Senior Strategy Director

London / Hybrid working

At Elmwood, we believe that tension is at the heart of every powerful brand. Finely tuned it reveals the real questions, unlocks untapped potential, and builds meaningful and memorable brands. Part architect, part activist, part artist, our Provocation & Strategy team majors in meaning.  We design meaningful solutions that solve problems, forge connections, shape culture and create possibility.

And now we’re looking for a heavyweight strategy director to join our team who will play a crucial role in defining, leading and delivering large projects and workstreams for some of our most significant clients.

  • New York 09:13 AM
  • London 02:13 PM
  • Singapore 10:13 PM


As part of a small and experienced multi-disciplinary team, you’ll act as both a – leader and natural collaborator where you’ll be confident in classic brand strategy such as purpose, positioning, innovation, architecture, and portfolio strategy, as well as powerful design strategies.

Someone who, whilst has the senior level experience, is willing to roll up their sleeves and get stuck in with the delivery as well as taking the lead with the strategic thinking. And above all, a true team player who knows their way around brand strategy.

As well as a competitive package we offer hybrid working and flexible working hours, as well as the opportunity to take on the role part-time if that is a preference (no less than 4 days per week).

The role in detail

  • Lead the strategic thinking on high profile client projects across our global footprint, putting high quality strategic thinking at the heart of every brand.
  • Craft compelling stories that make the link between business and brand strategy and show how design can help to deliver this.
  • Deliver highest quality strategic content – from brand strategy and portfolio strategy through to creative ideation.
  • Maintain the highest standards of output from intellectual content to confidently delivering presentations to senior client audiences – skilled in creating compelling decks with a clear strategic narrative.
  • Take an active role in new business, creating inspirational pitches that win new clients and identify new growth opportunities within existing relationships.

Skills and experience we are looking for

  • A T-shaped attitude – balancing left brain organisation with right brain creativity.
  • Proven impact at c-suite level with clients as a strategic partner that has helped to drive change within an established business or up-scale a fast growth challenger.
  • Extensive experience in brand and design with a deep expertise in the fundamental of brand strategy as well as a confident understanding in how to design and refresh brand identities.
  • Speak the language of design and with knowledge of its powerful role in digital content and brand experience.
  • Rich experience of roles and deep sector experience (FMCG or Healthcare) at reputable agencies or consultancies.
  • Some experience in culture/employee engagement, customer experience, innovation, digital platforms and/or research insights and analytics.


To apply, please send your CV to: [email protected]

The right cultural fit is just as important to us as a good match in experience. So we’d love to see a little personality shining through on your CV as well as your glowing achievements.

Not surprisingly, we get a high number of applications for our roles, and while we do our best to reply to everyone it can sometimes take a few days.


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