Innovation Strategist

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

We’re looking for:

  • Innovation strategists who can identify and act on inspiring insights
  • Hands-on exponents of experience design and familiarity with UX strategy
  • Switched on intellectual sparring partners – able to think laterally, analytically and quickly
  • Innovators who can demonstrate they’re already plugged into what we do – through contacts and networks in the world of innovation and related worlds
  • Creative thinkers who can take project teams into difficult challenges, and entertain a positive spirit of ambiguity when necessary and certainty when required
  • Genuine students of innovation – from observers of trends, to avid students of particular innovation writers, or those who are actually studying innovation in an academic setting
  • Compelling communicators and facilitators who can build compelling written arguments as well as think on their feet

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Co-plan and run innovation projects from disruptive thinking, to experience design and rapid prototyping:

  • Plug into innovation projects as the strategic smarts between project leader and project managers
  • Display a discovery mindset and an understanding of how to explore Desirability, Viability and Feasibility (DVF) 
  • Generate growth strategies, original solutions and implementation plans
  • Empathy skills and the ability to unearth innovation insights
  • Plug into UX and experience design
  • Flexibility across strategic workshops, rapid prototyping and disruptive innovation

…but roll your sleeves up and get stuff done

  • With project managers, build our network of internal and external innovation ecosystems
  • Be curious and help challenge & stretch thinking through facilitated sessions and persuasive documentation
  • Plan & run consumer insight sessions
  • Desire to test & learn and ‘be’ the user

2. Client nurture:

  • Help to grow client relationships into client partnerships that involve innovation discussions at a deeper
  • Push beyond our existing briefs
  • Coach/train clients through collaborative working

3. Support our company development and business development drive:

  • Develop thought leadership content for profile-building
  • Manage proposal development process and presentations to follow up on existing leads and establishing client and industry contacts
  • Looking to generate new opportunities, networks and collaborations wherever possible

4. IP and capability:

  • Support role in innovation training, using existing and bespoke content
  • Add value to existing IP base & lead embedding of rapid prototyping in IP and training materials
  • Look for opportunities to extend our offer

To apply, please get in touch at info@howtoimpact.com
Recruiters need not apply.