Lead Strategic Designer

Location:

Munich

Geography:

Europe & The Middle East

Capabilities:

Big data & advanced analytics, Innovation & product development, Operations, Smart simplicity, Technology & digital

Industries:

Biopharmaceuticals, Engineered products & infrastructure, Financial institutions, Health care payers & providers, Insurance, Technology industries

About Us

Boston Consulting Group partners with leaders in business and society to tackle their most important challenges and capture their greatest opportunities. BCG was the pioneer in business strategy when it was founded in 1963. Today, we help clients with total transformation-inspiring complex change, enabling organizations to grow, building competitive advantage, and driving bottom-line impact.

To succeed, organizations must blend digital and human capabilities. Our diverse, global teams bring deep industry and functional expertise and a range of perspectives to spark change. BCG delivers solutions through leading-edge management consulting along with technology and design, corporate and digital ventures—and business purpose. We work in a uniquely collaborative model across the firm and throughout all levels of the client organization, generating results that allow our clients to thrive.

Practice Area Profile

The Operations Practice (OPS) Area is one of BCG's largest functional practices. We help our clients create competitive advantage by enhancing their performance and building strategic capabilities. BCG’s expertise in Operations covers the following areas - supply chain management, procurement, manufacturing, service operations, cost efficiency, operational transformation, research & product development, program and project management, all with a strong digital and analytics overlay.

Role Profile


COME TO OUR NEWEST DIGITAL BCG TECHNOLOGY CENTER IN MUNICH


Because it’s difficult to explain digital technology and its potential business impact; BCG is breaking new ways to make “digital” technology tangible. The DigitalBCG Technology Center in Munich will translate complex technology into tangible industrial use cases and serve as a source of inspiration. Co-creation workshops build on this will map customer pain points with technical solutions. The outcome is a portfolio of new ideas to re-engineer or re-invent products & services across industries.


To learn more, visit https://www.bcg.com/digital-bcg/immersion-centers.aspx


WHAT YOU’LL DO AS A STRATEGIC DESIGNER


DEVELOP AND EXECUTE CO-CREATION WORKSHOPS WITH C-LEVEL EXECUTIVES


  • Contribute unique ideas within multidisciplinary workshops, meetings and immersion sessions.
  • Using divergent design thinking techniques for the conceptual development of products, services and/or physical connected form-factors
  • Converge innovative ideas to a set of digital and tangible products, services and/or physical connected form-factors in partnership with product managers and engineering
  • Communicate design ideas using techniques, including product concepts, service models, customer journeys, industrial designs, system maps and/or infographics
  • Iteratively design, test and refine disruptive products and services

STRATEGY AND RESEARCH


  • Conduct quantitative research investigations that help strategically frame, validate or challenge other forms of research
  • Develop ethnographic research and contextual design investigations to understand customer behaviors, pain points, needs and aspirations
  • Contribute to deep trend analysis and research of interesting exemplars across industries
  • Identify insights from customer research and market analysis
  • Bring your research to life through personas, customer journeys, insight-opportunity frameworks, system maps, stories and scenarios

Your Qualifications


AS A LEAD STRATEGIC DESIGNER, YOU WILL NEED


  • Bachelor’s degree in design, business, psychology, strategy, marketing, relevant fields, or equivalent practical experience
  • Postgraduate qualification or significant experience in a relevant industry
  • 3+ years of hands on management of teams
  • An outstanding portfolio of work demonstrating strong human-centered design capabilities across a diverse range of projects
  • Significant experience with ethnographic research (quantitative and qualitative), divergent exploration, conceptual development and industrial design
  • A background with product prototyping and testing, future visioning, and strategy development
  • Strong experience working directly with and influencing clients, as well as moderating workshops with and for clients

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU


  • The opportunity to work within an extremely accomplished team with direct exposure to some of the world's most influential organizations.
  • A competitive salary and benefits complimented with a flexible learning & development budget (including attending conferences) enabling you to choose the right path for your own development.
  • A level of autonomy and self-management that you won’t typically find at other companies.
  • A centrally located and modern office in Munich at which we host various startup and industry talks.

Does this match your profile and speak to you as the next step you have been waiting for?

If so, we look forward to receiving your application in German or English.

Date Posted:

05-Oct-2018

Boston Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity / expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under national, provincial, or local law, where applicable, and those with criminal histories will be considered in a manner consistent with applicable state and local laws.
BCG is an E-Verify Employer. Click here for more information on E-Verify.