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We’re always on the look out for new talented troops to join our rapidly expanding work force. If you think you’ve got what it takes to add a little more awesome to our close-knit team please send your CV and a short covering letter or portfolio examples to hello@thisisorb.com

Open positions

Brand Strategist/Planner 

We are on the hunt for a highly motivated Brand Strategist/Planner to join our growing (and ruddy awesome) team in Birmingham.

As a close-knit team we all have a focus on continual growth and just like the businesses we work with, we truly believe you should never stand still.

The ideal applicant will have at least 5 years’ career experience in a branding, advertising or marketing role with a portfolio showcasing a clear flair for writing and a passion for brand and marketing strategy. We also want to hear from people who’ve taken an unconventional path to success.

Our strategy team at ORB are an extremely creative and innovative bunch and they’ve got a reputation for pushing the boundaries when it comes to researching, articulating and delivering brands for our diverse range of clients. We actively encourage people to push themselves creatively and think outside of the box because we believe it’s the best way to learn and grow.

You’ll be expected to flex your creative muscles from the beginning of every project, and you’ll make the big calls on whether we turn right or left at the end of the proverbial branding road. Previous experience in a strategic branding role is essential as is a solid understanding of brand activation for businesses, both internally and externally.

You should also be a lover of words, with a genuine desire to progress as a creative writer. It goes without saying, but you should have an almost annoying understanding of grammar and punctuation, and the ability to smash it at spelling bees.

As an agency, we encourage collaboration between all of our people so you’ll need to have great social skills, work well in a team, and be open to cultivating ideas collaboratively. The ability to present and speak confidently to clients, and in front of groups, would also be magnificent.

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, a healthy passion for alcohol, caffeine and laughter isn’t essential, but would be hugely advantageous.

If you’re a strategic writing wizard with the ability to plan, organise and action projects at the drop of your pointy hat, then please do send your CV, portfolio (if you have one) and a short (200 words max) covering letter explaining why you’re the right person for the job to Lauren@thisisorb.com

Please also try to make the subject line of the email quite funny. We like funny.

Senior Account Manager (Brand Manager)

We are looking for a Senior Account Manager (we call them Brand Managers) with a minimum of 3 years’ experience to join our growing team in our Birmingham city centre office.
As a Brand Manager at ORB you’ll be the key point of contact for our clients and our creative team.
Key responsibilities include:

  • Upholding excellent customer service and client experience
  • Project management
  • Supporting new business, pitching, delivering proposals and growing accounts
  • Reporting on profitability and project delivery
  • Getting under the skin of clients’ businesses and aligning business and brand strategy
  • Admin and organisation

ORB is a pretty exciting and fast-paced place to work. Having experience is one thing, but we’re really looking for someone who fits in with our high-energy and extremely ambitious team.
The ideal candidate will be driven by achievement and strongly believe in success, commitment, creativity, not cutting corners, perfection, straight talking, integrity, relationships and the value of expertise.

You’ll also need to be reliable and dependable, and have the ability to persuade, reassure and instil confidence in clients, while having the conviction to assert authority over accounts, be self-sufficient and act with patience, honesty and diplomacy.

To fit in with the agency’s lifestyle, the ideal candidate should also believe in adventure, trying new things and having fun. They must be able to work in a high pressure and fast paced environment, be adaptable to change, use their initiative and flexible enough to deal with the wide range of tasks that may occur outside of key responsibilities.

The ideal candidate would be quick to absorb and analyse large amounts of information with the ability to communicate enthusiastically and diplomatically with clients and other members of the ORB team. It is also essential to be good with numbers, IT literate and skilled at negotiating and motivating others, with a proven ability to present new ideas with conviction.

To apply for the position of Brand Manager at ORB please send us a CV and a covering letter of no more than one page explaining why you’re the ideal person for the job. Email jodie@thisisorb.com