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Innovation Strategist

Job description

This Strategic Design and Innovation Consultancy helps social and commercial clients change by designing new products, services and processes that are futureproofed.

They embrace the power of play. Encourage empathy, experimentation, and ambiguity.

Their work is diverse, stretching, and influential – solving real-world problems for social, commercial and government clients like Google, Lululemon and Universal.  Projects are exceptionally varied, from designing digital services to support youth mental health to developing a VR training programme for a restaurant chain and building future store designs for a retailer.

Multidimensional in their thinking, they know that it takes a mixture of minds and methodologies and draws upon thinking from qualitative research, strategy, management consulting, human-service design, trends, cultural insights, and hypothesis experimentation.

A bespoke team of 5, they work collaboratively, offering unparalleled opportunities to accelerate your career. They have a flat management structure emphasising mentoring, development, and progression.

2023 has seen exciting growth for the business, and they have newly created opportunities within the team.
An Innovation Strategist is an integral client-facing role within the business, involved in all elements of projects from initial brief through to design, execution and final implementation. Your key responsibilities will encompass the following:
  • Facilitating and de-coding client briefs
  • Pulling apart questions to deeply understand the what and why 
  • Project management – budgets, timelines, supplier management
  • Designing research plans 
  • Running qualitative insights from expert interviews to in-home observations, workshops, and co-creation sessions
  • Translating insights into emotive stories and thought-provoking material such as innovation sessions and rapid-prototyping
  • Managing prototypes development with suppliers
  • Partnering with clients to implement and execute change
We’re looking for strategists that are proactive, independent and creative. The essentials:
  • Prior consulting experience in innovation, qualitative research, strategy, design thinking, branding, or planning
  • Strong experience with qualitative methodologies – in-depth interviews, workshops, focus groups, observations, co-creation sessions, and ideation workshops.
  • Exceptional project management and organisational skills; you keep things in flow!
  • Comfortable being uncomfortable, stretching your thinking and working with ambiguity.
  • An ability to make things happen – proactive, resourceful and tenacious.
  • A desire to learn commercially, academically and emotionally.
  • Keen sense of humour and good music taste (they take their playlists curation very seriously)
In addition to a highly competitive remuneration package, flexible working and fast-tracked career progression, they offer a progressive suite of benefits; Friday early finishes all year-round, weekly training sessions, birthday leave, social events, fast-tracked career paths and amazing open-planned warehouse offices in the heart of Surry Hills.

Interested? I’d love to chat. To apply or for any additional information, please contact Emily Moser, Director at Resources Group or call me on +61 449 172 882 for a confidential chat.

About Resources Group
We are the Leading Global Talent Agency for Insights, Analytics & Data Strategy. Our consultants take the time to truly understand your career aims and are dedicated to providing tailored, impartial advice to find you the very best career move. We have access to an unrivalled and exclusive range of job opportunities with trailblazing agencies and blue-chips across Australia, NZ and APAC.
Resources Group’s Diversity and Equality Policy determines that we submit applicants to our clients on the basis of merit and ability, regardless of race, colour, age, disability, family responsibilities, gender, marital status, nationality, religious or political views or affiliations, sexual orientation or socio-economic background.