING them.
• Past knowledge and participation in developing consumer journeys.
• Bachelors/MBA degree preferred or equivalent work experience.
• A strong work ethic and passion for each and every project is a must.
• Must engage the office culture promoting interactive knowledge and creativity.
• Must be willing to travel.
• Must be a solid problem solver and positive partner for account and management team.


Skills
• Demonstrated experience with marketing and communicating in bleeding edge digital channels
• Strong relationship building skills, including negotiation & executive interaction, ability to coach others
• Ability to develop a business vision for social media, including goals & results
• Experience with big brand clients
• Strong organizational skills
• Flexible communication skills: Strong editorial writer. Is able to present needs and plans and communicate internally, has a distinct, personable voice for external engagement. Can manage negative situations toward positive outcomes.
• Experienced manager: is able to manage budget and a team

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