Openings

Lead, Research & Strategy

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Lead of Research & Strategy works with the design team(s) to direct strategic innovation for a multitude of client projects and contexts.

- Lead qualitative design research to understand user desires, analyze market opportunities, decipher business context and define product/brand/design architecture. 

- Analyze & prioritize research insights; distil them as compelling vision, strategies and stories; shape project direction & problem space for design teams.

- Lead and manage project team: design project approach, manage resource, progress, timeline and scope; guide and mentor junior colleagues.

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

You are, most of all, an articulate connector – connecting business to innovation, insights to design, analysis to imagination – in a way that is clear, compelling and captivating.

You are an artful communicator – you deliver presentations with grace, sophistication and confidence; you can engage in high-level strategic discussions of client challenges, switching between creative and business perspectives with ease.

You are an experienced professional (probably in a corporate, consulting firm or a creative agency), and are eager to bring to our team your experience and competencies:

- Min Bachelor's degree in related fields, MBA a plus; 5-10 years of experience in strategy/innovation management/consulting leadership role.

- Demonstrated ability in analyzing, distilling, framing and translating data/findings into clear, succinct & actionable insights & strategies.

- Develop & lead presentations, plan & facilitate co-creation workshops, manage client engagement and relationships.

- Knowledge in product development frameworks and innovation strategies.

- Experience in leading qualitative research (e.g. ethnographic research) a strong plus.

- Demonstrated ability to manage, lead and mentor project teams.

- Excellent writing skills; bilingualism (English & Mandarin) a plus.

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