Why work at Acumen?

Acumen is a great place to work with plenty of opportunities.

Being independent and employee-owned defines our culture. We are ethical and inclusive with shared values of creativity in our thinking, credibility in our teams, energy in our actions and real warmth in our relationships.

We are fortunate to have the opportunity to work with a wide variety of people, organisations and brands on campaigns that make a difference. Our work is interesting, challenging and fun. And that’s just how we like it.

We nurture and invest in our team through informal and formal training, peer review, coaching and mentoring. We provide opportunities for growth and are flexible.

We believe in creating conversations that matter.

If you’d like to know more, please get in touch, or scroll down to see current vacancies.

Senior Account Manager - Wellington

We're looking for a Super SAM

Could you be Acumen’s next superhero? We’re after a super senior account manager to work alongside some amazing people (that would be us and our clients!) to deliver knock-out work that makes a difference. This role would be ideal for someone with five or more years’ experience.

Acumen provides business advice, corporate communications and marketing. Our purpose is to evolve, promote and protect brands and reputations with conversations that matter.

Your clients operate in both the public and private sector and you will have the opportunity to work for a diverse mix of both local and international organisations leading high impact campaigns.

We’re after someone who is well-organised, has strong communications skills, a can-do attitude, can anticipate things three or four steps ahead. A team player, you’ll be able to manage more junior team members and work collaboratively with senior consultants in the business.

If you’re looking for career progression (who isn’t?!), we’ll set you up to achieve your goals. We want you to shine! We pride ourselves on nurturing and investing in our team of around 30 talented people. Being independent and employee-owned defines our culture and sets us apart. We are ethical and inclusive with shared values of creativity in our thinking, credibility in our teams, energy in our actions and real warmth in our relationships.

We offer a flexible working environment, the chance to work with and learn from exceptional consultants on a wide variety of work. Our affiliation with Edelman, the world’s largest communication company, gives us access to global data, best-practice as well as opportunities to partner on work programmes. The team here even goes across the ditch from time-to-time.

Fancy taking the next step in your communications career with one of NZ’s top agencies?

Please send your CV and a covering note about what makes you the right person for this role to [email protected].

Operational support/projects - Wellington

Not a normal nine-to-five

Are you able to herd cats? Are you extremely organised, great with technology, can run an office or a project and enjoy a role where no two days are the same? Well, we want your help! We’re after exceptional operational agency support, and the role is based in Wellington.

The ideal candidate will thrive in a fast-paced environment. The role involves providing proactive support to the IT, HR, marketing, finance, and administration functions of the agency.

Acumen provides business advice, corporate communications, and marketing. Our purpose is to evolve, promote and protect brands and reputations with conversations that matter.

We’re after a person with enthusiasm and drive, who can solve problems and has excellent attention to detail. You will already be competent in Microsoft 365, and the role will require you to quickly come up to speed in SharePoint 365, our website CMS, digital marketing software, and office technology.

From time-to-time, the role will require organising staff events, training sessions, client lunches and our annual training conference. You also need to effectively manage and track the budget for such events. We’ll also ask you to take charge of the weekly office shop so knowing good wine, decent craft beer and cheese is advantageous, but not essential.

We pride ourselves on nurturing and investing in our team of around 30 talented people. Being independent and employee-owned defines our culture and sets us apart. We offer a flexible working environment, we are ethical and inclusive with shared values of creativity in our thinking, credibility in our teams, energy in our actions and real warmth in our relationships.

If you want to play an integral part in of one of NZ’s top agencies, please send your CV and a covering note about why you think this is the role for you, to Maddy Doyle at [email protected]

Designer - Wellington

We're looking for a design dynamo to further strengthen the team

We’re after some strong design! We can offer you strong coffee, strong career opportunities and an even stronger client list. We have an exciting opportunity for an intermediate graphic designer to join our Wellington team.

Acumen offers broad design solutions to our clients so you will be involved in creating strategy, branding, brand guidelines, collateral, infographics, websites and environmental graphics. You will have the opportunity to work for a client mix of both local and international brands (subtext: you won’t always be confined to global brand guidelines!).

The role includes creative concept development, layout and image retouching for advertising and packaging, creating marketing collateral and point-of-sale materials as well as exhibition graphics.

Our ideal candidate will have a minimum of 4 years’ experience and will already have a well-developed sense of layout, typography and the “craft” of design. A solid understanding of the requirements for digital and web-based design is also highly desirable.

Acumen provides marketing, corporate communications and business advice. Our purpose is to evolve, promote and protect brands and reputations with conversations that matter. Strong design is central a central part to storytelling.

You need to be able to work independently and take direction, with an ability to prioritise. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, be responsive, and thrive in a fast-paced environment often with fast-turnaround times and woolly briefs from time-to-time (it does happen, but we try to avoid it). Agency experience will give you an edge, as will an understanding of UX design and motion graphics.

You will work alongside a senior designer and have the opportunity to work directly with client teams in Auckland and Wellington.

We pride ourselves on nurturing and investing in our team of around 30 talented people. Being independent and employee-owned defines our culture and sets us apart. We are ethical and inclusive with shared values of creativity in our thinking, credibility in our teams, energy in our actions and real warmth in our relationships.

We offer a flexible working environment, the chance to work with and learn from exceptional consultants on a wide variety of campaigns.

So, can we strong-arm you to join our team? If you fancy taking the next step in your design career with one of NZ’s top agencies, please send your CV, portfolio and a covering note about why you think this is the role for you, to Maddy Doyle at [email protected]

We look forward to hearing from you!