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Lead Strategic Designer

| Greater LA Area
We’re BCG Digital Ventures. Welcome.
We are an ever-growing global team of the world’s most remarkable entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, venture architects, product experts and investors. Our ventures create a strategic advantage for the most important global companies.
This is BCG Digital Ventures. Adventure awaits you…
Introducing our Venture Design Team.
We have entered a decade of disruption of large corporate business models, driven by a step change in the power of technology and the audacity and speed of start-ups. To be fit for the future, visionary companies will deliberately re-imagine themselves by injecting or attacking established models with new ideas fuelled by technology.
Our Venture Design Team consists of world-class business strategists, researchers, product specialists and designers. Together, we are helping corporations own the next horizon of innovation.
As a Strategic Designer, your responsibilities will be:

Strategy and research

  • Conduct quantitative research investigations that help strategically frame, validate or challenge other forms of research
  • Develop ethnographic research and contextual design investigations to understand customer behaviors, pain points, needs and aspirations
  • Contribute to deep trend analysis and research of interesting exemplars in the marketplace
  • Identify insights from customer research and market analysis
  • Bring your research to life through personas, customer journeys, insight-opportunity frameworks, system maps, stories and scenarios

Collaborative design and development

  • Contribute unique ideas within multidisciplinary workshops, meetings and immersion sessions.
  • Using divergent design thinking techniques for the conceptual development of products, services and/or physical connected form-factors
  • Converge innovative ideas to a set of digital and tangible products, services and/or physical connected form-factors in partnership with venture architects, product managers and engineering
  • Communicate design ideas using techniques, including product concepts, service models, customer journeys, industrial designs, system maps and/or infographics
  • Iteratively design, test and refine disruptive products and services 

Commercialization

  • Partner with venture architects and product managers to ensure that new ventures and business builds are set up to deliver strategic value in line with design intent
  • Observe and engage audiences within the markets of interest to test commercialization assumptions for audience capture and scaling

Practice development

  • Contribute to the evolution of strategic design approaches throughout BCG Digital Ventures
  • Communicate insights, concepts and design rationales to internal and external audiences

As a Lead Strategic Designer, you will need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in design, business, psychology, strategy, marketing, relevant fields, or equivalent practical experience
  • Postgraduate qualification or significant experience in a relevant industry
  • 3+ years of hands on management of teams
  • An outstanding portfolio of work demonstrating strong human-centered design capabilities across a diverse range of projects
  • Significant experience with ethnographic research (quantitative and qualitative), divergent exploration, conceptual development and industrial design
  • A background with product prototyping and testing, future visioning, and strategy development 
  • Strong experience working directly with and influencing clients, as well as moderating workshops with and for clients

To learn more, visit us at BCGDV.com. Interested applicants may apply through the careers section of the website at https://www.bcgdv.com/. Interviews will take place after resumes have been screened for minimum requirements. Please note that this position is not restricted solely to the responsibilities listed above and that the job scope and responsibilities are subject to change. BCG Digital Ventures is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law. DVIND

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We sit at the center of the El Segundo/Manhattan Beach tech community, walking distance to dozens of eateries and less than 2 miles from the beach.

An Insider's view of BCG Digital Ventures

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The Center is an interesting mix of east-coast grit and west-coast chill. There’s always something new to explore and learn, as most DVers have a wealth of business and life experience. Lunches (and occasional late night dinners) are eaten family style and the people are supportive, which helps us all keep calm during high-stress situations.

Lydia

Strategic Designer

What does your typical day look like?

One week I am flying to a far flung city to understand big customer and market frictions, the next week we are ideating on how we solve these challenges. By far, some of the most interesting and fast paced work I have ever been part of.

Louis

Senior Venture Architect

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I came to DV from an event background and was hesitant to take a job as an Executive Assistant – I had never been an assistant before and didn't know the ropes. Over time, I was encouraged by my line manager and others to take on new challenges and my responsibilities grew to managing all center events, furthering the DV vision alongside Joe Takai.

Lisa

Center Project Associate

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

I maintain multiple (8+) mentor relationships across functional groups and at all levels of seniority. This enables me to have 1 on 1 conversations biweekly or monthly where I can listen to questions, concerns, and aspirations, and also share my vision or objectives.

Hans

Partner

How does the company support your career growth?

Long-term career success is determinant on you making a name for yourself-- not only at DV on the project you're on, but longer term in the industry. I always try to find ways for my team to develop their personal brands and show them off as experts. Our employees' personal growth, visibility and brand is just as important as our ventures.

Tony

Product Director

What are BCG Digital Ventures Perks + Benefits

BCG Digital Ventures Benefits Overview

Employee well-being = Priority #1

Nothing matters more to us than the success and well-being of our employees. That is why we pair our comprehensive and competitive benefit options with a broad range of localized incentives and advantages that come with life at DV.

We’re focused on creating tools and resources that will help you live a healthy and balanced life, and our generous regional benefits encourage you to spend time with the people and hobbies that inspire you the most.

We want you to plan your life’s journey with us and engage in creative learning opportunities at global scale. Venture with us today, and you’ll enjoy all of the benefits DV has to offer.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
In addition to a traditional 401(K) offering, BCG Digital Ventures offers a Profit Sharing Retirement Fund, which contributes an additional 7% of your base salary to a retirement fund on your behalf.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
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