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Strategist.

Fulltime · Amsterdam

Who are we

Story of AMS is one of the fastest growing, eCommerce first, digital agencies in the Netherlands. We have the pleasure of working with Dutch legacy clients such as Lucas Bols and Royal Coster Diamonds, to globally recognised brands like Intersport and Signify (Philips).

We’ve been in action for 5 years and counting - with a current team of 30+ people we’re always on the lookout for new members to join us.

Our head office is based in Amsterdam near Vondelpark, with an international team of self-starters, we’re ambitiously trying to change the eCommerce industry - together.


Job Description

As Strategist, you are the foundation of our eCommerce projects, crafting superb eComm experiences for global brands. It's your job to lead a strategy session with the client and combine the outcome with relevant market data to draw up a clear project proposal. You are the bridge between the client with a problem and our team, the solution.

  • Facilitating strategy workshops with the client

  • Researching and gathering data to develop well-informed strategic plans for clients

  • Examining clients’ businesses to get to know their brands and understand their objectives

  • You will assist with laying the groundwork for our projects, shaping the strategic briefs that inform our in-house creative and production teams.

  • Generating original ideas with other members of the team

  • You’ll be supporting with competitor research, competitive audits, persona creation, user interviews, survey analysis, creative testing, and user-journey mapping.

  • You will apply best practices from the field of consumer (experience) and market research to set up projects for success.

Requirements

  • You have 2 - 5 years of experience in a strategy role at an eCommerce band or agency.

  • A proven track record in developing strategic plans that benefit the client

  • You understand how client briefs turn into proposals, projects, deliveries, feedback, more feedback, ‘final’ feedback, and ultimately a final product.

  • You have functional research skills and are knowledgeable about the good, the bad and the ugly of digital creative projects.

  • You have a portfolio of projects that demonstrate your research, troubleshooting and problem-solving skills, and with it your talent for presentation.

  • You can make sense of client briefs and needs, and aren't afraid to ask questions to help better-define what needs to be achieved.

  • Your great sense of empathy allows you to propose consumer-centric solutions.

  • You can quickly sketch and present ideas using visual tools (e.g. Sketch, Adobe CS or G Suite).

  • Proficient in both Dutch and English

  • You are authorized to work in the Netherlands.

  • Experience in eCommerce is a benefit

Benefits

When working at story of AMS, some of the benefits you can enjoy are;

  • First and foremost, becoming part of a highly talented and ambitious team

  • Career framework with clear steps

  • A 12-month contract to start with

  • A minimum amount of holidays instead of the usual policy where it's capped

  • Mental well-being via Openup

  • Constant learning culture through in-house knowledge sharing sessions, books, and courses

  • Monthly team-events

  • Yearly company retreat abroad

  • Beautiful 'clubhouse' in the middle of Amsterdam-Zuid where you can work from whenever you want

  • Lots of team drinks on our boat during the summer

  • Personal development and career opportunities within Story of AMS

Work with us and see if the sky really is the limit! We can offer you an international working environment filled with smart and ambitious colleagues. We know that diverse teams are strong teams, so we welcome those from different backgrounds and experiences. As part of one of Amsterdam’s fastest-growing companies, you'll help play an important role in taking Story of AMS to the next level.