Senior Strategist, Brand & Business
co:collective is a creative & strategic transformation partner for purpose-led businesses. We're led by our deep belief that today's most successful organizations must have an underlying purpose, one that is so central to their identity it influences everything they do, from how they show up in the world to how they organize internally.
At co: we help our clients define that purpose & then help them enact it in a variety of ways across the customer experience -- brand identity, products (digital & physical), services, experiences & content -- to transform who they are, how they act, & how they show up in the world
We strive to be embedded in our clients' businesses. We do not wait for our clients to come to us with problems or challenges to turn into creative briefs. We are constantly working with clients to identify challenges & opportunities - & working with them to take action.
The co: community is deeply committed to continuing to build a diverse & inclusive workplace for all to thrive. We value & honor those with different backgrounds, unique perspectives, & believe that inclusive organizations build better teams & produce better work. We are a people-centered business that creates safe spaces, leads by example, & seeks to make a positive impact on the world.
We're looking for a Senior Strategist to join our growing brand & business team. In this role you will work across multiple disciplines of strategy (e.g. brand, business, innovation), across various industries including tech, biotech, CPG, healthcare, & more.
Who you are
You are an innately curious Strategist with an itch to be a part of a unique team of dynamic innovators.
You're a leader who strives to solve complex problems across different categories, & operate as an advisor to c-suite clients.
You're a strategic thinker who has experience in at least 2-3 areas of strategy, such as: business strategy, brand strategy & architecture, design strategy, product or service design, creative tech, content or communications.
You're someone with a passion for doing good in the world & have a desire to make a positive impact.
What you'll do
Work alongside fellow strategists & members of our creative & client engagement team. You'll help our clients solve a wide variety of business problems, ranging from brand strategy, to audience definition, to product innovation & business transformation. Though no two projects are the same, you can expect to:
Develop insights: You'll be responsible for gathering all the relevant inputs & synthesizing them to inform our strategy process. This may include the design & execution of quantitative or ethnographic research, client interviews & working sessions, desk research online & using commercial data resources, in-field observation, leading focus groups & customer interviews, expert interviews, or defining how to crunch quantitative data into market forecast & business models.
Craft stories: Using our StoryDoing approach, you'll work to develop & sell the core purpose & story that will shape the future of the brand you work on. You'll advise our clients on how to make bold business decisions with their purpose in mind, by inventing, developing, & selling in the innovations, business models, products, & experiences that make those stories real in the world.
Pitch on new business: You will help identify, target & develop opportunities that could lead to new project assignments for co:collective. Key activities will include research, sourcing, & coordination of strategy presentations.
What you've done
- 4+ years experience in relevant industries or environments, such as strategy or innovation consulting, product development, experiential marketing, (consultant or client-side).
- Developed a strong knowledge of user-centered design principles, methodologies, & best practices & approaches.
- Demonstrated the ability to synthesize large quantities of data (both qual & quant) to highlight actionable insights & resulting recommendations.
- Rolled up your sleeves & worked collaboratively with teams to get the job done.
- Demonstrated ability to lead strategic thinking for a company or brand, write proposals, & work under tight deadlines in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.
- Developed excellent communication skills.
- Grown existing business & actively led new business pitches.
With great work, comes great reward. We are a community of brilliant, ambitious, creative people committed to creating an ever evolving progressive work environment. In addition to a salary commensurate with your experience, our perks include unlimited vacation, performance-based bonuses, a generous parental leave policy, a sabbatical, & much more.
Our team is working remote for 2021, but typically operates out of our Park Avenue office in NYC. We are in the process of developing a hybrid working model for when the world is safe to return to in person collaboration.