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 2016 and 2017, and Outside Magazine for the past seven years.
We are presently seeking candidates for the positions listed below.
Senior Account Director - Food B2B+
The responsibilities of the Senior Account Director include providing thought leadership to elevate and drive clients’ brands. This position will work in close partnership with client and internal teams, as the client expert and trusted advisor responsible for client satisfaction and overall business profitability. This position will also mentor and coach team members while motivating and leading overall project teams for complex campaigns across a variety of media. To be successful, you must be able to motivate and lead internal and external resources, build good relationships with teams, oversee project timelines and budgets, and have strong written and verbal communication skills. You must also be willing to roll-up your sleeves and get into the details of programs to help ensure excellence within implementation when necessary. • Leverages understanding of integrated marketing programs, including strategic brand positioning, media strategy, event marketing, promotions, culinary development and publicity. • Contributes ideas and actively manages the strategic development process to ensure a solid foundation for creative development and marketplace efforts. • Demonstrates and shares subject matter expertise with internal and external teams. • Takes ownership of the creation of reports and presentations that can be shared with leaders at the client without oversight. • Is viewed as the go-to person on the account. Effectively guides teams and clients through all projects and initiatives. • Proactively address internal and client issues, identify solutions, eliminate obstacles and can help navigate through complicated and difficult situations. • Responsible for all creative and media briefs and then making sure the creative and media plans deliver against those briefs. • Effectively manages work and time, while guiding others to do the same with no oversight. Qualifications: 10+ years of progressively responsible advertising agency, restaurant client-side (brand management or marketing), and/or PR experience. Demonstrates significant job progression within well-respected companies, with a track record of guiding both client and agency teams to successful marketing campaigns. For this specific hire, we are looking for someone who has experience in food B2B marketing (foodservice or ingredient, in particular). • A track record of leading a wide range of projects, including advertising, media planning, publicity, event marketing and culinary innovation • Passionate about food marketing/culinary, food and beverage trend tracking • Trade publicity experience (foodservice) • Strong written communication skill and the ability to analyze data and provide input on strategic insights • Experience leading successful new business pitches, and identifying new revenue opportunities within existing clients • Has strong people management skills and has managed multiple levels and teams • Ability to present self in professional manner in any situation; strong presentation skills • 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 Please apply with your resume and cover letter through this link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=srg84&jobId=195768&lang=en_US&source=CC3 Apply
Senior Account Manager+
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: • 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 • Drafts creative and media briefs • 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 marketing, with a Food/Culinary/CPG focus. Bachelor’s degree required in marketing, advertising of equivalent field. Required skills include creative problem solving, initiative, and general interest in branding, marketing, and advertising. 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: • Detail oriented with proven ability to juggle multiple projects and clients with minimal guidance • Ability to present self in professional manner in any situation • 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 • Strong written communication skill and the ability to analyze data and provide input on strategic insights • Demonstrated interest and/or experience in food/culinary Please apply with your resume and cover letter through this link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=srg84&jobId=196483&lang=en_US&source=CC3 Apply
Assistant Account Manager+
Sterling-Rice Group, a nationally recognized brand strategy, innovation, and advertising agency, is searching for an Assistant Account Manager to join our Boulder, Colorado-based team. Responsibilities: An assistant account manager provides project management for one or two clients. This particular position has a part emphasis on a food commodity client looking to expand in the Mexico market. You focus on managing day-to-day programs, including schedules, budgeting, and execution. You use your experience and relationships to efficiently work through the processes and make sure the account team finishes projects and reaches promised deliverables on time and within the budget. To be successful, you must be proactive and self-motivated, detailed oriented, and a proficient project manager with strong written and verbal communication skills. Qualifications: 0–3 years of advertising agency and/or client-side experience, along with a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field. Ideal candidates have the following traits: • Knowledge of marketing in