A strategic communications advisory

Brisbane  |  Cairns  |  Papua New Guinea

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At Colony Group, we love our work and we love creating winning results for our business partners. If you’d like to join our team and are a fellow highly functioning, engaging and slightly quirky human, please send us your CV and a cover letter. We’d love to have a chat and find out more about you!

Group Marketing Director

Location: Papua New Guinea

The primary responsibility for the Group Marketing Director, PNG is to manage the day-to-day client relationships, workflow and marketing needs for two of Colony Group’s largest PNG-based clients in the retail and banking sectors. Reporting to the General Managers of our PNG and Australian offices, the role is PNG based, but will alternate between working in Port Moresby for six months and then one month in Australia (Cairns or Brisbane).

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The Group Marketing Director, PNG requires:

  • Managing client relationships on a day-to-day basis
  • Work closely with Colony Group and client leadership teams to develop marketing strategies and plans, including, but not limited to, media strategy and buying, social media planning and management, planning and conducting marketing research, PR strategy and implementation, work with clients to develop creative briefs and campaign development – both on a brand and hard-working retail level.
  • Develop and maintain strong vendor/supplier relationships and ensure consistent and effective delivery of campaigns.
  • Work with clients to develop and monitor marketing budgets and all associated reporting components.
  • Reporting directly to Colony Group’s PNG and Australian General Managers, the Group Marketing Director, PNG will help provide leadership, guidance and collaboration to ensure the entire Colony Group network is delivering effective and efficient strategy, planning and execution for our clients.
  • Help Colony Group leadership recognise and develop new business opportunities both in PNG and Australia.

The Ideal Candidate will have:

  • A demonstrated ability to lead, motivate, train and mentor team members, to establish priorities and manage competing deadlines for themselves and others.
  • Strong and effective strategic planning and leadership skills in a fast-paced, high-profile environment.
  • High-level project management skills, including creativity, flexibility and ability to work simultaneously across several projects and accounts.
  • A demonstrated ability to achieve winning outcomes through effective leadership and exceptional stakeholder management.
  • A demonstrated ability to tactfully managing client expectations as well as those of fellow Colony Group team members, including the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships using diplomacy, tact and discretion when dealing with sensitive and confidential issues.
  • A deep understanding of how to drive outstanding marketing initiatives that deliver on clients’ overall strategic marketing plan.
  • Experience in fast-moving retail marketing management as well as the banking and financial sectors, either agency or client-side.
  • Fifteen or more years of advertising agency or similar experience working with banking and retail clients.
  • Strong familiarity with Papua New Guinea’s people, history and varied cultures is a plus.

About you:
You are a highly driven, high-energy and dynamic marketing professional with the experience and drive to consistently deliver winning results for clients. You are hands on and are equally able to take the lead or play a support role as part of a team. You have a natural curiosity and growth mindset that consistently adds value and seeks to improve client and Colony Group businesses. You are naturally a radiator, not a drain and seek to build up and improve the dynamic of both internal and client relationships. You love being immersed in a fast-paced, challenging environment that’s never the same from day to day.

What you offer:

  • Marketing, strategy, planning and project management experience.
  • Experience wearing many different hats in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment.
  • Experience across varying disciplines of marketing, research, above-the-line and below-the-line marketing, project delivery and reporting.
  • A positive, can-do attitude and ability to easily adapt on the fly as needed.
  • Strong collaboration, analytical, critical thinking and business strategy skills.
  • Proven ability to build productive relationships with clients, vendors and coworkers.
  • Ability to work in Microsoft office, DropBox and other communication apps as needed.
  • Strong writing, communication and social skills.
  • A valid Australian or Papua New Guinea passport.

More about the role:
This is a unique opportunity that would suit an Australian expat who is a “citizen of the world” – someone with an appreciation for varied cultures and peoples and a desire to explore the best of both PNG and Australia. PNG housing, social and fitness memberships (TBD) and flights to and from Australia/PNG are covered by Colony Group (I.e., for an Australian expat, two trips home per year.) Salary is DOE.

Senior Graphic Designer

Location: Cairns or Brisbane

Holy buckets! We’ve been more fortunate than we ever could have imagined through all of this craziness. In fact, we’re looking to add a bunch of staff to work on existing clients as well as newly acquired accounts like Coca-Cola, Kina Bank and more. Specifically, we’re looking for Senior Designers to join us in our Cairns and Brisbane offices. If you’re passionate about graphic design and seek to add value to art in the service of commerce, we’d love to chat!

