In this role, you’ll work as part of a team to develop and implement business strategies. Working closely with your colleagues and clients, you’ll uncover meaningful opportunities and help our business-owner clients make ideals a reality.
This Strategist’s day-to-day is a world of diversity: you might facilitate a strategic planning session to determine how to position a company, then write content for a brochure to spark cross-selling opportunities, or concept a process graphic with one of our designers. Long story short: we look for team-players who love to do the work as much as they enjoy seeing the success of their colleagues.
Kinesis started almost 20 years ago in marketing, and many of our tools are rooted in that field. For example, we still create badass brand identities, and we value empathy as a source of insight. Over the past decade, our work has evolved to encompass all areas of business and the connections between them. In that context, an understanding of marketing and brand strategy will be very useful in your role. If your expertise is in an adjacent field, that’s great - as long as you are excited to dig in and learn more.
To help you get a sense of whether this opportunity is a good fit for you, we have compiled the questions below:
If you answered “yes,” to these questions, we’d love to learn more about you and see if Kinesis could be a home for you.
We work with small businesses (between $3 and $50 million in revenue) in the B2B space, ranging from data analytics to contract manufacturing. You can meet some of them at kinesis.team/about/client-stories.
What they have in common: they are energized by a bold vision for the future, and they care about their employees, customers, and communities. We often remark to each other how much we learn from them, and how excited we are to partner with them in their strategic endeavors. And we want to keep that going – which is why we are very selective about whom we welcome on board as a client.
We’ve found the below qualifications will give you a solid foundation for the Strategist role:
Additionally, we value the following capabilities and skills:
Strategy & Execution
Within each role, we strive to pay everyone with similar experience and tenure the same salary.
We have a rigorous hiring process, so we know everyone on our team is ready to show up giving their best to the team and the company every day. Of course, that looks different for different people – but essentially, we believe everyone is adding value to similar degrees. We do have conversations about how we each contribute and how we might level up, but those don’t impact salary.
Our salary ranges are based on Portland market surveys, and we make them transparent to the team. We don’t engage in individual salary negotiations, because we believe in paying people well for their work and in fair compensation across the entire team. For this position, the salary range is $60,000 - $79,000 based on experience and tenure at Kinesis.
For the size of our company, we offer a generous benefits package. It’s designed to support our team not just as workers, but as human beings with all kinds of needs and interests. We encourage people to take their vacations and stick to a 40-hour work week when possible, so everyone can recharge their energy. As we grow, we are looking to expand our benefits package further. We currently offer:
To keep our team and families as safe as possible during the global pandemic, Kinesis has transitioned to an entirely distributed workforce. Because of this change to our working environment, the following benefits have been paused. We plan to re-evaluate these benefits as conditions change.
Working at Kinesis is more than a job. It’s an opportunity to grow with a team that truly cares about one another. We are continuously reinventing how we work and strive to create an environment centered around people. Our policies and procedures are as simple as possible and as complex as necessary. If you are looking for a place with pre-determined molds and KPIs measuring individual success, this is not it. We find the people who love working here are self-managed, open to ambiguity, ready to show up with authenticity, and driven to figure things out as a team. Resilience, resourcefulness, and a growth mindset serve Kinesians well. Everyone here is highly engaged, with the work as well as with each other. We expect nothing less. If this all sounds like a place where you’d thrive, we are excited to hear from you. Good luck!
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