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Working at FRWD is different. Our agency/consulting hybrid is fundamentally different from the digital or traditional agency model. We make small moves every day that accumulate to big results for clients.

Working at FRWD isn’t for everyone. But if you’re looking to be a part of a new agency model, a job with FRWD could be a small move with a big reward – a place where your skills will grow and your passion for the work will find a true home.

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Current openings:

  1. Digital Media Planner
  2. Manager, Consumer Products
  3. Principal, Consumer Products

Digital Media Planner

Summary

We are seeking a candidate who is ready to enter the future of media buying. The right candidate will be an individual that is hungry to dig in and contribute to the success of a campaign rather than stand by and wait for the results. You must be ready to immerse yourself in new media buying technologies and have a desire to become a thought leader in the space. The perfect candidate understands how data can be leveraged to affect strategy, planning and media buying and is passionate about driving results.

Job Description:

  • Support FRWD media team across various paid media including programmatic display, video, social, native and more
  • Optimize campaigns based on a variety of KPIs including both online & offline revenue/sales
  • Provide thought leadership to organization on industry technology, trends and new product launches specifically related to programmatic
  • Maintain healthy relationships with technology, analytics and media partners
  • Execute planning and buying for FRWD clients
    • Planning media across a variety of tactics
    • Managing media budgets, drafting and revising media flowcharts
    • Campaign trafficking, reporting and optimizing in-market media specifically in real-time bidding environments
    • Building client-facing campaign reports with full campaign analysis, and insight

Skills & Requirements:

  • Must have 2+ years media experience – digital a must, programmatic preferred
  • Must be a self-starter and have a strong desire to learn
  • Strong interest in programmatic media landscape and other RTB environments, buying principles and major players
  • Experience planning, optimizing and reporting on a variety of digital media
  • Experience with DoubleClick (DCM) or similar ad serving platform (trafficking, reporting, floodlights)
  • Experience with research tools: comScore, MRI, eMarketer, SRDS, Google products
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Working knowledge of Google Analytics or similar web analytics suite
  • Strong communication, project management, time management and analytical skills required
  • Must be detail-oriented, very organized, a multi-tasker and able to work well under pressure

To apply, send resume to careers@frwdco.com

 

Manager, Consumer Products

Summary

FRWD seeks a Manager responsible for meeting and exceeding expectations across multiple Consumer Products client partnerships. In FRWD’s consulting model, the Manager is the day-to-day person, reporting to a Principal, responsible for bringing analysis to client work, packaging it effectively and persuasively, and translating it to action items for client and internal teams. The Manager often becomes an invaluable member of the client teams, translating business strategy into test & learn roadmaps, clear reporting and actionable insights. In some cases this role guides execution from other agencies or internal client teams, and in some cases testing and scaling are executed by FRWD subject matter experts. The Manager will earn the trust and respect of all stakeholders.

The true uniqueness in this particular role lies in its strategic consultancy to clients. The person will drive analysis and recommendations that guide marketing planning, brand strategy, resource mix and process, capabilities (technical and organizational), messaging and decisions regarding scale based on learning. A proven track record developing and contributing to successful, innovative and impactful marketing efforts is preferred.

About yourself, big picture:

  • You have proven yourself as a leader for 4+ years. You are able to motivate others to bring their best thinking to projects and translate the team effort to strong results.
  • You are passionate about marketing, understand the power of digital to transform top and bottom line results and apply data in new ways.
  • Positive attitude, no matter what. You add energy to rooms and teams, help others see possibilities and clarity amidst uncertainty.
  • You’re as comfortable in meeting with C-suite as you are with junior teams, and can toggle quickly between communication styles/needs across them.
  • You have begun to develop a style of best practices to draw on, and are inclined toward solving problems through innovation.

And your skills:

  • Business analysis in Consumer Products – in market performance data, consumer segmentation, brand health/strengths relative to a competitive set and consumer needs.
  • Channel savvy preferred – ability to parse out performance in different distribution channels and develop effective solutions accordingly.
  • Communication, especially in packaging content into effective client presentations and being the person leading the room in meetings, articulating clear action items and providing direction.
  • Working in agile, shorter sprints instead of long planning cycles.
  • Basic understanding of and interest in learning digital media systems, platforms, UX, creative experiences and analytics.
  • Partnership oriented – with clients of course, and in working well with other agencies, in seeking out new technology, media, creative resources and persuading the best talent out in the world to want to help create opportunities for clients.

To apply, send resume to careers@frwdco.com

 

Principal, Consumer Products

Summary

FRWD seeks a Principal responsible for meeting and exceeding expectations across multiple Consumer Products client partnerships. In FRWD’s consulting model, the Principal is the senior most leader, reporting to a Client Partner, responsible for completely understanding the client business, setting clear expectations to consistently achieve desired outcomes. The Principal becomes an invaluable member of the client teams, translating business strategy into test & learn roadmaps, clear reporting and actionable insights. In some cases, this role will guide other agencies or internal client teams, and in other cases, testing and scaling are executed by FRWD subject matter experts. The Principal must be objective about what is best for each client situation and earn the trust and respect of all stakeholders. Stakeholders include the client C-suite and other agency partners where involved.

The true uniqueness in this particular role lies in its strategic consultancy to clients. The person will drive analysis and recommendations that guide marketing planning, brand strategy, resource mix and process, capabilities (technical and organizational), messaging, and decisions regarding scale based on learnings. The ideal candidate has a deep understanding of how successful Consumer Products marketers position and build brands. A proven track record developing and contributing to successful, innovative and impactful marketing efforts is essential.

About yourself, big picture:

  • You have proven yourself as a leader for 7+ years. You are able to motivate others to bring their best thinking to projects and translate the team effort to strong results.
  • You are passionate about marketing, understand the power of digital to transform top and bottom line results as well as applying data in new ways.
  • Positive attitude, no matter what. You add energy to rooms and teams, help others see possibilities and clarity amidst uncertainty.
  • You’re as comfortable working the senior-most positions, as well as junior teams and can toggle quickly between communication styles/needs across them.
  • You have a time-proven body of marketing and communication best practices to draw on, yet are inclined toward solving problems through innovation and bringing new partnerships to bear on challenges.

And your skills:

  • Business analysis in Consumer Products – in market performance data, consumer segmentation, brand health/strengths relative to a competitive set and consumer needs.
  • Channel savvy – ability to parse out performance in different distribution channels and develop effective solutions accordingly.
  • Communication, especially in packaging content into effective client presentations and being the person leading the room in meetings, articulating clear action items and providing direction.
  • Working in agile, shorter sprints instead of long planning cycles.
  • Basic understanding of and interest in learning digital media systems, platforms, UX, creative experiences and analytics.
  • Partnership oriented – with clients of course, and in working well with other agencies, in seeking out new technology, media, creative resources and persuading the best talent out in the world to want to help create opportunities for clients.

To apply, send resume to careers@frwdco.com