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SVP Planner (Strategist) Job

Employer Name: SpiderID: 7125643
Location: New Jersey, New Jersey Date Posted: 11/29/2017
Wage: Negotiable Category: Advertising
Job Code: PCOE17-04

Job Description:

Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide, part of WPP Health & Wellness, is committed to creativity and effectiveness in healthcare communications, everywhere. Our global headquarters are in Parsippany, NJ, with additional hubs in New York, London, Paris and Singapore. We maintain multiple additional offices in markets critical to our clients' global aspirations. Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide provides marketing services including behavioral insights, content strategy and management, digital, interactive and new media services, marketing analytics and research, media planning and buying, medical education, payer marketing and market access, professional advertising and promotion, public affairs and relations, relationship marketing, sales training development, scientific communications, social media and social listening, and wellness and consumer advertising and promotion. The organization houses and maintains individual Ogilvy CommonHealth and Ogilvy Healthworld brand identities within the marketplace.

SVP Planner

Our NJ office is looking for a seasoned senior level Strategic Planner who is excited about joining a deeply-rooted planning culture, which celebrates adding value and creating agency differentiation in the healthcare space through original thinking, compelling presentations, and lasting relationships.

Specific Responsibilities include:

  1. Leading the planning process for at least one major client

    • Learning, internalizing, using, teaching and sharing Ogilvy's strategic tool set

    • Understanding the client's business needs, and how our strategies will deliver on their objectives and KPIs

    • Developing fresh insights about the attitudes, needs, behaviors and relationships of all stakeholders

    • Uncovering and interpreting relevant cultural and social trends

    • Assessing competitive strategies & uncovering white space opportunities

    • Developing and delivering the brand strategy, from vision and essence to positioning and messaging architecture

    • Partnering with creative teams to ensure that creative transports the strategic objective

    • Evaluating and contributing to channel and tactical plans to ensure that the strategic intent of the positioning is achieved

    • Working closely with analytics to develop relevant KPIs

    • Leading/coordinating with client MRD on learning/research plans

  2. Building planning scope through value-added thinking and deliverables

  3. Sourcing and developing new talent to support growing business needs

Skill Set

  • A demonstrated ability to think out of the box and provide fresh solutions to business issues, as well as the analytical capability and objectivity to develop evidence-based conclusions

  • Ability to

    • Quickly gather, absorb, synthesize and report on large, diverse data sets (qual and quant)

    • Develop/evaluate actionable qual/quant research plans

    • Integrate qual & quant learning to develop brand and communications strategies

    • Partner effectively with both clients and agency team members, including account, creative, medical, digital/channel planning, analytics, media and more.

    • Evaluate creative through a strategic lens, and deliver those evaluations constructively and helpfully

    • Visualize strategic thought in evocative and expressive presentations, , delivered with confidence and authority

    • Develop, run and move results forward on rockstar workshops


  • Energy, intellect, curiosity, humility, vision, a passion for what planners do, hands-on working style, leadership qualities.

  • 10+ years planning experience at an advertising agency

  • Healthcare agency - HCP experience required

  • Oncology experience required

  • Strong new business experience

  • Management/team leadership experience (multiple direct reports)

We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a great working environment.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Criteria:
Start Date:
Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Years of Experience Required:
Education Required:
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Contact Information:
Contact Name: Joy Gray Company Type:
Company: WPP-Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide

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