IDEO.org’s Business Designers are a key part of multi-disciplinary design teams, blending business strategy and creativity— helping our partners around the world bring new offerings and ventures to market. With frequent trips that take you across the United States and around the world in countries such as Bangladesh, Kenya, Pakistan, and Colombia, you’ll be part researcher, part strategist, and part operational guru, working alongside other builders and thinkers from different backgrounds and disciplines.
Business acumen is a given. Ability to execute is a must. Demonstrated passion for solving challenges facing the world’s most underserved communities is absolutely critical.
Work with local and global organizations to design new products, services and consumer experiences that address a variety of challenges related to health, equity, and economic opportunity.
Lead work streams, apply problem-solving frameworks, and conduct rigorous analyses to answer some of the most challenging questions in development today.
Bring a combination of analytical skills and social acumen, distilling industry, customer, and partner insights and constraints into digestible components for the design team to act on.
Provide the critical thinking and analytic rigor that drive concepts from initial inspiration to launch in market.
Guide partners through the implementation process and steward solutions to market by developing strategies, timelines, and financial models that appropriately reflect our partners’ organizational constraints and aspirations, while delivering on the needs of the end-user.
Ensure new offerings and ventures introduced by our partners are created with an eye towards, and concrete plans for, scale.
Design, lead, and measure experiments to gather feedback and make solutions better.
Contribute to the weird and wonderful culture of IDEO.org.
An absolute professional who leads by example, treats peers and partners with respect, and seeks and gives constructive feedback.
Experienced in business model design, analysis, implementation, and in taking new offers (products, solutions, services) to market.
A natural leader with experience guiding multidisciplinary teams and communicating business concepts to a wide diversity of audiences, including partners and designers from other disciplines.
Able to switch seamlessly between self-directed independent work and highly collaborative teamwork.
Excited about the opportunity to get your hands dirty in an entrepreneurial environment.
Experienced in or passionate about working in the developing world and tackling challenges related to poverty and inequity.
Drawing from more than 5 years of industry experience working in either the private or social sector.