Senior Strategist 

San Francisco, CA | Permanent | Job ID #65292 |

Our client, a branding firm, is looking for a Sr. Strategist with at least 6 years of experience in strategy consulting, product design, brand management, and/or marketing role.

The ideal candidate has experience working with a range of clients and stakeholders and is adept at sifting through the clutter of detail to identify a challenge’s essential, strategic questions and core insights. They should have a demonstrated ability to not only create and defend a compelling point of view but to then use it to inform the development of a solution, from idea to implementation.


  • Lead strategy tracks of client engagements - working directly with clients, fellow strategists, UI/UX designers, graphic designers, and industrial designers to establish a relevant and inspiring context that sets the stage for and fuels brand, product, experience, and business design
  • Organizing, conducting, analyzing, and synthesizing primary and secondary research on a global scale into actionable insights
  • Lead brainstorms with a range of internal team members
  • Design client-facing presentations. This includes writing, thoughtful image finding, and designing visual and verbal information to build a compelling narrative of our work
  • Lead client-facing workshops, which includes guiding multi-disciplinary groups through exercises that define objectives and success criteria, inform project direction, and inspire design
  • Deliver presentations with senior executives; making substantiated recommendations to client’s product, brand, experience, and business strategy
  • Working with teams of industrial designers, digital designers, and graphic designers on the creative process within tight, frequently changing timeframes
  • Actively participate in a variety of strategic and creative activities to translate business, customer, market, and competitive realities into business, product, and brand innovations for both large, existing corporations and not-yet-launched startup ventures
  • Collaborate with project & account management and team leads to define/refine scopes, briefs, and approaches to the projects


  • At least 6 years of experience in strategy consulting, product design, brand management, and/or marketing or equivalent.
  • 3+ years in a directly applicable creative agency/consulting environment
  • Strong understanding of, interest in, and passion for design
  • Love for collaboration
  • Solid analytical skills recommendations
  • Quantitative research experience is a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience in user research, experience strategy, and digital product strategy
  • Passion for creating products and experiences that resonate emotionally with people
  • Demonstrated expertise in extracting a big idea and telling a compelling story
  • Organized, self-motivated, and detail-oriented, with the ability to work autonomously, delegate tasks, and be a self-starter in a demanding environment
  • Skills: fluency with Keynote. Familiarity with Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and other creative software- expert use of these technologies is a plus.

Does this sound like you? Apply today! 

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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