CAREER OPPORTUNITY: Director, Brand + Strategy (Maternity Leave)

POSITION TITLE: Director, Brand & Strategy
STATUS: Contract, Maternity Leave: 14 – 16 months, Full-Time (with the opportunity for extension)
APPLICATION CLOSE: Friday, January 7, 2022
START DATE: February 2022
REPORTING TO: Managing Director
SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with Experience



Torque is defined as a force that produces rotational movement. It is a powerful, measured, and exceptionally precise energy – harnessed to generate dynamic action. This is the inspiration behind the moniker TORQUE Strategies. We are a strategic marketing agency that delivers force to brands, enabling them to harness their potential, produce action and generate movement.

Our clients are not in search of off-the-shelf answers. Our teams are challenged to develop bespoke solutions and we pride ourselves on being platform and channel agnostic. This is core to our experience, success and reputation.

Which is why on behalf of our clients, we’ve portaged across the country, set a World Record, bid on (and won) international sporting events, climbed mountains, adorned ourselves in onesies and even received a ‘HELL YEAH!” email response from Ryan Reynolds. Whatever it takes to connect authentically with the audience.

Safe to say, no two days are the same in our offices (traditional or home-based). It’s challenging, fun, and we’ve got it down to a process – insights driven strategy tailored to each unique client.

Currently we are looking for someone to join our team. If you’re up for the challenge, and the rewards, take a look at the job posting below. Also learn more about our team, track record and the company we keep by visiting


As a senior client lead, the successful candidate facilitates and manages high level relationships within a portfolio of regional, national, and international clients. Acting as the main point of contact for assigned clients, the Director will be responsible for tip to tail project management, developing strategies for clients, delivering superior product and client service and managing the financial performance of the project. The Director will be tasked to continually exceed client expectations and deliver exceptional energy and leadership to all stakeholders. In addition, the Director will play an integral role in further developing and amplifying the brand voice of TORQUE Strategies and our incredible portfolio of valued clients within the sport, culture and entertainment sectors. Working within our tight-knit team environment, the Director will be expected to lead and inspire direct reports, building an environment ripe for growth and development.

The candidate requires industry leading marketing strategy expertise, exceptional brand management acumen and excellent written and oral communication skills with the demonstrated ability to build strong, long lasting relationships. The candidate will be a markedly confident self-starter, able to bring a significant skill set and positive attitude to our vibrant and fast-paced team culture. We’re looking to add to our team of strategic, insightful and courageous minds – and challenge our new teammate to be a key collaborator and enabler of continued success. This is an evolving position and responsibilities may shift over time.

These are our values: (and if you’re a fit they align with yours too)

  • Truth Tellers – trusting and trusted
  • Fire Starters – igniting passion and purpose
  • Bridge Builders – integrating opportunities and partnerships
  • Trail Blazers – innovating courageously
  • Game Changers – elevating performance
  • Difference Makers – delivering excellence


  • Act as a key brand strategist developing and managing integrated marketing strategies, programs and plans for all client accounts
  • Develop meaningful and poignant brand narratives and strategies to tell a brand’s story
  • Translate brand strategies into plans, positioning, and go-to-market strategies and execution
  • Develop and deliver robust reports summarizing client deliverables through exceptional visual communication and compelling presentation tactics
  • Develop superb working relationships and services with corporate contacts while ensuring a high level of client satisfaction
  • Full scale Client & Project Management:
    • Manage assigned client accounts demonstrating exemplary use of project, budget and time management best practices, communication and reporting, engagement of internal resources and support collaboration between departments
    • Produce client reports, summaries and presentation as required
    • Manage / oversee vendors and agency partners for campaign execution
    • Manage budget and profitability for assigned client accounts
    • Lead meetings and track progress of deliverables for assigned client accounts/projects
  • Participate in and lead ideation and discovery sessions
  • Stay ahead of the curve in marketing industry trends, news and insights
  • Manage billing and budget reconciliation for clients and projects within the assigned portfolio
  • Support business development efforts where necessary
  • Contribute to agency marketing and content creation initiatives that promote our industry expertise
  • Support the development of TORQUE Strategies’ brand in the marketplace
  • Lead, inspire, motivate and mentor direct reports
  • Travel as required
  • Other duties may be assigned as required


  • 6-10 years client management and strategy development experience in an agency or marketing environment
  • Experience managing direct reports
  • Proven working experience as a brand manager or brand strategist
  • Experience within and a strong understanding of the sponsorship marketing landscape
  • Experience within and a strong understanding of messaging and communications and / or digital marketing and social media
  • Exceptional project management skills with a strong attention to detail
  • Exceptional internal and external relationship management skills
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • A degree or diploma from a recognized institution in a related field
  • Strong knowledge of the marketing agency industry and business practices, up to date with latest trends and marketing best practices
  • Strong budget and critical path management skills with previous experience working in a fast-paced environment with emphasis on timelines and delivery of projects
  • Strong analytical skills and data-driven thinking
  • Strong understanding of creative process
  • A keen eye for detail, a passion for exceeding expectations and a desire for providing “value-added” service
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (specifically PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Sales, broadcast, media relations, PR and social media experience an asset
  • Experience working or volunteering in the sports/entertainment field or marketing communications industry
  • Fluency in English required
  • Fluency in French an asset


Interested applicants please send a cover letter and résumé directly to: with “Job Posting: Director, Brand & Strategy (Maternity Leave) – TORQUE Strategies” and your last name in the subject line. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.