Job Details
  • Reference383624A_1637211365
  • LocationSydney
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted21 days ago
  • ConsultantAshish Bhetwal

As one of the Australia's largest providers of human resources solutions, Chandler Macleod has a proven track record of unleashing potential in people and companies. For over 40 years Chandler Macleod's recruitment business has connected leading-edge projects and employers with outstanding business professionals.

Our client is seeking to engage an Art Director (Strategic Innovation Engagement Lead) on a contract for 12 months with potential extension.

Position Overview

Our client is a customer-facing innovation team that provides a unique form of creative advisory service to top customers, blending capabilities in design, research, and strategy. They help the C-suites of the world's biggest brands recognize and interpret forces of change in their market and work with them to plot a course towards a more robust digital future through human-centered design. Their engagements combine elements of strategy, user-research, visioning, ideation, visual storytelling, business model design, rapid prototyping, and in-market concept testing and experimentation.

As one of their Innovation Executives focused on design, you'll collaborate with strategists, researchers and technology specialists to solve problems for largest customers through cutting-edge, insight-based prototypes and compelling, immersive storytelling. As an innovation consultant, you'll be involved in all aspects of a project across various industries, from user research and prototyping to creating design-driven experiences that help companies envision their future.

We're looking for someone who has created exceptional user-centered experiences and artefacts that inspire others with the value of design. In your heart you're a maker, with less emphasis on talking and more focus on doing.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Use a native sense of user experience, elegance, aesthetic appeal, and originality to generate unique, forward-looking design directions that inspire the broader team and customer.
  • Articulate the value of design and the logic of design choices to support the vision in a way that is convincing to internal and external customers.
  • Draft and deliver compelling narratives that capture insight and inspire executive-level audiences.
  • Demonstrate expertise in UI/UX, storytelling, branding, or other specialised skills that bring complex solutions to life creatively, efficiently and powerfully.
  • Apply design to the innovation process to guide and influence research and strategy, from experience and category analysis to user research, breaking down products, experiences, categories, and trends to draw out insights.
  • Show courage and flexibility in determining the level of fidelity of stimulus, presentation, and activities to effectively capture deep user insights and communicate story and strategy to the customer
  • Help facilitate complex work sessions for C-suite executives and cross-functional teams.
  • Contribute to compelling narratives that capture insight and inspire executive-level audiences.
  • Frame new opportunities and concepts that deliver value to customers and end users, balancing constraints, and knit together holistic visions of future customer success.
  • Build strong relationships with diverse internal stakeholders to bring the full Salesforce ecosystem together for maximum customer success, creating enduring relationships that advance personal and Ignite success.

Our Ideal Candidates:

  • Projects and team mates that push you to grow by challenging your assumptions, skills, and knowledge
  • Working on cross-disciplinary teams (design, strategy, research, technology)
  • Learning about new industries, technologies, and trends on every project
  • Experimenting and prototyping with new technology to bring ideas to life in new ways
  • Honing visual and immersive storytelling skills to create engagement and conviction for customers
  • Using design to catalyse change at the executive and C-suite level
  • An advanced degree in a relevant field, e.g. business, design, innovation, etc.
  • Experience championing design practices or mindsets in public, through teaching, publishing, speaking etc
  • Agile and/or lean experience ideally in Large Enterprise context
  • Experience working with major brands and innovators in ANZ and Asia Pacific

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively, you can call Ashish Bhetwal on 02 9269 8832 or email for further discussion.