Careers

Open to Everywhere

Take your curiosity
everywhere.
Create opportunity
everywhere.

At Saffron, we thrive on the unknown and never take anything for granted. Here, you’ll find a place where you will constantly learn new things and expand your horizons. You’ll be encouraged to take ideas and run with them; to own projects, relationships, or the creation of new IP. Whether you’re a seasoned specialist or just starting out, your voice is always heard. And, of course, you will work with an incredibly talented and extraordinarily diverse group of people who will support, challenge and inspire you every day.

Open Positions

5

Senior Designer

London

London

Senior Designer

The role

We are on the lookout for a Senior Designer to join our London studio. The ideal candidate will be someone who feels as comfortable creating brand identities as presenting them. They would be someone who loves the finer details of design but can look up, see the broader picture and work towards a common goal.

We value those with a positive attitude and are willing to work smart as much as they work hard.

Above all, the most important thing is someone who is happy to contribute to our studio culture and get involved in everything that happens day-to-day.

You

  • You are excited every morning about coming into the studio and the challenges ahead.
  • You are driven by great design and creativity.
  • You are open to learn and grow.
  • You are a thinker and problem solver.
  • You understand the value of brand strategy and can act on it.
  • You seek excellence in everything you do.
  • You have exceptional design skills. First and foremost as a brand designer but also have a good grasp of either UI, Motion, Processing or the like.
  • You are eager to collaborate not only with your fellow designers but also with strategists and programme managers.
  • You are fluent in English, but other languages are a plus too.
  • You are excited about joining a close-knit international team and work with clients all over the world.
  • You have a right to work in the UK.

As a Saffronite we’ll expect you to

  • Be curious in nature and hungry to learn.
  • Be open and flexible in mindset and delivery.
  • Have a balance of IQ and EQ.
  • Be a problem-solver with a hands-on approach.
  • Embrace responsibility and ownership.
  • Be committed and thorough.
  • Work as a team player, fostering the ONE Culture across borders.

How to apply

If you’re interested, please send your CV and a PDF with some examples of your work at  talent@saffron-consultants.com with headline: LDN Senior Designer

Jnr/Mid Designer

London

London

Jnr/Mid Designer

The role

We are looking for talented designers to join our London studio. The ideal candidate is someone who has plenty of potential to grow into, sees things from a fresh perspective, is brave enough to challenge, push new ideas and new ways of doing things.

We value those with a positive attitude and are willing to work smart as much as they work hard.

Above all, the most important thing is someone who is happy to contribute to our studio culture and get involved in everything that happens day-to-day.

You

  • You are driven by great design and creativity.
  • You have exceptional design skills but also play around in one (or more) UI, Motion, Processing, 3D or the like.
  • You are open to learn and grow.
  • You are a thinker and problem solver.
  • You seek excellence in everything you do.
  • You are keen to go beyond design, and learn how to work alongside strategy and project management too.
  • You are fluent in English, but other languages are a plus too.
  • You are excited about joining a close-knit international team and work with clients all over the world.
  • You have a right to work in the UK.

As a Saffronite we’ll expect you to

  • Be curious in nature and hungry to learn.
  • Be open and flexible in mindset and delivery.
  • Have a balance of IQ and EQ.
  • Be a problem-solver with a hands-on approach.
  • Embrace responsibility and ownership.
  • Be committed and thorough.
  • Work as a team player, fostering the ONE Culture across borders.

How to apply

If you’re interested, please send your CV and a PDF with some examples of your work at  talent@saffron-consultants.com with headline: LDN Designer

Digital Designer

London / Madrid

London / Madrid

Digital Designer

The role

We are looking for a Digital Designer to join our studio in London or Madrid. Someone that loves to be involved in all stages of the design process, from early stage research and exploration through to prototyping flows and final interface design. Someone who’s passionate about digital design, creating experiences that people love, and thinking about interface interaction to help push the boundaries. Saffron works with renowned brands all over the world, and this is a great opportunity to be part of a growing team.

You

  • You are able to communicate design concepts through sketches, user flows, wireframes and prototypes. Even if you can’t do all of those, you are excited to learn them.
  • You look to simplify complexity by creating elegant solutions.
  • You are eager to collaborate with strategists and brand designers to shape your work.
  • You are a problem solver and know when to challenge requirements.
  • You seek excellence in everything you do.
  • You are fluent in English, and other languages are definitely a plus too.
  • You are excited about working in an international team, and travelling globally.
  • You love all things Figma and Sketch and are able to work across the Adobe Creative Suite too.
  • You are no stranger to iteration and have knowledge of how the experience will work across different devices/platforms.

