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About our business:

MCCP is an award-winning boutique research & strategy agency with a clear purpose – to partner with ambitious clients to create sustainable growth. Over the past 13 years, MCCP has built a market leading reputation for developing game-changing strategy with leading Irish and global brands including Heineken Ireland, Pernod Ricard, Permanent TSB, Bord Bia, Camile Thai, Tourism Ireland, Lidl, TUDublin, Enterprise Ireland, Smurfit Kappa and award-winning work with the Department of Health during the pandemic in 2020.

At MCCP we place a huge emphasis on our core values of pride, rigour, challenge and community. We work as a team, with researcher and strategists working side by side. We have a well-honed process to bring research through to insight and to develop strategy with our clients. We take pride in our work and we aim to bring real rigour to our process so that the outcomes are not just inspiring but based on a core truth that is enduring.

MCCP is an excellent learning environment where people with a growth-oriented mindset thrive.

We have new additional roles opening up:

Strategy Director

Job Description

  • In MCCP you will work as part of an experienced senior team that partners with clients to deliver strategies for growth grounded in our purpose - to create better business.
  • Your primary responsibility will be to lead large scale transformative strategy projects that are genuinely customer first to include brand positioning, innovation and value propositions
  • The variety of project types requires the ability to think both strategically and critically, assess and adapt to clients’ changing needs and apply fresh thinking to help meet project goals with clients.
  • Working closely with clients you will be required to have excellent relationship management and business development along with listening skills to build trusted and long-term partnerships.
  • You will be required to have strong project, stakeholder and team leadership skills to manage project requirements, timelines, and team roles in the delivery of excellent project deliverables.
  • You will be contributing to a growing management team and to the growth agenda

Technical skills and experience

  • Must have at least 12 years’ experience developing transformative strategies that are evidence based with expertise across several categories include retail, banking, service, FMCG, B2B both domestically and internationally
  • Have insight development capacity in the area of brands, strategy, comms, consumer
  • Have strong proven brand strategy development experience (positioning, purpose, propositions, messaging, brand architecture)
  • Have strong client, teams and project leadership experience
  • Have excellent business development and strategic client partnership experience
  • Can design and develop stakeholder engagement including brand development workshops, research and insight capability and expertise a real plus

Musts:

  • Have very strong strategy development in a commercial environment, consultative background or agency expertise a must
  • Be of a growth mindset and capable of managing and growing a portfolio of clients
  • Be commercially oriented
  • Have very strong communication and persuasion skills with ability to influence a C-suite audience
  • Be a strong team player
  • Have a strong insight and analytical leaning with proven ability to both facilitate larger groups and to conduct B2B and or consumer research
  • Have a range of proven experience across multiple categories including public sector
  • Have a passion to grow and build teams
  • Have a strong orientation for growth led outcomes for our work and our clients
  • Have very strong communication and senior engagement skills
  • Have strong strategic relationship building skills
  • Be a strategic thinker; have both strong attention to detail but also to see the bigger picture and bring clarity
  • Have experience in workshop design and facilitation
  • Have proven experience in designing propositions and brand positioning for a range of leading brands across different sectors
  • Have experience in developing and using strategic frameworks, specifically proposition and brand development frameworks
  • Have experience in proposal and tender writing
  • Have very strong presentation, delivery and negotiation skills
  • The applicant must be based in Dublin, Ireland

Personality and fit

  • Enjoy working in a small tight knit team
  • Enjoy working independently and being self-directed in your work
  • Enjoy challenge and critical thinking
  • Bring an open-minded growth mindset
  • Enjoy being involved in many aspects of working in a leading boutique business including business development, internal content and PR creation and cost management
  • Open to representing MCCP at speaking events etc. and creating content for events
  • Genuine interest in contributing to and being part of a growing team, interest in brands, trends, culture, being part of a dynamic business and in bringing growth and opportunity to our clients’ businesses

To express interest in the role write to meetus@mccp.ie  ; or phone 01-635-0030

Strategic Planner

Job Description

  • In MCCP you will work as part of a leading team to create insight led brand strategies for local and global brands
  • Your primary responsibility will be to project manage and develop penetrating consumer insight and brand strategy propositions 
  • Working closely with clients you will be required to have excellent relationship management and listening skills to build trusted and long-term partnerships.
  • You will be required to have very strong project management skills to manage project requirements, timelines, and team roles in the delivery of excellent project deliverables.
  • A key part of this role will also be to conduct analysis of clients’ data to understand their current situation and develop research to provide further insight as required
  • You will be working with experienced research and strategy directors where you will be coached and have access to learn in an environment where growth is nurtured 
  • You will have the opportunity to work on some of the world’s greatest brands and get to solve some exciting strategic challenges

Must have technical skills:

  • At least 5-7 years’ experience developing strategies based on evidence led insights in a commercial environment 
  • Excellent insight development capacity in the area of consumer and experience in developing brand positioning   
  • Very strong knowledge and expertise in design thinking and creative research techniques to access insight
  • Very strong communication and senior engagement skills
  • Excellent project management experience and relationship building capability
  • Very strong research/analysis and design experience 
  • Proven critical thinking capability and demonstration of curiosity and passion to get beyond the obvious
  • Very strong attention to detail but can see the big picture

Other:

  • The applicant must be based in Ireland and have a lived-in-Ireland experience for at least 5 years
  • Enjoy working in a small tight knit team and in working independently and being self-directed in your work 
  • Relish challenge and critical thinking
  • Bring an open-minded growth mindset 
  • Enjoy being involved in many aspects of working in a small boutique business 
  • Be open to representing MCCP at speaking events etc. and creating content for events
  • Have a genuine interest in brands, trends, culture and society and ability to apply this interest to your work

To express interest in the role write to meetus@mccp.ie  ; or phone 01-635-0030