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Job Description What will you be doing?
As a Strategist, you will collaborate with designers, technologists, and program managers to envision and create new products, services, and experiences. You will work across every stage of the product development lifecycle to ensure that the concepts and design decisions are sensitive to both the needs of users and our clients' businesses. You will be especially involved at the earliest stages of projects where you conduct research to understand user needs and develop ideas for new experiences. You will formulate clear hypotheses or approaches based on ambiguous information, then later validate these hypotheses in collaboration with the frog team. You should be eager to involve clients in the design process, highly responsive to feedback, and excited to present the team's ideas in front of executives.
You will receive warm and robust support from frog strategy leadership, but you could be the only strategist on your team. We don't expect you to know everything on day one, but you should be comfortable working independently and able to make thoughtful decisions with limited information. This means identifying and taking the next key step of the project while simultaneously considering the broader context of the engagement, the client's business, and the world. We want you to have:
It would be a bonus if you had:
- Good story telling, writing, and presentation skills. You will present frog's work to client executives and explain the thinking behind the work. You will co-facilitate workshops and manage breakout groups
- Experience approaching ambiguous questions and thinking from first principles
- Good math and statistical skills, including Excel modelling
- 1 years of work experience in a related field
- A willingness to travel for research and client meetings
- Business level ability in English
- Experience in identifying and delivering on growth opportunities and bringing products or services to market
- Financial analysis and business case development skills
- The ability to prepare compelling presentations in Keynote and PowerPoint
- A degree (or work experience) in business, entrepreneurship, finance, research, engineering, social work, anthropology, human-computer interaction, or liberal arts
- Hands on research expertise, from ethnographic and other qualitative research methods to quantitative research skills including survey design and data analysis
- An interest in global trends, from culture to people and business to climate, and how that impacts our world
- Experience with SPSS or other statistical software.
- Experience working in a creative environment with designers, and an interest in human centred design (sometimes called design thinking)
- An interest in technology, both extant and emerging
- A second language (and every additional language is a plus!)
In your cover letter, please tell us why you are interested in frog. Please also answer ONE of these questions, in 1-2 paragraphs (300 words of less).
- Many health and wellness services/products leverage personal data for better health outcomes. How would you advise a company on how to balance data privacy and security against usability and societal benefits?
- Several companies are working on forms of flying cars / drone taxis. What strategies would you advise a company to employ in order to drive consumer adoption of this new category of transportation?
- In a rapidly changing world, what time horizons make sense for strategic planning? How would you advise a global 2000 company to think about their planning horizon?
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