Brand Strategist at Scorpion

| Greater LA Area
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Scorpion is looking for a driven, analytical, strategic, creative and results-oriented Brand Strategist. We are looking for an expert in using, designing, analyzing and interpreting various research methodologies -- secondary and primary, qualitative and quantitative -- to discover key consumer insights and profiling to drive brand strategy and inform the marketing strategy. Our ideal candidate is a self-starter and clear communicator who has a leadership mentality. You must be confident, responsible, detail-oriented and strategic. The Brand Strategist should be viewed as a thought leader and have the ability to create big wins for our clients.

Responsibilities:

  • You will lead brainstorming sessions with internal teams, maintaining strategic and creative thinking to develop innovative and actionable initiatives in a fiscally responsible manner
  • You will create and conduct stakeholder interviews with clients, interacting, uncovering, and presenting to clients
  • You will be able to present, or oversee the presentation of final strategic concepts, and obtain approvals for deliverables
  • You will be responsible for leading and participating in client work sessions
  • You will get to help with the sales process, scope of work, and proposals
  • As a Lead on our agency team, you will be responsible for mentoring incoming junior talent
  • You will develop a brand strategy, brand positioning, and brand architecture pieces
  • You will get to collaborate with our agency's Creative Director, Marketing Strategist and other key team members in developing a brand strategy for clients
  • You will assess the client’s brand acumen and efficacy, and fill in the gaps by helping our clients discover, establish and drive the brand within Scorpion’s deliverables.
  • You will create and defend compelling, fact-based stories
  • You will write or edit the creative brief for every deliverable. Brief should include client background, business issues, details about the target audience and a concise, clear strategy to evaluate the creative work against.

Experience:

  • 4+ years of strategy experience within an agency
  • A solid background in data-driven strategy
  • A proven record in developing strategic plans that benefit your former and/or current clients
  • Must be a highly collaborative team player
  • The drive to thrive in both independent and collaborative work environments
  • Possess a strong understanding of analytics, branding framework and the media landscape
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills i.e. must have the ability to interact with executives, company owners, and founders
  • Track record of building strong brands
  • Ability to develop, communicate and execute an overall strategic vision for clients
  • Strong project management skills – ability to ensure deadlines and milestones are met by internal and external teams
  • As the representative of our company to clients, you must be personable, solution-minded, polished and results-oriented
  • You must have the ability to think big picture while building road maps to execute in a fast-paced environment

Deliverable's include:

  • Brand audit
  • “Why” statements
  • Consumer research synthesis
  • Brand positioning matrix
  • Brand positioning
  • Brand architecture
  • Consumer personas
  • Consumer journey mapping and analysis
  • Consumer insight analysis & interpretation
  • Creative briefs
  • Brand guidelines (sans graphic standards)

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Location

Our headquarters are on the hill overlooking Six Flags Magic Mountain and the 5—and yeah...it’s a pretty sweet view.

An Insider's view of Scorpion

What's something quirky about your company?

Many Scorpions (including executives) have nicknames that everyone is encouraged to use. This personal touch is just a small representation of how we truly operate as a team.

As quirky as it sounds, working for a company that makes leaders and peers approachable and accessible is incredibly rare and invaluable to my professional development

Marissa

Director of Learning & Development

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Collaboration is one of the most important Scorpion values. I am constantly working with other teams to make sure our products and service are the best in the industry. Getting to work with the best and brightest is inspiring. People want to help each other and there is no shortage of great ideas, making collaboration a natural part of what we do

Cory

Director of Internet Marketing

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

When I started with Scorpion, we were less than half our current size, at around 350 employees.

Since, Scorpion life has been a consistent whirlwind of collaboration, innovation, and hard work.

I was a department of one, and now I lead our Talent Acquisition department of three. I love that Scorpion leaders encourage growth and responsibility!

Seth

Director of Talent Acquisition

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Every month we all read a new book, meet weekly to go over each chapter. Additionally, we have our daily morning huddles that are run by a different team member each week. In these huddles we go over a Scorpion value and how we can add to it, watch a TED talk or discuss a concept and how we can apply it. Lastly, I have an open door policy.

Raphael

SVP of People Operations

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Scorpion has consistently given me opportunities to enhance my skills and abilities, through many learning tools. I've moved from People Operations Generalist, to Manager, to Director in less than two years! Scorpion also graciously payed for my SHRM-CP exam and now I am a certified HR Professional. So grateful for all that I have learned here!

Briana

Director of People Operations

What are Scorpion Perks + Benefits

Scorpion Benefits Overview

Work should feel like a home away from home, so, we treat our employees like family.

This means enough free breakfast and lunch to kiss meal-prepping goodbye forever. It also means a dedicated cafe available throughout the day, beer on tap, and as much filtered water you can drink. If you want to get active, meet us on our on-site court for a game of pick-up ball or come in for a few pumps at our gym. After your workout, feel free to unwind over a few arcade or billiards games at our game station.

Outside the office, Scorpion offers a free phone plan after 90 days, full medical, dental, vision, and life insurance premiums for full-time employees.

At Scorpion, we believe happy employees create a happy work environment, and happy work means good work. If you want to work for a company that puts your needs first, apply today.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
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