Design Strategist, Consultant / Senior Consultant, Innovation & Ventures, London
Are you passionateabout applying design methods, social science and business strategy toinnovation challenges? Doblin, our global design-led innovation consultancy, islooking for great designers who want to build the products, services andcustomer experiences of the future. Doblin has over 30years of experience helping corporate and institutional clients to grow, evolveand create new propositions. Our growing London practice offers the opportunityto work alongside a talented team of designers, researchers and venture strategistson some of the world's biggest and most complex challenges. Yourrole
DesignStrategists: • Bring their curiosity, empathy, and interpretive skills tobear on all aspects of their work • Are responsible for framing innovation challenges • Create compelling narratives to communicate discoveries • Shape experiences that engage client organisations • Design new propositions that solve for real customerchallenges • Teach our clients the discipline of design to tacklecomplex business challenges • Love working in multidisciplinary teams • Want to drive both the creative and strategic aspects ofdesign • Push teams and clients to build bold new ideas through adesign-led process Yourwork, your choice
Yourresponsibilities will include: • Advocating the design discipline andits value to non-designers, both internally and at client organisations
• Collaborating with teams of venture strategistsand design researchers to identify innovation opportunities and developpropositions that create value for people and client organisations
• Deploying research methods includingboth top-down techniques like demographic and large-scale surveys, and deepqualitative methods like ethnography, customer panels, and behaviouralapproaches
• Detecting unmet and emerging customerneeds, behaviours and expectations
• Communicating research discoveriesthrough compelling narratives and visualisations
• Defining and developing prototypesof new offerings and experiences to test and refine concepts in-market
• Collaborating with other designersto create and deliver immersive working sessions that engage and empowerleaders to act
• Facilitating conversations withclient teams to identify and develop new opportunities for their organisations Yourprofessional experience
Successfulcandidates will be able to demonstrate these characteristics: • A portfolio that demonstrates proficiency in design acrossdifferent mediums, strong story-telling skills, and the ability to communicatecompelling user experiences • Mastery of the design process; in particular for solvinginnovation challenges • A passion for learning about the world, human behaviour,and the motivations that lie beneath the surface • The ability to synthesise research into concreterecommendations and communicate them to business audiences • A passion for conceiving, developing and prototypingsolutions that delight consumers and create value for clients • The ability to work in dynamic, often ambiguous conditions,both individually and in a team • A highly collaborative nature and a desire to work withthose from other disciplines • Strong written and spoken communication skills • Technical proficiency with Adobe Illustrator, InDesign,Photoshop, After Effects or equivalent • Adept at using the Microsoft Office suite • Excellent design qualifications plus at least 4 years ofconsulting experience in Innovation, Design Strategy, Service Design or otherrelevant industry.
To apply please answer these question in your coverletter (c. 200 words per question) 1. What excites you about applying for this role?
2. Tell us about a time you've done something really special atwork.
3. What do you think are the strengths and weaknesses of a designthinking approach?
4. What are the pros and cons of corporates adopting designthinking?
5. If you joined the team, what would your idealproject look like?
Location You will be based ina Deloitte London office, however travel will be required for client projects.Whilst some clients are London based, we do spend time on site with regionaland international clients. We specify full mobility for our consulting rolesbut we make arrangements respectfully.
Hours This is a permanentrole with a degree of flexibility. We do encourage careful consideration ofagile ways of working, both formal and informal arrangements that allow for thebest outcomes for our people and our clients.
Your service line: Consulting Our people and the way wework are the two things that set us apart in the consulting universe. For us,collaboration is fundamental to success, along with an unrivalled depth andbreadth of expertise. We work closely with our clients and each other, at everystage of every project, solving our clients' trickiest problems with a mix ofknowledge, creativity and intellectual rigour. A hugely diverse range ofclients rely on us to deliver the kind of change that adds genuine, lastingvalue to their business.
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To make an impact that matters for our clients, ourpeople and society - defines who we are and what we stand for. Our purposeprovides the foundation for our strategy and our aspiration to be theundisputed leader in professional services: this is not about size, it's aboutbeing the first choice. The first choice for the largest and most influentialclients, and the first choice for the best talent.
What do we do?
Deloitte offers global integrated professionalservices that include Audit & Assurance, Consulting, Financial Advisory,Risk Advisory and Tax Consulting. Our approach combines intellectualleadership, industrial expertise, insight, consulting & problem solvingcapabilities whatever the role, technology revolutions and innovation frommultiple disciplines to help our clients excel anywhere in the world .
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A broader geographical shape will create new careerdevelopment opportunities, helping us develop the very best talent across theregion and the world.
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At Deloitte we foster a collaborative culture wheretalented individuals can produce their best work. We value innovative thinking,diverse insights and a genuinely distinctive level of customer service. Wevalue difference, with respect at the heart of our inclusive culture, and wesupport agile working arrangements. Hear from some of our people alreadyworking at Deloitte in agileways . We areproud to have earnt a Top 10 place on the 2017 list of Top30 Employers for Working Families and to have been in their Top 10 for sevenconsecutive years. Additionally we received the Working Families Bestfor All Stages of Motherhood special awardin 2016.
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We expect colleaguesat all levels to embrace and live our purpose and our leadership culture bychallenging themselves to identify issues that are most important for ourclients, our people, and for society and make an impact that matters. We knowleadership comes in all shapes and sizes, but we require five leadershipimperatives from all of our people:
× We live our purpose: we act as a role model, embracing and living our purpose and values, andrecognising others for the impact they make
× We develop talent: we develop high-performing people and teams through challenging and meaningfulopportunities
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