Senior Innovation Consultant
A charity are looking for a Senior Innovation Consultant to enable the creation of new innovation territories with clear business need and consumer insight. This will rely on developing working relationships with external innovation and product development experts, and co-creating opportunities with internal product teams. You will facilitate internal and external contributors to deliver new consumer-facing propositions.
You will manage a portfolio of projects from initial scoping to developed briefs, continuing to own ideas, contributing throughout the entire innovation process. It will initiate work with external innovation specialists, agencies, corporate partners and internal experts, as required. It will facilitate new propositions from complex and varied data and insight; bringing in the right people at the right time.
You will be responsible for ideas throughout the innovation process, ensuring the right contributions to briefs, consumer insight, designing prototypes and developing early stage business plans.
-Hold, build and maintain high quality senior relationships with innovation experts, agencies and specialists, bringing in the right skills and the right time
-Identify opportunities with existing and future corporate partners and start-ups identifying joint commercial benefits
-Act as a consultant to the business by facilitating internal and external stakeholders, drawing out key business challenges
-Explore and create design briefs and problem definitions with exceptional clarity, based on consumer insight and evidenced business need
-Work with Directors and their teams in Fundraising and across the organisation, to develop focused exploration briefs
-Identify and deliver new opportunities for mass support arising from strategic goals
-Facilitate creatives, business teams and the right expert contributors to deliver new ideas, and build full propositions
-Co-create new mutually beneficial consumer-facing propositions with corporate partners that add value to the charity
-Ensure the provision and direction of expert service design / product design across all consumer-facing innovation projects
-Support the development and implementation of products, services and proposition across Fundraising and Brand Marketing directorates
-Enable the design and delivery of rapid and market prototypes of propositions to quickly prove or disprove assumptions
-Revise and iterate propositions keeping consumers at the hear of decision making
-Work with the wider Innovation team and core business teams to support the launch and rapid scaling of successful product trials.
Skills and Experience required:
-Demonstrable experience of coordinating multiple simultaneous innovation or development projects with senior internal and external stakeholders
-Demonstrable experience of independent exploration of innovation opportunity
-Experience of working in business partnership, in co-creation development, or in a setting with variable and contrasting business needs
-Track record of visualisation and prototyping of ideas successfully and efficiently
-Experience of working in new product development in agency, consultancy or the commercial and/or charity sector
-Demonstrable success of managing the innovation process from brief to launch
-Knowledge of wide range of consumer insight methodologies and their application
-Ability to understand consumer needs and translate them to a clear design brief, or use them to generate new ideas and consumer-facing propositions
-Ability to create examples through mock ups, rapid prototypes, storytelling and/or visual communication