Senior Innovation Consultant / Concept Strategist (Agency)

City of London, London
£50000 - £65000 per annum
17 Nov 2017
17 Dec 2017
Holly Johns
Retail, Technology
Business Type
Senior Executive
Contract Type
Our client are an integrated, brand and experience agency based in Central London, who work with some top names in across a variety of sectors. They have lots of exciting projects coming up and are looking for a Senior Innovation Consultant to join them on a permanent basis, to help drive their design strategy, manage and deliver engagements for some of their largest and most ambitious clients.

They are a fairly small permanent team currently growing and developing in different areas. This candidate must therefore be comfortable managing multi-disciplinary teams of consultants, researchers, analysts and designers, ensuring all deadlines are met and projects are running smoothly.

On a day to day basis this candidate will be managing engagement and leading / overseeing insights fieldwork with a range of research methodologies, whilst being the primary point of contact for their major clients throughout projects. You must be proactive; analysing current trends, consumer behaviours and desires, along with market dynamics to put together effective narratives for innovation and strategy development.
This candidate will Design and Lead ideation and concept development workshops, whilst being fully involved in producing concepts, writing proposals and presenting strategies themselves and be able to back it up with a robust commercial evaluation.

Skills & Experience:
- Have a proven track record of delivering successful strategy proposals in an agency environment.
- Have an incredibly strategic and analytical mindset to be able to solve difficult creative problems.
- Must have excellent communication skills, be confident liaising with clients directly throughout projects and being involved in the pitching process.
- Be well versed in multiple research methodologies and have past commercial experience to back this up (trend / competitor analysis, consumer research and interviewing and ideation techniques).
- Advanced presentation and report writing skills.
- Team management experience for projects.
- A relevant Degree in creative or strategy, with commercial experience at a Senior level.

Bonus Skills:
- Ideally candidates will have face to face client experience with brands in the hospitality, travel, technology and media sectors.
- To have commercial experience managing workshops and training in techniques.

If you tick these boxes, please send your CV and portfolio through to Holly at Aquent.
Please note, due to a high volume of applications, we may only be able to respond if your CV has been shortlisted.

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