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Sterling-Rice Group (SRG) is a premier consulting and communications firm. We have created positive and enduring impact for our clients for more than 30 years.
SRG’s unique fusion of strategic and creative capabilities has helped build brands and drive growth at companies big (e.g., PepsiCo, Wendy’s, Lilly) and small (e.g., Dave’s Killer Bread, MyChelle Dermaceuticals, Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers). Founded in 1984, we’ve grown our firm through an integrated combination of capabilities that, together, are unique in the industry. We specialize in consumer insights, strategy, innovation, design, and communications.
Perhaps more important than what we do at SRG is how we do it. Before ever having a client, our founders defined the core beliefs upon which SRG would be built: Excellence, Creativity, Education, Honesty, Respect, Social Value, Responsibility, and Fun. For 30+ years, we have measured our performance on these beliefs annually. And because we live these beliefs every day, we’ve been named a Best Place to Work by AdAge in 2017 and Outside Magazine for the past six years.
We are presently seeking candidates for the positions listed below.
Relationship Lead/Managing Director+
We are presently seeking candidates for a senior-level Relationship Lead/Managing Director position with responsibility for establishing and growing relationships with new and existing clients. Relationship leads (RL) are core to SRG’s success as they are responsible for establishing, building, and nurturing relationships with our clients. SRG’s senior-level relationship leads are responsible for winning at least $2 million in new business revenue annually. This revenue is brought in through business development efforts, leveraging relationships, and professional networking to target and convert new clients. Ultimately, we envision that the candidate will establish deep relationships with senior-level decision makers that yield high customer lifetime value. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of selling and leading work and building relationships in many of SRG’s target sectors, including CPG food, foodservice, CPG non-food, personal care, health and beauty, and/or healthcare, ideally at a firm similar to SRG. We also value candidates with client-side experience in these sectors, assuming they bring deep connections, are respected in the industry, and are sincerely committed to leveraging their networks to win new business. The candidate should have deep knowledge of insights, innovation, positioning, design, and communications. Responsibilities: • Deliver (win) at least $2 million in new business revenue annually. • Establish, build, and nurture relationships with clients who create lasting value, resulting in rehire. • Provide thought leadership, strategic direction, and inspiration to SRG and client teams, fostering an environment of creativity and imagination. • Ensure the highest quality work possible in the interest of driving in-market impact, client loyalty, and SRG brand reputation. • Provide thought leadership and direction to SRG teams to solve client problems and to raise the level of SRG’s thinking. • Form deep, collaborative partnerships across all SRG practice areas and provide day-to-day coaching, mentoring, and guidance to individual team members. • Serve as a steward of SRG’s culture by fostering a creative, collaborative, innovative, fun environment that will inspire great work. Qualified candidates will have at least 15 years of experience in building business and brands through work at agencies, consultancies, and client companies. Ideally, the winning candidate will have five or more years of client service experience at a senior level. We are looking for a proven track record of building strong, enduring relationships with clients and successfully generating revenue for an agency. In addition, proven experience with the following: • Managing businesses and/or practices • Success in a creative environment • Growth and development of direct employee reports • Generating innovative solutions to business and brand challenges • Developing successful, full-scale marketing plans • Leading brand strategy and research initiatives • Problem solving Please apply at the link below including a cover letter and resume: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=srg84&jobId=30701&lang=en_US&source=CC3 Apply
Sr. Account Manager – Food B2B+
