A leading brand, marketing and innovation consultancy are looking for a driven, self-motivated Engagement Lead to join their team of entrepreneurial thinkers. No two projects are the same, the work spans a variety of topics (innovation, brand architecture, futurism, customer strategy) and categories (retail, luxury, automotive, ride-hailing, pharma, beauty).

The company mission is entrenched in values based on their diverse cultural backgrounds; helping them to be responsive, client-focused and flexible. With a unique culture, they possess the entrepreneurial spirit and quirkiness of a small boutique and the resources, scale and diversity of a large global agency.

As an Engagement Lead, you’ll play a key role in leading their client engagements, managing a team on strategic projects and ensuring that their ideas are flawlessly presented to both clients and the broader community.

Key Responsibilities

  • Leading different types of strategic engagements in a variety of industries ensuring the client’s challenge is fully addressed.
  • Managing the overall day-to-day client relationship, presenting ideas that would push clients to think outside the box/category perspective.
  • Offers mentorship to the team, actively building junior team capabilities by providing guidance where appropriate (e.g. during client engagements). The role will involve formal management of junior talent as a Development Leader.
  • Playing a central role in workshops, leading client presentations and managing the flow of the workshop.
  • Project Managing entire engagements, giving clear guidance to the junior team for the development of different deliverables, and anticipating next steps.

Key Requirements

  • Proven professional experience in strategy, innovation or management consulting.
  • Good knowledge about research and comfortable working across functions.
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to juggle multiple client engagements.
  • Impeccable interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Demonstrable vertical and lateral leadership skills.

This is a great opportunity for an individual with an entrepreneurial spirit, who’s enthusiastic about making a strategic and inspirational impact on some of the biggest companies in the world.

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Researcher Saher Khalid

Saher graduated from Queen Mary University of London after studying International Relations. She joined Hanson Search as a researcher working across the insights and analytics and technology PR teams sourcing top tier talent.

In her spare time, Saher enjoys cooking, music events and travelling.

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