New Business Director, B2B; NYC

Join a leading independent B2B branding and marketing agency, a dynamic team of strategists and designers, filmmakers and programmers, doers and game-changers. This award-winning business communications agency believes that B2B brands should drive transformation and works together with their clients to build brands and experiences that engage clients, influence prospects, rally employees, and inspire investors. Based in New York City, they collaborate with clients around the world to turn critical inflection points into platforms for opportunity.

Seeking a strategically-savvy New Business Director for a true “Hunter” role — not a pitch manager; pitches are handled by others with this person’s input. Your activities would be tied in with the agency’s Marketing lead, but your responsibilities are discreet and focused.  This person must be a good verbal and written communicator and have a solid understanding of the B2B agency business.

Things you’ll get to do:

  • Research, identify, and prioritize target markets/companies based on who the agency is and where they can be most successful
  • Conduct strategic outreach to high priority prospects –
    • Prospects who have engaged with the agency as a result of marketing activities, i.e. signed up for the newsletter, engaged with content, visited the agency site, etc.
    • Prospects in target vertical markets, who are going through an inflection point, i.e. M&A, Spin-off, new CEO/CMO, etc.
    • Prospects the agency is reaching out to via targeted email marketing campaigns
  • Get to know industry movers and shakers through associations, events, networking groups and trade shows in target vertical markets
  • Pitch agency leadership for speaking engagements, participation in discussion panels and committees, joint research initiatives, etc.
  • Identify strategies and opportunities to improve and evolve the agency’s content and its distribution, including overall editorial guidance and ideation around high-value proprietary content such as studies, surveys, etc.

Sounds good?! Please shoot a resume to hunter@thehuntinglodgenyc.com. Not for you? Share with your network, and get someone working!

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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!

Senior Project Manager, Integrated; $105-125K, NYC

Want to work with THE Mouse?!

A hardworking, personable bunch, this laid back shop generates big work for innovative brands; all with minimal bureaucracy and a family feel. A small enough agency to run a tight ship, but big enough to boast a diverse group of creative thinkers and makers. The rules: collaborate well with clients, strive to improve daily, make work that is simple, memorable, and beautiful. This is an office where music is always playing, dogs are part of the culture, patio BBQs are the norm, and excessive imagination is a must. They believe that every great relationship starts with a single job and grows over time with consistent care, hard work, and at least a little fun. A full-service creative production agency, they’ve tackled everything from multi-channel campaign creation, to complex site and app builds, to fashion shoots and retouching. They like a good challenge, and have the creative resources to meet them.

We’re seeking an integrated Senior Project Manager with at least 9 years experience across digital and traditional creative output. You’ll be helping deliver video and social media content, print work, websites, dynamic emails, retail installations, collateral, and whatever else comes next. As the Project Manager, you will be using a PM system for creating and maintaining project schedules, OOP estimates, resource allocation, checking for quality control, tracking brand style updates across many projects, and keeping internal teams on-task to meet schedules. Proactive at managing expectations of Production, Creative, Strategic and Account teams, you keep all the trains running on time with no collisions. This integrated Project Manager will work specifically on the fun and fast-paced Disney line of business. Having an overall understanding of 360-degree production is important, as many projects often contain several deliverables of varying media types, as well as multiple project milestones to hit. You should collaborate effortlessly, self-manage, and partner well with others.

Most importantly! You are a nice, normal human being that is easy to get along with and work with, as this shop has a No Ego policy.

Great, right? Please shoot a resume to hunter@thehuntinglodgenyc.com. Not for you? Please share with someone in your network.

Strategy Director, B2B, to $140K; NYC

Award-winning business communications agency is seeking a Strategy Director for their mid-sized B2B branding shop. This role will manage US and global projects for clients in finance, consulting, technology and healthcare, etc. This person will help guide other junior Strategists in crafting engaging client deliverables. Qualified candidates will be part of an established team with a track record of strong client relationships and streamlined, proven methods and processes in brand strategy disciplines.