A Senior Account Manager is the "go-to person" for two or three clients, responsible for initiating projects and guiding internal teams through the appropriate processes to effectively achieve all the day-to-day deliverables in support of the ongoing communications programs and larger strategic plan. This includes running projects from beginning to end, managing client communication on these projects, managing both internal and external schedules, monitoring budgets, and overseeing all elements of execution with little to no direction. To be successful, you must be proactive and a self-starter who is able to motivate others. Being detailed oriented and a proficient project manager is also a must, along with strong communication, leadership, and relationship building skills. Responsibilities: • Previous experience in foodservice or ingredient marketing including advertising, media planning, publicity, event marketing and culinary innovation. • Leverages understanding of marketing planning, brand positioning, media strategy, promotions, and research fundamentals • Provides strategic input based on research analysis; drafts and finalizes reports summarizing key insights • Takes ownership of the creation of reports and presentations with minimal guidance from senior team members • Is viewed as the go-to person on day-to-day matters. Effectively guides teams and clients to complete day-to-day tasks in a timely manner • Initiates and manages day-to-day communications programs, including scheduling, budgeting, execution, and follow-up with little to no direction • Understands client budget and conducts analysis. Regularly identifies opportunities to add revenue within existing clients • Identifies and suggest solutions to internal and client processes and strategy • Actively manages assistant account managers, account coordinator, and interns • Effectively manages work and time, appropriately defines priorities with no oversight Qualifications: Have 5–7 years of advertising agency and/or client-side experience within foodservice or ingredient B2B marketing. Bachelor’s degree required in communications, marketing, advertising of equivalent field. Required skills include creative problem solving, initiative, and general interest in marketing and culinary. Must be a strong team player with proven ability to work with multiple teams. Demonstrates successful job progression within well-respective companies with a track record of leading a wide range projects. Ideal candidates have the following traits: • Experience working in food marketing (B2B foodservice and/or ingredient marketing) • Passionate about food marketing/culinary, food and beverage trend tracking • Detail oriented with proven ability to juggle multiple projects and clients with minimal guidance • Strong written communication skill and the ability to analyze data and provide input on strategic insights • Ability to present self in professional manner in any situation; strong presentation skills • Positive attitude and willingness to work hard to get the job done • Proactive and results driven • A creative and solution-oriented thinker with the ability to understand the bigger picture • Actively manages up and works well with a range of personalities • Understands the nuances and demands of working in a service-oriented field • Has a proven understanding of integrated marketing, including promotions, production, digital, media, research, and brand building • Has strong people management skills and has managed an assistant account manager or similar position • Spanish-speaking a benefit Please apply at the link below including a cover letter and resume: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=srg84&jobId=185268&lang=en_US&source=CC3 Apply
Sr. Strategic Account Planner+
The Sr. Strategic Account Planner’s key role is to collect relevant consumer insights and bring them into creative process through propositions for advertising communication that excite and inspire consumers (B2C) and business clients (B2B). This is a vital role in advising our clients and inspiring creative teams, so our solutions are targeted, precise, and relevant to our audiences Primary responsibilities include: 1. Grow SRG’s cultural intelligence 2. Act as the voice of the consumer 3. Be a skill player in uncovering insights 4. Form a bridge between Innovation and Advertising work Cultural Intelligence • Identify and monitor consumer and industry trends (i.e. cultural strategy) • Collect, analyze, organize and communicate relevant/interesting cultural trend information across the company • Build processes and systems to get others involved in collectively growing the company’s cultural intelligence The Voice of the Consumer • Collecting the right consumer insights and transforming them into creative communication, as well as bringing these insights into the creative process and the creative team. Work with client, creative, and account teams to communicate target and market insights • Combining creativity, planning, digital experience, and knowledge of the target group together to influence the creative mindset in the creative team in these directions • Develop and guide strategic deliverables including marketing frameworks, communications road maps, target profiles, creative briefs and briefings • Provide strategic thought leadership and guidance to the account team and clients • Gaining a comprehensive context for advertising strategies by analyzing a wide range of information in great detail, including demographics, socio-economics and the market for the client’s product and market share • Providing the creative team with a clearly defined brief that contains concise information on the product, audience and strategy so that they can develop creative ideas applicable to the media channels that will promote the idea most effectively A Skill Player • Help design and oversee research for Communications clients • Commissioning research to inform advertising strategies • Running qualitative research groups; using a variety of market research data to