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Innovation Strategist / Business Designer (m/f/x) - Berlin - full-time // part-time

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Can you create and navigate different strategies for innovation? Do you know how to connect the dots between business, engineering and design perspectives? Are you a creative problem-solver with a hands-on, entrepreneurial mindset? We want to hear from you!

As an Innovation Strategist / Business Designer, you will be helping organisations make smart decisions around innovation. This requires diving deep into the opportunity space (research, analysis, mapping) and the solution space (designing strategies, prototyping and developing business models, validating their impact) of our clients in a variety of industries.

In practice, you may be evaluating business models for sustainable energy solutions; creating product strategies for industry leaders in logistics; or improving the way med-tech companies do continuous innovation as organisations.

For our clients you will be a trusted advisor and sparring partner. Internally at Futurice you will help further sharpen our capabilities in strategy and business model innovation, as well as spot opportunities for our key accounts in the sectors of mobility, energy and health.

Our approach to innovation strategy and business design:

  • Collaborative

    At Futurice, innovation strategy is a team sport. The real magic happens when strategists, engineers and designers work together from day one.

  • Hands-on

    We don’t create impressive but unrealistic strategy presentations – we define hypotheses and run experiments to reality-check everything we do.

  • Tech-enabled

    Cutting-edge digital engineering is in our organizational DNA. And for us, “data-enabled” is not a buzzword but a real capability in everything we do.

  • Agile

    We are not married to any specific innovation or business design framework. We approach every new client challenge with green-field creativity.

Your key responsibilities will include

  • Client work

    Solving client challenges around innovation strategy and business models. Acting as an expert, sparring partner, problem-solver and trusted advisor.

  • Project management

    Scoping, framing and delivery of projects to ensure delighted clients, happy team members and a healthy bottom-line.

  • Business development

    Spotting and driving new opportunities with both current and prospective clients. Development of proposals and problem discovery workshops.

  • Thought leadership

    Developing points-of-view that help generate opportunities for new client work. In practice: speaking and writing publicly about your craft.

  • Competence development

    Sharpening our capabilities, tools and brand in Innovation Strategy and business design, together with other experts

We are looking for people with

  • Minimum 3 years experience in innovation strategy and business model innovation. We are more interested in your passion and skills than formal experience or certifications.
  • Ability to do quantitative and qualitative research to discover opportunities. Number-crunching is not the main focus, but being comfortable with data is expected.
  • Ability to identify and frame client challenges and transform those into proposals and project plans that can be executed
  • Knack for storytelling and taking senior stakeholders through a journey from plan to delivery and beyond
  • Excellent communication & facilitation skills
  • Working proficiency in English. German highly valued but not required
  • Industry experience in mobility, energy or health (optional)
  • Metaskills creativity in and passion for solving complex problems, resilience in sometimes tricky client environments, and self-confidence in on- and offline conversations

Why join Futurice?

We are very proud of our culture and our lean, flat company structure. It’s not by accident that we’ve been selected as the best place to work in Europe twice. We have four core values, which are also our promises to you as a new employee:

  1. Care

    We care about the problems we solve and about each other as human beings. We hire people who intuitively and by default help each other out. It’s a virtuous cycle that creates happy teams and happy clients.

  2. Trust

    At Futurice, trust doesn’t need to be earned, it’s given. This means that if you think something makes sense, you can go ahead and do it.

  3. Continuous improvement

    We want to help every Futurician get better at their craft every day. This happens through project-work, training and guided self-learning.

  4. Transparency

    We believe in being open about pretty much everything. No matter your career level, you can get involved in and informed about any topic company-wide.

Besides our overall cultural and organisational model, here some specific Futurice perks:

  • Flexible working hours

    Some are night owls, others early birds – you can work whenever you’re most productive. Also part-time working (e.g. 80%) is possible.

  • Futurice Hybrid Work Model

    Depending on your assignments you can work from home or in the office

  • Personal IT budget

    Free choice of laptop, phone, tablet, headphones and other work-gear

  • Company pension scheme

    Opt-in for an additional, improved pension plan

  • Sports benefit

    We want our people to stay fit and healthy! Futurice sponsors your personal membership at Urban Sports Club

  • Social responsibility program

    You can give back to the community and receive sponsorship from Futurice for doing open-source projects in your free time.

  • FutuHike

    work in another office for a week

  • FutuLabs

    access to 3D printers, VR & AR gear and other cool emerging tech stuff

Next steps

We would love to hear from you! Please share a few lines about yourself and why you would like to join Futurice as well as your up-to-date CV using the form below.

Come as you are

As an ultimate learning platform that empowers people to become a better version of themselves, we believe that diversity and inclusion are important to our company's success. We seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse pool of candidates. We welcome applications from everyone, regardless of their race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, medical condition, or other non-merit factors - we care for each other!

Not a perfect fit? We are also looking for:
Client Relationship Developer (m/f/x)
Agile Transformation Consultant (m/f/x)

Want to know more about this?

Contact

Katharina Schütte, Talent Acquisition Manager, Berlin

katharina.schuette@futurice.com

We’re Futurice

We are a team of 550 professionals with more than 40 nationalities in 7 offices. We’re experts in strategy, design, and engineering, and we combine these capabilities to transform organisations at every level. We think by making, and make by thinking, solving business problems by getting our hands dirty. We help forward-thinking organisations embrace change, and take control of their futures. Our strong culture is built on our core values: Care, Trust, Transparency and Continuous Improvement.

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