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Brand Strategist

Business Type: Advertising Agency
Job Type: Medical Communication, Business-Development
Job Level: Experienced (non manager)
Position: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Location: London
Reference: 2021-28773
Job Details:

Brand Strategist





Bankside 3, Southwark Street, London




Reports into Business Unit Director


About CDM:


As part of one of the world’s most admired healthcare advertising agencies, CDM London brings people, brands, ideas and innovation together to change real lives in extraordinary ways. Situated on the 8th floor of Omnicom’s Bankside HQ, CDM London has become one of the fastest growing agencies in London, consistently building strong client relationships to produce great work, resulting in burgeoning creative reputation and a flourishing and growing business.


At CDM London we live and breathe by our values substance, style, conviction and grace. We understand medicine, know the data but strive to bring creativity to everything we do. We’re not afraid to stand by our point of view, and understand how we communicate is key and we care deeply about our work and the people we work with. 


By challenging ourselves to incorporate these values into our day-to-day work, it creates a ‘lifechanging’ experience for our people, our clients and for patients.


Our commitment:


CDM London is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate individuality and diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment and a sense of belonging for all employees. 


For us, inclusivity and diversity aren’t “nice-to-have” – they’re central to our business strategy. The more inclusive we are, the more people feel they can bring their whole selves to work, the better our work will be.


As part of our commitment to creating an inclusive workplace we are proud to be advisability confident employer and have also signed the time to change pledge. We are also excited to have a great place to work certification. We know this Isa journey and we are on our way. 


What can we do for you? That’s the most important bit. We want everyone to have the best possible interview experience, so please do let us know if we can help in any way.



About the role:


At CDM, strategists are part of our client''s extended team. Totally integral to their business, you’ll get to know the clients, proactively identify their needs and challenges, and deliver unexpected solutions that exceed expectations. You’ll be a key influencing member of the strategy team and will continue to grow your unique style of creative problem solving.


CDM strategists are passionate about health and about the role that our work can play in promoting strong, well-informed health-related decisions for all audiences. We seek to inspire others within the agency through the solutions and strategies we create and aim to influence and guide our clients.


About you:


You will be passionate about health and about the role that our work can play in promoting strong, well-informed decisions around health issues for all audiences. You will be someone who inspires others within the agency through the solutions and strategies you create and you’ll be a powerful influencer to our clients.


You are a creative problem-solver and solutions finder, always approaching problems with a can-do attitude and absolution in mind. You’ll be keen to work alongside others in a dynamic, sometimes challenging but always energetic environment. You’ll also be a firm believer in the importance of making work fun. It’s advertising: if we’re not having fun, we’re not doing it right.


Key Responsibilities:


Strategic Brand Direction:


·     Working with other strategists, and autonomously, to drive the strategic direction of the brand and the account through strong insight identification

·     Develop persuading, insight-driven cases to help clients make bold choices

·     In collaboration with the accounts, digital and scientific strategy and creative teams, develop clear, accurate and inspirational creative briefs

·     Ensure strategic relevance of creative output

·     Work closely with our digital strategist to develop multi-channel brand ecosystems

·     Support in the development of internal workshop/brainstorm approaches, helping to facilitate meetings in collaborative way

·     Play a key role in new business development and pitches – helping to identify the insights that will unlock our creative ideas

·     Monitor and investigate new developments in strategy, branding and advertising to inform strategic development of client campaigns



Data Analysis and Insight Mining:


·     To be the primary resource for insight understanding

·     Make recommendations (internally and externally) on direction/development of market research studies

·     To interpret the results of market research studies and other sources of data and offer suggestions as to appropriate courses of action

·     Continually look for insights into the clients market from a variety of sources



Client Liaison:


·     Build strong client relationships, working to establish role as a strategic consultant/adviser

·     Actively participate in the development of client marketing strategy and thinking

·     Support in the planning, leading and analysis of strategic workshops for the client team





·     Active and enthusiastic participant in all aspects of agency life

·     Support relevant teams to plan and implement our agency strategy



Skills& Experience:


·     Healthcare knowledge a distinct advantage

·     A robust foundation of providing strategic thinking for clients and working with insights

·     Evidence of success in developing marketing strategies for clients

·     A passion for communication and an understanding of how effective communication works

·     Experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams and ability to lead and guide other



THE CDM London hiring process:


As a part of the hiring process, you will initially have a conversation with a talent acquisition partner at Omnicom Health Group. They will want to find out about your experience, motivations and what makes you, you. We will then enter two-stage interview process:


1.    A 60 min competency and values-based interview with the hiring manager and another member of the same department.

2.    A role related based task & interview where you will get to meet our leadership team, department heads and your potential peers.


Please contact our talent acquisition team at, to find out more.


Omnicom Health Group is committed to hiring and developing exceptional talent. We agree that talent is equally distributed, and we’re focused on developing diverse teams that can bring the best solutions to everything we do. We strongly believe that celebrating what makes us different makes us better together. Join us—we look forward to getting to know you.

Posted: 17/01/2022 | NPJ Ref: 295549
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