IDEO is working with one of their clients based out of Minneapolis, MN to help them find a Business Design Leader. The ideal candidate loves creating new offers and businesses and leads with a mindset of discovery-driven growth. The right candidate will have a demonstrated ability to work with a broad set of stakeholders to bring a variety of concepts and products to life and to market. We are specifically looking for people with a depth of experience in end-to-end product life cycles, business model design, market analysis, financial modeling, in-market experimentation, and implementation.
In your past life, you may have been an intra- or entrepreneur, product manager, or consultant – with experience bringing a scalable new offer to market. You fundamentally think that when you design a new product, service, or experience, you’re simultaneously designing the broader business strategy and roadmap for future growth.
As a Business Designer, you will be ensuring that the viability of new concepts are thoroughly considered. In this capacity, you'll work with the team to understand the business context, collect and interpret relevant data, develop insights, explore and define growth opportunities, define strategy, create tangible design expressions, communicate the vision, and ultimately help the business get new offers to market. As a Business Design Leader, you will define this new role at the company and shape its expansion as you build and lead a team of business designers.
You will take the lead in enabling a multi-disciplinary project team to identify and prioritize critical assumptions that underpin the success of a new offer or business model using a variety of primary and secondary methods. This could be through analyzing consumer or market data, in-context experiments using minimum viable products, evidence-based models on the size of markets and opportunities, and/or proxies to guide in the absence of available data. The intent is to inspire, build confidence, and lower risk to sharpen the strategic direction of projects through qualitative and quantitative evidence.
Please tell us about a time that you applied human-centered design to solve a business problem (200 words or less).
IDEO is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.