In a world more volatile and complex than ever, innovation cannot just come from linear thinking and incremental changes. It needs new perspectives and bold moves. This is why Spark Works was founded.
We help large organisations become self-sustaining innovators. An increasingly complex business world environment demands radical perspectives, new practices and a flexible culture of innovation that evolves with the organisation’s needs. There are three reasons to innovate: growth, transformation and sustainability. Spark Works provides you with the human-centered solutions your organisation needs to help embrace change, and maintain a competitive advantage.
We are currently looking for an experienced innovation consultant that can support us in the design, implementation and supervision of client projects. As a Spark Works consultant, you will be working with private and public clients on projects that span across different industries and scopes. Such projects could include qualitative user research and innovation road-mapping as well as coaching and facilitation on agile methodologies (e.g.Design Thinking, Lean Startup, Business Modelling). We are a small, dynamic and very interdisciplinary team. Depending on the project, you will be working hand in hand with people of different backgrounds to build on each knowledge, deliver the best outcome to our clients as well as foster a collaborative learning environment inside the team.
→ Create, manage and deliver innovation consulting projects of various nature, so that they meet the time, cost and quality standards of our clients and surpass their expectations
→ Attend sales and briefing meetings prior to each new client/qualification delivery
→ Develop and co-design workshop/research/project activities, scopes, objectives, tools and deliverables, when required
→ Conduct desk and field research to support projects with customer-centric data
→ Guide and support participants during workshop sessions or different phases of the project through excellent communication, coaching and supervision
→ Manage the relationship with the clients and all stakeholders involved
→ Monitor and report on project progress
→ Prepare and attend final project presentations and debriefings
→ And many more
→ Proven work experience (2+ yrs) in facilitation of innovation processes (in a consultancy, agency or corporate)
→ Min. Bachelor or preferably Master (or instead 5 yrs of relevant work experience) in Design, Economics, Business, Innovation Management or other related fields
→ Strong background/education in the areas of Human-Centered Design and Agile methodologies (e.g. Design Thinking, Design Sprint, Lean Management)
→ Proficiency in English and German: understand nuances in language in order to conduct qual. interviews, run workshops, etc.
→ Proficiency in other languages such as French are a plus
→ Basic experience working with Mac (pages, keynote, etc.)
→ Additionally you are passionate, proactive (bring in ideas & initiatives), flexible, action-oriented, reliable and autonomous, have attention to detail, learn quick and are a team-player
WANT TO JOIN...
→ A company which shapes social change, business innovation and technology applications with a human-centered approach
→ A multidisciplinary team with flat hierarchies, characterised by ambitious individuals and diverse competencies
→ An open and dynamic work culture based on personal initiative, teamwork, direct feedback, continuous learning and experimentation
→ Exposure to different sized projects with clients from the private and public sector, across various industries
→ A centrally-located, vibrant office in the middle Zürich close to the Paradeplatz