Lead Strategist at Work & Co

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Work & Co (work.co) defines and launches the world’s most successful digital products and services. With offices in the United States, Brazil and Europe, we’ve become the go-to partner for IKEA, Google, Apple, Mercedes, Mailchimp, Etsy, Planned Parenthood, Gatorade, and more. As Fast Company noted, our engineering and design teams are routinely entrusted with creating digital products for companies which rarely approach outside firms. Forrester Research calls our approach “a model to follow.”

Strategists at Work & Co help conceive and create visionary digital products that people use everyday. With one eye on the future, they use superior analytical skills and strategic thinking to address complex business, design, and technical needs.

Work & Co’s methodology emphasizes hands-on skills across all departments. For strategists, this means being able to develop a deep understanding of a client’s business, generate insights, and translate those into a plan of action. We are looking for individuals ready to quickly ramp-up on new industries and business models, define client goals, competition and target audiences, and deliver valuable product recommendations that transform brands. Upfront skills such as an ability to conduct user research are welcome, but we prefer people comfortable with defining strategy for the full life cycle of a digital product, from vision and conception to launch and optimization. Demonstrated ability to develop strong relationships and build trust with empowered decision-makers is essential.

Teams at Work & Co are small and highly senior. Strategists work alongside company partners and the top designers and engineers in the industry, as well as with category-defining clients.

What You Will Do

  • Partner with clients to understand business models, objectives, and user behaviors and synthesize those insights to develop product visions and long-term product roadmaps
  • Solve problems with a hypothesis-driven approach, combining a deep understanding of user behavior and client business drivers
  • Provide a business-driven perspective to shape and frame designs
  • Collaborate with product managers, designers, and engineers to conceptualize, design, and deliver multi-platform applications
  • Evaluate results and help optimize products post-launch

We Are Looking For

  • 7+ years of experience helping to create digital products
  • Ability to look at a situation, deconstruct it, and devise a way to make it better
  • Experience with proposing project KPIs and validating them via both qualitative research and analytics
  • Ability to rapidly build expertise on new businesses and industries
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to persuasively present and defend your own strategic thinking and synthesis
  • Ability to gain insight and modify your thinking based on the contributions and perspectives of others

At Work & Co, we believe diversity is essential to creating the best digital products. We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, citizenship, national origin of employees, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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Location

231 Front Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

An Insider's view of Work & Co

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Every day, I get to work alongside insanely talented people I respect. Our office environments are designed to help us focus on our craft — whether that be coding or digital design or strategy. We also push against burnout and discourage long hours. No time sheets. Everyone should get to be their best selves both in and out of the office.

Rafael

Design Director

What projects are you most excited about?

Creating products that launch is our priority. Having world-class design and engineering talent ensures that these experiences are beautiful and functional. Utility is also important. We always want to add value to people’s lives.

Muriel

Group Director, Product

How does the company support your career growth?

We believe in mentors, not managers. And we see mentorship as a right. At Work & Co, every employee gets a dedicated mentor from day one. Our flatter structure also means we learn from one another, informally, on an ongoing basis.

Caitlin

Managing Director, Talent

What is your vision for the company?

Work & Co's mission has been clear since day one. We exist to create —and launch— the digital products and experiences millions of people love using every day. We exist to raise the bar. Our approach is to be the best at a few things versus average at a dozen.

Marcelo

Partner, Technology

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

We’re all encouraged to contribute and collectively push boundaries. The best ideas can come from anywhere. All disciplines —designers, engineers, strategists, PMs— sit together in project teams. Our flat structure ensures there's not a rift between senior and junior talent in the company. The result is a workplace that enables continuous learning.

Josh

Senior Developer

What are Work & Co Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Work & Co provides Backup child care assistance, Subsidized child care.
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Work & Co provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Summer hours, Flexible start and end times.
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Work & Co sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Work & Co employees receive between 20 and 25 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Work & Co employees receive unlimited sick days.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Work & Co hosts company outings Quarterly.
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted quarterly.
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Work & Co offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
Work & Co hosts lunch and learn meetings once per quarter.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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