Associate Creative Strategy Director

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Our Associate Creative Strategy Director is responsible for bringing new ideas to life: by guiding creative concepts from inception through to detailed design, development, and final implementation, and for articulating a clear path of action to communicate our plan for making creative ideas a reality.

The Associate Creative Strategy Director collaborates very closely with our clients to drive thourough and extensive Business, Content, Organizational, Brand, and User requirements gathering, through series of interviews, workshops, research, or any other relevant activities. Internally, this role works with our design and technology departments to ensure creative solutions we produce address a client’s business, brand, and user goals. Even more important than developing the appropriate

creative solutions for our clients is doing so in a way that is implementable given organizational, technology, and timeline constraints. The Associate Creative Strategy Director is overall creative leader on several projects, driving UX, design, and technology leads to produce the best work for a

given client engagement. This role has deep knowledge and expertise in all elements of the product development process and is capable of both executing deliverables and overseeing the execution of deliverables by more junior strategists. Proactive and described as a self-starter, this role is able to quickly understand what activities and deliverables are required to steer a client engagement to success and effectively lead a team to produce against that project vision. As a Associate Creative Strategy Director, you’ll report to the Director of Creative Strategy based in New York.

Typically Associate Creative Strategy Director at Code and Theory are involved in the following activities

  • Gathering business, content, brand and user needs requirements gathering, by driving stakeholders and core clients team workshops.
  • Conducting targeted research into brand, competitive, or business whitespace through reviewing of secondary and primary sources
  • Leading development of materials required to support business development opportunities as required, including both written and creative deliverables
  • Leading UX, design, and technology teams to support and collaborate in the strategy for a given client engagement adn present findings to senior client stakeholders
  • Structuring and leading creative brainstorms in order to ensure adherence to overall strategy; driving key decisions and communicate results to broader project team
  • Working with UX team to develop primary research plans, conduct research, and analyze results
  • Collaborating with technology team to ensure adherence of final digital product to original creative concept; leading internal creative iterations as necessary
  • Accountability for overall success or failure of creative strategy on a given client engagement: this role is the lead on every project they staff
  • Contributing to overall quality of strategy department by shaping project activities and deliverable formats, and by presenting work at department meetings


  • 5+ years experience in a Product Management or 7+ years experience in a Digital Strategy role
  • Proven track record of leading successful digital product development engagements in the past
  • Ability to interface with senior business executives and drive strategic decisions around key project milestones a must
  • Deep expertise with key activities and with producing key deliverables associated with the product development process a must
  • Ability to execute client facing deliverables entirely without oversight from fellow strategists, and to present those to senior executives independently 
  • Experience managing direct reports
  • Promote continual creative improvements and actively contribute to a culture of innovation, excellence and accountability


In addition to working with the smart and passionate people that make up the Code and Theory family, you also get the perks. There's the usual - 401k, excellent health, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, flexible spending, pre tax commuter benefits and long-term disability. In addition, we have recently rolled out new Voluntary Benefits including Accident Insurance and Short Term disability that you can choose to elect upon hire. Then there are the extras, some random, mostly awesome – bagel Mondays, summer Fridays, stocked candy jar and exceptional la Colombe coffee and cold brew, weekly in office meditation, quarterly massages and team outings.

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