Design thinkers wanted.

We’re grateful to be growing our team of strategic creatives and creative strategists.

As you might imagine, talent and expertise matter a great deal to us, but we also care about “fit,” about your passions and how you want to make the world a better place. After all, we’re a dedicated team of pragmatic idealists that views sustainability as an innovation imperative.

We’re currently seeking to fill the following positions.

CREATIVE DIRECTOR (4-6 MONTH CONTRACT)

 

About the Role

BBMG is seeking a Creative Director to join us on a 4-6 month contract to help shepherd the creative vision of one of our most exciting projects. Working on a new project that uses inspirational storytelling to create social change, the Creative Director is charged with initiating, supervising and managing a diverse set of creative solutions, from brand identity to content and activation.

The Creative Director works with an extraordinarily talented internal team as well as a bevy of outside resources; supports business planning and pitching; and supervises internal marketing projects.

About You

You dream big, your ideas are even bigger and it excites you to think about mentoring and growing a team. You blur the line between strategic creative and creative strategist. You’re hands-on when you need to be, not afraid of pitching in, but adept at empowering your team to do the best work of their lives.

Key Strengths

  • Sees every challenge as an opportunity to innovate
  • Takes a spark of an idea and turns it into a spellbinding story
  • Able to influence by articulating ideas clearly and convincingly (whether through words, sketch or design vision)
  • Creative, passionate, entrepreneurial and easy-going spirit; would never dream of taking oneself too seriously

Primary Responsibilities

  • Walk lockstep with our strategy lead in delivering world-class work while setting the bar for creativity and innovation at BBMG
  • Develop creative programs and design concepts that meet the objectives of the organization and that advance our mission
  • Understand a client challenge and translate it into innovation opportunities and design solutions
  • Lead interdisciplinary teams (designers, strategists, content developers, product experts, etc.) to breakthrough creative solutions
  • Collaborate on creative briefs that tie together great strategy and beautiful design
  • Facilitate brainstorming sessions that lead to key brand concepts
  • Deliver quick creative direction on all design media (physical, digital, experiential)
  • Contribute original design work on a wide range of projects
  • Continue to push the boundaries of the agency’s creative function, its approach to sustainable design and its overall aesthetic
  • Explore new and creative ways for brands to exist in the world
  • Manage multiple projects from concept through completion; including staffing plans, budgets and work-plan
  • Understand new technologies and how they allow for creating and sharing great designs (deep understanding of interactive design and tools is a must)

Qualifications

  • 7-12 years of art direction and design experience in a creative agency environment
  • Proven track-record of working at the intersection of design, engagement and strategy
  • Experience managing consulting engagements and teams
  • Excellence in client interface and customer service
  • An organized and detail-oriented mindset
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Familiarity with all phases of the design life cycle (strategy, conceptualization, development, budgeting, scheduling, creating proposals, client approvals, resources management; status reporting; deadline tracking; execution; and close-out)
  • Thorough understanding of and experience with digital engagement
  • Experience with social change campaigns and thought leadership a plus
  • Ability to coordinate requests from the various parties involved in projects and communicate needs of the team
  • Business development experience is necessary
  • Passion, integrity and energy!

Please be sure to email your cover letter and resume to complement your portfolio to careers@bbmg.com. Please include “Creative Director” in the subject line.

No phone calls, please. Thanks for understanding.

STRATEGY DIRECTOR

 

BBMG seeks a seasoned manager and brand innovation strategist. A Strategy Director is responsible for leading our talented team by delivering winning strategies that drive impact and inspire action. Successful candidates will demonstrate proven leadership abilities with superior strategic, analytical and creative thinking skills. A strong track record of growing and leading a branding or communications practice is a must.

We are looking for a leader with extensive experience in branding with stellar client service skills. Management experience, strong writing skills in a variety of formats and the ability to facilitate discussions and lead presentations are a must. Candidates must enjoy leading all phases of consulting engagements and implementing brand and innovation initiatives. A deep knowledge of the sustainability, CSR, social purpose arena is paramount (best practices and market trends). Demonstrated ability to help solicit and secure new business is also a requirement.

