Senior Strategist – San Jose

DESCRIPTION SUMMARY:

Radius Innovation & Development is seeking a talented and experienced Senior Strategist to join our Blue Sky Center in San Jose, CA. In this role you support projects that develop market, technology and business perspectives with actionable directives that guide the development of innovation and product development programs.

The Strategy team consists of curious individuals across a broad range of backgrounds including social sciences, business consulting, market research, design & design research, technology, and product management. The team applies strategy and research to all stages of the product development lifecycle – understanding user needs and market opportunities, envisioning new solutions, market validation, business modeling, requirements definition, architecture definition, design, implementation, and supporting strategies to create business successes for our clients.

This role will play a key role in supporting key client projects as well as servicing and growing client relationships from the San Jose office and throughout the Bay Area.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop an understanding of our clients’ business environment and strategy
  • Lead and/or collaborate with client engagements on a daily basis
  • Manage day-to-day project activities
  • Coordinate and support qualitative and design research activities, such as ethnographies, contextual interviews, expert interviews, group sessions, co-creation, etc.
  • Participate in developing methodologies and approaches to solve ambiguous client problems
  • Distill information from a range of sources (qualitative, quantitative, trends, etc.) to develop actionable opportunities for innovation programs
  • Be able to travel to other Radius studios and client sites for project engagements

YOU ARE/HAVE:

  • 2-5 years of pre-graduate degree or 1-2 years of post-graduate experience at an innovation, design, or business consulting firm
  • Experience with foundational consulting skills, including exposure to strategy methods and frameworks, workshop facilitation, collaborative analysis, and synthesis
  • Insatiable curiosity and structured thinking mindset
  • Experience in the primary research process and moderating and conducting interviews
  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, industrial design, or business. MBA is a plus.
  • Strong attention to detail and rigorous approach to research
  • Self-starter mentality and ability to lead project teams to great outcomes
  • You speak in a visual language. You’ve got a knack for succinctly capturing thoughts and expressing them to others. You have a strong strategic voice and point of view on where to go and why. You love ambiguous problems and are able to capture a clear and concise design strategy. You thrive in making the complex simple and digestible
  • You are an excellent communicator with great instincts about how to synthesize and tell a captivating story, build a deep rapport, and give honest feedback at all levels of an organization, both with clients and with the global Radius team
  • You are confident and flexible and have experience working in interdisciplinary teams where harmonious collaboration is imperative
  • You have examples of problem solving where you have lead organizations and teams to arrive at successful solutions grounded in insights about people and markets
  • You can easily switch from macro to micro, from understanding the strategic value and business dynamics of an organization’s product or service, to caring about implementation at a detailed level

Radius is a global innovation and development consulting firm. At Radius, our secret ingredient is our people: we hire the best, invest deeply, and learn constantly. Our multidisciplinary teams of strategists, researchers, designers, human factors specialists, engineers, quality, and manufacturing experts thrive on solving our clients’ most complex challenges for bringing successful products to market.

Interested in applying? Submit your resume by clicking here. You will be directed to apply for this Radius position at Jabil.com, our corporate partner’s website.