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

6

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

Strategist

London / Madrid

London / Madrid

Strategist

The role

We are on the lookout for a solid mid-level Strategist who is a native English speaker. He/she would be based in our London office but work as part of a global team, reporting into our Chief Strategy Officer.

You

  • You have 3 to max 5 years of experience in similar brand agencies. Other brand/ marketing/creative/consulting world experience to be considered.
  • You have proven experience in several brand disciplines: naming, brand positioning, brand architecture, brand experience, verbal identity.
  • You have experience in Digital Strategy, Innovation and Agile working methodologies a plus.
  • You are a strong storyteller – written and verbal.
  • You have strong presentation skills.
  • You are on top of and inspired by cultural trends.
  • You are well-travelled.
  • Your mother tongue is English, other languages a plus, such as German or Spanish.

As a Saffronite we’ll expect you to

  • Work with global clients to understand their business problems and recommend appropriate solutions.
  • Demonstrate appetite and initiative to seek actionable insights to drive the creation of strategic ideas and solutions.
  • Flexibly apply learnings and experience to each project on a bespoke basis.
  • Work collaboratively with the team, clients and external partners to uphold our commitment to excellence.
  • Help Jr. Strategists and interns understand and navigate Saffron, our values and ways of working, approaches and how to perform their tasks.
  • Take an active interest in Saffron’s commerciality by actively supporting new business development initiatives, pitches and proposals.
  • Easily switch between different types of projects and industries, applying an elastic mindset and approach in the day to day.

How to apply

If you’re interested, please send your CV and cover letter to talent@saffron-consultants.com with subject: Strategist.

Senior Strategist

London / Madrid / Vienna

London / Madrid / Vienna

Senior Strategist

The role

Saffron is on the lookout for a Sr. Strategist who is a native German speaker. You will be based in either London, Madrid or Vienna but work as part of a global team, reporting to our Chief Strategy Officer.

You

  • You have over 6 years of experience in a brand agency or similar field (consulting, marketing, creative).
  • You speak and write excellent German and English, additional languages a plus.
  • You have proven track-record working in digital strategy, innovation and agile working methodologies a plus.
  • You have strong organisational abilities and can juggle and prioritise multiple work-streams.
  • You have worked with global brand clients on naming, brand positioning, brand architecture, brand experience and verbal identity.
  • You are a details-oriented person, without getting lost in them.

As a Saffronite we’ll expect you to

  • Work with global clients to understand their business problems and recommend appropriate solutions.
  • Demonstrate appetite and initiative to seek actionable insights to drive the creation of strategic ideas and solutions.
  • Flexibly apply learnings and experience to each project on a bespoke basis.
  • Work collaboratively with the team, clients and external partners to uphold our commitment to excellence.
  • Help Jr. Strategists and interns understand and navigate Saffron, our values and ways of working, approaches and how to perform their tasks.
  • Take an active interest in Saffron’s commerciality by actively supporting new business development initiatives, pitches and proposals.
  • Easily switch between different types of projects and industries, applying an elastic mindset and approach in the day to day.

How to apply

If you’re interested, please send your CV and cover letter to talent@saffron-consultants.com with subject: Sr. Strategist.

Digital Strategist

Madrid / London

Madrid / London

Digital Strategist

The role

Saffron is on the lookout for a Junior to Mid-level Digital Strategist. You will be based in Madrid or London but work as part of a global team, reporting to our Chief Strategy Officer.

You

  • You are passionate about user-centred strategy and insight-driven business design.
  • You are someone who can synthesize and translate abstract and complex concepts into simple, innovative solutions that frame business opportunities to build new experiences.
  • You are inspired by brand and business innovation as well as digital and emerging technologies, while remaining keenly focused on solving the needs of today’s brands
  • You enjoy pushing a vision and bringing it to life
  • You are keen on brand strategy and brand design
  • You have the ambition to inspire and promote collaboration across disciplines to spark innovation and disruption
  • You have a Bachelor and/or Master’s degree in business, design or technology subject areas or relevant experience
  • You have 1-3 years of experience in creating human-centred business design, service design and/or digital strategy.
  • You have worked in a progressive, creatively driven environment that embraces strategy as part of the core business design process such as product design or consulting world.
  • You are fluent in English
  • Knowledge of Service Design/Design thinking or Agile methodologies is a plus

As a Saffronite we’ll expect you to

  • Identify and define new products and services using qualitative research, quantitative research, stakeholder workshops, current state analysis, competitor research, etc.
  • Extract and provide insights to help devise world-class strategies that contribute to thoughtful solutions by helping develop deliverables including user insights , customer journeys and opportunity maps
  • You’ll help in providing strategic inputs throughout the creation of brands and products from vision and conception to launch
  • You’ll work closely with a multi-disciplinary group of strategists and designers.

How to apply

If you’re interested, please send your CV and cover letter to talent@saffron-consultants.com with subject: Digital Strategist

A day in the life

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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.

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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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Design

Responsible for creating and delivering meaningful, on-strategy and tangible solutions for clients that can range from identity prototypes to digital UX principles, experiential concepts to visual guidelines. The design team ensures an equilibrium between strategy and creativity, inspiration and implementation.

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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.

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Strategy

Responsible for delivering actionable, business-relevant, brand-led solutions for clients that can range from brand purpose to brand architecture, brand naming to brand expression. The Strategy Team is focused on creating value for clients, making their brand work from conception to implementation.

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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