Senior Strategist, EMEA
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
6 dagen geleden
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Synthesis Senior Strategist, EMEA

Fluent German and German cultural understanding required.

Consumer strategy experience, preferred.

Why Synthesis?

Synthesis is known for delivering exceptional insights, data products and models which unravel the stories of the people they represent and inspire our partners with the confidence to act.

Partnering with the world’s most successful brands in activewear, beauty, health, content, music and gaming we’re building specialised solutions to solve problems of the future.

Rooted in culture, tested in data science, we help our partners to grow audiences and to spot changing preferences, informing communications and innovation pipelines.

We will be at the forefront of a shift towards leveraging open data to develop rich, honest, human insight. In an industry that has for too long relied on question-response’ approach to understanding changes in behaviour, we prioritise layering behavioural, performative, search and sales data to highlight the discrepancies between what people say they do and what they actually do.

We see a $20 billion industry that has failed to innovate for too long and we are just getting started.

We deliver strategic planning tools to the sharpest insights and marketing professionals in the world, helping them prioritise the issues that matter most to their business and spot where the next big change will come from.

We aggregate information from open data sources, advocating for the power of data to solve problems for business and for society as a whole.

After three years of iteratively developing and perfecting these models and insight approaches in Asia, we have expanded into Europe, Middle East and Africa, building a new, energetic team to connect with local partners and culture.

The Role

A Senior Strategist at Synthesis is a highly culturally attuned professional, who is comfortable working with data and stepping back to interpret the consumer context, intent and behaviour that has shaped it.

He or she understands partner businesses well, the decisions that need to be made, whilst producing analysis rooted in culture and an understanding of human behaviour.

Life as a Strategist means having one foot in data - understanding how data was collected, cleaning it, identifying biases and analyzing it - and the other in strategic thinking - focus, rigor, comfort with ambiguity and seeing what’s not obvious.

At Synthesis, you’ll tackle a wide range of topics around audience growth and changing preference. Do you enjoy wearing many hats and working in a fast paced, deeply collaborative, always plussing environment?

If so, then this job is for you.


  • You have 4-6 years experience working in a business or research context - analysing data and translating it to actionable recommendations.
  • You are comfortable with both quantitative data and tools such as spreadsheets, SQL, Tableau as well as human psychology and qualitative approaches.

  • You are a cultural expert on Germany. Whilst the role is based in Amsterdam , you have lived in some capacity in Germany and speak the language fluently - this is a
  • requirement

    for the role. Secondary languages, especially French or Spanish a plus.

  • Your job may have been in strategic consulting, marketing, research or similar business fields where you had to look at a wide swathes of data, decide what’s important, drive analysis and build recommendations.
  • Experience with gaming, music, entertainment, wellness and fitness brands are ideal but not required.

  • You have worked with business intelligence in a practical capacity. You understand how clients and partners think, what types of decisions they have to make as marketers, business planners and innovators and can speak their language.
  • You can build relationships well and quickly with stakeholders you do not know. You can demonstrate you are able to build trust and reliability with other organisations, becoming the go to person for their insights and strategy needs.
  • You have overseen projects from beginning to end and can work both in a leading capacity and in a collaborative manner.
  • You are comfortable with having a clear plan, over-communicating and getting things done.

  • You are agile and responsive. You can handle changes to plan and can be flexible on approach. Most importantly you are a listener.
  • You take into consideration ideas beyond your own and you enjoy getting the best out of others.

    About Synthesis

    We do Human Centred Data Science.

    It’s a way of understanding data better by understanding the people and context shaping it.

    It prioritises behaviour and context to unravel why people do what they do, at scale. By blending data science with human and market intelligence we help our clients grow audiences and spot changing preferences so our clients can prioritize and connect with their consumers.

    Diverse by design.

    Synthesis are a team of digital researchers, gaming designers, data forecasters, network scientists, ethnographers and engineers.

    Cultural and category strategists train our models ensuring they detect measures that matter most whilst data scientists uncover patterns the eye cannot see.

    Building bespoke, comprehensive datasets where none exist. We work with open data - search, ratings, social, sales. By layering many signals we build robust and relevant data-driven stories around brands, business and consumer behaviour.

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