Innovation Consultant
About Us
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 world demands radical perspectives, new practices and a flexible culture of innovation that evolves with your needs. There are three reasons to innovate: growth, transformation and sustainability. Spark Works provides you with the human-centred solutions your organisation needs to 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 of 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 other’s knowledge, deliver the best outcome to our clients as well as foster a collaborative learning environment inside the team.
Your responsibilities
    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-Centred 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
    A company that shapes social change, business innovation and technology applications with a human-centred 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
    application process
    Please send us your CV and a short motivation letter to with ‘Innovation Consultant 2022’ in the subject line

    We are looking forward to meeting you!
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