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Experienced Project lead (NL)

with research skills

Are you an experienced Strategist who loves the “test & iterate” phases of design thinking projects? A/B testing, fake door experiments or growth hacking sounds like music to your ears? Do you know how to lead and manage project teams? Then we have to talk!

We’re looking for someone who knows how to drive projects forward and inspire clients and designers to create and test relevant value propositions. You love to challenge the status quo! A human-centered approach is what you live by. You combine workshops, co-creation, and creativity with a passion and expertise for quantitative research. You want to make a difference by testing all the assumptions and you’re only happy when you’ve turned those workshop ideas into validated concepts.

What will you do?

  • Lead multidisciplinary project teams
    • Analyze the innovation challenge from the client (the why, how, and what) and translate it into a design thinking project approach;
    • Manage multidisciplinary project teams (Digital/ Product/ Strategy/ Business);
    • Organize and lead workshops and ideation sessions.
  • Lead strategy and research
    • Be the internal expert when it comes to quanti research. Help colleagues and create a way of work / tools / templates to standardize the Made way of doing research;
    • Scope and manage quantitative user research for clients (surveys, A/B tests, fake doors, …);
    • Translate research data into relevant and concrete insights and infographics (customer journeys, persona’s, jobs to be done, touchpoint analysis,...);
    • Test, validate, and iterate on product prototypes with your team;
    • .Guard Made quality.
    • Support in making quotes and pitching projects to clients together with new bizz.
  • Lead the context with project management skills
    • Manage the planning and the 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 is your coach and mentor in projects.
  • Lead clients with stakeholder management skills
    • You inspire clients and stakeholders and you challenge them to go one step further;
    • Be an intrapreneur-as-a-service who helps our clients to realize successful projects and ventures;
    • Present project progress to clients and stakeholders on key milestones.

Job requirements

Your qualities should include:

  • Lead strategy and research tracks
  • Expertise and passion for quantitative research and data analysis (hybrid quant/qual skills is a plus)
  • Master’s or bachelor’s degree in product development, design, business, strategy, marketing, psychology, entrepreneurship & innovation, economics, or another relevant field, or (+5 year) relevant work experience
  • Portfolio of diverse range of projects and work demonstrating:
    • Human centered design capabilities
    • Design thinking + agile experimentation approach to problem solving
    • Future visioning and strategy development
    • Creative synthesis and storytelling skills
  • You know your (user-centered) design thinking tools and methodologies!
  • Motivated, positive, proactive, solution-focused, and inspiring.
  • You take ownership of your projects and you get things done.
  • Very good communicator.
  • Building on your experience and expertise you know how to build strong client relationships.
  • You make crystal clear, nice-looking, and to-the-point presentations and know how to present them to a C-level audience (Google Slides, Keynote, …)
  • You are the right kind of difficult: you know when to push and when to deliver.
  • A team player
  • Native Dutch, fluent in English, fluent in French is a plus
  • Car license B

Antwerp office

Klokstraat 12A
2600 Antwerp
Belgium
BTW BE0809.023.055

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