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.

Graduate Research Executive - Summer 2022

Manchester

Havas Lynx Group are looking for a Graduate Research Executive to come and join one of our Manchester based agencies!


This is a full-time, permanent role with a Summer 2022 start.


Who we are:
Havas Lynx Group is a fully integrated communications group – with UK offices in Manchester and London. The majority of the work we do is within the healthcare and wellness sector and we are proud winners of prestigious awards for creativity and innovation.

We are happy to be seeking a Research Executive to join our Graduate Programme. We really believe in investing in talent and ensuring people are consistently adding to their experience and skill set – you can read more about the Graduate Programme at our website here.

The Research Executive role:

In order to initiate positive change within the healthcare industry, we need to really understand our client’s products and markets – this is where the planning and insights team come in! Within this position, you will have the opportunity to really take ownership of projects and ultimately, inform the brand marketing strategy for our global clients. To do this, you will focus on four key areas – Research and Insights, Creative Collaboration, Strategy Development, and Winning New Business.

  • Research and analyse the digital and social landscape– analysis of websites, social media, and data trends
  • Conduct category and competitor reviews and deep dive into understanding human behaviour
  • Developing reports and presenting findings
  • Making recommendations and informing briefs

The successful candidate will:

  • Be a recent graduate with a 2:1 degree classification or higher in a Life Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, Marketing/Advertising/Communications, History, Mathematics or similar
  • Display a keen interest in brand strategy, human behaviour, insight and creativity
  • Be able to demonstrate excellent initiative, lateral thinking and problem solving skills
  • Possess a high level of attention to detail and a passion for inspiring others
  • Display very strong organisational and time management skills
  • Be professional, approachable and confident in sharing their ideas


What we offer:
• ‘Thoughtful Working’ post pandemic – split remote and office-based working (pilot programme)
• 20 days holiday, plus additional 3-day discretionary Christmas shutdown, offered on top of your annual leave
• Increasing holiday allowance connected to length of service (with the option to buy more)
• 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
• Medicash healthcare benefit
• Enhanced parental return to work scheme
• Office dogs
• In office drink trolley Fridays
• And the best, fully paid for, company parties and socials!


If you need any reasonable adjustments for your application, please let us know.


We’re very proud of our heritage and culture so, as a result, you’ll find Havas Lynx Group is a sociable, friendly environment where personality is important. 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.


This advertised post is with Havas Lynx Group, part of the Havas Health & You network. More information can be found at www.havaslynx.com. 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 www.havaslynx.com/privacy-policy/

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.

Graduate Research Executive - Summer 2022 (Manchester)

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Senior Brand Planner -Manchester (Greater Manchester)