Brand Strategist Hybrid (SF)

Salt Branding is looking for a smart, experienced strategic thinker who can play multiple hybrid roles in a boutique brand consultancy with a wide range of Fortune 500 clients.

Ideally this will be 75% Brand Strategist and 25% Project Manager, with some added value thrown in. We're not a heavily execution-oriented agency, so the reality is that to do project management well at Salt, you have to be intimately involved in strategy creation. This role requires direct experience in brand positioning, architecture, business and consumer insights and purpose development.

In this role, you will be responsible for helping to drive high-impact work that solves client and customer challenges (the strategist role). You will also help manage engagements that span - and connect - both strategy & creative deliverables (the project management role).


  • Know what’s going on in the business and world—be a go-to source for trends, shifts, emerging customer dynamics and behavior. Tell us what our clients should care about
  • Engage with your team and with Fortune 500 clients in stakeholder interviews and discussions about topics critical to their business
  • Own specific deliverables within a project and manage key components (marketplace analysis, audience insights, brand audits, content development, team reviews, etc.)
  • Collaborate with the internal team and client to formalize hypotheses and develop compelling strategic recommendations - including implications for creative expression
  • Synthesize learning and push beyond the fact base to craft compelling stories driven by your own point of view
  • Ensure that project phases, steps, milestones, deliverables, timelines, and budgets are met


  • B.A. degree
  • 3-5 years experience in brand marketing, business strategy, client service, design, innovation, or research
  • Working understanding of how large organization operate and business processes
  • Insights-oriented, strong conceptual, writing and presentation skills - strong proficiency in PowerPoint
  • Detailed-oriented - strong proficiency with Excel and Smartsheets or PM applications
  • Interest in seeing the impact of your work in client businesses and in the real world
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Not afraid to fail thinking big

This is a full-time position. Not contract.

No recruiters please.

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Working at Salt will give you the opportunity to do some of the most influential work in your career for some of the most influential businesses in the world. From start-ups to Fortune 1000 companies, we build brands and digital experiences that will push your strategic, creative and technical capabilities.

With great benefits, a great environment and a desire to push the limits, we are looking for the best talent out there, whether you've got years of experience or you're just out of school.

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San Francisco

1620 Montgomery Street, Suite 120
San Francisco, CA 94111