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Senior Business Strategist

Made likes to combine the best of design and innovation to strategically explore, define, design and launch new opportunities. We inject business expertise in our design-thinking projects to make sure we are building relevant and successful products, services or ventures!

Can you grow our impact by de-risking innovations and define the most viable way to launch them?

Then you might be the Senior Business Strategist we are looking for !

What will you do?

As a Senior Business Strategist, you will lead and collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to identify, design, concept test and deliver desirable and viable solutions. You use your project leading skills to oversee the overall design strategy:

1. Lead multidisciplinary project teams

  • Steer a multidisciplinary team of experts from product-, digital-, service- and business designers and translate your strategy into tangible outcomes

  • Lead the design strategy and make sure the human design (people and customer) perspective is the guiding principle along the whole process

  • Analyze a client brief: Turn the why, how, and what into concrete and actionable project plans with budgets

  • Organize and facilitate workshops and ideation sessions

  • Present insights, concepts and design rationales to internal and external audiences

2. Lead strategy & business design

  • Apply business and financial strategy and tactics to bring innovation to life to add the "money" to the "magic"

  • Be the internal expert when it comes to business design. Help colleagues and create a way of work / tools / templates to standardize the Made way of de-risking innovation viability

  • Derive a creative synthesis from market data, behavioral economic insights, and future visioning and translate those insights into viable and robust strategies
    Prototype, test and validate the financial & business strategy by developing small and large business cases as well as executing operating plans

  • Assess the core competences, resources and capabilities of the company to reflect on the innovation’s opportunities and risks

  • Assist OR lead in defining, building testing and launching exciting corporate and start-up ventures and participate in decision making towards pivot or proceed

  • Support in making quotes and pitching projects to clients together with business developers

3. Lead the context with project management skills

  • Manage the planning & deadlines and budget for your projects and project teams

  • Be the single point of communication (SPOC) for the client & internal for your project

  • Align with your Director who mentors you in projects to guard the Made quality

  • Actively spotting relevant up-and-cross-selling opportunities

4. Lead clients with stakeholder management skills

  • Inspire clients and stakeholders and challenge them to go one step further

  • Be the single point of communication (SPOC) for the client for your project

  • Be an intrapreneur-as-a-service who can act proactively and pragmatically to help our clients to launch successful projects and ventures

  • Present & Develop materials to communicate project progress to clients and partners on key milestones

  • convince stakeholders through persuasive written and verbal communication

What we are looking for…

  • You feel comfortable in the fuzzy front end of an innovation track. You think in experiments and hypotheses to validate the value of propositions in the market.

  • You have a (Post) Master’s degree or minimum 2 year relevant work experience in Economics, Innovation-Management, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Marketing.

  • You calculate TAM/SAM/SOM, ROI, NPV, and ARR with ease.

  • You have a template ready to prototype a venture’s P&L in just a few hours.

  • You can work independently, but you have the mindset of a team player.

  • If you know design thinking and master business modeling, to make financial models and investment plans. You are up to speed with state-of-the-art business models.

  • You’re fluent in English, and it’s a big plus if you’re fluent in Dutch. The notion of French is nice to have.

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Is this you ?

  • You know how to handle freedom and responsibility, and you love to contribute to building a great working environment

  • You are motivated, positive, proactive, solution-focused, and inspiring. You are a very good communicator

  • You take ownership of your projects and you get things done

  • Building on your experience and expertise you know how to build strong client relationships

  • You are the right kind of difficult: you know when to push and when to deliver

What we can offer you:

  • A crucial role in developing Made’s strategy team

  • To work in an organization that is all about exciting change and positive impact

  • For more than 15 years we have been discovering, designing, and building successful products and services that have changed the market. We walk the walk!

  • Projects for industry-leading corporates, ambitious SME’s and start-ups that will challenge your skills

  • We believe in self-organization and hence work with Holacracy

  • A competitive salary and fringe benefits

  • Room for personal development and growth

  • The opportunity to attend events and conferences

  • Fajita’s and beers on Friday! We love an open culture where hard work goes hand in hand with lots of fun

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Klokstraat 16
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