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Workplace Strategist

Bespoke Careers USA Bespoke Careers USA Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Tue, Oct 30 '18Posted on:
Full-timeType:

One of NYC's top commercial Interiors studios is seeking a workplace strategist to join their team.  As a Workplace Strategist, you will be a critical member of a dynamic and diverse Workplace Studio. This person will focus on process leadership, facilitation, leading research, data collection activities and teaming to synthesize goals within projects across a broad range of industries and project scales.  You will work closely with clients and design teams and will be able to demonstrate your sensitivity to human-centered design. As a visible leader, your appearance and tone supports the culture of the office and the professionalism of the firm. 

Key responsibilities:  

  • Facilitate strategic conversations to connect the business objectives of the organization with the project goals to develop future workplace strategies.
  • Discover and leverage internal and external research, benchmarks and trends to facilitate client discussions about the future of their work place.
  • Facilitate information gathering activities in the form of surveys, observations, focus groups and workshops to engage with clients and teams to set direction for the future of the workplace.
  • Synthesize and interpret information, create presentations, develop workplace strategies to support the research, trends and voice of the client to both challenge and address their needs for the future of the workplace.
  • Prepare and deliver influential story telling graphic presentations and information graphics branded to the client.
  • You will team with change managers, design leaders, project directors and managers as part of a leadership team to deliver best-in-class strategies and design for our clients.
  • You will teach, mentor and guide junior strategist and designers to build skills and prepare them to lead workshops, synthesize information, develop presentations to communicate and illustrate and project goals and strategies.
  • You will partner with other strategists and consultants across the region and globe to find expertise you may not currently have and establish relationships to best support our clients.

Skills and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
  • A minimum of 10 years of professional (postgraduate) experience with at least 5 years of relevant experience to this role.
  • Proficient in MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop), AutoCAD and Revit
  • Experience executing projects in one or more areas related to design strategy, human-centered design, management consulting, market research, corporate strategy, real estate services, product development or related.
  • Experience managing project implementation and project teams, leading client meetings, and facilitating stakeholder engagement though multiple forums such as workshops, interviews and focus groups
  • Experience using standard analytical tools and methodologies to understand and analyze both the quantitative and qualitative aspects of work style, occupancy and workplace performance for a wide range of clients. Translating findings into client-specific recommendations and design strategies that address strategic business goals.
  • Outstanding verbal, written and graphic communication skills
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Ability to clearly understand the client needs and be able to develop and implement a consulting methodology that will result in the desired outcome.
  • Have a positive contribution to the firm’s culture.
  • Strong narrative skills
  • Proven ability to guide and inform design strategies and design planning for workplace projects
  • Ability to demonstrate a human-centered approach to design research.

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