Innovation Consultant

Job description

Innovation Consultants are expected to deliver outstanding work for clients and to contribute to the business as an inspiring place to work.


Project Management

Responsibilities

  • Efficient, organised and proactive project planning, project resourcing and managing all phases of the project, anticipating and avoiding pitfalls

  • Designing engaging research activities, analysing and interpreting qualitative research data and developing world class deliverables to communicate insights to clients

  • Keeping the project team informed, motivated and on track

  • Proactively in contact with clients to keep them informed and engaged and ensures the project team presents a united front in all client interactions

  • Monitoring project commercials, ensuring that projects are delivered to agreed levels of profitability.

  • Taking an active role in optimisation of project management project through on-going experimentation: implementing these learnings to streamline project workflow

Role requirements

  • Experience in project planning, resourcing projects, and managing all phases of projects
  • Experience in designing research activities, analysing and interpreting qualitative research data and developing deliverables to communicate insights to clients
  • Excellent communicator with a collaborative way of working
  • Exceptional client management skills

Network Management

Responsibilities 

  • Proactively managing The Sense Network on insight and innovation projects
  • Delivering an outstanding member experience, including recruitment, project communications, activity moderation, feedback and financing
  • Actively identifies and implements initiatives to optimise the way The Sense Network works on consulting projects
  • Regularly communicating with energy and enthusiasm to keep members of The Sense Network informed, motivated and on track

Role requirements

  • Excellent communicator that enjoys connecting with others 
  • Experience in managing and collaborating with creator communities
  • Experience in optimising communications and workflows  

Account Management

Responsibilities 

  • Actively working towards ensuring the retention of existing client business and identifying opportunities for new business from existing clients.
  • Supporting team members on pitches to new clients, and helping to identify the client’s needs.
  • Evaluating client briefs by understanding client issues and helping to formulate an appropriate approach/methodology to fulfil the objectives.

Role requirements

  • Experience contributing to the creation of high quality proposals
  • Experience managing client accounts

Strategic thinking

Responsibilities 

  • Working with team members to deliver world class thinking and high quality output
  • Bringing informed thinking, market and consumer understanding to bear on project work in order to deliver compelling insight to power the client's’ future marketing and innovation
  • The ability to communicate the thinking and recommendations in an inspiring and clear way via the creation of outstanding written materials
  • Delivering a compelling verbal presentation with the support of other team members

Personal Development

Responsibilities

  • Is able to autonomously guide their own professional development and actively seeking out opportunities for personal growth
  • Contributing to the improvement of current methodologies, approaches and thinking within Sense Worldwide and development of new approaches
  • Reading widely and attending activities outside of Sense Worldwide to bring new thinking and approaches back into the business.
  • Ownership and development of a particular specialism within the business.

Contribution To The Business

Responsibilities

  • Actively supporting and upholding the company’s purpose, vision and values.
  • Identifying opportunities for the business to grow and improve as a place to work. Including, but not limited to company marketing, PR and social media initiatives.
  • Has an ambition to make a difference in the world and seeks ways to achieve this with Sense Worldwide.

Personal Traits (everyone at Sense Worldwide)

  • Is curious and has an inquiring mind
  • Demonstrates a growth mindset
  • Has a capacity for critical thinking
  • Is comfortable giving and receiving constructive feedback
  • Is equivocal and can handle uncertainty and ambiguity
  • Is able to join the dots and spot opportunities
  • Prefers simplification over complication … writes with precision in plain English
  • Is assured and can deliver high quality under pressure
  • Has energy and enthusiasm

Competitive salary applies

Requirements

Qualifications

  • A degree (or equivalent) in higher education

Experience

  •  Practical experience working in industry 

  • Experience working with insights / innovation 

  • Experience working with creator communities

  • Experience optimising business workflows 

Additionally we requirement that candidates: 

  • Take courses outside work

  • Have a side project 

  • Have taken a big bet on themselves self in the past

Posting date of job opening is 21st August 2019.

Closing date for applications is 19th September 2019.