Primary Role & Responsibilities:

Strategy Development and Oversight

  • Guide and supervise interdisciplinary teams to develop branding, innovation, marketing and communications strategies based on insightful analysis and creative ideas.
  • Lead the selection and curation of game-changing ideas, concept refinement and creative development.
  • Determine priority protocols for key project challenges and supervise teams as appropriate.
  • Mastery of BBMG process and protocols.
  • Identify, cultivate and engage pool of experts to aid with ideation.
  • Pitch and present winning ideas and recommendations to senior client teams.

Client Service

  • Develop relationships with senior client stakeholders to build trust and identify priority strategic goals.
  • Serve as a key client contact with senior client contact, where appropriate.
  • Responsible for delivering great work on time and under budget.

Business Development

  • Contribute to the growth and direction of BBMG’s client base by executing strategic plans to meet revenue targets and increase agency profitability.
  • Cultivate new business relationships and strategically grow existing accounts.
  • Develop new business pitches and proposals.
  • Lead contract agreements and related negotiations.
  • Conduct regular market assessments and stay abreast of key trends and local business opportunities.
  • Develop and present thought leadership pieces on behalf of BBMG (conferences, webinars).

Organizational Development

  • Manage and coach strategy staff and oversee local professional development programs.
  • Own strategic relationships with external partners.
  • Identify opportunities and plan for team growth.
  • Participate in agency senior team and staff meetings, providing clear updates, contributing constructive input and taking ownership of agency planning items as appropriate.

Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of management level experience required.
  • 7+ years of direct brand strategy and/or innovation experience required.
  • Strong leadership abilities, business acumen, strategic thinking, partnership identification.
  • The ability to swing between roles of Strategic Creative and the Creative Strategist.
  • Hands-on experience in branding, communications and lead generation at a professional services consultancy are crucial.
  • Superior organizational, communication and analytical skills are a must.
  • Exceptional written, verbal and presentation skills.
  • A desire to work in a growing values-driven agency, with shared responsibilities and the expectation to contribute to all project work.
  • Graduate degree in communications or related field and/or MBA strongly preferred.
  • Relevant writing/work samples required.

Benefits

BBMG provides full health care and dental coverage as well as a competitive salary, individual performance bonus, agency bonus, pre-tax spending accounts and matching 401(k) based on experience and ability to meet above criteria.

All inquiries will be kept confidential.

Please email cover letter and resume to careers@bbmg.com. Please include “Strategy Director” in the subject line. No phone calls please, thanks for understanding.

SENIOR STRATEGY CONSULTANT

 

BBMG seeks a seasoned strategy consultant to join our New York-based team. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to lead and manage cross-disciplinary teams to deliver key insights and big ideas solving for a client’s strategic challenges. The Senior Strategy Consultant is an expert at managing a client through change and/or implementing bold new ideas.

Successful senior strategists have a clear and demonstrable track record implementing successful brand innovation initiatives and/or integrated marketing campaigns. A senior colleague will continuously elevate BBMG’s strategic process; bring inspiration to the workflow and mentor junior colleagues. Tracks and shares relevant market trends and contributes to BBMG’s thought leadership and marketing initiatives. Senior Consultants also lead organic growth on existing accounts and provide strategic content on pitches and proposals, as necessary.

Primary Role & Responsibilities:

 Strategy Development and Oversight

  • Manage relationships with client stakeholders and lead clear definition of client challenge.
  • Lead branding, innovation, marketing and communications strategies based on insightful analysis and innovative ideas.
  • Embody and elevate BBMG process and protocols.
  • Oversee and assist in research steps as appropriate.
  • Create and pitch ideas for all levels of campaign development and implementation.
  • Provide strategic management and oversight to a dedicated interdisciplinary engagement team that will collaborate on all projects (designers and strategists).
  • Sell in a big idea, ensuring strategic alignment or coaching through change management.
  • Provide strategic direction to support creative concepting and design.
  • Generate written content for a variety of marketing formats (client memos, proposals, branding and strategy documents, collateral, talking points, etc.).
  • Manage, teach and mentor BBMG team members.
  • Bring innovation, creativity and inspiration into all engagements.

