We’re looking for someone who will relish the opportunity to support potential clients and project teams in translating challenges and questions into opportunities for innovation. This role requires experience with client service skills, design sensibilities, and business acumen. Our work environment appeals to self-directed, collaborative, and flexible team players who can demonstrate great communication skills (written, verbal, and/or visual) and learn quickly.
As a Business Development Associate, your role is to support our design leaders and fellow business developers in identifying interesting clients, setting-up the right conversations, and shaping projects for our design community. You ensure that we cultivate client relationships in a thoughtful and strategic way, while always prioritizing great design.
Showcase and develop storytelling skills, strategic thinking, and business know-how. Writing and communication skills are paramount, as is understanding and creating a sense of momentum to drive conversations and relationships forward.
Things you will have an opportunity to do in this role:
IDEO is a place unlike any other. It’s a place where you can solve complex challenges for our clients or the organization, alongside thoughtful individuals who lead with curiosity, empathy, and optimism. Sure we work hard, but we also intentionally craft moments that allow our community to pause, create, and connect. We encourage our community to bring their whole selves to work, respect the need for work-life balance, and allow for autonomy in the design process and your career.
Please submit your resume and cover letter.
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.