Brand Director

San Francisco, California /
Brand Management /
Who We Are

Mekanism is an award-winning, independent, full-service advertising agency made up of creative entrepreneurs. With offices in San Francisco, New York and Seattle, we serve as collaborative business partners to some of the world’s best brands, including Peloton, Alaska Airlines, Jose Cuervo, Ben & Jerry's, Amazon. Our creative approach to brand-building is best described as “The Soul & Science of Storytelling”: communicating a brand’s purpose with ideas informed by data and rooted in human truths.

We take great pride in making unconventional campaigns for brands in conventional categories. Our patented blend of storytelling takes a small army of Mekanistas to pull off. What is a Mekanista you ask? Being a Mekanista requires a rare combination of being a strange, wonderful and talented person who enjoys coffee, Ping-Pong and impromptu rooftop jam and workout sessions.e, wonderful folks that brave our contentious and often spirited brainstorming sessions to make advertising magic.
 
Role

The Brand Management team is made up of strategy-minded brand leaders. We are part brand-builders, part strategists, and part account managers.  

The Mekanism Brand Director is a passionate, collaborative, outgoing, creative-oriented leader and problem-solver. They are a key member of the Seattle office who will help to onboard, manage and grow a newly won Seattle area-based brand. This person will be responsible for fostering breakthrough creative and a happy client relationship.
 
Key Areas of Responsibility

Onboard, manage and lead a new brand 
Onboard client and establish best practices early for how to engage in an agency partnership.
Lead all client assignments from briefing through project completion.
You will push the work, not just execute.
Understand our client’s business, generate new ideas to enhance performance and identify new opportunities to grow scope. 
Be comfortable with ambiguity and defining new ways of working.
 
Build and grow relationships 
Possess a self-assurance to foster and navigate long-term relationships with a range of senior clients from various backgrounds. 
Foster a collaborative, communicative work environment across a multidisciplinary internal team of strategists, creatives, brand managers, social and production specialists.

Influence air-tight creative briefs, strategies and presentations
Partner with Brand Strategy to turn assignments into clear creative briefs.
Lead clear, compelling presentations that articulate a clear Mek POV. 
 
Drive the development of amazing creative
Spend your days supporting the creation and production of amazing creative that solves our client’s business problems.
 
Project manage many moving parts
Work with Project Management to develop timelines, traffic sheets and creative rotations in tandem with production and media.
Partner with the Managing Director and finance to drive the overall financial health of the account (monitor budgets and burn; manage invoicing, POs, travel expenses, etc.).
 
Help develop Brand Management overall
Observe, identify and communicate ways to improve the team, our process and the department.
 
Qualifications

People describe you as: awesome, fearless, proactive, detail-oriented, funny, quick on your feet.

You should have 7-12 years of advertising/brand experience. 

You have passion for and proficiency in verbal and written communications. You’ve mastered transforming complication into simplicity.