Strategy

Lateral thinker with a questioning approach, brimming with ideas, storyteller, can pinpoint valuable insight

In our line of work, an insight can change or save the lives of millions of patients – which is no mean feat! Working hard to find this genius nugget is our team of strategists. They strive to understand the client’s market in order to apply their knowledge and inquisitive nature to get under the skin of the brief, spotting unique opportunities that will inform and inspire the whole direction of their client’s campaign.

Want to put your insights into life-changing use? See below for our current opportunities.

Senior Planner

Manchester

Pride in what we do. In what our work does. In how it changes lives. In making a difference around the world. In making a difference in our neighbourhood. In what we believe. In how we’ve grown. In who we are. And how we stand together.

Everything this company achieves, every life it saves, every penny it makes, every policy it changes, every award it wins, is down to everyone that works here.

We are Havas Lynx Group; a team of almost 450 people in Manchester and London, with a history of over 30 years and an ever evolving future. Take a look at our social media channels for a glimpse of what we get up to via @havaslynxeu on Instagram and Havas Lynx Group on YouTube and Facebook

Our role

The role of a Senior Planner will see you apply your strong strategic knowledge and inquisitive nature to shape, inform and support your project’s strategy – using a number of methodologies to ensure this is relevant, distinctive and of a high quality. You will take ownership of your own projects demonstrating a good understanding of the industry and the brand. You will have good relationships with the clients that you work with. You will work collaboratively with all disciplines in your team in order to feed into the briefing process of projects, playing an integral role in your agency, working with your team to develop and implement the overarching strategy which acts as the foundation for your team’s campaign. Your knowledge and experience will be used to support the Senior Planner to mentor Planning Executives in the team, developing their capabilities

Role responsibilities

  • You will proactively ensure a thorough understanding of the brand, product and overarching strategy for the project you are assigned to – ensuring your research is appropriate to the campaign’s direction.
  • You will work with the wider team and your Head of Strategy to lead in strategic activity and ensure that the team’s outputs are in line with client expectations.
  • You will take responsibility for shaping and delivery of the research and insights for your own projects.
  • You will proactively liaise with the relevant Account Handler to identify how research findings will be used to inform campaigns KPIs. You will use this information to plan, conduct and report on activity.
  • You will perform competitor analysis reviewing activity, behaviour and data to identify strengths and weaknesses. You will make informed recommendations based on your findings that support the strategy.
  • You will develop strong collaborative relationships with Account Handlers and Creatives on your team, in order to push the brief to its full potential
  • You will help to grow and utilise the strategic toolkit and have a strong knowledge of the research tools we use in order to support in any research you conduct
  • You will proactively work to ensure that for the projects you are involved with, the strategy is considered and adhered to throughout all stages of the project’s life cycle
  • You will adapt to working across digital projects, extensive research projects,
    brand development and workshops depending on your client’s needs.

What we offer

  • 20 days holiday, increasing with length of service (with the option to buy more
  • Discretionary Christmas shutdown
  • Pension
  • Healthcare cover
  • #LXAcademy – our bespoke training programme for personal and professional development
  • Season ticket loans for travel
  • Seasonal working hours
  • Wellbeing programme – yoga, football, running club and more
  • Office dogs
  • Drinks trolley Fridays
  • Plus lots, lots more

This advertised post is with Havas Lynx, part of the Havas Health network. More information can be found at www.havaslynx.com. You can also follow us on Twitter and Instagram via @HAVASLYNXEU for regular updates.

We understand that privacy and the security of your personal information is extremely important. By applying for this role, you agree to the terms of our privacy policy which you can find here - https://www.havaslynx.com/privacy-policy/.

Planner

Manchester

Pride in what we do. In what our work does. In how it changes lives. In making a difference around the world. In making a difference in our neighbourhood. In what we believe. In how we’ve grown. In who we are. And how we stand together.

Everything this company achieves, every life it saves, every penny it makes, every policy it changes, every award it wins, is down to everyone that works here.

We are Havas Lynx Group; a team of almost 450 people in Manchester and London, with a history of over 30 years and an ever evolving future.Take a look at our social media channels for a glimpse of what we get up to via @havaslynxeu on Instagram and Havas Lynx Group on YouTube and Facebook.

Our role

The role of a Planner will see you apply your strong strategic knowledge and inquisitive nature to shape, inform and support your project’s strategy. You will take ownership of your own projects demonstrating a good understanding of the industry and the brand. You will cultivate good relationships with your clients and colleagues. You will work collaboratively with all disciplines in your team in order to feed into the briefing process of projects, playing an integral role in your agency, working with your team to develop and implement the overarching strategy, which acts as the foundation for your team’s campaign. Your knowledge and experience will be used to support the Senior Planner to mentor Planning Executives in the team and help develop their capabilities.

