Strategy
New York

Senior Innovation Consultant

Why join frog?

Joining frog means you’ll be joining the “pond,” a global network of studios, each with a thriving in-person and vibrant virtual culture. frogs are curious, collaborative, and courageous, united by our passion for improving the human experience through design, while each bringing our unique and diverse skills and experiences to the table. We draw on our global reach and local knowledge to solve complex problems and design innovative, sustainable solutions that touch hearts and move markets. frogs prize humour, positivity, and community just as highly as performance and outcomes. Our culture is open, flexible, inclusive, and engaging. Working at frog means being empowered to Make Your Mark on every project, in your studio, your community—and the world at large.

Fahrenheit 212, now in partnership with frog, is a global innovation, strategy and design firm. We work to define innovation strategies and develop products, services, and experiences that create sustainable, profitable growth for our clients. During normal circumstances, we have a team of sixty working out of our bright and modern office in downtown Manhattan; due to the pandemic, we’re temporarily working remotely from all over the US. Through this transition, we’ve managed to preserve the fast-paced, creative, and collaborative nature of our working culture.

Your Responsibilities

As a Senior Innovation Consultant in our Idea Development team, you would be responsible for:

  • Leading project teams, alongside an Engagement Manager
  • Managing the development and design of new product, service and experience ideas
  • Regularly interfacing with senior clients as one of the primary relationship managers
  • Generating and articulating thought-provoking consumer insights
  • Working across multiple live projects at any given point in time to bring ideas to life, verbally and experientially in the portfolio execution phases
  • Contributing to the team’s identification of an overall strategic framework at project inception
  • Helping define, defend and articulate a portfolio of 5-10 ideas that meet the challenges of the project brief
  • Participating and heavily influencing the strategic expression of the chosen ideas in consumer-ready form via concept and/or script for a video prototype
  • Designing and overseeing qualitative research activities
  • Articulating the definition of each idea and the rationale behind it at client presentations
  • Generating innovation ideas, thinking creatively and inspiring ideas in others with the ability to describe and define those ideas to the team.
  • Providing interrogation and analysis of the innovation ideas, building back up and stimulus for each, and obtaining a sense of feasibility and do-ability around them.
  • Contributing CPG expertise within our portfolio of CPG clients
  • Working with clients and Engagement Managers to formulate project proposals, including scope of work and the innovation challenge.
  • Leading, inspiring and mentoring the Innovation Associates in the Idea Development team throughout all phases of a project.

You would have daily contact with executives at Fortune 500 companies, and as a result be exceptionally capable at rapid problem solving, and nurturing relationships with client partners.  You would be responsible for working with cross-functional project teams within Fahrenheit 212 and working closely with Engagement Managers in our strategy team across all projects.

Your Future

When we recruit Innovation Consultants, we are looking not just for candidates who can fulfill the role outlined above, but as importantly candidates we believe have the potential to ultimately become Directors and play a leadership role in the firm. In addition to regular team training sessions, you would be assigned a mentor to work with you on building specific skills and capabilities aligned to pre-defined professional development goals.

Our Requirements

You should have a graduate degree, and a minimum of eight years experience working in the field of innovation – for an innovation consulting firm, a design firm or within a corporate innovation team. You should also have significant experience leading a cross-functional team and collaborating with clients and external partners. You should be a lateral thinker adept at uncovering the themes and critical pieces of information that can spark game-changing innovations. You should be self-propelled by restless curiosity, resourceful in scouring the world for insight, comfortable in a highly charged idea-centric environment, fascinated with changing the world, able to move seamlessly from high altitude thinking to the tangible and practical.  You should be the most creative and restless member of whatever company you’re currently working for.

You should be able to demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • Powerful Storytelling. You should have an intuitive ability to represent complex concepts in a clear, concise and compelling way.
  • Engaging Presentation Skills. You should be experienced and comfortable presenting to large groups and delivering inspiring and engaging presentations.
  • Creative Sensibilities. You should have an aesthetic appreciation, and ideally experience working with creative teams across a range of disciplines and deliverables.
  • Diverse Experience. We don’t specialize in any particular industry or category, and as such you should be able to demonstrate a range of category experience.
  • Inspiring Leadership Style. You have proven the ability to inspire internal teams and clients to push the boundaries of what they thought was possible.
  • Contagious Passion. You should see and be inspired by disruptive innovation and transformational ideas, and be able to stoke the fires of those around you.
  • Considered Opinions. You should be able to form thoughtful and considered perspectives, supported by both objective fact and strategic conviction.

How to Apply

  1. Tell us “Why Fahrenheit 212?” in 200 words, in your cover letter.
  2. Attach your resume or CV.
  3. Attach your portfolio, examples of your work, or a link to your website (describing the projects you worked on: your role, your creative process, project objectives and project outcomes – supplemented with visuals such as sketches, designs, copy, screenshots, photos, wireframes, etc.)
  4. Submit application.

 

frog is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender identity/expression, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

frog is a global business with teams working from every corner of the world. To help us process your application, please ensure that your application documents (CV, cover letter, portfolio, etc.) are all in English

Equal Opportunities at frog

frog is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender identity/expression, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

frog is a global business with teams working across the world. To help us process your application, please ensure that your application documents (CV, cover letter, portfolio, etc.) are all in English.