Careers

Why join us?

Great question, and to answer that, we propose the following brief:
What’s the business problem?
The math isn’t adding up and we’ve got too much work for the amount of people on the team.

Who’s our target?
Only the hardest working, hustle infused, strategic thinking, tech-forward, production-focused, creative peeps who aren’t afraid to do things differently.

What’s our POV?
We’re tired of the typical, so as we continue building our team we look for what makes people individuals.

What does success look like?
A dedicated team of innovative thinkers who want to blaze a trail into the future of digital.

Open Positions

Senior Accountant

We’re Pound & Grain, a digital creative agency located in Vancouver & Toronto. We hustle to build hardworking, results-driven creative solutions for our clients. And we infuse everything we do with heart because Pound & Grain is “where hustle meets heart”.

We’re looking for that highly motivated and capable Accountant/Senior Accountant to make an immediate impact and influence the direction of Pound & Grain by providing stakeholders with key financial information for a growing business.     

We want someone who is passionate about financials and details and is happy to roll up their sleeves and take care of the day-to-day accounting while being driven to support management with real time analysis and quality decision support. The Senior Accountant will be replacing a bookkeeper as a service as agency growth and greater demand require a broader skill set, deeper knowledge, and real time support. 

Responsibilities

Full-cycle accounting:

  • Take ownership of the day-to-day accounting functions that include, but are not limited to:
  • Working with the production team to execute client billing process and tracking accounts receivable
  • Assisting with bank balance monitoring and cash flow projections by tracking accounts payables and bank balances of multiple currencies 
  • Administering and processing monthly payroll and health benefit plan
  • Liaising with external tax advisors with respect to corporate year-end filings and preparation of supporting working papers
  • Assisting with the implementation of cross platform integration and other process improvements

Management reporting:

  • Work with the Head of Production to maintain costing spreadsheets to report margin and profitability by client and by service line
  • Maintain and enhance monthly reporting of pipeline, forecasted and actual revenues
  • Maintain monthly and annual cash flow projections, conducting budget vs actual variance analysis, and other analyses to support management
  • Assist with the design, development and troubleshooting of excel models that provide financial reporting, sales data, and other ad hoc reporting

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • 5 years of progressive experience in accounting roles, with preference to those who’ve worked in marketing or digital media space
  • Completion of post-secondary education in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or related field required.
  • Completion of Canadian CPA designation preferred, or active enrollment required.
  • Experience with Excel modelling and analysis.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and interpersonal skills.
  • Extreme attention to detail.
  • Experience preparing financial statements and supporting working papers under ASPE for management and other stakeholders an asset.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills to evaluate alternatives and provide analysis on business issues.
  • Ability to work in an open team environment while safeguarding confidential information.
  • Proficiency and comfort with web based technologies, Google G Suite and Quickbooks Online.
  • Experience in a fast-paced, energetic agency environment.
  • Ability to multitask effectively as required
  • Entrepreneurial spirit: self-starter and proactive.
  • Flexible and adaptable to rapidly changing business conditions and priorities.

The P&G Difference

  • We are a creative agency with heart striving to deliver the best digital-led work to our clients without all those tiresome big agency hassles. 
  • Pound & Grain strongly believes that differences make us all stronger. They make our work and ideas better. The more diverse and strong we are as a team, the better we can be.
  • To that end we’re committed to diversity and inclusion in our team, in our work, and in regular training for all of us to hold us accountable. 
  • Still in a sweats kind of mindset? No worries. We are very pro-flexible and remote working vibes and have casual office experiences in Vancouver and Toronto when you need one.
  • Competitive compensation and physical and mental health benefits, plus annual training and conference opportunities. 

Salary Range

  • Commensurate with experience

Sound like you?

If you’re the awesome Senior Accountant we need please share your details and interest with us.

Apply now

Senior Strategist

We’re Pound & Grain, a creative agency with digital in our blood. We are located in Vancouver & Toronto. We hustle to build hardworking, results-driven creative solutions for our clients. And we infuse everything we do with heart because Pound & Grain is “where hustle meets heart”.

 We are looking for a Senior Strategist to drive strategy development across key clients. Our projects stretch the breadth of communications today, from branding and campaigns to social and websites, the job offers variety and the opportunity to broaden your skill set as needed. 

