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Research Director, ~$150K, NYC

Ready to join a new breed of qualitative research company?

Global insight and strategic branding group is seeking to add an inspirational Research Director to their nimble and entrepreneurial team.  These folks believe research should be creative, rigorous, and flexible.

The Research Director will have various responsibilities including client management and drafting proposals, to workshops and creation of documentaries, reporting, new business pitches, invoicing, strategic initiatives, conducting various modes of research (ethnographies, shop-alongs, in-depth interviews, moderation of focus groups, etc.), development of junior staff, operations/P&L.  An important aspect of this role will also be helping to develop and secure new business either through existing or forged relationships.  Present projects touch on myriad categories such as CPG, spirits, technology, retail, hospitality, lifestyle, etc.  Enjoyment is key; please love what you do.

YOU are a talented senior researcher, planner or strategist with an involved, passionate, connected, collaborative spirit. You are smart, ambitious, exciting, a strategic thinker up for the challenge of growth.  You’ll need to be able to win business from and work with some of the most cutting edge clients that are out there. You’ll want to work on some of the most exciting projects in research and brand development with some of the most experienced practitioners. Experienced in tackling strategic, high profile briefs and projects, you’ll be happy working in a creative, informal but intellectually demanding environment.

Further, a forward-thinking qualitative researcher with 10+ years experience (planning, brand consulting and/or research), involved in all stages of the research process, from designing and setting up projects and conducting fieldwork, through to analysis, report writing/storytelling and presenting findings. You must have experience leading projects and being the main client point of contact.  You should relish the idea of working in a small growing team that offers progression through achievement and attitude rather than moving up a static career ladder. You will be fully supported by a well developed project management team, back office support team, film team and a very ambitious group of qualitative researchers and brand consultants who delight in getting on planes to go to places to solve client problems. Please be human, creative and full of energy; resourcefulness, flexibility, individual passions, and confidence mixed with quirkiness are highly valued.

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Creative Director, Copy; In-House, Beauty; NYC

Join a beauty brand with a smart category approach that resonates around the world. This brand has encouraged millions to equate feeling beautiful with the ability to become the best versions of themselves in all aspects of their lives. Why not join them? It’s rewarding to help others look and feel confident.

This is a fast-paced, growing brand that requires creativity, innovation and leadership from its employees in order to bring the best in prestige beauty products to market. You will be challenged every day to ensure the brand lives up to its long, upstanding history. The mission: to provide the highest quality and most effective products to enhance every skin type and concern, offering products for men and women of all ages and ethnicities. The brand’s customized approach and quality products have made it one of the leading skin care authorities in the world.

At core, the CD, Copy understands brand voice and marketing needs, and embodies a natural and strategic 360 mindset to storytelling, with an emphasis on social/digital/video. You develop forward-thinking storytelling viewpoints, in line with product launches, re-support initiatives and current trends, connecting the dots to tell a consistent, cohesive and compelling story across all mediums. With a conversational, expertise-driven and authentic voice, the CD conveys product benefits independently in a concise, consumer-first manner while expressing the brand personality. You tailor copy to specific target consumer profiles while maintaining brand equity/heritage (with input from senior Creatives, Marketing, Product Development) and think of ways to freshen and improve product communication at every touch point to better resonate with consumers. Further, this seasoned team leader, experienced in driving change and brand evolution, will ideally understand skincare terms to convey benefits and be passionate about the beauty category. 

To be successful, you must foster an environment that rewards new ideas and moves them forward; this may challenge standard practices but helps generate fresh opportunities for the brand and the team. A savvy collaborator who provides clear direction across a complex structure, you build and develop diverse and inter-connected teams in support of overall brand objectives.

Further, the company deeply values the investment in the growth and development of its employees through extensive educational programs across all levels of employment. By inspiring confidence in the team, they all gain a lifetime of knowledge and in turn inspire confidence in clients. Understanding we are all unique, they value what each brings to the table and respect individual differences. This is a place where professional development is customized to your strengths and desired career path – to grow the individual and the brand.

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Executive Director, Package Design; Beauty; NYC

Join a beauty brand with a smart category approach that resonates around the world. This brand has encouraged millions to equate feeling beautiful with the ability to become the best versions of themselves in all aspects of their lives. Why not join them? It’s rewarding to help others look and feel confident.

This is a fast-paced, growing brand that requires creativity, innovation and leadership from its employees in order to bring the best in prestige beauty products to market. You will be challenged every day to ensure the brand lives up to its long, upstanding history. The mission: to provide the highest quality and most effective products to enhance every skin type and concern, offering products for men and women of all ages and ethnicities. The brand’s customized approach and quality products have made it one of the leading skin care authorities in the world.

