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Strategist, Marketing/Brand/Innovation
Location Cincinnati, OH
Job Code 537
# of openings 1
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Strategist (Cincinnati, OH or Remote WFH with up to 20% travel) 

Are you a strategic practitioner who can untangle complicated business problems? Are you a team-player and natural storyteller? Do you have ideas that CEOs and CMOs should hear? If so, then join the rest of us as we use our talents to battle ambiguity and inspire clarity within the walls of some of the world’s most well-known companies and brands. 

Seed Strategy is a fast-paced brand strategy and innovation agency that accelerates growth for our clients’ businesses— many of whom are global top Fortune companies in CPG, healthcare, technology, retail and other categories.  In addition to excellent benefits including paid time off, free parking and a 401(k) match, as part of an employee-owned company, all employees share in the company’s growth and financial success through annual stock distributions. Check us out at www.seedstrategy.com. (A Burke, Inc. company) 

Job Description 

Strategists are key members of the Seed team (a collection of Sr. Strategists, Art Directors, Copywriters, Insights and Sales Specialists).  Here at Seed, you would be responsible for working with internal Seed and external client teams in the creation and execution of important strategic and creative deliverables that meet client objectives and challenges. In addition to contributing ideas and helping to execute details of client projects, the Strategist will be responsible for leading projects for a multi-disciplinary team of Seed colleagues.

Candidates may reside near our Cincinnati area HQ or work from a remote home office located elsewhere in the United States but may be required to travel up to 20% overall throughout the year (periodic spikes and dips in travel should be expected).   

As a member of the team you will: 

  • Partner with client counterparts in areas of brand, innovation, insights, advertising and marketing to strategically lead initiatives  
  • Contribute to and sometimes lead more than one key project at a time 
  • Be instrumental in the crafting of key deliverables such as strategic landscape assessments, new product concepts, foundational brand/product strategy documents and business storytelling presentations 
  • Design and facilitate team work sessions, ideation sessions and other workshops 
  • Collaborate with external client teams and internal research insights teams regarding the appropriate objectives and methods 
  • Bring ideas and carry out all areas of marketing strategy from innovation, new concepts, branding, social media, digital marketing, and so much more 
  • Travel 20%, domestically and globally (No travel required during COVID restrictions) 

 Your past experience should reveal: 

  • Related Bachelor’s degree; MBA is preferred 
  • 3-5+ years demonstrated experience in brand strategy, strategic marketing consulting, account/client management at a creative agency demonstrating a proven ability to drive organizational alignment and influence stakeholders 
  • Experience leveraging popular methodologies used for solving ambiguous innovation and creative business challenges 
  • Experience in innovation and the product development process, developing brand vision, positioning, portfolio architecture and growth strategy creation; storytelling and presenting in a way that is inspiring, clear and persuasive 
  • Understanding of many common qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, and analyzing market share and competitive data 
  • Working knowledge of customer/channel selling & P&L management 
  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills and intellectual curiosity 
  • Demonstrated history of leadership, guiding cross-functional teams 
  • Excellent visual and technical skills in MS PowerPoint 

Seed Strategy, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As part of our hiring process, we conduct a criminal background check on all potential employees. You may be asked to provide additional information for that purpose. (A conviction does not necessarily bar an applicant from employment.)

 

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