monitor cultural and social trends and their impact on consumers’ attitudes, behaviors and perceptions A Bridge • Design and facilitate Spark Sessions following brand positioning and/or identify assignments • Participate in Innovation workshops • Share/present consumer and cultural insights and qualitative research best practices across the company • Develop and facilitate an effective “hand off” process for moving Innovation clients into Activation work Skills Required: • Ability to interpret and synthesize information, generating useful insights that can be readily understood and acted upon by others • Excellent research and analytical thinking skills • Creative and able to think around problems • Excellent written and verbal communication skills • Strong presentation skills • Good memory for facts and figures • Able to meet deadlines • Data literacy and Data Implementation (illustrating the “why and how”) • Interest in cultural trends • Strong client leadership experience • Creative Brief Writing • Problem solver • Consumer representation • Strategy/Positioning Development Requirements: • ~8 years of planning and insights experience in an advertising agency • Significant contributions to advertising new business pitches • Demonstrated experience maintaining an active and ongoing role in advertising client businesses • It is important to have an interest in: 1) advertising as a business, 2) social and cultural trends, and 3) food culture Please apply at the link below including a cover letter and resume: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=srg84&jobId=185046&lang=en_US&source=CC3 Apply
Sterling-Rice Group is hiring an Administrative Assistant to support the president and senior leadership team with a wide range of administrative activities. The administrative assistant will also serve as backup for the receptionist/office manager. The position reports to the HR director. The right candidate has a strong client service approach, expert PowerPoint skills, and strives for excellence while collaborating in a fast and fun environment. Responsibilities: • Manage president’s calendar for internal and external purposes • Create PowerPoint presentations with stellar formatting and imagery • Coordinate travel arrangements (including flights, car service, hotels, etc.) • Organize more complicated meetings, including scheduling, room preparation, catering, video and audio conferencing (for both internal employees and senior-level contacts and clients) • Enter employee hours monthly into company timekeeping system • Complete expense reports in a timely and accurate fashion • Help with organization and filing systems • Update SalesForce contacts regularly • Research and present findings on a variety of topics (e.g., meeting locations, employee services and perks, restaurants for client dinners, etc.) • Schedule and coordinate candidate interviews for human resources department Receptionist-Office Manager backup: • Answer phones in receptionist’s absence (vacation, lunch breaks, and daily from 4–5 p.m.) • Sort and distributes mail Requirements: • 5 years in an administrative or office manager role • Advanced Outlook and PowerPoint skills; strong Word and Excel skills • Customer service orientation with a very positive attitude and demeanor • Ability to work quickly and proactively in a fast-paced environment • Demonstrated proficiency to focus on details, juggle multiple people and priorities, and remain highly organized • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information • Actively manages up and works well with a range of personalities If this position sounds just right to you, please click on the link to apply: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=srg84&jobId=183607&lang=en_US&source=CC3 Apply
We're always looking to hear from creative talent interested in working with SRG. Please apply with a link to your portfolio. We'll be in touch if there is a match with our upcoming freelance or full-time needs. As a Copywriter candidate for SRG, you have a good book. At least four or five years' experience. But you also have the natural curiosity, passion for great ideas, and growing talent as a writer/communicator to take that next step and turn that "good" book into a downright killer book. Your CDs and ACDs marvel at your enthusiasm, concepting skill, collaborative nature, and persistence to get involved everywhere, anywhere. You eagerly dive into the big stuff while never cutting corners on the little stuff. You can clearly articulate the who, what, where, how and why of a brand or assignment that lead to only the strongest ideas, and even have a knack for objectively self-editing before showing those not-so-strong ideas internally. You realize that the days of JUST doing big television, or calling account people "suits," or taking this great job we have for granted, are over. You enjoy coming to work every day, and we'll enjoy having you. And whatever's thrown your way–TV, digital, print, outdoor, social, anything, everything–you'll kill it, and then ask for more. In short…you "get it." And SRG will look to you to be a valuable part of our unique, innovative and ever-growing creative culture. Qualifications: • 4+ years agency copywriting experience • Demonstrated ability to work well with others in both team and independent environments, and a positive, flexible attitude that will lend itself to client service • Proven ability to effectively organize and manage multiple projects • Proven ability to conduct and utilize online research • Strong written and verbal skills Please apply using this link, including a cover letter and resume: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=srg84&jobId=28788&lang=en_US&source=CC3 Apply
