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Current Opportunities

Business Development and Marketing Manager

As the Business Development and Marketing Manager at Works Design, you will influence our future direction by evaluating, leading and managing proposals and pitches with leading brands and organizations while supporting our wider marketing efforts across North America. You bring to the position commitments to ambitiously support our growth, to serve our current and prospective clients, to represent the values and strengths of our studio, and to lead in thoughtful, well-executed work.

The day to day

  • Take the lead in creating leads, evaluating and responding to proposals and pitches, and collaborating to close deals
  • Develop and deliver a business development strategy that targets new clients, sectors, regions and/or areas of work
  • Develop and support content development and the delivery of a marketing strategy that broadens our global reach
  • Prepare presentations and present to current and prospective clients as required
  • Establish good rapport with current and prospective clients to know how we can help them achieve their core objectives
  • Be a full liaison between sales representatives and/or clients and all design staff of Works Design

The ideal candidate

You have a highly developed writing style appropriate for marketing, pitches and proposals; a genuine passion for what we do (and the work of our peers); an eye to detail; and an aversion to a cookie-cutter solution when responding to RFPs. Your resumé likely includes:

  • Minimum three years’ experience planning, managing and/or coordinating business development in professional services
  • Minimum three years’ experience managing and/or coordinating corporate marketing and promotion
  • Experience identifying, evaluating and confidently responding to new client and project opportunities

What else you’ll bring to the table

  • Great research, planning, project management and time management skills
  • Being inquisitive, listening to, collaborating with and delivering great work for strong personalities
  • Staying current – remain aware of trends in our industry and where we can and should be shifting to deliver great work

Writer

As a writer at Works Design, you will develop a range of messages and stories that help our clients achieve their strategic goals. That means you have excellent instincts and an ear for tone. Writing is your passion, but you also have promising editing chops. Whether writing or editing, you love to help others shine.

The day to day

  • Writing – everything from short tweets and ads to websites and long reports
  • Identifying and articulating key client messages
  • Working with internal and external colleagues on messaging and identity development
  • Editing and proofreading support
  • Researching companies, industries and trends, and painting the “big picture” for colleagues and clients
  • Reviewing client materials and supporting the development of pagination and information architecture documents
  • Showcasing Works Design’s creative services – through well-written, creative marketing and communications materials

The ideal candidate

You bring to the position a love of language, a curious mind and a portfolio of published work. It’s likely you also have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communications or related fields
  • One to two years of professional writing experience – preferably in a studio or web-based environment
  • A portfolio of published material
  • A ghostwriter’s indifference to bylines

What else you’ll bring to the table

  • Curiosity and an enthusiasm for learning
  • Being open to a range of subjects – and the energy to write on topics both familiar and unknown
  • Inventive brainstorming – whether working individually or as part of a group
  • The ability to work effectively with colleagues and clients at various levels of seniority
  • A commitment to quality writing that’s matched with an equally robust commitment to meeting deadlines
  • A solid understanding of advertising, branding, marketing and corporate communications

Project Manager, Communications

As the job title suggests, this is a challenging role that blends the higher-level strategy of account direction with the detailed problem solving of day-to-day project management. Reconciling/managing the conflict between these two parts of your job will be key to your success.

What will you be doing, specifically?

  • Preparing quotes, briefs, estimates, proposals, schedules and invoices
  • Participating in client and internal meetings and presentations
  • Delegating tasks to a team of design, web and print production specialists
  • Obtaining approvals and sign-offs both internally and from clients
  • Communicating project objectives and scope to design, development and production teams
  • Facilitating decisions and encouraging co-operation in a fast-paced environment

What experience, special skills and personal traits do you absolutely need?

  • Minimum 5 years managing online and print projects in a busy agency environment
  • Must have experience with projects in an agency setting across our main practice areas (stakeholder communications, brand and collateral development)
  • Proficiency organizing and orchestrating complex projects
  • Ability to juggle multiple (and competing) clients, projects and priorities
  • A sense of humour, collegial approach and passion for client service

Ours is an engaged and creative team of approximately 35 professionals who are dedicated to teamwork and collaboration. We’re project-focused and deadline-driven – so some days may be longer than others. But even when it’s busy, we make time for team activities (whether virtual or in person), rooftop barbecues and other celebratory get-togethers.

Works Design is currently working remotely due to COVID-19, but we are looking forward to being together again in studio using a hybrid approach to operating in the future.

If you join us, you’ll need to be okay with dogs: we are a dog-friendly studio. They’re all harmless, but some of them are big.

If you’ve got what we are looking for and like the sound of how we work, then we want to see your resumé and cover letter (really important to us!). We appreciate all interest but cannot respond to all applicants. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, The Works Design Communications will provide a reasonable accommodation to employees and prospective employees to the point of undue hardship upon request and as required in respect of the individual’s particular restrictions and limitations.  If you require a specific accommodation because of a disability or a medical need, please advise us in your application.