Deloitte Manager, Design Strategist in Arlington, Virginia

Manager, Design Strategist

Are you passionate about design strategy and want to apply your design thinking skills to implementing transformative change for our customers? Our strategists are highly skilled in one or more discipline of design (e.g. communication, product, service, and interaction). They are focused on using the human-centered design process to solve problems for our government clients . A career within our growing Customer Strategy and Applied Design practice will offer you unique exposure to consulting capabilities, industry expertise and trusted methodologies, as well as cutting-edge creative prowess. Apply today!

Work you ll do

As a Design Strategist in our practice you will:

Create design-led approaches to complex problems involving people, processes and systems

Manage the coordination of a multi-disciplinary team of researchers, designers, technologists and business experts in a way that leads to bold ideas and mission effectiveness as well as operational efficiency

Design, plan and execute user research

Collaborate with designers, strategists and technologists to turn insights from research into solutions to business and social challenges

Synthesize and communicate research insights and findings in compelling and immersive ways, using a variety of mediums

Craft compelling stories and visual models to communicate discoveries

Lead client-facing conversations that may challenge established perspectives on processes, systems and customers

Interpret client input and adjusting communication and narrative accordingly

Lead the synthesis of multiple work streams into a coherent and powerful narrative about the future, often within a digital context

Direct and produce tangible outputs at different stages of the design process, including personas, journey maps and service blueprints

Work side-by-side with account leaders to set project direction and to identify new business opportunities direction and to identify new business opportunities

The team

Our Customer Strategy & Applied Design team focuses on helping clients discover, design, and prototype customer growth strategies and innovation portfolios to create and drive change in a digital world. We bring knowledge and offerings to uncover the behaviors, motivations and preferences of our clients customers and develop new experiences for them. Our team of professionals has deep capabilities in strategy, customer experience, digital strategy and innovation within the Government and Public Service market.

We deliver set of customer focused work:

Customer Strategy | Help clients build capabilities to better understand customer and citizen value drivers and make choices about how to best serve the markets and segments through digital, social, and mobile channels; optimize program and service decisions and shape the most strategic issues on the customer and citizen engagement agenda

Customer Experience | Help clients improve the quality, nature and power of interactions between the customer, citizen and the organization across the lifecycle of awareness, engagement and service at each and every touch point.

Applied Innovation | Help clients rapidly design, prototype and launch new businesses, programs and experiences, translating insights on human behavior from design-led methods into offerings and technologies that delight customers and drive mission success

Digital Strategy | Help clients understand, envision and articulate digital as a strategy aligned with their organization s mission and agenda and then craft a plan to embed everything they do with the latest technology solutions and business models to compete in the marketplace for customers and talent

Qualifications

Required:

Bachelors or Master s degree in a relevant field (business, design, consulting, strategy) with a minimum of 8 years work experience

5 or more years of experience in human centered design, service design, design research, business design, or customer experience projects

Demonstrated experience as a client-facing advisor in the Federal sector

Robust professional network in the design community, both in and out of government

Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance as needed

Preferred:

Previous professional services or consulting experience

Experience in a traditional design discipline (Architecture, Industrial Design, Graphic Design, Interaction Design)

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. From on-the-job learning experiences to formal development programs at Deloitte University, our professionals have a variety of opportunities to continue to grow throughout their career. Explore Deloitte University, The Leadership Center. at https://zoomforth.com/s/deloitte/du#home

Benefits

At Deloitte, we know that great people make a great organization. We value our people and offer employees a broad range of benefits. Learn more about what working at Deloitte can mean for you. at http://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/pages/careers/articles/life-at-deloitte-benefits-and-rewards.html

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