Strategic Design Senior Consultant

New Delhi

Mumbai or New Delhi

Doblin, a Deloitte business, is seeking experienced and ambitious designers who can work across the design process to imagine and bring to life future products, services, and experiences.

As a Strategic Design Senior Consultant, you will be integral to our multi-disciplinary teams. You will use your broad design expertise to guide the conception, prototyping, and launch of solutions to our clients’ most complex challenges. You have our clients' goal in mind, but can also zoom in on details. You can collaborate well with colleagues and explain what you're doing.

If you are passionate about applying human-centered design in new ways to tackle wicked problems for our clients and the industries in which they operate, keep reading.

Work You'll Do

Doblin is a pioneer in bringing design methods to the practice of business and innovation. We recognize that designers are vital to the impact we create for our clients.

Our Strategic Designers are masterful at responding to human needs and business priorities to shape desirable, feasible, and viable solutions. We look to our senior designers to take teams and clients on a journey from inspiration to fully-rounded solution in ways that drive outsize impact.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the synthesis of complex and varied information from numerous inputs into cohesive, compelling stories that are told through presentations, posters, videos, websites, and more
  • Use interdisciplinary thinking to ground all ideas in research insights, business needs, and design constraints and stretch the ambition of our teams and our clients which will include an understanding of appropriate and innovative business models
  • Be involved in all aspects of the design process, including field research, business model design, and launching and scaling solutions in-market
  • Design and co-facilitate engaging workshops with internal teams, clients, and other stakeholders
  • Work with a diverse team of experts, including from Deloitte’s global network of industry and domain experts, to amplify the impact of your work
  • Contribute significantly to the development of client pitches and intellectual property, including new design methods and thought leadership
  • Develop as a leader within a globally mature network of professionals, with incredible opportunities for mentorship

Qualifications

Required:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience in a design-related field
  • 3+ years of relevant design experience, preferably in agency or consultancy
  • A strong portfolio demonstrating examples of analytic and thinking skills along with excellent command of composition, typography, color, and fundamental communication
  • Superior written, spoken presentation and communication skills that elevate the impact of our teams to our clients, and our work to their business
  • Competence in ethnographic approaches is an advantage
  • Willingness to be based in Mumbai or Delhi
  • Travel up to 50% (while 50% of travel is a requirement of the role, due to COVID-19, non-essential travel has been suspended until further notice)


Team development

  • Significant experience working in dynamic conditions that require fast iterations and rapid transitions between collaborative and individual work, including in Agile teams
  • High-emotional intelligence with an instinct to infuse empathy and behavioural analysis into all aspects of your work and advocate for it within teams and with non-designer colleagues
  • Skill in building rapport and durable relationships with clients
  • Willingness to assume a leadership role in the community, guiding junior team members as we push the boundaries to advance our design discipline
  • Ability to provide actionable feedback, support and mentorship to junior design team members on your team and within the practice

Preferred:

Tradecraft

  • Expertise in managing the ambiguity of working in and defining unknown spaces, and guiding design work through to original and powerful outcomes
  • A passion for human-centered design and the drive to champion it to our clients
  • Enthusiasm for innovation, design thinking and digitalization topics, trends and challenges around the end customer
  • Mastery of a range of design tools for prototyping and visual communication: Adobe Suite, Microsoft PowerPoint, Sketch, etc.
  • Basic understanding of Microsoft Excel usage

Who we are

Doblin is a global innovation firm focused on solving complex problems that matter through a rigorous, interdisciplinary approach. Since 1981, we’ve pioneered the discipline of innovation and helped leading organizations navigate turbulent environments. Through a combination of design, strategy, social science, and technology, we help companies anticipate and seize new business opportunities using human-centered design. We believe in working together in cross-functional teams from diverse backgrounds to do our best work.

Doblin joined Deloitte Consulting LLP back in 2013, giving us unparalleled access to robust technology, operational, and implementation capabilities. We work with other like-minded folks to continue to push boundaries.

How you'll grow

At Deloitte, our professional development plan focuses on helping people at every level of their career to identify and use their strengths to do their best work every day. From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe there’s always room to learn. We offer opportunities to help sharpen skills in addition to hands-on experience in the global, fast-changing business world.

Deloitte's culture

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To apply

Please send one PDF (that includes your CV/resume, cover letter, and project examples) to: rengineer@deloitte.com