Senior Innovation Design Manager / Strategist

Location New York, NY (Hybrid)
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Duration Full-time or freelance to full-time
Status Full-time or freelance to full-time
Rate 150k DOE
Our client, the innovation team of a global CPG brand, is looking for a Senior Innovation Design Manager / Strategist to join their growing team.

***Please note, this is a very collaborative team, so you will be required to be onsite for meetings and up to a few days per week. You must be fully vaccinated against COVID19 in order to be considered.***

The ideal Senior Innovation Design Manager / Strategist has deep, proven experience merging brand strategy with design innovation for brands and physical products. Your portfolio should demonstrate excellent industrial design experience, prototyping skills, elevated design and proven "3 lens thinking." In this role, you'll work in collaboration with other team members to effectively develop and deliver design strategies and compelling designed experiences (brand, product, packaging, retail, merchandising) that have strategic business value. You'll work across all aspects of strategic design development leading opportunity identification projects to design strategies for new brands or product opportunities. You'll synthesize research and business needs to ensure identified opportunities & design strategies result in actionable solutions that lead to sustainable growth and returns for the business. Additional responsibilities include:

- execution of effective design thinking & innovation projects
- collaborate with teams in creating strategies that can identify new opportunities, new products, and new experience that deliver against business goals
- translate strategies into testable prototypes and evaluate them against desirability, feasibility, and viability
- managing defined research, strategy, and design assignments and concurrent initiatives across varied project types
- pollinate design thinking within the organization through practical design methodologies, solving complex branding problems and uncovering transformation opportunities to help brands get the most out of their design investments
- collaborate on user testing and research and champion design thinking
- articulate design vision through hands-on prototyping, strategic roadmaps, scenario modeling, etc.
- collaborate with researchers, marketers, media teams, etc to cross-pollinate ideas
- support junior team members and interns, work collaboratively to get things done
- incorporate design research into strategic design process

Requirements for the Senior Innovation Designer / Strategist include:

- 8-10+ years of experience with at least 6 years in strategic design either innovation agency or in-house innovation / design team
- proven experience working in brand / design strategy, innovation and product development; track record of incorporating design research into strategic design process
- excellent design and projects management skills; highly detailed
- ability to multi-task and thrive in an ambiguous and dynamic work environment
- self-starter, resilient, optimistic, curious, strong storyteller
- Bachelors degree or higher

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