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
Digital Media Planner/Buyer+
Sterling-Rice Group, a nationally recognized brand strategy, innovation, and advertising agency, is searching for a Digital Media Planner/Buyer. Responsibilities: • Manages all aspects of digital media campaigns to ensure flawless setup, execution & performance • Integrates digital media with offline advertising and marketing programs into strategic recommendations • Develops buying strategies for maximizing media dollars, and handles media RFPs and negotiations • Creates and manages media flowcharts, client media authorizations, billing, all media vendor contracts & related internal documents (i.e. traffic schedule) • Utilizes research to develop target audiences and media recommendations; analyzes at a sophisticated level (@Plan, ComScore, Google AdPlanner, Google Analytics) • Recommends online media budgets and manages reconciliation and all budget reporting as requested • Seeks out emerging media opportunities to most effectively use creative and digital media dollars to the greatest benefit for our clients • Consults and provides POV guidance across variety of social and digital media opportunities, including ways in which they can be connected with paid media opportunities • Understands various tracking services and can build campaigns, traffic and track them for detailed reporting purposes, according to client-specific KPIs • Works closely with ad ops, creative and production teams to sure efficiencies with campaign planning (aligning creative vision and assets with media plan) as well as campaign execution (timeliness of all asset delivery and ensuring full functionality of all deliverables) • Builds and fosters positive relationships with media partners via email and live communication • Works closely with media team members (director, supervisor, assistant planner, ad ops), account team and client throughout online campaigns to monitor, report, and optimize performance, resolving any performance issues • Serves as SRG ambassador and demonstrates grace in challenging internal and external scenarios Qualifications: 2-3 years of digital media planning and buying experience. Good writing and presentation skills, strong negotiation skills, detail-oriented with strong attention to follow-through. Skills required include: • Experience working with ad-serving & brand safety technologies (i.e. Sizmek, Double Verify) • Experience with online research tools, including Nielsen, @Plan, AdRelevance, ComScore, Google Analytics, etc. • Familiarity with offline media concepts • Working knowledge of basic "media math" and negotiation tools, including but not limited to CPM/CPA/CPC modeling, ROI forecasting, cost negotiation, and budgeting • Experience in online marketing and current knowledge of trends and innovations in traditional and digital media, including social media • Strong personal examples of attention to detail and analytical thinking skills • Writes in a clear and concise manner and organizes ideas logically and sequentially • Advanced computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) To apply, please send us your cover letter and resume at the link below: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=srg84&jobId=196004&lang=en_US&source=CC3 Apply
You have a clear point of view about what constitutes great work. You’ve done some of it. You crave all things made pretty, especially if it’s pretty smart, too. Your ambition is to contribute at the highest level. 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 ready to hit whatever creative challenge comes your way. 5+ years of solid agency experience required. The role includes the creation of ideas and advertising campaigns with an emphasis on digital thinking and execution. Expert level knowledge of Adobe’s Creative Suite is assumed. Please apply at the link below and include a cover letter, resume, and a link to your portfolio: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=srg84&jobId=196066&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
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 2017.
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.