We are looking for seasoned design thinking experts to join our expanding innovation team, working with our clients across the Auckland region.
Delivering sustainable transformation
We help our clients innovate the products that customers will love, modernise technology to enable delivery of those products at pace and develop a high-performance culture that allows your business to respond and adapt.
With more than 260 passionate and skilled staff across New Zealand, our teams work to deliver sustainable, strategic change that transforms the ability of organisations to compete in these exciting and challenging times.
We have a courageous design and innovation team who thrive among complexity. We use raw insights to confront business challenges, then combine strategy, design and technology to create endearing experiences that drive commercial value.
We’re looking for a Principal Innovation Consultant with a wealth of experience in design thinking and human centric 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 working in our Innovation space at Assurity will motivate you to deliver outstanding results. We work seamlessly across strategy, design and delivery. Bringing stakeholders together to align commercial, technical and customer needs.
This is a senior position in our business and alongside the delivery of exciting and impactful projects this role holds responsibility for financial management of projects, sharing your knowledge and expertise to help develop others, keeping abreast of trends and opportunities in the market and securing exciting new engagements with clients.
What we’re looking for:
Deep design thinking experience including proven, hands-on expertise with design thinking tools and processes (such as customer journey mapping, value chain analysis and business modelling canvases) is essential
- Deep experience with empathy work, including an ability to identify and translate insights into action and prototype concepts
- A passion for human-centered innovation and delighting clients
- Confident in identifying new opportunities and engaging with potential clients to make these a reality
- A facilitator at heart, who is able to stretch themselves, fail and pivot ‘on-stage’ in the heat of the moment with demonstrated experience of running design sprints with senior stakeholders
- An ability to link design concepts with genuine commercial opportunity
- A high degree of creativity
- Collaborators and team players
- Proven project management skills
You might have run your own business and understand what it really means to create desirable, viable and feasible solutions. You might be self-taught in design thinking with practical experience running projects at speed and scale. 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’s in it for you?
You’ll be joining a really ambitious, creative and successful team within our fantastic business.
Your benefits include health, life and income protection insurance, the ability to purchase extra annual leave, and wellness initiatives throughout the year. We also have a lot of fun with regular social activities… 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
We really want to hear from you, even if it’s just to ask some questions about this job or have a chat. Connect with our Senior Recruiter, Sam Hooper on LinkedIn, or click that nice big button to apply!