What Does Strategy Mean to Us:

Strategy is at the heart of everything we produce at P&G. From a simple banner ad, to a national campaign, to a full-blown brand strategy, we seek to ensure that everything we create is strategically-sound. This senior-level position is like the proud parent of our strategy team; they know when to support, when to let their team shine, when to lead, and when to course-correct. The Strategy team is highly visible across our agency (Toronto and Vancouver), to our senior leadership team and, of course, with our clients, who often heavily rely on the strategic insights from this team to inform important business and creative decisions. To us, strategy is a requirement throughout the entire lifecycle of a project. We don’t subscribe to the “brief and walk away” method and we are always willing to learn, adapt and change, as the market indicates. Does this sound like you? Then read on!

Responsibilities: 

  • Lead the development of strategic deliverables and presentations with minimal oversight
  • Create meaningful insights and messaging recommendations designed to help clients achieve their objectives and overcome business challenges
  • Establish a strong strategic vision or narrative that is backed by evidence and research
  • Guide, collaborate with, and challenge clients or colleagues to produce the best work
  • Generate and adapt strategic models or frameworks that help to simplify complex business problems
  • Develop inspiring creative briefs and work with creative teams to deliver winning concepts
  • Able to conduct primary research with strong facilitation skills that could also apply to client workshops
  • Uncovering and communicating strategic, creative or CX opportunities with clients, or potential clients that are in line with P&G’s offering
  • Work closely with the Director of Strategy to help the strategy department achieve its vision and mentor junior strategists
  • Collaborate with cross functional team members to ensure projects run smoothly
  • Stay up to speed with the latest in planning trends, digital trends and behaviours to educate clients and team on emerging or changing best practices
  • Help lead research initiatives and manage outside consultants 
  • Work across a wide range of brands solving a variety of business problems 
  • Provide strategic counsel to key clients on a regular basis, including thought leadership and expertise to expand business relationships
  • Actively participates in client presentations and discussions 
  • Proactively help pitch and win new business opportunities and add value to our existing clients. 

Experience:

  • 6+ years in strategy or related roles
  • Experienced at leading strategies for projects that include, branding, campaign, social, UX/UI and CRM 
  • Proven ability to drive effectiveness for client
  • Strong ability to build relationships with clients, becoming a trusted advisor for them
  • Self starter, naturally curious and a relentless problem-solver
  • Highly collaborative, working closely with other departments from social to tech to creative
  • Experience leading customer interviews and briefing research teams
  • Strong presentation skills and experience creating and leading workshops
  • Positive energy person who strives to solve problems
  • Are a nice person to work with, who prioritizes team health and a positive working culture
  • Loves digital

The P&G Difference: 

  • We are a creative agency with heart striving to deliver the best digital-led work to our clients without all those tiresome big agency hassles. 
  • Pound & Grain strongly believes that differences make us all stronger. They make our work and ideas better. The more diverse and strong we are as a team, the better we can be.
  • To that end we’re committed to diversity and inclusion in our team, in our work, and in regular training for all of us to hold us accountable.
  • Still in a sweats kind of mindset? No worries. We are very pro-flexible and remote working vibes and have casual office experiences in Vancouver and Toronto when you need one.
  • Competitive compensation and physical and mental health benefits, plus annual training and conference opportunities. 

Sound like you?

If you’re our kick ass Senior Strategist please share your details and interest with us.

Apply now

Account Supervisor

We’re Pound & Grain, a creative agency with digital in our blood. We are located in Vancouver & Toronto. We hustle to build hardworking, results-driven creative solutions for our clients. And we infuse everything we do with heart because Pound & Grain is “where hustle meets heart”.

We are looking for an Account Supervisor to work closely with our Account Management team. This person will be responsible for leading client projects including briefings, strategic development, creative development and implementation and will work closely with the Project Management and Digital Media teams to manage the production process. They will be required to work both independently and with the Account Leads and Group Account Director on a variety of projects within the agency and will strive to understand both the client’s business needs and challenges.

What Does Account Service Mean to Us:

Great, long-lasting client relationships are built by amazing account people. So it’s very important that our team is filled with quick-thinkers that can effortlessly balance client relationships, project successes and Pound & Grain personalities that make up great creative and digital work.

