Senior Business Designer (Remote possible - EDT)
Company: Board of Innovation
Posted on: November 23, 2021
Board of Innovation is an independently owned business design
and innovation strategy firm. We have a hybrid work policy that
allows us to attract the best talent. Our hubs are located in
Antwerp, Amsterdam, New York, and Singapore but our talent is
globally distributed. This diversity allows our business designers
to uniquely help the world's largest organizations navigate
fundamental shifts. And we do this by developing growth strategies,
innovation capabilities, and new businesses with many of the
world's largest organizations (have a look at our cases here).
Our Americas team is looking to bring a Senior Business Designer on
About The Team & Culture
We started our US office in 2019 and we've grown from a 4-person
team sharing a very small office to a 25-person team sharing a
bigger office in Manhattan. While we mainly work remotely these
days we are a closely-knit team and we're looking for someone who
thrives in our culture. If the following statements resonate with
you please keep on reading!
Be entrepreneurial - We take ownership and get things done.
Raise the bar - We aim to set the standard by working smarter, not
Help each other - We genuinely help others to shine and be amazing.
Make it matter - We focus on what will have the biggest impact. No
In the role of a Senior Business Designer, you will be coached by
one of our circle leads and you will work alongside team members
that bring in a variety of skill sets like Mina who designs and
runs all our digital experiments, Jenny who's the go to person if
you want to talk foresight and future thinking or Geoff who loves
to dive deep and design new products and services from scratch.
About The Role
We don't believe in forcing someone into a specific job function so
consider the following responsibilities - in order of importance -
as a starting point:
You manage and grow key client accounts
Strategic sparring partner: by asking the right question and
sharing a clear point of view clients consider you as a
Account management: you build on the great work we do and
continuously look for other opportunities to help our clients.
You lead key complex client projects
Program preparation and design: You turn a brief into a detailed
approach that is both flexible enough to survive the fuzzy front
end of innovation while being robust enough to drive real impact
(no theatre please)
Workshop design and facilitation: You design and facilitate
workshops with diverse and senior stakeholders
Coaching team members: You ensure everyone on the project team is
working towards a common goal and is set up to do their best
You dive deep into the research needed to design products,
services, or business models that solve real problems
Qualitative research: Leading 1-1 consumer interviews and
documenting quotes, stories, and discussions
Quantitative research: Work together with our experiment designer
to run digital experiments that will help us validate key
desirability and viability assumptions
Insight development: Bringing all of this together to identify
patterns of insights and opportunities that will inform the overall
Academic background in Business/ Design/ Innovation/ Engineering/
Digital / ... or equivalent work experience
In-depth understanding of different innovation methodologies such
as: human-centered design, design thinking, lean start-up, growth
Extensive experience in a variety of design research methodologies
and tools such as: expert interviews, ethnographic interviews,
extreme user research, participatory sessions, prototype feedback,
live prototyping, trend research,
Strong business analytical skills and are able to challenge a
business case of a new venture on-the-spot; your sweet spot is the
intersection of human needs and business impact
You have a strong opinion and you know how to bring it across to
senior clients; you are strong in storytelling and you are
comfortable facilitating sessions for small and large groups of
You are confident and flexible as a member of interdisciplinary
teams where harmonious collaboration and a hands-on attitude are
You are able to travel to participate in client engagements
worldwide (post covid)
You are eligible to work in the USA (by citizenship or as a holder
of a greencard)
You have what it takes to thrive in our team: an authentic, humble
personality, a no-nonsense approach, a relentless drive to learn,
an open mindset, an entrepreneurial attitude, a true team spirit
(no ego!) and you share our 'make it matter' mentality
You enjoy being part of a global innovation consultancy working for
some of the biggest brands in the world (like Roche, AB Inbev,
Adidas, Philips, Danone, ING, Unicef, Toyota, Almarai and many
You want numerous on-the-job-and-beyond learning opportunities, and
you'll receive a self-development budget.
You look for a place where you can be your whole self, and become
part of a highly talented, ambitious, international, and diverse
team (27 different nationalities and counting!)
You are eager to build a global professional network through our
offices and clients worldwide (New York, Singapore, Antwerp,
Amsterdam), while appreciating New York as your base.
You will get an interesting, market-conform remuneration package,
with 12 paid holidays and 10 PTO
Every year, we gather our colleagues from around the world for a
week of team bonding, workshops, strategy sessions, and unwinding -
we call it 'Summer Office'.
Where You'll Be
We are a distributed workforce with Hubs in Belgium (Antwerp), the
United States (New York) and Singapore.
Where in the world? For this role, it can be anywhere from where
it's comfortable to work within EDT.
Contract or payroll? We're open to discuss both options. In
countries where we don't have a legal entity we can provide
compliant payroll and contracts through our global EOR partner.
Board of Innovation recognizes the positive value of diversity,
promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We welcome and
encourage people of all backgrounds to apply. Interested? Read more
about our culture, mission and values!
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