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

Controller

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 Senior Accountant/Controller 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 Controller 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:

  • Manage and execute client billing process and accounts receivable
  • Monitor bank balances and optimize cash flow by managing accounts payables and bank balances of multiple currencies 
  • Administer and process monthly payroll and health benefit plan
  • Liaise with external tax advisors with respect to corporate year-end filings and preparation of supporting working papers
  • Streamline processes and identify opportunities for efficiencies

Management reporting:

  • Work with the Head of Production to create and maintain costing spreadsheets to understand 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
  • Design, develop and troubleshoot excel models to provide financial reports, sales data, and other ad hoc reports

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Ideally 3-5 years working experience as an Assistant Controller and/or Controller, with preference to those who’ve worked in marketing or digital media space
  • Bachelor’s Degree with a CPA, or equivalent accounting designation.
  • Excellent Excel modelling and analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and interpersonal skills.
  • Extreme attention to detail.
  • Ability to initiate corrective actions with leadership when appropriate.
  • Experience creating financial statements under ASPE and reports for management and other stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and decision making skills to evaluate alternatives and provide recommendations 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 accounting software.
  • 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 Controller we need please share your details and interest with us.

Apply now

Graphic 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 mid-level 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 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, ViacomCBS, Arc’teryx, Hormel, 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

  • 2+ years designing specifically for the web, print and digital.
  • Working knowledge of UX/UI design.
  • 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

Producer

Pound & Grain was born in 2010 with a simple idea that viewing the world digitally would create a better marketing agency. Our culture is still one where hard work, thinking big, loving digital, being nice and having fun is part of who we are. As we move into our 2nd decade as an agency, we are still obsessed with creating work that exploits the creative, technology and media of right now to connect brands with their customers. Today we do this for brands across North America. 

We work best when we have talented, motivated, and entrepreneurial day to day producers quarterbacking the entire project experience with our clients and our internal teams to create a seamless environment of delivering great work and better results. We are looking for a producer who has that perfect balance of calm hands-on management and the ability to see the forest through the trees. We aren’t zealots about where we communicate with our target audiences along the user journey (from above to below the line), just that we treat each touch point as a place to build the right content to move the needle. 

We are looking for a seasoned and experienced leader with a solid agency track record for managing and shipping multiple projects at once, on budget and on time by magically managing resources, schedules, clients and external suppliers. You’ll work directly with our account leads, strategic, creative, and tech teams to develop digital marketing solutions that meet marketing KPIs and business objectives while keeping a level head and a positive attitude. 

Your Responsibilities:

  • Manage high volume and fast-paced delivery of digital marketing, web development, video and general marketing & advertising projects. 
  • Own the day-to-day client relationships (sometimes in partnership with an Account Lead), daily communication, and manage projects and teams on an ongoing basis and ensure project requirements are met, understood, and then executed. 
  • Prepare project documentation: scoping, schedules, budgets, proposals, project plans, Statements of Work (SOWs), and status reports for satisfied clients and happy project teams, and ensure pixel perfect projects are delivered on time and on budget. 
  • Collaborate with project teams on strategic planning, budgets, estimates, flawless project delivery, risk management, resource management and strategic account growth and new opportunities within our client relationships. 
  • Deliver detailed process, analytical and financial updates in order to forecast and report on revenue, expenses, and project completion milestones. 
  • Contribute to the ongoing wellbeing and growth of Pound & Grain and Pound & Grainers by making daily strategic decisions designed to solve our client’s problems.

Required Skills and Experience: 

  • 4+ years of delivering digital projects on budget and schedule, while continually winning praise from your clients. 
  • 4+ years experience managing clients directly and ability to have strategic conversations directly with clients about an array of marketing solutions.
  • Have extensive experience working within the digital landscape with an understanding of the design and development process from start to finish.
  • Track record for delivering all types of work: marketing campaigns, social media, broadcast, branding, paid media, and major web design and development projects.  
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbally.
  • Impeccable attention to detail and an ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proven ability to identify and mitigate risks, analyze options, and raise concerns to senior management appropriately. 
  • Proven ability to work under pressure while maintaining a great sense of humor.
  • Working experience with Google Suite and standard project management tools (Smartsheet and Jira) and methods. 
  • Knowledge of ERP systems (i.e.:  tools for resourcing, timesheets and revenue recognition)

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.

Does this sound like you?

If you’re our next talented producer 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