Mexico and Mexican culture • Fluent in Spanish • Detail oriented with proven ability to juggle multiple projects • Ability to present self in professional manner in any situation • Strong communication skills and the ability to problem solve and think creatively • Positive attitude and willingness to work hard to get the job done • Proactive and results driven • A solution-oriented thinker • Ability to manage own time and knows when to ask for assistance • Actively manages up and works well with a range of personalities • Understands the nuances and demands of working in a service-oriented field • Has basic marketing and/or advertising acumen and a proven desire to further that knowledge Do you have what it takes to join our team? If so, please apply at the link below: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=srg84&jobId=197203&lang=en_US&source=CC2 Apply
We’re looking for an exceptional Strategist to work as a project lead within our dynamic innovation team and to help create game-changing ideas that delight consumers and give our clients a competitive edge. Responsibilities: Responsibilities include overseeing the strategic development and preparation of SRG brand strategy and innovation work and deliverables. Strategists serve as the lead on projects, are skilled facilitators, and must have a thorough understanding and working knowledge of SRG processes to drive success. This involves: • World class client management. Lead innovation and/or brand strategy projects, up to three at a time, from strategic insights to creative ideas, and manage project plans and budgets. • Strong thought leadership. Understand the business needs and issues of our clients. • An eye for insights. Plan, facilitate, and analyze qualitative consumer research to gather rich insights that inspire brand positioning and innovation. • Tell the story. Prepare and present strategic and creative recommendations; develop and write concepts and strategic reports. • Creative leadership. Guide and facilitate highly creative innovation sessions designed to generate new positioning and product ideas. • Coach and mentor. Successfully develop teams and people. Manage Associate Strategists and Marketing Specialists in their roles and responsibilities on projects, and provide practice and thought leadership. • Potential versatility to work across other groups at SRG (e.g., Strategy, Design, or Account). • Up to 25% travel may be required. You are: • Experienced. 6+ years experience in strategy, branding, and/or innovation on either agency or client side, with a proven track record of success. Bachelor’s degree; masters a plus. • Insatiably curious. You love learning and looking at things from different, unusual angles. Most importantly, you’re passionate about understanding people and how to make their lives better. • Adaptable. You are comfortable navigating ambiguity and can competently manage frequent and short-notice changes in scope, timing, and client demands. • An organizational dynamo. You’re an efficient, organized worker with meticulous attention to detail and a can-do attitude. You’re comfortable working autonomously and under tight deadlines in a demanding environment. • A foodie. You have a true interest and appreciation for the food you consume. You seek out new food experiences as a hobby rather than simply eating out of hunger. • A collaborative team player. You build strong relationships and thrive on working closely with people who possess diverse skills and working styles. • A creative problem solver. You relish tackling complex problems and excel at finding innovative solutions, particularly when faced with limitations and constraints. • A critical thinker. You’re adept at analyzing data of all types, identifying significant themes and patterns, homing in on key insights, and translating them into powerful and actionable strategies and recommendations. • A persuasive communicator. You have a point of view and can clearly and confidently articulate it in a way that inspires, engages, and galvanizes others to action. Please apply at the link below: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=srg84&jobId=198588&lang=en_US&source=CC3 Apply
All Account Levels, Food B2B+
Our foodservice/B2B practice is growing! In anticipation of future needs, we are seeking interested candidates across all levels of account management from individuals who specifically have food B2B experience. This means you have experience in client service with a commodity or ingredient looking to market to chefs, restaurants, institutions, supermarkets or other CPG, OR you have worked in a restaurant/foodservice in new product development. You also have trade show, publications, event planning or PR experience. If you are interested in being considered in the future, please apply, and we will review your resume and contact you if there is a match with our future needs. Thank you! Please apply at: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=srg84&jobId=195770&lang=en_US&source=CC3 Apply
We are committed to providing SRG employees a rich benefit program. Please click here to our comprehensive benefits guide for 2018.
We offer paid 6-to-12 month internships. Our interns receive real work experience and participate as active members of their teams.
SRG is dedicated to the principles of equal employment. We prohibit unlawful discrimination and harassment against applicants or employees on the basis of age 40 and over, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, military status, genetic information, or any other status protected by state or federal law.