Design Strategist

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Christina Clark

Job Description:

Our client, the most recognized health and personal care company in the world is looking for a Design Strategist to join their internal Design Studio.

You are both empathic and focused – with an analytical ability to take a complicated problem and transform it into an opportunity for creative solutions. As a member of the team, you will work on projects at the forefront of creating new, care-centered experiences across all of the business sectors. As a collaborator, you have the ability to engage with a wide range of partners successfully. As a strategic talent, you have an ability to synthesize disparate inputs into actionable frameworks, strategies and designs that will grow our brands. You are a self-starter and a confident leader who can represent the organization on a cross-functional team, guiding it to deliver intelligent, thoughtful, people-centered solutions.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • You will scope, plan and conduct primary, secondary and analogous research
  • You will lead 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
  • You will prepare and co-facilitate workshops for large multi-disciplinary groups and projects
  • You will tell persuasive stories, using whatever media/tools appropriate to communicate insights, frameworks, ecosystem-level solutions, new business models and their implications
  • You will create project deliverables: pitch decks with business cases, project briefs, insights presentations, prototypes and other appropriate materials
  • Please be an advocate to drive and execute environmentally sustainable design solutions.


  • At least a bachelor’s degree in design or related field; a graduate degree is preferred
  • 4 - 7 years of design leadership-related experience is required
  • Ability to inspire, persuade, grow, and lead project teams
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complexity successfully, e.g., work experience with complex projects where you are able to show your role and impact
  • Systems approach to design and value creation, with exhibited ability to identify relevant assumptions and to model value, potential ROI, etc.
  • Strong candidates will demonstrate excellence in any one (or combination) of the following skills
    • Novel, experimental design research / insight-gathering methodologies
    • Synthesis / Workshop design / Facilitation
    • Fluency in multiple prototyping tools: InVision, Axure, Sketch, sketching, model-building, video, animation, Java, Python, hardware programming (C/C++, JavaScript, etc.)
    • Business modeling / business strategy
    • Data Visualization
    • Patient experience and commercial launches preferred Please include the link to your online portfolio on your resume and with your application to be considered for the position. 

Above all else:

  • Friendly, thoughtful and perpetually curious
  • Humble to your core with a sharp emotional intelligence
  • Able to build trust, even when communicating a dissenting point of view