Chief Solutions Officer

Job Description:

Dow Jones is looking for a senior leader to take charge of its new Solutions & Creative Engine.

The Solutions Engine will be where Dow Jones unites it's best creative, consulting and production talent with fantastic support from strategic agency partners and other external sources. The result will be a center of smart, creative excellence that changes both the way the industry and clients looks at the capabilities of Dow Jones, and how Dow Jones does business.

The successful candidate will be the one-in-a-million leader who can combine the best of consultancy smarts with relationship skills, creative passion, production efficiency and transformation management.

They will be as credible and comfortable developing complex business solutions with new clients, as they are at inspiring world-class creative talent or providing deep insight and influence as part of the Dow Jones leadership team. They will be as at-home in the details of managing a modern production unit, as they are at spotting and shaping industry trends.

They can apply commercially astute P&L thinking, get the best out of talent, quickly understand and develop processes, and be smart and innovative about identifying new streams of revenue - production, consultancy IP, new products and services etc.

Accountabilities

The Solutions & Creative Engine is Dow Jones' internal consulting, solutions, creative and production agency, accountable for:

  • Profitable growth and delivery of consulting and solution led revenue, in conjunction with the Sales teams and P&L owners
  • Delivery of production and creative studio solutions to the Dow Jones Customer Group and beyond
  • Growth strategy and planning support for key internal customers
  • Supporting and driving the changes necessary to achieve Dow Jones growth strategy
  • Oversight of all agency relationships for Dow Jones brands

As the senior leader of the Dow Jones Solutions & Creative Engine, the role holder will be accountable for the efficient and effective delivery of the department's agreed goals and service levels.

As this is a new department, the role holder will be a strong internal advocate for the value and capabilities of the team, whilst help set delivery and support expectations. They will take a leadership role in working with sales teams and other parts of the business to create new, valuable ways-of-working.

The role holder will be expected to take a hands-on role in supporting senior Dow Jones leadership and sales teams in external sales meetings, and the delivery of consulting engagements for clients. They will take a proactive role in finding new ways and opportunities to talk about Dow Jones capabilities and offerings.

As a member of both the Customer Group and Dow Jones senior leadership team, the role holder will contribute to the leadership of the broader organization.

Attributes

  • Creative and strategic thinker who get's amazing things done
  • Lead within a matrix setting
  • Internal and external credibility in the fields of - consulting (including marketing consulting), creative/solutions generation, account management and production
  • Commercial impact
  • Change leader
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Thought leader
  • Experience leading large teams
  • engsols
  • 3eng

Company Overview:

Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations around the world across multiple formats, including print, digital, mobile and live events. Dow Jones has produced unrivaled quality content for more than 125 years and today has one of the world's largest news gathering operations globally. It produces leading publications and products including the flagship Wall Street Journal, America's largest newspaper by paid circulation; Factiva, Barron's, MarketWatch, Financial News, DJX, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, and Dow Jones VentureSource.Dow Jones is a division of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).

Equal Opportunity Employer:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets

Requisition ID 2017-29428

Job Locations USA-NY-NEW YORK

Job Function ..

Business Area CUSTOMER OFFICE

Job Area1 Sales

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