Global Head of Digital Strategy
Wood Lane, London, W12

Company Description

Spark Foundry make up part of a thriving global media network and are part of the Publicis Groupe, one of the world’s leading communications groups. We are globally connected with over 8,000 employees in 110 offices across 70 countries.

Who We Are in the UK? 

Spark Foundry, the Acceleration Agency.

We help brands to identify, learn and respond to opportunities faster than the competition.

Every client has an area of their business they need to accelerate, from short-term goals to long-term transformation.

We’ve proven our approach during the most difficult year on record. Now we’re using it to provide a launchpad for their future.

Come be an accelerator with us.

How we accelerate

  • Planning: an approach that works in practice rather than theory, arming planners with the ability to create cutting edge campaigns
  • Intelligence: a suite of tools that give definitive answers to big questions, and uncovers actionable insights about real people
  • Trading: a model built on flexibility and trusted relationships, underpinned with bold guarantees
  • Relationships: a culture of asking challenging questions to better understand the brief – we are not a ‘yes’ agency
  • People: a strong history of recruiting talent from diverse backgrounds and accelerating their careers

Our Commitment

We are diverse though our experience, people and the clients we look after – and we celebrate that diversity. Our people hold us accountable to our beliefs and via regular surveys and our grass roots D&I team, The Collective, and internal next generation board, Firestarters, we hold regular events and work continually towards generating ideas, initiatives and educating our people to ensure we are a diverse and inclusive agency.

As part of our dedication to create an inclusive and diverse workforce, Spark Foundry is committed to equal access to opportunity for people without regard to race, age, sex, disability, neurodiversity, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion. 

Job Description

Are you ready to shape the digital landscape for global clients like Meta and Brown Forman? Join Spark Global as the Head of Digital Strategy, and become a key player in our digital leadership team. As an ambassador for the Spark brand, your role will be pivotal in guiding our brands in their media activities, creating a competitive digital advantage for our clients. If you're passionate about leading a team, fostering innovation, and delivering top-notch digital strategies, we want to hear from you.

What We Offer:

At Spark Global, we offer a dynamic and collaborative environment where you'll be surrounded by the industry's brightest minds. Our clients foster a start-up mentality, and they value professionals who can think on their feet, make data-driven recommendations, and embrace experimentation and innovation. As the Head of Digital Strategy, you will have the opportunity to lead a team of 10 experts, own the digital strategy output for multiple clients, and work with global industry leaders. Your contributions will be critical in shaping the direction of our brands' media activities and ensuring client satisfaction.

What You'll Be Getting Involved In:

1. Leading Teams: You will lead a team of 10 professionals across various clients, guiding them in creating holistic and digital-specific strategies.

2. Improving Processes: Enhance internal processes between digital strategy teams, client teams, performance teams, data governance, and analytics to drive efficiency.

3. Training: Mentor and train teams to develop their digital strategy skills and expertise.

4. Building a Community: Create a digital strategy community within Spark International to foster knowledge sharing and innovation.

5. Pitching and Onboarding: Be an essential part of pitch teams and assist in onboarding new clients, ensuring seamless integration.

6. Innovation Roadmaps: Develop innovation roadmaps for digital activities within our existing client base, staying at the forefront of industry trends.

7. Transformation: Collaborate with digital leadership to create transformation roadmaps for new and existing clients, driving strategic change.

8. Client Satisfaction: Take responsibility for keeping clients satisfied with everything related to digital planning and activation.

9. Digital Strategy Development: Lead your team in developing digital-specific strategies, budgeting across channels, conducting audience research, building insights and planning analyses.

10. Biddable Activation: Collaborate with our biddable experts to create guidance for biddable activation, ensuring effective execution.

11. Direct Digital Activity: Set up direct digital activities to maximize client success.

12. Data Analysis: Review report data and extract actionable insights to inform new campaign planning cycles.


To excel in this role, you should possess:

  • Extensive experience in digital media, preferably in digital strategy and planning.
  • International experience is preferred but not required.
  • A deep understanding of biddable channels, and experience with commerce is a plus.
  • Proficiency in direct digital media.
  • The ability to develop innovation roadmaps for clients.
  • A comprehensive knowledge of the digital ecosystem and strong industry connections.

If you're ready to take on this exciting role and drive digital strategy to new heights, apply today and be part of Spark Global's transformative journey in the digital landscape. Your expertise and innovation will be the key to our clients' success.

Additional Information

Publicis Groupe operates a hybrid working pattern with employees being office-based on Mondays and two other days during the working week.

If you have any adjustment needs arising from a disability or medical condition to fully participate in the recruitment process, please discuss this with the recruiter who contacts you.


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