Strategist

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Job Description

Zeus Jones is looking for our next experienced strategist.

You are a natural leader and an ambitious, empathic thinker who understand business, culture, brand, and opportunity. You lead projects and influence output with an eye toward shaping brand trajectories in ways that align business needs with societal impact. You are a pathfinder who consumes, incorporates, and distills disparate information into clear and powerful ideas. You have the ability to tell a story using various inputs, including primary and secondary research, data analysis, cultural understanding, and your own point of view. If your ambition is to grow your mind and experience, this could be the environment for you.

Zeus Jones is design and innovation company, operating at the intersection of a management consultancy and a creative agency. We’re a creative workplace that values diversity and inclusion and encourage applicants from any personal or professional background. If you find fulfillment by growing your mind and experience across many categories and business challenges, this could be the environment for you. You would join the team with the job title of Strategist, working with others who have complimentary and overlapping strategy skillsets (business strategy, brand strategy, innovation strategy, engagement strategy, experience strategy, etc.). And on projects, you'd work alongside our other disciplines - Creative, Design, and Producers.

The day-to-day job (as best we can define it):
  • Work on complex global projects in collaboration with others, from co-workers to client CEOs.
  • Dive in with incomplete information and find momentum; ask questions and seek answers.
  • Design and lead research studies, then analyze, get to insights, and take action.
  • Imagine and build future ambitions together with our clients, facilitating workshops, engaging with a (zoom) room of senior leaders.
  • Work to refine and realize ambitions into reality.
  • Go deep and stay on projects as a strong partner to clients, creative, design, and production through to completion.
  • Balance multiple projects and tight deadlines, collaborating deeply with people from multiple disciplines along the way.
  • Partner with clients to present results in a compelling way that reinforces the value of the work.
The mindset we are looking for:
  • Curious. We are imagining the future and what it means for business.
  • Flexible. We are not a process-driven company. We are an ideas-driven company, which means the process evolves to fit the ideas.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity. You probably won’t ever receive a job description or a project brief.
  • Able to make critical decisions with incomplete (or conflicting) information.
  • Equally comfortable with both data and people.
  • Equally comfortable working alone and with others.
  • Observant, constantly listening to what people say and what they don’t say.
  • Restless. We rarely work on the same project twice.
  • Nimble. This is a fast paced environment that changes quite a bit.
Essential experience:
  • Minimum of 5 years working in business strategy, product strategy, experience/service design, brand strategy, digital consulting and strategy, management consulting, marketing or analytics. We tend to hire senior talent but are open to less experienced talent with a driven, mature mindset.
  • Strong verbal skills, strong writing skills, and excellent interpersonal relationship building skills
  • Experience leading large client relationships, as well as navigating client feedback without just taking direction
  • Experience working in cross-disciplinary teams
  • Experience creating approaches based on loose, or undefined objectives
  • An understanding of different types of research methodologies and how and when to apply them

Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis through May 30.

Salary range starts at $70,000 with the option to negotiate based on experience.

We are headquartered in Minneapolis, MN but employees can live anywhere within +/- 4 hours from Central Standard Time.

Zeus Jones offers a strong culture, ability to work on a wide range of tough-to-crack but super-fascinating business problems, and opportunity to grow alongside a set of industry-leading colleagues. In addition, we provide medical and dental insurance, 401(k) with employer match, unlimited PTO, short- and long-term disability insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, work from home reimbursements, and generous paid parental leave.

Interested?