DOES INCREDIBLENESS FOLLOW YOU AROUND?

Our team has the talent to do incredible things. Which is good, because our clients expect incredible things.

We need a business supervisor who is confident enough to guide clients down the right paths and our team toward the right solutions. Someone who can artfully manage neither being the agency’s mouthpiece to the client nor the client’s mouthpiece to the agency. Someone who can push back in a way that makes people love them even more for doing it.

We work across a variety of categories from restaurants to grocery to healthcare to CPG to whatever we decide to do next. (Did you hear about the energy drink we created? Cause we did. Or that we have a commercial screen print press in our basement? Cause we do).

We are looking for non-traditional thinkers. Employees who succeed at The Variable come up with brilliant strategies and campaigns one day and breakthrough product development ideas the next. You need to be the self-starting, strategic-thinking, entrepreneurial type. You need to be funny and engaging and hard working and willing to pitch in on whatever crazy opportunity pops up next. We are small by design. So we hire carefully.

YOU MUST:

  • Be a curious individual who looks at each piece of the pie in new and unexpected ways; challenge conventions and assumptions and inspire clients to do the same. You learn from the past but don’t hesitate to dive into the future.
  • Help lead client partnerships with a consultative, front-footed approach. You must have leadership presence with clients; attending relevant meetings, developing and leading presentations when appropriate. You must also know when and how to provide opportunities to your team to help develop the content and contribute.
  • Be a champion of the work, your client’s business and The Variable. Be a catalyst for great business thinking and creative work, helping make the work better and orchestrating the flawless implementation.
  • Collaborate and partner with creative teams, strategic planners, engagement planners, social strategists, producers and the operations team to lead our team to greatness on every at-bat. Ensuring we bring strategic thinking and creative work that always exceeds client expectations and continually raises our own bar.
  • Enjoy coaching and help guide account executives through inspirational and hands-on leadership, providing active (See something, say something) mentoring, and providing appropriate opportunities to lead and grow.
  • Help successfully manage your clients to meet the profitability goals.
  • Craft inspiring briefs and persuasive POVs.
  • Embody the values of The Variable while maintaining a positive attitude and dedication.
  • Have an interest outside of advertising that you are just as passionate about as advertising (we are firm believers in work/life balance…we need to know you love something else).

YOU HAVE:

  • 5-7 years of agency experience and a track record of being awesomely awesome (if your clients and colleagues will cry when you resign, that’s a good indicator that you’re awesomely awesome.)
  • Innate strategic thinking skills and a curious mind with a desire to sharpen them under the tutelage of our strategic thinkers.
  • A passion for a great creative work and big ideas. Plus, a proven track record of delivering inspiring work that is effective in-market. Successfully managing creative presentations, productions, timelines, budgets, and smooth, butter-like implementation.
  • Demonstrated the ability to lead the relationship with mid-level clients and be confident engaging with senior-level clients and agency leaders.
  • Demonstrated the ability to coach, mentor and supervise other team members.
  • Knowledge of traditional, digital, social and non-traditional advertising.
  • The motivation to always deliver the best work without micromanagement.
  • The coveted skills of organization, detail-orientation and multi-tasking-ation.
  • Flexibility/adaptability/ability to roll with the punches.