We’re always looking to hear from creative talent interested in working with SRG. Please apply with a link to your portfolio. We’ll be in touch if there is a match with our upcoming freelance or full-time needs. As an Art Director, you have a clear point of view about what constitutes great work. You’ve done some of it. You’re not afraid of responsibility and want to contribute to SRG at a high level. In your career so far, you may have specialized in advertising or design, but you enjoy stretching outside of your comfort zone. You realize that to be truly valuable and ultimately fulfilled, you must engage in a variety of ways. You’re not tethered to any medium, you create work for all screens, and are as comfortable designing a banner as you are concepting a branding campaign. You see every project as an opportunity for breakthrough ideas and know that the media types are often defined by that idea. You’re a student of pop culture, and want to create some of your own. No matter your area of focus, you see how technology creates opportunity. You’ll find ways to incorporate digital thinking into most projects. You are your own toughest critic. You can clearly articulate the ‘why’ behind your ideas and explain every decision you’ve made. You’re well prepared and comfortable presenting work to internal teams and clients in a thoughtful manner. Overall, you’re a force for good in the universe; you’re socially adept, play well with others and crave creative challenges. 3 years of solid agency experience required. The role includes the creation and execution of ideas and advertising campaigns. Expert level knowledge of Adobe’s Creative Suite is assumed. Please apply using this link, including a cover letter and resume: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=srg84&jobId=28787&lang=en_US&source=CC3 Apply
Associate Marketing Specialist – Brand Strategy & Innovation+
We are currently looking for an Associate Marketing Specialist with excellent project management skills, a proven ability to think strategically and creatively, and a genuine passion for branding, innovation, and advertising. To be successful, candidates must be proactive multitasking gurus who know how to coordinate resources to get the job done and thrive under pressure in an often in a demanding and time-sensitive environment. Responsibilities: • Planning and coordinating highly creative innovation sessions designed to generate new positioning and product ideas • Coordinating qualitative research and gathering rich consumer insights to inspire brand positioning, innovation, and communications • Working with designers, copywriters, and other cross-functional team members to create and refine client deliverables • Assisting in the development of creative concepts for consumer testing • Assisting in the development of strategic reports and recommendations • Project management, including tracking project plans, timelines, and budgets Desiered Skills and Experience: • Bachelor’s degree in marketing and one to three years of experience in brand innovation/marketing, advertising, strategic planning, innovation, or brand management at a top ad agency • Strong creative, strategic, and analytical skills • Outstanding ability to effectively organize and manage multiple projects, often under tight deadlines • Experience coordinating and organizing events and projects • Ability to work well with others in team environments, with a positive, flexible attitude • Strong verbal and written communication skills • Efficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially PowerPoint • As many of our clients are food and beverage companies, a passion for food is a plus • Up to 25% travel is required Please apply with your cover letter and resume: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=srg84&jobId=184041&lang=en_US&source=CC3 Apply
We are committed to providing SRG employees a rich benefit program
including some of the following:
Medical: 90% premium coverage for employees
Dental: 100% premium coverage for employees
401k: Whether employees participate or not, we will provide a 3% of annual compensation to their 401k each year
Charitable Contributions: We match 100% of employee's charitable contributions up to $500 annually
Time Off: We know how important it is to recharge, so we offer a generous time off program
SRG Thrive: Our wellness program provides monthly opportunities to stay in shape—mentally, emotionally, physically, and financially; including mindfulness sessions, on-site yoga, biometrics screenings, paid athletic events, education on a multitude of topics, etc.
Parking: Free parking for employees at multiple parking garages in downtown Boulder
We offer paid 6-to-12 month internships. Our interns receive real work experience and participate as active members of their teams.