Strategy Manager

Seattle, Washington
May 14, 2021
May 17, 2021
Position Type
Dean / Department Head
Full Time
Organization Type
Your Role

We are looking for a dynamic innovation strategy manager to join our multidisciplinary team of designers, researchers and strategists to help us invent and implement preferred futures for visionary clients around the world. You should be curious, detail oriented, and an amplifier of project teams throughout the organization.

The Team You'll Join

We're a close-knit team of creatives who believe in showing up as we are, the human centricity of design, and liminal thinking. We partner with clients around the world to think about how they create value in resilient and compelling ways. This looks like design research, innovation, and futures strategy. We come from diverse backgrounds - anthropology, architecture, philosophy, brand and marketing, industrial design, urban planning, and psychology to name a few.

What You Will Do

Leading the coordination and administration of a multi-disciplinary team of researchers, designers, strategists, and stakeholders in a way that leads to transformative ideas and preferred futures.

Leading the synthesis of multiple work streams into a coherent and powerful narrative about the future.

Continually seeking opportunities to help us work in smarter and more effective ways.

Scoping and writing proposals for new client engagements. Imagining new ways of working and delivering project scopes that clients will be excited about.

Working side-by-side with account team leaders to discuss and implement changes to project and account dynamics and strategy, and to identify new business opportunities.

Delivering projects on time and on budget.

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate these characteristics

Relationally focused cultural barometer - you are a natural at connecting on a deep level with people.

The ability to employ tactical analysis to solve complex challenges.

Thoughtful decision making, always anticipating what's next.

An aptitude for driving accountability in fluid and ambiguous processes.

Driven by curiosity and action with acute attention to detail.

An innate belief in the value of wonder, imagination, and optimism.

Compelling written and spoken communication. (Graphic skills a plus.)

Excellent organizational and time management skills.

Interest in collaborating and working on multi-disciplinary teams.

High degree of flexibility, ability to work on multiple projects at once

You are aself-starter,quick learnerand have an entrepreneurial spirit.

Your Qualifications

Relevant education and/or 5 - 7 years of experience at a design or innovation consultancy in a lead project management or operations role

Demonstrated experience as a client-facing advisor

A passion for and working knowledge of the design research and innovation process

Familiarity with design research methodologies and processes

High degree of flexibility, ability to work on multiple projects at once

Experience negotiating project scope, fees, managing project financial performance, and ensuring fiscal responsibility for projects

Understanding and thirst for new economic models and partnership opportunities

Demonstrated commitment to sustainability and sustainable building practices required. Portfolios should include at least 1 project with this particular focus, and candidates should be prepared to talk to this in their interview, especially built projects with LEED, Living Building Challenge, WELL Building Standard , Fitwell and /or Net Zero Building certification.

About Innovation Strategy at Gensler

We believe that every person is capable of creativity. And therefore, that every person can be a change maker with the capacity to radically shape the world of tomorrow. We are passionate about unlocking the potential in all of us - it's the thing that keeps us up at night and the reason we get up every day. Toward this end, we partner with visionary organizations during times of transformation to help them invent their preferred future.

Life at Gensler

At Gensler, we are as committed to enjoying life as we are to delivering best-in-class design. From curated art exhibits to internal design competitions to "Well-being Week," our offices reflect our people's diverse interests.

We encourage every person at Gensler to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability, wellness programs, flex spending, paid holidays, and paid time off. We also offer a 401k, profit sharing, employee stock ownership, and twice annual bonus opportunities.

As part of the firm's commitment to licensure and professional development, Gensler offers reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees. In addition, we reimburse tuition for certain eligible programs or classes. We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future.

Gensler is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. All aspects ofemployment decisions will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminateon the bases of any status protected under federal, state, or local law. All qualified applicants will receive considerationfor employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disabilityor protected veteran status. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability you may contact us.We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our colleagues.

Gensler is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participant in the U.S. Federal E-Verify program. Women, minorities, disabled and veterans are encouraged to apply. Back Email Apply Now

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