 Relationship Management

  • Manage team and workflow to deliver work on time and within budget.
  • Identify key engagement touch points for principal and/or director involvement.
  • Confirm smart timelines and milestones across multiple projects; make recommendations for adjustments based on capacity, cost and client needs.
  • Oversee outside partners and vendors.

Business Development

  • Cultivate new business relationships and strategically grow existing accounts.
  • Support new business pitches and proposals.
  • Own strategic relationships with external partners supporting research and strategy development.

Qualifications:

  • 5-7+ years of direct brand brand strategy and/or innovation and strategic communications experience. For instance, the successful candidate may have experience as a… *Senior Planner in an advertising agency* *Senior Consultant in an innovation agency / consultancy* *Senior Strategist in a branding agency / consultancy*
  • Experience working in a consultancy environment, delighting clients and managing significant integrated strategy and/or innovation engagements.
  • Experience in the application and expression of brand strategies (e.g., naming, corporate identity, packaging, retail, cause marketing, etc.).
  • Experience in qualitative and quantitative research design and execution.
  • The ability to distill client needs and research findings into actionable brand strategy.
  • Sharp attention to detail.
  • Exceptional written, verbal and presentation skills.
  • Superior organizational, communication and analytical skills are a must.
  • A desire to work in a growing values-driven organization.
  • Experience coaching and mentoring junior staff.

Benefits

BBMG provides full health care and dental coverage as well as a competitive salary, individual performance bonus, agency bonus, pre-tax spending accounts and matching 401(k) based on experience and ability to meet above criteria.

All inquiries will be kept confidential.

Please email cover letter and resume to careers@bbmg.com. Please include “Senior Strategy Consultant” in the subject line. No phone calls please, thanks for understanding.

SUMMER STRATEGY INTERNSHIP (GRADUATE SCHOOL LEVEL)

 

BBMG is accepting applications for our summer strategy internship. We’re looking for bright, self-motivated graduate-level interns with proven brand strategy and/or innovation experience to join our team for the summer.

Successful candidates have related professional experience under their belts, including experience in branding and innovation. Superior verbal and written communications skills are a must. A great sense of humor and a demonstrable sense of social responsibility are also a must.

Our ideal candidate believes in the power of building brands and brand experiences that unlock value for organizations and humanity at large.

Associates will be involved in all aspects of our process including research, innovation work sessions and crafting client deliverables.

Other tasks may include writing and assisting with ad hoc tasks and internal projects as needed.

Qualifications

  • Professional experience in brand strategy, innovation or related field
  • Currently completing graduate-level studies in related field
  • An understanding of the importance of branding and marketing
  • Knowledge of trends in innovation and social impact
  • Excellent communicator, oral and written
  • Excellent organization skills and proven attention to detail
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize information
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines, juggle multiple projects and work independently in a fast-paced office

Timeline

Accepting applications until Friday, April 24, 2015

Summer offer will be extended no later than Friday May 8, 2015

Summer internship terms generally run for 10-12 weeks, June – August

To Apply

Please email your cover letter, resume and relevant work samples to: careers@bbmg.com. Please include “Graduate Strategy Associate” in the subject line.

No phone calls please, thanks for understanding.

FREELANCE PRINT, INTERACTIVE and NEW MEDIA DESIGNERS

 

BBMG is seeking talented freelance graphic, interactive and new media designers to work with our design team on a range of exciting projects. Applicants must have a minimum of four years design experience, preferably with strategic branding assignments and corporate communications. Expertise in sustainable and experiential design is a plus. Must be fluent in Adobe Creative Suite.

If you’re interested in this position, please email cover letter, portfolio and resume to careers@bbmg.com. Please include “Freelance” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. Thanks for understanding.

 

“BBMG gave me a chance to mold my professional experience, but more importantly it gave me a chance to meet amazing people that have a contagious passion for what they’re doing. Gives me hope that you can find a job that changes the world, fulfills your goals and pays your bills!”

Hector Hernandez, Summer Associate