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We’ve recently acquired new clients and have a need for new creative talent to support our growing projects and volume of work. We currently have an exciting opportunity for a senior designer to join our experienced Brisbane team. The role will involve working independently as well as collectively with the team. The role is very diverse and you will also have direct contact with clients from time to time. The creative process will cover everything from the brand management, to creative conceptualisation, to delivering the final product across a range of media channels including online, social, TV, radio, press, and magazines. Additionally, you will be working with catalogues, events and merchandise.

Colony Group is a Strategic Advisory that works with Boards, CEOs, Sales and Marketing Teams. We focus on our ability to deliver strategic solutions and then work to provide communication plans that are on-brand and successfully implement a creative result with strong ROI. Our creatives work across a range of sectors including retail, mining and energy, health, tourism, telecommunications, FMCG and charities. Our Brisbane office is located in Fortitude Valley, only a few minutes’ walk to trains and buses.

You must have a minimum of 5 years of creative experience and must be highly skilled in using the Adobe Creative Suite. You need to be a team player – this is a must. You will have great days in the creative department, with other days being under the pump of tight deadlines. That’s the job, and it’s all part of the fun! You will also need to multitask and know that your next request could only be moments away. You will work with team members across all three of our Brisbane, Cairns and Port Moresby Offices, so start working on your virtual Zoom backgrounds now!

We are looking for a highly motivated person with a lot of energy who is not precious about ideas changing and evolving. This person will also be happy to do some of the hard work as we all have to pitch in to get the jobs completed. You will be supported by a team of over 30 people. We have a great culture, with people that love to come to work each day.

WordPress Developer

Location: Brisbane

Are you a Rockstar WordPress developer? Is there any other kind? We’re growing by leaps and bounds, so we’d love to chat!

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Colony Group is seeking a mid-to-senior WordPress developer for our Brisbane office. We are located in Fortitude Valley and also have offices in Cairns and Papua New Guinea. Our team of more than 30 is growing quickly and we urgently need an exceptional WordPress developer with a focus on back end development and preferably with WooCommerce experience. Familiarity with working with third-party integration and APIs is also a plus. This person should be familiar with working with WordPress as we have numerous sites in operation for a range of clients covering, health, education, government, major events, retail, FMCG and tourism.

Colony Group is a Strategic Advisory that works with Boards, CEOs, Sales and Marketing Teams. We focus on our ability to deliver strategic solutions and then work to provide the best communication plans, that are on brand to successfully implement a creative result with strong ROI. Our Brisbane office is located in Fortitude Valley only a few minutes’ walk to trains and buses. We have loads of cafes around us for those creative think tanks and a very creative space located in Plumridge house.

Junior Graphic Designer

Location: Cairns

We’ve recently acquired new clients and have a need for new creative talent to support our growing projects and volume of work. We currently have an exciting opportunity for a junior or entry level designer to join our experienced Cairns team. The role will involve working independently as well as collectively with the team. The role is very diverse and you may also have direct contact with clients from time to time. The creative process will cover everything from creative conceptualisation, to delivering the final product across a range of media channels including online, social and press.

More Details
Colony Group is a Strategic Advisory that works with Boards, CEOs, Sales and Marketing Teams. We focus on our ability to deliver strategic solutions and then work to provide communication plans that are on-brand and successfully implement a creative result with strong ROI. Our creatives work across a range of sectors including retail, mining and energy, health, tourism, telecommunications, FMCG and charities. Our Cairns office is located in Palm Cove.

This position requires the candidate to have recently completed Design School / University or 1-3 years experience, must be able to use Adobe Creative Suite including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator. You will need to be a team player – this is a must. You will have great days in the creative department, with other days being under the pump of tight deadlines. That’s the job, and it’s all part of the fun! You will also need to multitask and know that your next request could only be moments away. You will work with team members across all three of our Brisbane, Cairns and Port Moresby Offices, so start working on your virtual Zoom backgrounds now!

We are looking for a highly motivated person with a lot of energy who is not precious about ideas changing and evolving. This person will also be happy to do some of the hard work as we all have to pitch in to get the jobs completed. You will be supported by a team of over 30 people. We have a great culture, with people that love to come to work each day.

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