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 Brand Planner -Manchester

Greater Manchester

What if your expertise could help someone, somewhere, to live a better life?

 

Helping children living with juvenile idiopathic arthritis to communicate their pain, giving people with psoriasis their confidence back, shocking 2.3 million HCPs into taking action against second heart attacks to proving to the world that eczema isn’t a skin condition.

 

Havas Lynx Group is a creative communications agency dedicated to changing the way the world does healthcare communications for the better. We are committed to bringing about change. Change informed by experience, driven by innovation and proven in delivery. We work alongside healthcare professionals, patients, carers, and pharmaceutical brands to overcome the complex challenges of modern healthcare. Our work blends strategic insight and deep scientific understanding with creativity and digital innovation, delivering healthcare campaigns and solutions that really make a difference to people’s lives.

 

We’re a team of over 500+ people in Manchester and London, with a history of over 35 years and an ever-evolving future. You can get a feel for the #LYNXLife via YouTube, #LYNXLife playlist, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

 

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.

 

Our role

 

The role of a Senior Planner (brand) 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

 

What you can expect to be doing:

 

  • 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’d like to see from you:

 

  • Experience working across global brand strategy in a creative agency setting
  • Ideally some healthcare experience
  • Experience with line management or mentoring
  • Client management experience

 

What you can expect from us

 

A supportive and challenging environment in which you will have the opportunity to learn, grow, and make an impact that matters. We put a huge investment into #LYNXLife and our #LXAcademy internal programmes. It’s a unique initiative that aims to reward hard work, reduce pressures, and ensure that we can all enjoy our time at Lynx. Our strategy is to build capabilities internally and inspire the best talent, so we can continue to deliver on our mission.

 

You can also expect a whole host of benefits, including:

 

  • Hybrid Working
  • 28 days annual leave
  • Increasing holiday allowance connected to length of service (with the option to buy more, or sell)
  • Early Friday finish throughout the year
  • Extra early Friday finish during summer months
  • Late Monday start during winter months
  • Wellness Wednesdays with extended lunch hours
  • Wellbeing programme – yoga, football, running club, hiking and more
  • Season ticket interest free loans for travel
  • #LXAcademy – our huge bespoke training programme for personal and professional development
  • Life insurance
  • Company pension scheme
  • Medicash healthcare benefit
  • Enhanced parental return to work scheme
  • Fully paid for, company parties and socials!

 

Get in touch to find out how we can make an impact that matters together.

Brand Planner / Strategist

Manchester

What if your expertise could help someone, somewhere, to live a better life?

Helping children living with juvenile idiopathic arthritis to communicate their pain, giving people with psoriasis their confidence back, shocking 2.3 million HCPs into taking action against second heart attacks to proving to the world that eczema isn’t a skin condition.

Havas Lynx Group is a creative communications agency dedicated to changing the way the world does healthcare communications for the better. We are committed to bringing about change. Change informed by experience, driven by innovation and proven in delivery. We work alongside healthcare professionals, patients, carers, and pharmaceutical brands to overcome the complex challenges of modern healthcare. Our work blends strategic insight and deep scientific understanding with creativity and digital innovation, delivering healthcare campaigns and solutions that really make a difference to people’s lives.

We’re a team of over 500+ people in Manchester and London, with a history of over 35 years and an ever-evolving future. You can get a feel for the #LYNXLife via YouTube, #LYNXLife playlist, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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.

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.

What you can expect to be doing:

  • 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 you can expect from us

A supportive and challenging environment in which you will have the opportunity to learn, grow, and make an impact that matters. We put a huge investment into #LYNXLife and our #LXAcademy internal programmes. It’s a unique initiative that aims to reward hard work, reduce pressures, and ensure that we can all enjoy our time at Lynx. Our strategy is to build capabilities internally and inspire the best talent, so we can continue to deliver on our mission.

You can also expect a whole host of benefits, including:

  • Hybrid Working
  • Starting holiday allowance of 28 days annual leave + Bank Holidays, with increasing allowance connected to length of service
  • Option to buy, carry or sell holidays
  • Early Friday finish throughout the year
  • Seasonal working hours
  • Enhanced family leave, pay and return to work benefit scheme
  • Extensive L&D support
  • Sabbatical opportunities
  • Season ticket interest free loans for travel
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Life insurance (4x salary)
  • Company pension scheme
  • Fully compensated company events
  • Volunteer days
  • Wellbeing programme including sports clubs, discounted gym memberships, free onsite flu vaccinations, extended lunch breaks on Wellness Wednesdays and much more
  • +Medicash healthcare benefit
  • 24/7 access to a free, confidential, and independent Employee Assistance Programme

Get in touch to find out how we can make an impact that matters together.

Head of Strategy- Leading Global Creative Healthcare Communications Group

Manchester

 

What if your expertise could help someone, somewhere, to live a better life?

 

Helping children living with juvenile idiopathic arthritis to communicate their pain, giving people with psoriasis their confidence back, shocking 2.3 million HCPs into taking action against second heart attacks to proving to the world that eczema isn’t a skin condition.

 

Havas Lynx Group is a creative communications agency dedicated to changing the way the world does healthcare communications for the better. We are committed to bringing about change. Change informed by experience, driven by innovation and proven in delivery. We work alongside healthcare professionals, patients, carers, and pharmaceutical brands to overcome the complex challenges of modern healthcare. Our work blends strategic insight and deep scientific understanding with creativity and digital innovation, delivering healthcare campaigns and solutions that really make a difference to people’s lives.

We’re a team of over 500+ people in Manchester and London, with a history of over 35 years and an ever-evolving future. You can get a feel for the #LYNXLife via YouTube, #LYNXLife playlist, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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.

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. 

What you can expect to be doing:

  • 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’d like to see from you:

  • Experience working across global brand strategy in a creative agency setting 
  • Ideally some healthcare experience
  • Experience with line management woth a team of 3 (min)- 6 people 
  • Client management experience
  • Leadership skills 

What you can expect from us

A supportive and challenging environment in which you will have the opportunity to learn, grow, and make an impact that matters. We put a huge investment into #LYNXLife and our #LXAcademy internal programmes. It’s a unique initiative that aims to reward hard work, reduce pressures, and ensure that we can all enjoy our time at Lynx. Our strategy is to build capabilities internally and inspire the best talent, so we can continue to deliver on our mission.

You can also expect a whole host of benefits, including:

  • Hybrid Working
  • Starting holiday allowance of 28 days annual leave + Bank Holidays, with increasing allowance connected to length of service
  • Option to buy, carry or sell holidays
  • Early Friday finish throughout the year
  • Seasonal working hours
  • Enhanced family leave, pay and return to work benefit scheme
  • Extensive L&D support
  • Sabbatical opportunities
  • Season ticket interest free loans for travel
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Life insurance (4x salary)
  • Company pension scheme
  • Fully compensated company events
  • Volunteer days
  • Wellbeing programme including sports clubs, discounted gym memberships, free onsite flu vaccinations, extended lunch breaks on Wellness Wednesdays and much more
  • +Medicash healthcare benefit
  • 24/7 access to a free, confidential and independent Employee Assistance Programme

 

Get in touch to find out how we can make an impact that matters together

 

Senior Brand Planner -Manchester (Greater Manchester)

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Brand Planner / Strategist (Manchester)

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Head of Strategy- Leading Global Creative Healthcare Communications Group (Manchester)