Have you ever dreamed of working along side a team of seasoned marketing and advertising superstars? How about running your own projects and accounts? Does working on national and international clients sound appealing? Do you often wish you could take your pet to work? Sometimes, the grass really is greener on the other side.

Launched in 2013, Ray is an independent advertising and marketing agency based in St. John’s, NL. A team of 20, we specialize in problem solving and collaborating with our clients by offering them exceptional creative ideas and solutions. After 9 years in business, we are looking for a creative individual to fill a key role on our client management team to help us build on our significant growth, accolades, and awards.

As our Senior Marketing Advisor/Account Lead, you will use your marketing and creative expertise to help our clients solve business problems. You love great creative, and you understand what it takes to help bring an idea to life. Your clients and your internal team will rely on you to provide unexpected insights, develop marketing and communications strategies and campaigns, and manage timelines and budgets like a boss.

We’re not just looking for someone who looks good on paper (although that definitely helps). One of the great things about Ray is our spirit and our team. We take our work seriously, but not ourselves. Our culture is king and when you walk into office, you feel it immediately. We genuinely care about each other and the work we do – and it shows. Everyone brings different qualities and areas of expertise to the table, which results in a lot of magic. If you’re down to earth, armed with a great sense of humour, allergic to bullshit, then let’s talk.

Who you are:

  • A natural problem solver with solid marketing and communication skills with an eye for the details
  • Comfortable with a degree of ambiguity and adept at shaping information into actionable ideas
  • Known for building and maintaining strong, solid, trusting relationships with clients and team members
  • A dynamic leader, inspiring mentor, and confident presenter
  • A lover of powerful creative ideas whose passion infects others
  • A valuable partner in the development of clients’ marketing and communication strategies across all areas of paid, earned and owned
  • Passionate about client success
  • A strategic thinker, who has opinions and vision
  • A nice and kind person (assholes need not apply)

Core Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a complete understanding of the client’s business including product innovation, marketing challenges, sales/revenue targets, category/industry competition
  • Drive annual, seasonal and long-range planning process on a fully integrated account
  • Provide smart solutions to marketing problems and create opportunities for innovative work
  • A thorough understanding of production processes (video, digital, print)
  • Oversee the flawless execution of effective advertising that is on strategy, on time and on budget
  • Contribute positively to agency culture

Desired Skills and Experience

  • A minimum of 5-7 years of related marketing experience (agency experience is a plus)
  • Proven strategic skill, experience working on integrated marketing projects including digital and social
  • Strong budget management experience
  • Strong history of managing relationships and business growth
  • Superior writing and editing skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as on a team
  • Ability to travel to client meetings based in other locations

Since we first launched, Ray has experienced exceptional growth and accolades. Our leader is a five-time Atlantic Business Magazine Top 50 CEO winner and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2022, she is one of the most awarded creative directors in Canada, she made The Message’s Top Ten Mighty Women List in 2022, and she manages a team of diverse and talented people who have enjoyed many accolades including Canadian Business/Maclean’s Top 50 Start-Ups in Canada, Globe & Mail’s Fastest Growing Company in Canada 2020, EY Atlantic Canadian Finalist, and hundreds of creative and results-oriented awards.

As a women-owned, WBE certified company, we embrace diversity. Individuals that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills are encouraged to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest, however; only those candidates being considered for an interview will be contacted. Applicants considered for the position will be subject to a background check. This opportunity is only available for candidates legally entitled to work in Canada.

Job Type: Full-time

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

If you are interested in applying, email jobs@rayagency.ca.