Senior Design & Innovation Consultant - Permanent

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We are looking for seasoned design thinking experts to join our expanding innovation team in Canterbury. Auckland salary with a Southern Lifestyle!

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Make the future

As a 100% New Zealand-owned digital consultancy, Assurity provides a comprehensive range of professional services to improve customer experience, innovation, digital services, business optimisation and employee growth outcomes for our clients. Our vision is to improve the lives of Kiwis and our nation’s productivity. We like to think we’re ‘making the future’. This job is an opportunity to make your future too. 

You will be joining a NZ-owned, independent consulting business with over 160 exceptionally talented people across multiple service lines. Together, they deliver game-changing transformation solutions for large organisations.

Our Design & Innovation team is looking for a Senior Design & Innovation Consultant with a wealth of experience in design thinking and human centered design who will bring fresh thinking and help shape our clients futures.

If you’re fascinated by human behaviour, emerging technologies and meta-trends, with an ability to translate these into meaningful commercial opportunities, then our Senior Design & Innovation Consultant role at Assurity will motivate you to deliver outstanding results. You might have run your own business and understand what it really means to create desirable, viable and feasible solutions. 

We are looking for someone who has genuine design thinking skills with practical experience, able to hit the ground running with our C-suite clients. Above all you will be a positive team player and contributor; we have ambitious goals which are only achievable when we’re collaborating and focused. This is where you come in.

What we’re looking for:

Proven, hands-on expertise with design thinking tools and processes (such as customer journey mapping, value chain analysis and business modelling canvases) is essential

  • The ability to support the design and running of Design Thinking projects with senior and executive stakeholders
  • Digital prototype building experience
  • The ability to play around with creative tools to support storytelling (E.g.: Adobe suite, Keynote, …) 
  • A facilitator at heart, who is able to stretch themselves, fail and pivot ‘on-stage’ in the heat of the moment
  • Experience with empathy work, including an ability to identify and translate insights into action and prototype concepts
  • An ability to link design concepts with genuine commercial opportunity
  • Collaborators and team players  


What’s in it for you?

You’ll be joining a really ambitious, creative and successful team within our fantastic business, along with the opportunity to work with most of the largest and most exciting businesses in Christchurch. . 

Your benefits include health, life and income protection insurance, a competitive salary, flexible working arrangements, ability to purchase extra annual leave, and wellness initiatives throughout the year. We also have a lot of fun and regular social activities - Friday drinks, netball, games nights… and we’re open to new suggestions!
We believe in teamwork, collaboration and knowledge sharing as our fundamental ways of working around here. Check us out on Instagram @assuritynz

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