The Co-creation team at Launch Forth is looking for a Co-creation Strategist who is endlessly curious as to why people do what they do. We want colleagues that are committed to understanding how to communicate creative problem solving and open innovation principles to a diverse set of stakeholders from C-suite execs to a global community of Solvers. Co-creation Strategists joining Launch Forth are versed in design thinking, qualitative & quantitative research methodologies,business strategy and thrive in working on cross functional projects. You will be working on teams with sales executives, software engineers, advanced manufacturing gurus, and business analysts. You must be able to interface with customers to create great experiences across a wide range of solutions defined from broad innovation brainstorms to proof of concept development.
Principal Duties & Responsibilities
Lead creative session for project kick-offs
Manage multiple projects from concept to completion
Develop creative programs,design concepts and campaigns that meet and advance the LF co-creation business objectives
Establish innovation direction for the entire line of services and programs at Launch Forth with VP of Co-creation
Supervise and inspire the co-creation team, vendor partners, and co-creation community through stellar project materials, briefs, and cross-platform media
Build internal and external understanding of the co-creation innovation strategy
Provide quality control over concepts and projects
Work closely with leadership to ensure projects are completed on time and meticulously documented.
Work Closely with the Head of Product and Development Team to ensure that community and client needs are effectively communicated and documented for Sprints and Epics.
Qualifications & Skills
Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience and/or academic studies in a relevant field (design strategy, innovation, engineering)
Demonstrated experience leading multi-disciplinary teams in innovation projects
High degree of self-awareness and willingness to support and create a high functioning team with constructive feedback and commitment ot process.
Ability to delegate work and communicate clear project management from scoping, planning, managing, and hand off
Proven track record experimenting with innovation techniques within large corporations
Exceptional storytelling skills including the ability to communicate persuasively across different audiences and varying levels of the organization
Ability and willingness to travel 20% of the time
High Proficiency working with distributed teams using google apps and digital project management tools (such as Wrike, Trello, Asana, and NetSuite).
Preferred Qualifications (Not all but some)
Experience managing innovation projects from sale to proof of concept in mobility, service, new product development in both B2C and B2B settings
Experience with advanced manufacturing and DDM
Experience in Strategic Foresight methodologies (back casting, trend scanning, scenario development)
Experience with using Adobe Creative Cloud (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Spark)
Strong photography and video production skills (Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, Lightroom)
Work with platform based community management
Experience launching digital Ad campaigns across social media
NOTE: International candidates must hold a valid US working permit.