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Innovation Strategist (Senior)

Senior Innovation Strategists at DEUIT are architects of the early project vision. They establish the frameworks that guide project outcomes.  Working with a multidisciplinary team of designers, technologists, and program managers, they inject strategic considerations into each step of a client initiative.  

 

Proactive in nature, he/she must be able to run their aspect of projects without much oversight from the Director of Innovation. They must be able to make critical decisions when information may be incomplete or conflicting.  Strategists are able to work with limited supervision and make clients feel engaged during the entire design process. 


 

The Role

The goal of DEUIT's innovation strategy is to provide integrated insight into new opportunities. To that end, a Senior Strategist must be comfortable and proven in all of the following realms: 

 

Understanding people - uncovering user needs and perceiving emerging user behaviors  

Understanding business – helping our clients find new opportunities for market growth based on industry and market trends  

Understanding technology – knowledgeable and curious about new technologies, and being able to see them from fresh and user-oriented perspective 

Understand clients – understanding the context of a frog engagement within the client’s broader priorities to identify synergies and mitigate potential conflicts 

 

The Candidate 

You are someone who is as hungry for personal growth as you are for professional growth. You're not into "office politics" and are looking to do great work in an inspiring environment with cool talented people. You bring to the organization the following;

 

  • Outstanding verbal, writing and presentation skills. Must be comfortable standing in front of C- and VP-level executives to conduct deliverable presentations, and be able to debate, discuss and defend our work 

  • Financial analysis and business case development skills 

  • Knowledge of presentation tools, such as Keynote, is essential 

  • MBA (or equivalent) with strong academic performance 

  • 3+ years of experience in management consulting, corporate strategy, product management, or product marketing 

  • Experience in identifying and delivering on growth opportunities and bringing products or services to market  

  • Hands on research expertise, from ethnographic and other qualitative research methods to quantitative methods (surveys, focus groups, quantitative analysis) 

  • Excel modeling, and strong numerical analysis and statistics skills; SPSS a plus 

In your one page cover letter, please address: 

 

  • About you and DEUIT: Why are you interested in joining our team? 

  • About technology and business strategy: Why is there no equivalent of the Windows operating system for the internet of things? 

  • About innovation: If you came to work at DEUIT, which company, product or service would you want to redesign? 

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