Role responsibilities

  • You will proactively ensure a thorough understanding of the brand, product and overarching strategy for the project you are assigned to – ensure your research is appropriate to the campaign’s direction
  • You will work with the Senior Planner and/or Head of Strategy to lead in strategic activity. Ensuring that the team’s outputs are in line with client expectations
  • You will take responsibility for the shaping and delivery of the research and insights for your own projects
  • You will proactively liaise with the relevant Account Handler to identify how research findings will be used to inform campaigns KPIs
  • You will perform competitor analysis reviewing activity, behaviour and data to identify strengths and weaknesses. Make informed recommendations based on your findings that support the strategy
  • You will develop strong collaborative relationships with Account Handlers and Creatives on your team, in order to push the brief to its potential
  • You will be able to effectively interpret insights presented by a Planning Executive/Research Executive to shape the strategy for a project, presenting your ideas to the Senior Planner with a clear rationale
  • You will grow and utilise the strategic toolkit and have a strong knowledge of various research tools in order to support in any research you conduct
  • You will proactively ensure that the strategy is considered and adhered to throughout all stages of the project’s life cycle
  • You will be adaptable to working across digital projects, extensive research projects, brand development and workshops depending on the project

What we offer

  • 20 days holiday, increasing with length of service (with the option to buy more)
  • Discretionary Christmas shutdown
  • Pension
  • Healthcare cover
  • #LXAcademy – our bespoke training programme for personal and professional development
  • Season ticket loans for travel
  • Seasonal working hours
  • Wellbeing programme – yoga, football, running club and more
  • Office dogs
  • Drinks trolley Fridays
  • Plus lots, lots more

This advertised post is with Havas Lynx, part of the Havas Health network. More information can be found at www.havaslynx.com. You can also follow us on Twitter and Instagram via @HAVASLYNXEU for regular updates.

We understand that privacy and the security of your personal information is extremely important. By applying for this role, you agree to the terms of our privacy policy which you can find here - https://www.havaslynx.com/privacy-policy/.

Head of Strategy

Manchester

Pride in what we do. In what our work does. In how it changes lives. In making a difference around the world. In making a difference in our neighbourhood. In what we believe. In how we’ve grown. In who we are. And how we stand together.

Everything this company achieves, every life it saves, every penny it makes, every policy it changes, every award it wins, is down to everyone that works here.

We are Havas Lynx Group; a team of over 400 people in Manchester and London, with a history of over 30 years and an ever evolving future. You can get a feel for the #LYNXLife via YouTube, #LYNXLife playlist, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Our role

The role of Head of Strategy will see you will apply your advanced strategic knowledge and inquisitive nature to produce and take ownership of the overarching strategy for your client. You will lead your team to present solutions that are relevant, distinctive and of high quality, adding significant value to projects. You will work closely with the Creative team to shape big ideas and with the Accounts team to build strong client relationships, demonstrating an advanced ability in passionately presenting your ideas and actively looking for opportunities to bolster profitability. You will be a mentor to all Planners in your team, helping them to fulfil their potential. 

Role responsibilities

  • To lead your team, devising solutions that fulfil and exceed the client brief whilst consistently pushing the strategy to its most innovative point
  • To proactively ensure an advanced understanding of the industry, brand and products within your Agency. Take the lead role in defining the team’s overarching strategy
  • To take overall responsibility for the work that you and your team produce, ensuring it is completed to deadline, is of high quality, demonstrating accuracy, attention to detail and ownership
  • To adapt to working across digital projects, extensive research projects, brand development and workshops depending on your client’s needs
  • To create and maintain a strong a collaborative working relationship with your wider team. Working harmoniously with client services, creative, science and digital
  • To lead the preparation and delivery of client meetings and workshops – delegating to your strategic team as necessary and adding significant value 
  • To proactively aid the progression of your strategic team, developing them for roles of greater responsibility

What we offer

  • 20 days holiday, increasing with length of service (with the option to buy more)
  • Pension
  • Extensive Healthcare cover
  • #LXAcademy – our bespoke training programme for personal and professional development
  • Season ticket loans for travel
  • Seasonal working hours
  • Wellbeing programme – yoga, football, running club and more
  • Office dogs
  • Drinks Trolley Fridays
  • Plus lots, lots more 

This advertised post is with Havas Lynx, part of the Havas Health network. More information can be found at www.havaslynx.com. You can also follow us on Twitter and Instagram via @HAVASLYNXEU for regular updates. We understand that privacy and the security of your personal information is extremely important. By applying for this role, you agree to the terms of our privacy policy which you can find here - https://www.havaslynx.com/privacy-policy/ .

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