As a Saffronite we’ll expect you to

  • Be curious by nature and hungry to learn.
  • Be open and flexible in mindset and delivery.
  • Have a balance of IQ and EQ.
  • Have a problem-solving but hands-on attitude.
  • Be able to embrace responsibility and ownership.
  • Be committed, rigorous.
  • Work as a team player, fostering the ONE Culture.

How to apply

If you’re interested, please send your CV and share some examples of your work to: talent@saffron-consultants.com

Motion Designer

London / Madrid

London / Madrid

Motion Designer

The role

We are on the lookout for a Motion Designer with around 4+ years experience to join our Madrid or London studio. The ideal candidate will be someone who loves to be involved in all stages of the design process and takes the lead to make things happen. From ideation all the way through to bringing ideas to life, they would be someone who consistently completes projects with finesse and precision.

You

  • You are excited about what you get to do every day.
  • You are a thinker and problem solver
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  • You seek excellence in everything you do.
  • You have a wide range of motion skills from 2D to 3D, animating to editing.
  • You are a strong conceptual thinker with experience working in branding.
  • You understand the importance of sound design and how it can bring an added dimension to a concept.
  • You are versatile, a leader and can handle multiple projects.
  • You are fluent in English, with other languages a plus too.
  • You are excited about joining a close-knit international team and working with clients all over the world.
  • You are eligible to work in the UK or Europe.

As a Saffronite we’ll expect you to

  • Be curious by nature and hungry to learn.
  • Be open and flexible in mindset and delivery.
  • Have a balance of IQ and EQ.
  • Have a problem-solving but hands-on attitude.
  • Be able to embrace responsibility and ownership.
  • Be committed, rigorous.
  • Work as a team player, fostering the ONE Culture.

How to apply

If you’re interested, please send your CV and share some examples of your work to: talent@saffron-consultants.com

Senior Programme Manager

London

London

Senior Programme Manager

The role

We are looking for a Senior Programme Manager who is eager to grow their skills by working with global clients on exciting and challenging projects. Reporting to the Chief Client Officer.

You

  • You have +6 years of experience in similar positions in the brand, digital or business consultancy industries.
  • You are a native English speaker or very advanced level, both spoken and written (additional languages a plus)
  • You have proven experience in managing large scale programmes in branding, digital and/or design, either alone or with support from a senior team.
  • You are comfortable taking ownership and responsibility for delivery
  • You are capable of effectively presenting to clients and new business
  • You have strong organisational skills
  • You have excellent attention to detail
  • You have the ability to work under high-pressure, on multiple work streams and tight deadlines
  • You understand the importance of brand being seen as a management tool

As a Saffronite we’ll expect you to

  • Manage clients independently, with advisory and coaching from Director level as appropriate
  • Build and maintaining client satisfaction, growing client opportunities
  • Be responsible of delivering work on brief, time and budget
  • Be responsible for facilitating team communications, enabling shared thinking and delivery
  • Be solid at scoping proposals for new and existing clients, including planning, timelines, costing, etc.
  • Be a value added contributor to the strategic development of programmes, understanding the brief, requirements and deliverables
  • Be capable of providing sound judgement on strategic and creative work to coherently argue if work is on brief
  • Be committed to excellent and rigorous programme management

How to apply

If you’re interested, please send your CV and cover letter to luz@saffron-consultants.com with subject: Senior Programme Manager

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Jessica Bong

Senior Designer

A day with Jess.

Senior Designer, London, UK.

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Jess is one of our senior designers. Having started her Saffron career in Australia, she’s since relocated to our office in London. When she’s not in the Saffron studio, she can be found fishing on her Animal Crossing island, or watching a musical on the West End.

Tell us a bit about what a Designer does?

Tell us a bit about what a Designer does?

A designer in this context is essentially a problem-solver… but one that uses story-telling
and visual tools to capture the imagination and make thinking both tangible and exciting.

Designers tend to be the generalists on a project, along with our strategists, we forge the overall vision for other teams to work toward. We oversee the many moving parts surrounding a project and ensure all pieces are working together cohesively in order to make the idea work.

What does an ‘average’ day look like?

What does an ‘average’ day look like?

There’s no one average day, rather 2-3 kinds of days.

Some are all about reconnaissance: meetings, researching and synthesizing information into something that can be used.

Other days it’s a series of quick sprints, plenty of catch ups with the rest of the team and teasing ideas.

