Product Strategist

You’re looking to shine at a digital agency with a collaborative environment; we’re looking for a Product Strategist who can contribute and shine.

At Cake & Arrow, you’ll work with a passionate team of super-talented creative professionals to bring projects to life.

As a Product Strategist, you’ll drive the strategy for the projects from concept to completion by guiding team collaboration and managing client expectations. You’ll work as a strategic problem-solver who combines a strong understanding of customer needs with an equally deep understanding of business goals to champion solutions that deliver value for our customers.  

Note: This is a contract role based on company needs.

Key Responsibilities

  • Leads clients in a consultative and advisory capacity.
  • Owns strategy and decision making processes with the team and client throughout project engagement.
  • Collaborate with researchers, designers and engineers to solve business problems and deliver client needs.
  • Partner with clients to understand and balance business objectives, technical feasibility, and customer value
  • Serve as primary client interface on projects for tactical communications and an escalation point for client relationships
  • Provide value-added input on business strategy, implementation approach options, and creative solutions to problems 
  • Ensures design deliverables are aligned with the strategy
  • Contributes to the sales process to help shape the scope of work
  • Individually contribute to take projects to the finish line 
  • Manage contractors and employees assigned to team

Skills & Qualifications

  • 4+ years experience with user research, discovery and design process. 
  • 4+ years of leading a team in successful delivery of design and development projects, preferably in an agency setting 
  • Experience working with digital agencies
  • Preference for those with design experience in enterprise application design and consumer websites
  • Strong familiarity with the SDLC (software development life cycle) 
  • An optimist who is always finding ways “we can do” instead of thinking about what “we can’t do”, and brings a strategic perspective to projects
  • Thrives in a work environment where there is constant cross-collaboration between strategy, user experience, design, and technology

To apply

Send a resume and a cover letter indicating experience, why you’re interested, and notable project samples to with subject: Freelance Product Strategist