Bow & Arrow is a team of venture builders. We create digital products, services and ventures for game-changing businesses, including BMW MINI, Google, British Airways, Airbnb, John Lewis, The Wall Street Journal and Amex. The impact we are having is changing the way people live, bank, work, and travel. You can hear more about who we are and what we do on our website.
We are not your typical consultancy, and we are much more than your traditional design studio. Bringing together the sharpest creative, strategic and commercial minds, we work in tight, truly collaborative and high-performing start-up teams to accelerate concepts from ideas to market-ready ventures. We are backed by the superpower that is Accenture, which opens doors to the largest enterprises.
Bow & Arrow is on a growth journey, from a boutique venture agency to a scaled business driving new ventures across Europe and ultimately beyond. We are setting up a European team, around our new venture hub in Berlin. This means that you will be one of the founders of our brand-new studio, helping us to set up our delivery model for success.
Building a venture takes a village, and we need all types of skills at B&A. We are looking for 'genius misfits' who thrive on excellence and collaboration. We want people to help us grow and evolve – finding new work, contributing to the culture, mentoring and growing the team.
As an Associate Creative Director, you are here to own key client relationships across multiple projects and work streams and to deliver a sustained pipeline of work with these clients in collaboration with the Directors and the Partners. You are here to lead the business and its culture, fostering collaboration, inspiring others and ensuring quality of work.
Within this role, you will:
Manage cross-functional teams across Accenture, harnessing skills and experience from the wider business
Provide bigger picture perspective and be responsible for the overall delivery of all projects across client accounts
Set the context and direction for the creation of the overall venture proposition and recommendation to the client – know our clients, their markets and competitors inside out, ensuring the work is always cognizant of the client and business context
Provide a breadth of expertise and experience, offering fresh and relevant perspective and challenges that inspires and guides the account and client
Consistently set the standard and stretch it to be able to produce world class creative work, and challenge the team on quality of deliverables
Nurture and grow senior client relationships for existing and new accounts, provide a trusted voice of experience, authority and insight, and support the SCLs and CLs in management and relationships building of key client accounts
Have difficult conversations and flawlessly converting any concerns or issues into deeper relations and trust, set client priorities, anticipate and proactively provide solutions to their problems
Be responsible for future pipeline with your client account and lead the development of proposals and pitches with your Strategy counterpart
Mentor senior members of the Creative team, and be responsible for a family tree of SCLs, CLs and Designers
Grow the team and wider B&A – building the culture through creative inspiration, owning and running design training, internal initiatives and thought-leadership events
What we love in a candidate:
Strong creative thinking and design execution skills, with the ability to fluidly work across the spectrum of design, doing what it takes to help the work land with impact
A proactive attitude and growth mindset to think around problems, navigate ambiguity and challenge clients to think differently
World-class execution with an eye for detail and the passion to constantly strive to improve, challenge creative boundaries and take the work to the next level
Autonomous leadership and drive to confidently lead highly collaborative teams through complex projects with C-suite level clients, empowering others and growing the leadership of those around you
7+ years of professional experience in the design industry, ideally in piloting and launching ventures, including 3+ years in innovation leadership with client-facing multi-disciplinary teams (e.g. innovation lab or creative consultancy)
An absolute must-have in every candidate is that they live and truly believe our values of being driven, fearless, striving for better, bringing your authentic self and being generous in all that we do.
Our inclusion promise:
We are building a team that represents the diversity of our society and we are looking for people who will be a cultural add, not a cultural fit.
Bow & Arrow is an equal opportunity employer, which means we do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone who works at B&A.
HOW TO APPLY
If you think you would be the perfect addition to our team, please apply through the link below. As we are now part of Accenture Interactive, you will be taken through to the Accenture recruitment page to finish your Bow & Arrow application.
Please send us:
5 bullet points on why you would be a great addition to the Bow & Arrow team
Your CV and portfolio of work
Without these pieces we will sadly not be able to consider your application. Furthermore we will only be able to respond to shortlisted applicants.
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