Strategy Director


Publicis Groupe

Toronto, Canada
Full Time
2y ago

Company Description

We have been building something different at Publicis Media Canada.

Over the past year, we have been transforming the way we do our business. From structuring our investment practice around data and digital to bringing our strategy, data sciences and research practice under one house, we’ve been shaping Publicis Media to be the media network of tomorrow. One that both you and I want to work at.

We also work very hard in creating a truly inclusive and empathetic culture, one where our talents feel empowered to voice their opinion, do their best work, all while having a good work life balance.

In addition to providing continuing opportunities for career growth we are proud to offer our employees market leading benefit and incentive programs.

You’ll be provided with 3 weeks minimum vacation to start plus additional long weekend Publicis days, holidays closures, your birthday off, free Headspace memberships, wellness and technology credits, and market leading savings and pension plans.

We strive to provide what matters to you personally with the ability to choose and modify programs to suit your lifestyle.

Job Description

As an Strategy Director, you will own the client relationship. You will provide strategic leadership and guidance of the media team in terms of conception and delivering innovation, bringing human outcomes to your client’s business.  You will also guide, mentor and contribute to the overall growth and career path of the team. ​

You will be responsible for developing and selling through Publicis Media solutions to your roster of clients.


  • Lead and manage the client relationship​
  • Actively listens to clients and continually identifies opportunities that makes Publicis Media indispensable to clients
  • Develop and sell through Publicis Media solutions to your roster of clients​
  • Maintain an in-depth knowledge of client business from current and historical perspectives​
  • Co-ordinate and ensure the quality of work for all client deliverables​
  • Effectively negotiates annual retainer fee with client to ensure agency is making a fair profit​
  • Coach, develop and mentor junior team members​
  • Ensures current staff is fully utilized and operating effectively to meet client needs within budget​
  • Participates in the overall management of the company, new business and offering support to business issues and supporting senior management decisions​
  • Provides thought leadership to colleagues, clients and projects ​
  • Manages client contribution to vendor commitments​
  • Take a lead role in recruitment of new staff and make hiring recommendations for team​
  • Ensure client financials are accurate and delivered on deadline​
  • Ensure accurate client forecasts for internal agency usage


  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university​
  • 10+ years of progressive levels of responsibility in media planning, buying and management ​
  • Demonstrated business acumen and a track record of success in the media services profession​
  • Able to establish and manage to P&L statement​
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills​
  • Strong negotiating skills​
  • Solid interpersonal and teamwork abilities​
  • Strong leadership and management skills​
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and problem solving abilities​
  • Strong analytical abilities​
  • Strong command of media research and reporting resources

Additional Information

Publicis Media is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We create and nurture a vibrant work environment that celebrates, values and leverages all aspects of diversity and inclusiveness, attracts world-class talent and serves as the industry benchmark for best practices. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals and will provide appropriate accommodation for candidates with disabilities or accessibility needs throughout the recruitment process, upon request. Please contact our recruiter for any questions, accommodations or specific requests. We thank all candidates for their interest in Publicis Media, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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