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Brand Strategist

Company Description
BrandingBusiness is an internationally-recognized brand strategy and development firm with offices in Irvine, California and New York. We work with clients worldwide to increase the effectiveness of B2B brands with a unique blend of business strategy, brand development, and integrated marketing execution. Our mission is to collaborate with our clients to build market value through the development of innovative brand strategies, distinctive brand development and well executed implementation plans.

Position Outline
Working with the senior brand strategy team, the Brand Strategist will be actively involved in all aspects of the client procurement and brand strategy development process, from pitch presentation preparation and research through to final strategic recommendations and presentation. The candidate will be expected to collaborate closely with the senior BrandingBusiness team on brand strategy support and input for existing clients as well as managing her/his own client relationships in conjunction with a senior brand strategist.

In addition, the Brand Strategist will be expected to participate with the new business development team in pitch preparation and research as a project team member, and in the subsequent preparation of proposals.

Culture
BrandingBusiness is a service company. We put clients at the center of our business and we all do whatever is necessary to win and retain clients and provide them with the highest quality thinking and creativity. The candidate needs to be a collaborative self-starter and comfortable in an entrepreneurial environment.

Roles and Responsibilities
Primary duties: 
• In collaboration with senior BB team members, provide strategic support, research input, undertake competitive analyses and project manage existing client business
• Undertake research, provide strategic analysis and prepare new business presentations
• Participate in new business pitches and proposal preparation
• Lead strategy development for clients, ensuring that strategies support client business objectives
• Write and present strategic recommendations and proposals to agreed company standards
• Contribute to the growth and direction of BrandingBusiness’s brand strategy business
• Travel as needed.


Required Skills/Experience
• At least four years experience in the brand strategy business
• Experience in creating brand strategy and positioning
• Experience in business development and marketing, business strategy, market research, and account planning
• Excellent client service skills
• Excellent communication and presentation skills
• Strong organization and time management skills
• Undergraduate degree (B.A. or B.S.) or equivalent experience, with graduate and/or MBA preferred

We offer a competitive compensation package and excellent benefits.

EEO/MFVD Applicants only please; no recruiter contact. Applicants must be able to work in the United States without sponsorship.

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to jobs@brandingbusiness.com

Company Description
BrandingBusiness is an internationally-recognized brand strategy and development firm with offices in Irvine, California and New York. We work with clients worldwide to increase the effectiveness of B2B brands with a unique blend of business strategy, brand development, and integrated marketing execution. Our mission is to collaborate with our clients to build market value through the development of innovative brand strategies, distinctive brand development and well executed implementation plans.

Position Outline
As a Research Director you will be a senior person in our global company. You will bring leadership, research expertise, business intelligence and analytic thinking to successfully manage multiple projects, grow and develop a research capability, effectively provide business insights through analyzing data, and build client relationships.

Using your flexibility and discretionary judgment, you will be part of multi-disciplinary teams to manage and execute brand strategy projects, as well as be the lead analyst on the research programs. You will also provide guidance to team members on various research methodologies and project management techniques.

Applying your research expertise and strong organizational skills, you will assist in the development of proposals as part of a team to formulate the research design, and subsequently lead, complex studies that produce high-quality client deliverables that support our unique ability to use market research to create brand impact.

Applying your business expertise and strong analytic thinking, you will discern meaningful patterns and connections from complex data, help extract meaningful insights and recommendations, and communicate the findings to clients in a clear and concise fashion.

Your ability and initiative to solve problems, work as a member of a team, analyze data, manage budgets, and support proposal development will be met with growth opportunities.

Desired Skills and Experience

What you'll work on:

  • Guide a project team as they execute the project process from study design through analysis and reporting, producing thorough, high-quality deliverables while achieving excellent financial results.
  • Effectively perform the Lead Analyst role on a variety of projects.
  • Direct multiple projects simultaneously, while ensuring they remain efficient, on schedule and within budget.
  • Apply solid business understanding to deliver actionable, impactful brand-based findings to clients.
  • Demonstrate a strong sense of teamwork.
  • Provide mentoring and coaching to create an inspiring environment; maintain a positive attitude in challenging situations.
  • Be available to serve as a team resource for decision making and guidance.
  • Proactively lead problem solving efforts; provide suggestions and take action on areas needing improvement.
  • Develop client rapport and manage expectations through communications that develop trust and build strong relationships.
  • Collaborate with Business Developers by assisting in the proposal and bid process.
  • May facilitate training workshops.

Requirements

  • At least 4 years of prior experience in market research.
  • Able to lead project managers, multiple projects and teams simultaneously to deliver quality deliverables with strong financial performance.
  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills of direct reports, project team and broader project members. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient analyst and report writer.
  • Capable of managing workload priorities for self and team.
  • Strategic thinker with strong business acumen.
  • Proficient in building and maintaining client relationships.
  • Preferred expertise in one or more business verticals or study methodologies.

Education
· BA in related field such as Business or Social Sciences, M.A. or MBA preferred.

 

We offer a competitive compensation package and excellent benefits.

EEO/MFVD Applicants only please; no recruiter contact. Applicants must be able to work in the United States without sponsorship.

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to jobs@brandingbusiness.com.