Other days I exist in a cave (my favourite type of day, lol), where I can enter into a deep flow undisturbed and just create or implement.

In essence, the experience has ebb and flow. While some days are long and demanding others are less so – where I can focus on recovery and do tasks that demand less creative energy.

What projects are you currently working on?

What projects are you currently working on?

I’m working on The Valuable 500, a social enterprise instrumental in gathering 500 of the most influential CEOs to put disability on the leadership agenda. Or as their founder, Caroline Casey, has aptly put it: to ‘eradicate exclusion.’

What has been your favourite project at Saffron so far?

What has been your favourite project at Saffron so far?

V500 is by far my favourite. It strikes a chord with me – for too long we’ve excluded large portions of humanity from our story. Business has the power to be a force for positive change and I’m energised to play a small role in that.

At Saffron our employee value proposition is being “Open to Everywhere”. What does this mean for you in practice?

At Saffron our employee value proposition is being “Open to Everywhere”. What does this mean for you in practice?

It’s our calling as a company: to be more open, more courageous, more embracing of others and comfortable with differing ideas – wherever they come from.

This is an ambition that has no end, and to be honest I don’t think we’ll be able to live up to it fully. But that’s the power of a proposition: it’s a mandate to be more, it should be a high bar – something to strive for.

How did you get to the role you’re in today?

How did you get to the role you’re in today?

I joined Saffron back in Australia as a Junior designer.

Through being at the right place at the right time and having some brilliant mentors within Saffron – I’ve had the pleasure of relocating to London and growing into the Senior Designer I am today. It’s taken hard work but without a vehicle like Saffron, I wouldn’t be where I am now. They’ve been instrumental.

Any advice for someone wanting to join Saffron?

Any advice for someone wanting to join Saffron?

Be clear on the why and make that apparent.
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Andrew Harb

Programme Director

A day with Andy.

Programme Director, Madrid, Es.

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With 15 years across brand and technology, Andrew is experienced in delivering technology and brand solutions ranging from large web builds with global country rollouts, e-commerce, brand optimisation and marketing campaigns across a wide range of industries including media, FMCG, government, banking, telecommunication and transport.

Tell us a bit about what a Program Manager does?

Tell us a bit about what a Program Manager does?

At Saffron the Project Management function is about ensuring both a healthy project outcome and a healthy client relationships.

We’re responsible for planning programs from start to completion which includes resourcing, forecasting, project planning, reporting and budgeting.

What does an ‘average’ day look like?

What does an ‘average’ day look like?

I have 3 words for you, planning, planning, planning. When we’re not planning we’re ensuring there are no blockers for the teams so that they can do their job smoothly.

We´re constantly working closely with the teams to ensure we’re all delivering against the client’s brief and requirements.

What projects are you currently working on?

What projects are you currently working on?

I’m working on The Valuable 500 who’s ultimate goal is to address disability inclusion by making sure it’s front of mind for the top 500 business leaders.

What has been your favourite project at Saffron so far?

What has been your favourite project at Saffron so far?

The Xplor programme has been my favourite project to date. It was an opportunity to truly deliver an end to end brand experience covering everything from strategy to visual identity, brand architecture and the amalgamation of 20 brands into a single digital platform.

At Saffron our employee value proposition is being “Open to Everywhere”. What does this mean for you in practice?

At Saffron our employee value proposition is being “Open to Everywhere”. What does this mean for you in practice?

Given Saffron has a natively global culture, it’s our promise to stay true to that. The idea behind the EVP is to continually challenge ourselves.

How did you get to the role you’re in today?

How did you get to the role you’re in today?

Having started off as a digital designer and developer, I moved into project management because I found I was able to translate what businesses want and help them along the path to realise their objectives both in brand and digital. Plus I’m intensely organised which makes me a good Programme Director.

Any advice for someone wanting to join Saffron?

Any advice for someone wanting to join Saffron?

Be you, be eager, as we’re all here to learn from each other.
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Emma Sisson

Junior Strategist

A day with Emma.

Junior Strategist, Madrid, Es.

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With a background in marketing and communications, Emma joined Saffron’s Madrid office as a Junior Strategist in October 2019. A lover of all things food and wine, a keen photographer, and a passionate explorer, when she’s not at the office you can usually find her in one of Madrid’s many terraces and wine bars, picnicing in the park, or hiking through the surrounding mountains. Always with a camera in hand.

Tell us a bit about what a Strategist does?

Tell us a bit about what a Strategist does?

