Business Design Strategist (R00076692_Detroit)
Opportunity to join a multi-disciplinary global team dedicated to making sustainability relevant and actionable for everyone. Our mission is to create positive impact for our clients and the world by bringing human insight to companies’ sustainability challenges, adding perspective and research, and creating ideas, products, experiences, and campaigns with genuine impact. Our team is made up of big thinkers from companies like Fjord, Droga5, and Karmarama – all working collaboratively to solve big problems.
Working together, we will:
Have opportunities to use our craft to make a difference in people’s lives and positive planetary impact
Consistently pushing toward groundbreaking creative, strategic and design thinking.
Demonstrate how unconventional thinking leads to world-class sustainable solutions.
Engage in ongoing activities that enable us to learn, practice, and evolve our discipline.
As Business Design Strategist, you will be responsible for reframing business problems for sustainable innovation, using a design mindset, and solving for Desirability, Feasibility, Viability and Impact. You will:
Nurture a passion and curiosity about sustainability. Experience in and complete fluency in the topic is awesome but not mandatory as long as there’s the desire to learn.
Be a strategic, lateral-thinking problem solver with human-centered design experience, comfortable with value casing + KPIs / KEIs, comfortable working in complex environments.
Establish human-centric business strategies for our clients, fusing the practices of design and strategy to structure the business impact of design at a strategic, operational, and organizational level.
Leverage qualitative (landscape inspiration and qualitative research) and quantitative (financial data, client business data, quant surveys) insights to achieve the greatest impact.
Help our clients articulate a clear path forward, build client confidence in the value of our ideas, and prioritize the ones with highest potential. This means having solid quantitative analysis skills and ability to “run the numbers” and steer team towards the largest value pools.
Translate Vision into a tangible roadmap: mapping organizational and technological implications, enablers requirements, dependencies and modeling high level impact and value case.
Co-lead business design activities, including client workshops, stakeholder interviews, business intelligence gathering, creative brainstorms, visioning, and KPI development.
Co-own the business background point of view by researching and synthesizing materials from a wide variety of client materials, interviews, external sources, analytics, and data sources.
Create quality, insightful, and confidence-inspiring client deliverables, visual storytelling skills a strong bonus
Communicate and share interests and insights with the project team to broaden perspectives of their work.
Nurture a network of colleagues and regularly share progress and insights, learning from each other.
For a decarbonized economy, we need a radical transformation – a transformation of values, behaviors, identities, wants, rules, power, relationships, language, technology, and infrastructure. Come help us make that transformation happen.Qualifications
These are the minimum requirements for an aspirant to be considered for the position applying to:
3+ years of agency or consultancy experience; 2+ years of business design strategy experience.
1+ years’ experience in growth strategy focused on one or more of the following areas: consumer product and service innovation, retail strategy, sustainability strategy, new ventures strategy .
1+ years’ experience working across multi-disciplinary teams (strategy, design, creative, technology, etc.) .
Bachelor's degree or equivalent (minimum 12 years) work experience.
Experience with Excel and/or other analysis tools for business analysis and value casing
1+ years’ experience working in design thinking/ service design methodologies (user research, lateral thinking, co-creation workshops, concept ideation, etc.).
MBA preferred or Masters in Economics, Sustainability, Design or any related field
Understanding of areas of specialization within the greater design landscape, including but not limited to Design Research, Visual Design, and Content Design.
Knowledge of and experience with applying user-centered design processes.
Ability to create experience maps, user journeys and service blueprints
Ability to learn how to use new tools in real time.
Additional service and visual design skills a bonus, e.g. Familiarity with rapid prototyping methods, ranging from paper sketching to digital prototypes. Familiarity with InVision, Sketch, or other prototyping methods.
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