At core, the ED, Packaging is responsible for the impactful creation of shelf-back, social-ready 2D designs and package design layouts that help drive overall brand strategy. You understand that packaging is the key sales vehicle and design with consumer shopping habits in mind, across all channels (travel retail, specialty multi, department stores, online) in partnership with visual merchandising & store design. Strong in industrial design, this seasoned ED leads teams in concepting and ideating product designs (primary packaging) in line with brand needs and market trends, bringing packaging newness to product innovations while staying true to heritage facets of the brand identity. Utilizing retail expertise, the ED designs across various consumer touch points, including specialty-multi and open-sell as priority, with a strong focus on social/e-commerce. Partnering with other departments to ensure omni-channel connectivity, you leverage knowledge of competitive landscape and trends, always having a finger on the pulse, gaining inspiration from everywhere.

To be successful, you must foster an environment that rewards new ideas and moves them forward; this may challenge standard practices but helps generate fresh opportunities for the brand and the team. A savvy collaborator who provides clear direction across a complex structure, you build and develop diverse and inter-connected teams in support of overall brand objectives.

Further, the company deeply values the investment in the growth and development of its employees through extensive educational programs across all levels of employment. By inspiring confidence in the team, they all gain a lifetime of knowledge and in turn inspire confidence in clients. Understanding we are all unique, they value what each brings to the table and respect individual differences. This is a place where professional development is customized to your strengths and desired career path – to grow the individual and the brand.

Sounds great?! Shoot a resume to hunter@thehuntinglodgenyc.com. Not for you? Please share with your network, and get someone working!

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Director of Project Management, In-house, Beauty, NYC

Join a beauty brand with a smart category approach that resonates around the world.

This brand has encouraged millions to equate feeling beautiful with the ability to become the best versions of themselves in all aspects of their lives. Why not join them? It’s rewarding to help others look and feel confident.

This is a fast-paced, growing brand that requires creativity, innovation and leadership from its employees in order to bring the best in prestige beauty products to market. You will be challenged every day to ensure the brand lives up to its long, upstanding history. The mission: to provide the highest quality and most effective products to enhance every skin type and concern, offering products for men and women of all ages and ethnicities. The brand’s customized approach and quality products have made it one of the leading skin care authorities in the world.

At core, you’ll oversee activities within the Global Project Management Office for Creative Operations. This position partners with senior/executive management to ensure that all creative activities are aligned to business strategies and priorities. This role is responsible for pushing the envelope with new processes, techniques and technologies while also driving a cycle of continuous improvement within existing teams and processes. Further, this position will setup and drive the global framework for creative activities and toolsets in all offices worldwide. The brand is increasingly doing more digital asset creation and video, and this person would need to help lead the operational evolution to enable that strategy to come to life. Also…

  • Develop and implement initiatives to increase efficiency and quality of project execution
  • Facilitate meetings to ensure decisions are reached, risks are addressed and stakeholders are appropriately engaged and informed to move work forward against deadlines and budgets
  • Work to install methodologies designed to enhance team effectiveness
  • Coordinate the overall development, compilation, and monitoring of PMO goals
  • Review and monitor team dashboards and report on day to day operational status to Brand President and managers
  • Create a network with all global project management functions; review and ensure alignment of all project timelines within the PMO globally
  • Generate and maintain integrated (cross-functional) business plan with associated goals, risks and risk mitigation plans to meet brand strategic objectives
  • Coordinate yearly project lists and priorities
  • Develop and implement project processes to provide a global view of projects and also develop KPIs, prioritization and resource planning metrics
  • Hire, coach, and manage a team of PMs, who manage the various creative projects in the book of work

The ideal candidate has experience with in-house and agency environments that have a heavy production output (product, digital, production, broadcast, post). You have the ability to influence outcomes and hold oneself and others accountable for commitments in a productive, assertive and positive manner. With a minimum of 12+ years’ experience as a creative project management lead, you’re adept with presentation, facilitation, negotiation, and pitching skills and well versed in short-term and long-range planning and execution of a portfolio of projects. You have experience working closely with finance, creative and marketing services and are comfortable utilizing technology platforms, ie. SmartSheet. Please have experience in recruiting, hiring, managing, developing, and motivating. PMP with knowledge of Agile and Waterfall methodologies, and/or MBA a plus.

Further, the company deeply values the investment in the growth and development of its employees through extensive educational programs across all levels of employment. By inspiring confidence in the team, they all gain a lifetime of knowledge and in turn inspire confidence in clients. Understanding we are all unique, they value what each brings to the table and respect individual differences. This is a place where professional development is customized to your strengths and desired career path – to grow the individual and the brand.

Sounds great?! Shoot a resume to hunter@thehuntinglodgenyc.com. Not for you? Please share with your network, and get someone working!