You’ll spearhead projects that transform leading B2B companies, serving as the clients’ trusted resource, balancing blue-sky ideas with on-the-ground realities. Supported by junior strategists, and working closely with agency and other departmental leaders, you are redefining not only your clients’ futures, but also the branding industry, creating new methodologies and writing provocative thought leadership. We’re looking for whip-smart thinkers who can inspire clients, prospects, and colleagues; for polished communicators who can create compelling and effective deliverables; and for detail-oriented executors who can manage teams and ensure success.

The nitty gritty:

  • Develop role as a strategic partner to multiple B2B clients, advising on diverse brand issues such as positioning, brand architecture, marketing strategy, research and analytics, and employee engagement
  • Lead the creation and presentation of strategic solutions to complex brand and communications challenges
  • Oversee the planning and execution of research initiatives, including desk research, client interviews, on-site workshops, and online surveys
  • Collaborate with the creative team to influence creative expression
  • Work with in-house teams and external partners to execute strategic recommendations across channels
  • Partner with project management teams to ensure projects are resourced appropriately and delivered on time and on budget
  • Mentor junior strategy team leaders, and set an example by staying up-to-date with industry trends and news
  • Identify further business opportunities within existing client relationships
  • Lead the new business pitch process, conducting preliminary research and contributing a strategic viewpoint in proposals and presentations

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A balance of strategic thinking and confident communication; the ability to both create and present compelling ideas
  • Excellent writing skills and strong attention to detail
  • Poise and presence
  • Ability to develop, nurture, and expand client relationships
  • Enthusiasm for managing and mentoring junior team members
  • Self-direction; ability to manage long, complex projects
  • Passion for and knowledge of the B2B branding space preferred
  • MBA or comparable industry experience; 7+ years in brand strategy (open to a Senior Strategist as well)

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

 

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Producer, Integrated; $75-90K, NYC

A hardworking, personable bunch, this laid back shop generates big work for innovative brands; all with minimal bureaucracy and a family feel. A small enough agency to run a tight ship, but big enough to boast a diverse group of creative thinkers and makers. The rules: collaborate well with clients, strive to improve daily, make work that is simple, memorable, and beautiful. This is an office where music is always playing, dogs are part of the culture, patio BBQs are the norm, and excessive imagination is a must. They believe that every great relationship starts with a single job and grows over time with consistent care, hard work, and at least a little fun. A full-service creative production agency, they’ve tackled everything from multi-channel campaign creation, to complex site and app builds, to fashion shoots and retouching. They like a good challenge, and have the creative resources to meet them.

The Producer has 3 primary roles:

Account Management: This client-facing role requires effective and professional communication between the client and agency team. Being a highly connected liaison between client and creative team is a must, as well as being able to interpret and communicate feedback. Maintaining status reports, scheduling and leading conference calls, presentation preparation, post-presentation follow-ups, etc. are just some of the daily, routine tasks. Experience in agency account management (or similar client-facing roles) is a plus; please be able to maintain and grow client relationships through excellent communication, creative thinking, and problem solving.

Project Management: Using a PM system for creating and maintaining project schedules, OOP estimates, resource allocation, checking for quality control, tracking brand style updates across many projects, and keeping internal teams on-task to meet schedules. Proactive at managing expectations of Production, Creative, Strategic and Account teams, as well as Client teams. Comfortable with fast-paced project turnarounds.

Producer: Experience as a producer in the traditional sense in a variety of tactical mediums is essential. Creative feasibility and budget awareness are also primary responsibilities. Experienced with creating budgets and tracking costs, and successful at delivering projects on time, to spec and within budget.

The Producer manages various Digital and some Print projects for new and existing retail clients. They are responsible for the work from kickoff thru final production. High-volume experience including, email, print and digital initiatives is mandatory. Having an overall understanding of 360-degree production is important, as many projects often contain several deliverables of varying media types. Candidates should have at least 3 years experience as a Producer. You should collaborate effortlessly, self-manage, and partner well with others.

Most importantly! You are a nice, normal human being that is easy to get along with and work with, as this shop has a No Ego policy.

Great, right? Please shoot a resume/portfolio to hunter@thehuntinglodgenyc.com. Not for you? Please share with someone in your network.