Venture Design Strategist

Location New York, NY (Hybrid)
Starts ASAP after interview
Duration 6+ months to start, potential to extend through 2022
Status Freelance
Rate DOE
Our client, a well known and highly regarded consumer goods and pharma company, is currently seeking a freelance Venture Design Strategist to join their team. They are looking for someone with experience in new business and venture strategy.

Ideally, this will be a hybrid onsite/remote opportunity but could be flexible for the right person!

To be considered-for this role, please respond back with the following:
* Case studies / portfolio showing your process and results regarding strategy and actionable strategy solutions (storytelling, outlining process visually, how did you contribute to the strategy that was implemented by client)
* Experience with enterprise clients

Design and Research Strategist Responsibilities:
- Will partner with the Innovation team to leverage the power of design and design thinking to drive sustainable growth and value to the business; a strong business acumen is required
- Scope, plan and conduct primary, secondary and analogous research
- Assist with leading teams in synthesis: that is, building insights, reframing problems, and generating and iterating
on new solutions
- Your work with teams might include developing metrics for new solutions, including return on investment (ROI), return on innovation (ROI), and key performance indicators (KPIs)
- Work with teams that might include developing metrics for new solutions, storytelling and strong communication
- You will explore and analyze market trends, consumer behaviors and category futures, identifying industry
next practices
- Tell persuasive stories, using whatever media/tools appropriate to communicate insights, frameworks,ecosystem-level solutions, new business models and their implications
- Create project deliverables: pitch decks with business cases, project briefs, insights presentations, prototypes and other appropriate materials

Design and Research Strategist Requirements:
- Bachelors degree in design, strategy or related field; ideally with an MBA and Venture / Enterprise innovation experience
- Design and brand strategy related experience, strategy consulting / corporate development / startups/ big tech experience with case studies showing how you told the story and inspired change
- Deep subject matter expertise in design, new ventures, product development and health is recommended
- Ability to inspire, persuade, grow, and lead project teams
- Work experience with complex projects where you are able to show your role and impact through Case Studies
- Systems approach to design and value creation, with exhibited ability to identify relevant assumptions and to
model value, potential ROI, etc.
- Demonstrate excellence in any one (or combination) of the following skills: Novel, experimental design research / insight-gathering methodologies, Synthesis / Workshop design / Facilitation, Data Visualization

Submit resume (and samples if applicable) to:

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