The role of Strategists is to build the strategic foundations to create lasting brands. We do this by identifying a brand’s essence and setting the direction to guide everything the brand does in the future. We then help to tell its story in a way that is authentic, differentiating and relevant so that it resonates with the right people.

Essentially, we are problem solvers. We listen to our clients to understand their challenges and then use strategic thinking and creative expression to solve them. We work closely with Designers to find the best solution for our clients and deliver on their needs to create powerful brands with lasting impact.

What does an ‘average’ day look like?

What does an ‘average’ day look like?

Given the nature of the work and the pace of the projects, no two days are the same. As a Strategist you can be working for many different clients at once, so your days are usually split across several projects.

The work varies depending on project deliverables and what stage a project is at. For example, one morning you could be developing a brand platform or crafting a company’s EVP, and then that same afternoon you could be working with a designer to script and storyboard a brand video. We also get heavily involved with new business – unpicking briefs that come in, devising points of view to solve the challenge at hand and delivering pitches.

We work with global clients, so in pre-pandemic times you would also expect to be travelling on a regular basis, which means much of the above would most likely be done on a plane.

It definitely keeps us on our toes!

What projects are you currently working on?

What projects are you currently working on?

I’m currently working on a project for the Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer (Spanish Cancer Association), and for The Valuable 500, alongside Jess and Andy.

I’m also wrapping up a project for Bergé Auto, a big mobility company here in Spain, and I’m about to get started on a couple of exciting new things.

What has been your favourite project at Saffron so far?

What has been your favourite project at Saffron so far?

I’ve been lucky to have worked on a lot of projects that resonate with me, including the projects I am currently working on for The Valuable 500 and the Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer (Spanish Cancer Association).

SOS Children’s Villages was my first project at Saffron and probably left the biggest impression on me because I was given a lot of responsibility from the get-go and was able to really own the work. It was a beautiful project with a lovely team of dedicated and passionate people. I also got to travel to Vienna, which is always a plus.

At Saffron our employee value proposition is being “Open to Everywhere”. What does this mean for you in practice?

At Saffron our employee value proposition is being “Open to Everywhere”. What does this mean for you in practice?

Our EVP is an expression of our natively global culture. It’s our promise to be open to and embrace difference in all senses of the word.

In practice, it’s a continuous journey, a work in progress, a challenge to all of us to be willing to constantly learn and evolve. Our EVP is the north star guiding us on that journey and we should never lose sight of it.

How did you get to the role you’re in today?

How did you get to the role you’re in today?

They say you should never put all your eggs in one basket, but that was the case for me with Saffron.

I had been working in marketing and communications for several years and decided I wanted to shift my career to brand strategy. At the time, I had a very clear idea that I wanted to work at Saffron, and only Saffron.

There wasn’t a position open for me when I applied, but I was lucky enough to be offered an interview and I think they sensed my determination and enthusiasm then and there. A week later, they offered me a role as Junior Strategist in the Madrid office to start straight away.

In my case it boiled down to sheer determination and not giving up, despite some initial hurdles. And there was probably some luck and good timing involved, too.

Any advice for someone wanting to join Saffron?

Any advice for someone wanting to join Saffron?

This is as much about what you bring to Saffron as it is about what Saffron offers you. Be clear on what your value proposition is, but remember that this is an opportunity to learn and grow, so don’t be afraid to ask questions.

Facts and figures

What else?

Teams

We work across our locations in global teams, collaborating on projects with each other and our clients. Beyond the three you can read about below in detail, business development, marketing and finance teams are hard at work as well.

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Client Services

Responsible for managing and nurturing client relationships, the client services team builds quality long-term engagements that are aimed at achieving positive and impactful results for clients as well as for Saffron. The team acts as the enabler between all the different moving parts of a project, providing structure, organisation as well as strategic know-how.

Where is the Saffron HQ?

At Saffron we operate as one global office. Our biggest teams are in Madrid and London but we also currently have locations in Vienna and Istanbul. Unlike other brand consultancies, at Saffron your location does not define you. A Saffronite first and foremost works on projects across the globe, according to their field of expertise and experience.

Can I freelance with you?

We work with all sorts of great freelancers. So, yes, that’s an option, and we look forward to hearing from you. We can’t reply to everyone but if we see a potential fit we will reach out.

Do I need a university degree to work at Saffron?

At Saffron we hire based on talent, experience and fit. Saffronites come from all walks of life and we value unique and interesting perspectives. Whilst intelligence and hard work are essential, a university degree is not.

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