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.

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.

STRATEGY CONSULTANT

BBMG is seeking a strategy consultant who demonstrates superior strategic, analytical and creative thinking skills while leading and managing brand innovation and strategy engagements.

Successful candidates are strategic thinkers with experience developing and implementing successful brand innovation initiatives and/or integrated marketing campaigns. BBMG strategists are familiar with pro-social innovation, purpose-based marketing, CSR and corporate sustainability practices and demonstrate exceptional client service skills, excellent writing skills in a variety of formats and the ability to lead strategy development.

Primary Role & Responsibilities:

Strategy Development

  • Develop relationships with client stakeholders to identify strategic goals.
  • Develop branding, marketing and communications strategies based on insightful analysis and innovative ideas.
  • Master BBMG processes and protocols.
  • Determine priority discovery protocol for strategic insights and complete research steps as appropriate.
  • Create and pitch ideas for strategic development and activation.
  • Provide consistent strategic support to a dedicated interdisciplinary engagement team.
  • Serve as a key client contact on matters concerning strategy, ensuring strategic alignment or coaching through change management.
  • Provide strategic direction to support creative concepting and design.
  • Generate written content for a variety of deliverables (client memos, proposals, branding and strategy documents, collateral, talking points, etc.)

Relationship Management

  • Manage client logistics, including client communication, project kickoffs and wrap-ups, materials/content/digital production and internal coordination with the BBMG team.
  • Proactively keep senior strategists, directors and principals informed of project deadlines, schedule changes, capacity and ability to meet project goals and ensure profitability.
  • Coordinate timelines and milestones across multiple projects; make recommendations for adjustments based on capacity, cost and client needs.
  • Research and manage outside partners and vendors.
  • Schedule and facilitate client-facing and/or internal meetings; prepare agenda and appropriate documents; clarify goals and facilitate conversation and time management.

Business Development

  • Cultivate new business relationships and strategically grow existing accounts.
  • Support new business pitches and proposals.

Qualifications:

  • 2-4+ years of brand strategy and/or innovation and strategic communications experience. For instance, the successful candidate may have experience as a… *Planner in an advertising agency* *Consultant in an innovation agency / consultancy* *Strategist in a branding agency / consultancy*
  • Strong leadership abilities, business acumen, strategic thinking.
  • The ability to distill research, client needs and research findings into actionable strategic recommendations.
  • Hands-on experience in client service and account management.
  • Superior organizational, communication and analytical skills are a must.
  • Exceptional written, verbal and presentation skills.
  • A desire to work in a growing values-driven organization.
  • Sharp attention to detail.
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines, juggle multiple projects and learn in a fast-paced environment.
  • A demonstrable sense of social responsibility.
  • Expertise in using MAC OS and software (iWork), MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Internet research tools (knowledge of Lexis-Nexis and Bacon’s Media Source a plus).

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 Consultant” in the subject line. No phone calls please, thanks for understanding.

STRATEGY INTERN (GRADUATE LEVEL)

BBMG is always on the lookout for bright, self-motivated graduate-level interns with proven strategy experience to join our brand innovation team for fall/winter/summer associate opportunities.

Successful candidates will have experience in brand/product/service innovation, marketing and communications. You also happen to believe that responsible business can change the world. Superior verbal and written communications skills are a must. A great sense of humor is a plus as well as a demonstrable sense of social responsibility.

Associates will be involved in all aspects of our work including, innovation sessions, research and client deliverables (i.e. presentations, briefs and analyses).

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

Qualifications

  • Clear professional experience in strategy
  • Understanding of branding, marketing and corporate responsibility
  • Knowledge of tends in CSR and sustainability
  • Excellent communicator, oral and written
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize information
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines, juggle multiple projects and work independently in a fast-paced office
  • Proven attention to detail
  • Proficient on Mac platform, Working knowledge of MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Internet research tools.

Applicants should have relevant professional experience and be completing graduate studies in Communications / MBA / or related field to be considered.

Internships are flexible and generally run on a semester schedule.

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

No phone calls please, thanks for understanding.

SENIOR DESIGNER

BBMG, an internationally recognized brand innovation consultancy based in Dumbo, Brooklyn, is searching for a smart, passionate, seasoned designer to join its creative team.

We’re a conceptual, strategic shop, driven by a clear set of values, with all projects focused on driving business growth while making the world a better place. We believe innovation is an imperative and that sustainability is the biggest economic opportunity of our time. We’re brand-centric, media agnostic and committed to reinventing how brands live online and offline.

The Senior Designer is a design thinker, charged with initiating, developing and managing a diverse set of creative solutions, from identity and package design to experiential programs and digital solutions.

From concepting and art directing to presenting the ideas to our client partners, this role is involved in all high-level creative duties, responsible for translating strategies into creative solutions that exceed the expectations of the client and deliver portfolio-worthy work. The Senior Designer also supports new business proposals and internal marketing projects as appropriate. This role reports to the

Associate Creative Director and Creative Director.

Key Strengths

  • Sees every challenge as an opportunity to innovate
  • Takes a spark of an idea and turns it into a spellbinding design or three
  • Able to think holistically about design and articulate why it matters and how to approach it
  • Creative, passionate, proactive and easy-going spirit

Primary Responsibilities

  • Walk lockstep with our creative directors in delivering world-class work while setting the bar for creativity and innovation at BBMG
  • Develop creative programs and design concepts that exceed client objectives and advance the reputation of our firm
  • Assist strategists with the development of creative briefs, though this is led by the strategy team
  • Perform visual research and related process steps to understand the client challenge
  • Assist with the design and facilitation of innovation charettes or client workshops; internally and/or with multi-disciplinary SMEs (subject matter experts)
  • Craft creative strategies that involve a strong, purposeful concept, identity, color palette, typography and image style/visual language.
  • Participate on interdisciplinary teams (designers, strategists, content developers, product experts, etc.) to develop breakthrough creative solutions
  • Mentor (but not manage) junior designers, providing directional support and guidance
  • Continue to push the boundaries of the agency’s creative function, its approach to sustainable design and its overall aesthetic
  • Manage multiple projects from concept through completion
  • Stay current on new technologies and how they allow for creating and sharing great designs
  • Provide support on budgeting, proposal development, new business pitches as appropriate
  • Present creative work to clients and articulate design rationale

Qualifications

  • 4-6 years of art direction and design experience in a creative client services environment
  • Proven track-record of working at the intersection of innovation, strategy and design
  • Experience managing projects from start to finish
  • 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
  • Experience with identity design, package design, UX/digital design
  • Fluent with all aspects of graphic design and layout
  • Illustration and/or photography and motion design skills a plus
  • Experience with sustainable design a plus
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States
  • Passion, integrity and energy!

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, resume and link to portfolio to careers@bbmg.com. Please include “Senior Designer” in the subject line.

No phone calls, please. Thanks for understanding.

DESIGN INTERN (UNDERGRADUATE OR ABOVE)

BBMG’s design team is looking for an energetic and passionate design intern to join the team this fall. Design interns will play an active role in design challenges for a diverse set of social purpose clients – including, but not limited to, corporate visual identity, collateral and digital design. Ability to juggle multiple assignments and follow-through are key. Ability to present creative solutions to client challenges is essential.

Qualifications:

  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite including Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign
  • Proficient in Presentation design using Keynote
  • Knowledge of digital design and experience with HTML and web design layout
  • Ability to edit video and create motion graphics a plus
  • Ability to shoot video and still photography a plus
  • Hand illustration skills also a plus

Internships are flexible and generally run on a semester schedule.

Please email cover letter, resume and a relevant work samples to: careers@bbmg.com. Please include “Design 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