Managing our clients through creative and digital marketing campaigns and complex web development projects including websites, apps, campaigns, social, virtual reality, and video projects is part of the day-to-day at Pound & Grain so an interest in all things digital and traditional marketing is critical.

The successful Account Supervisor will have the energy, insight and ingenuity to deliver on this mission and be excited to join our Account Management team. Our Account Management team is a mix of personalities but we all have one trait in common, we all hold ourselves accountable to the very highest standards. So if any of that resonates with you and you have the following skills and experience, we’d really like to meet you.

Responsibilities: 

  • Operate as the main point of contact for select projects and accounts.
  • Work independently and with Account Leads and Group Account Directors to develop and cultivate strong relationships.
  • Retain and grow existing client relationships on key accounts. 
  • Create and grow new client relationships on new accounts. 
  • Develop an understanding of both the client’s business needs and challenges.
  • Work with the Project Management team to effectively execute seamless projects.
  • Support the clients, Media and Project Management teams with the media process including media strategy, communication and creative asset management for the media trafficking process. 
  • Lead high volume and fast paced delivery of marketing projects in both short term and long term cycles.   
  • Collaborate with cross functional team members to ensure projects run smoothly.
  • Proactively help pitch and win new business opportunities and add value to our existing clients. 
  • Report on and manage account financials and annual projections. 

Experience:

  • 4-6 years’ agency experience in account services in a traditional and/or digital agency.
  • Ability to have strategic client conversations about an array of marketing solutions.
  • Experience in managing-up issues, concerns and opportunities.
  • Ability to work with a diverse range of talents, personalities and teams. 
  • Ability to proactively lead work by thinking ahead and providing all stakeholders with the information and assets needed.
  • Ability to guide and direct production teams to keep them on track to deliver on your client’s needs.
  • Experience in managing & delivering digital and social comms for clients.
  • Experience working on accounts that included paid media management and lead performance campaigns.
  • Knowledge of standard project management tools and methodologies. 
  • Thrive in a team environment.
  • Proven ability to build strong, constructive relationships with clients and agency teams.
  • Assist in managing the yearly account scope and reporting function.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and a high attention to detail.
  • Your bonus skills may include: 
    • Experience working in both traditional and web mediums. 
    • A good sense of humor, tact and professionalism. 
    • A passion for all things digital.

The P&G Difference: 

  • We are a creative agency with heart, striving to deliver the best digital-led work to our clients without all those tiresome big agency hassles. 
  • Pound & Grain strongly believes that differences make us all stronger. They make our work and ideas better. The more diverse and strong we are as a team, the better we can be.
  • To that end we’re committed to diversity and inclusion in our team, in our work, and in regular training for all of us to hold us accountable.
  • Still in a sweats kind of mindset? No worries. We are very pro-flexible and remote working vibes and have casual office experiences in Vancouver and Toronto when you need one.
  • Competitive compensation and physical and mental health benefits, plus annual training and conference opportunities. 

Sound like you?

If you’re our kick ass Account Supervisor please share your details and interest with us.

Apply now

Art Director

About Us

We’re Pound & Grain, a digital creative agency located in Vancouver & Toronto. We hustle to build hardworking, results-driven creative solutions for our clients. And we infuse everything we do with heart because Pound & Grain is where hustle meets heart.

What we’re looking for

We’re looking for a rock solid, experienced Art Director to join our team. You will be given the opportunity to take the lead on a variety of projects and work closely with junior team members on multiple outputs, challenging you to be versatile, nimble and collaborative. While you won’t be directly managing anyone you must have the ability to show leadership from a problem solving point of view as a senior member of the creative team. You must have the ability to work with our team and clients to ideate on user experiences, websites, brand identities and campaigns, as well as contribute to strategic initiatives and find new opportunities for impact. Naturally, we’re looking forward to seeing a well rounded portfolio showcasing work that you have completed in the past.

About You

You are a passionate, seasoned Art Director looking to take the next step in your career. You’ve worked in a few different industries and you’re looking for a place where you can apply what you’ve learned to a dynamic agency that is constantly striving to take things to the next level. You are an entrepreneurial self-starter, who is looking to push their skills to the limit to create beautiful, and thoughtful work for a host of exciting brands including BC Lotteries, Paramount, Arc’teryx, SAP, TELUS and many more.

