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Head Thinker

We’re looking for a Head Thinker to join our team of Thinkers and Tinkers in Sydney!

Thinkerbell represents the coming together of scientific enquiry and brilliant creativity – or as we like to call it, ‘Measured Magic’. We are an agency of Thinkers and Tinkers and have extensive experience in the worlds of research, strategy and creative execution. We have helped some of Australia’s best-known and most loved brands help find their inner magic.

As Head Thinker (at a Group Account Director level), you’ll be responsible for leadership across our existing and new clients identifying and pursuing opportunities that align with Thinkerbell’s proposition and strategic goals. You will drive the strategic thinking and creative process for our clients – providing strategic thinking, project planning, campaign implementation and financial management.

The Thinker community will report into you on a day to day basis and you will collaborate with our Creative Tinkers to produce innovative work for our clients.

We expect all of our Thinkers and Tinkers to push the boundaries of strategy and creative for our clients. We have a keen focus on building brand-led ideas through the entire customer experience, from insight to execution.

Key responsibilities will include:


Lead the values and drive the Thinkerbell culture, ensuring all staff understand the agency’s values.
Inspire and lead in creating an environment where people are inspired, engaged and motivated.
Inject energy and passion into every challenge we face – see the opportunity to create something great.
Have thirst and vision for changing the norm and driving news ways of thinking and delivering results for clients.
Build individual development plans based on performance and potential.
Share industry knowledge, popular culture and trends to ensure the Thinkers keep up to date and encouraging everyone to step outside their comfort zone.


Lead and drive the financial reporting and forecasting monthly for smooth accountability and delivery.
Improve financial capability of Thinkers to ensure accurate short-term forecasting, timely invoicing and reconciliations.
Work with the Thinkers to identify new business and revenue opportunities from within existing clients.
Work closely with the Thinkers to ensure accurate estimating and management of overages.
Lead the Thinkers to challenge the traditional conventions to find cost and time efficient methods of delivering initiatives.


Oversee the development of strategic communication solutions and ideas using the Four Leaf Clover.
Approval of strategic product and creative briefs.
Leadership role in thinktanks or preparations of workshops.
Monitor quality of presentations / plans and ensure that strategies are single-minded and work is accurate and follows Thinkerbell’s processes with fresh thinking and a dose of measured magic.


Be the client lead across nominated clients and lead the growth and development of the business.
Provide strategic guidance to the Thinkers across all accounts to develop brand and creative strategies that think beyond the standard deliverables.
Encourage the exploration of innovative ideas, including non-traditional approaches and media options.
Lead and oversee Thinkers (where required) in onboarding new clients ensuring the Client is set up for success. Ensure the Transition process is followed for retained clients.


Drive communication across the agency and focused on “Measured Magic”
Be open to change and adapting to new ways.
Support with pitches and new business opportunities.
Be a creative champion, pushing boundaries and spotting creative opportunities.
Identify resource/knowledge gaps in the Thinker team and work alongside Emma to resolve them.
Ensure training and development needs are identified.
Set the standard for thoroughness, attention to detail and going the extra mile.
Teach and the “art” of account management, up-skilling those in the team who aren’t experienced in the role. Needs to include strategic thinking / and keeping the Tinkers on track to delivering magic.
Ensure seamless collaboration between Thinkers, Tinkers and Production.
Drive productivity and profitability.


We promise to push you out of your comfort zone and nurture your inherent brilliant qualities at the same time.

The Institute of Measured Magic is our training and development program where we keep brains sticky with internal and external tailored training throughout the year. We also develop personal Measured Magic Indicators (MMIs are our version of KPIs) to ensure everyone is growing in their role and beyond.

We kick off every week with Measured Mondays, our all agency, super-wip and finish every Friday at 4pm with Magic Hour, where we get creative and weird together.

On top of your regular leave, everyone also gets a Mind Expansion Project per year, up to 5 consecutive days of extra leave per year for you to expand your mind and explore something new (that is something you wouldn’t normally do and something you’ve never done before), and then share back your experience with the agency.

If this sounds like your kind of thing, please get in touch!

Sydney 2000



Please send your CV to emmaoleary@thinkerbell.com


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