You are platform agnostic and can create eye-grabbing experiences across any medium the brief calls for. You are experienced with marketing, branding, content creation and social strategies and have a desire to find a balance between creativity and innovation in the future of marketing.

You are curious and looking to expand your creative horizons. You want to be a part of a team that is highly collaborative and equally passionate about the work they are doing. You work with intent and are always able to concisely articulate the “why” behind your work.

Requirements

  • 5+ years Art Directing and designing specifically for web, print and digital
  • Strong UX/UI background.
  • Previous agency experience or related industry experience
  • Incredible attention to detail
  • Up-to-date on current trends & best practices
  • Passionate about creating amazing work
  • Ability to communicate and defend creative decisions
  • Must show leadership through your actions, attitude and work ethic
  • Ability to present work and engage in thoughtful dialogue with clients
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to take a strategy-lead approach to executing visual concepts
  • Work with other team members and clients to help craft solutions that meet their goals
  • Working knowledge and experience with motion design, ability to translate design concepts into storyboards
  • Expertise in Adobe CC (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign), Figma, and other user experience design tools.
  • Drawing/Illustration and experience in traditional media production would be an added bonus
  • You must embody our five rules: Work Hard, Be Nice, Think Big, Love Digital & Have Fun

Benefits and Perks

  • Competitive salary
  • Opportunity for career growth
  • Great health coverage
  • The latest tools and equipment
  • Paid vacation & sick days
  • Paid closure over Christmas Holiday in addition to vacation
  • Continued career development through conferences, events and continuing education
  • A casual work environment where you can be yourself and your team members have always got your back

Does this sound like we’re talking to you?

If you think you’ve got what we’re looking for please provide your online portfolio showcasing your work and share your CV with us.

Apply now

Senior Designer

About Us

We’re Pound & Grain, a digital creative agency located in Vancouver & Toronto. We hustle to build hardworking, results-driven creative solutions for our clients. And we infuse everything we do with heart because Pound & Grain is where hustle meets heart.

What We’re Looking For

We’re searching for the next creative, talented, and motivated designer to join our growing team. This is a senior designer position where you’ll work on a variety of projects with multiple outputs, challenging you to be versatile, nimble, and up to date on the current design, cultural and technological trends. You must have the ability to ideate on user experiences, websites, social media, and marketing campaigns, as well as a killer portfolio showcasing work that you have completed in the past.

About You

You are a passionate and enthusiastic senior designer looking to take the next step in your career. An entrepreneurial self-starter, who is looking to push their skills to the limit to create beautiful, thoughtful, and personality-infused work for a host of exciting brands including BCLC, Paramount, Arc’teryx, Save-On-Foods, and many more.

You are platform agnostic and can create eye-grabbing experiences across any medium the brief calls for. You are experienced with marketing, branding, website design, and content creation and have a desire to find a balance between creativity and innovation in the future of marketing.

You are curious and looking to expand your creative horizons. You want to be a part of a team that is highly collaborative and equally passionate about the work they are doing. You work with intent and are always able to concisely articulate the “why” behind your work.

Requirements

  • 4+ years professional experience designing for web, print and digital.
  • Strong UX/UI skills.
  • Previous Agency experience is an advantage.
  • Incredible attention to detail.
  • Up-to-date on current trends & best practices.
  • Passionate about creating amazing work.
  • Ability to communicate and defend creative decisions.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to take a strategy-lead approach to execute visual concepts.
  • Working knowledge and experience with motion design, and ability to translate design concepts into storyboards.
  • Expertise in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign. Experience with Figma, and other User Experience design tools.
  • Illustration skills and/or experience in traditional media production would be an added bonus.

Benefits and Perks

  • Competitive salary
  • Opportunity for career growth
  • Great health coverage
  • The latest tools and equipment
  • Paid vacation & sick days
  • Paid closure over Christmas Holiday in addition to vacation
  • Continued career development through conferences, events and continuing education
  • A casual work environment where you can be yourself and your team members have always got your back

Does this sound like we’re talking to you?

If you think you’ve got what we’re looking for please provide your online portfolio showcasing your work and share your CV with us.

Apply now