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Design Strategist

Prime Motive˘ - Melbourne, VIC

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Hello, we are Prime Motive. A Strategic Design and Integrated Experience company. We partner with some of Australia’s most ambitious teams to reframe challenge spaces and help them build stronger relationships between their organisations; and the people and communities they serve.

In joining our team you will be collaborating with people looking to envision, shape and help build a prosperous and more equitable human experience.

You will be applying your expertise across a number of industries and fields including, FinTech, Education, Nonprofits, Government and more.

The role

At Prime Motive, our design strategists:

  • Frame, execute and lead end to end experience projects
  • Develop strategies that are both innovative and created through evidence-based design methods
  • Assist our partners advance from where they are now to where they need to be in the future. 
  • Possess a diverse toolkit of capabilities that enable them to break down complex challenges
  • They have mastered the nuances of experience design and have the ability to look at organisational and systematic challenges from the widest lens possible
  • Do all the above through collaboration with a diverse multidisciplinary team, made up of practitioners, users, partners and clients.

Your Expertise and Skills

You have at least 5 years of professional experience in the field and have intimate knowledge of contemporary design strategy methodologies. You possess a proven track record of using these methodologies to get great results.

  • You have a purist heart balanced with a pragmatic mind, allowing you to go into any situation with a dedicated and proven approach that remains flexible to the challenges at hand
  • Up to date with emergent methodologies and technologies that inform the practice of research and experience design
  • Strong expertise across Human-centred methodologies and their application to all manner of challenges
  • You are a collaborator that brings everyone along for the journey. You have experience running workshops, co-design sessions, playbacks and showcases
  • You have relentless curiosity, intrigued by the why and what of every situation and are at home among ambiguous problems and situations
  • You have the ability to work within a self-directed culture and navigate ambiguity
  • You are comfortable interfacing with and leading clients throughout the design process across project definition exercises, co-design sessions, workshops, showcases and more
  • You can lead client-facing workshops, which includes guiding multi-disciplinary groups through exercises that define objectives and success criteria, inform project direction, and inspire design
  • You can support partnerships and client partner teams, leading pre-sales activities such as new opportunities, client strategy and project strategy
  • You can showcase project vision and strategy to potential new partners
  • You can guide the profitable delivery of a project across its complete lifecycle
  • You can collaborate with client partners and team leads to define/refine scopes, briefs, and approaches to projects
  • Play a role in the growth and development of Prime Motive, whilst leading by example to create a positive and motivating working environment.

Other prerequisites

  • 5+ years in the Design field as a Strategist or Lead practitioner
  • 5+ years of agency or consulting experience 
  • Proven leadership and presentation skills 
  • Strong experience managing and collaborating up and across
  • Can operate with a high degree of ownership and discipline
  • Enjoy mentoring and fostering the growth of junior team members
  • Positive attitude and team player

Our Benefits

We are committed to providing a flexible and vibrant workplace, both in our office and your home. Our Melbourne HQ (3 min walk from Fed Square) which we use for getting our team together, foster collaboration, run workshops and welcome our partners.

We also offer some great benefits to provide you with flexibility and opportunities for growth and to support your general well being. 

  • Flexible work arrangements and working hours to balance with your other commitments 
  • Annual professional development allowance to support your learning & growth
  • Fortnightly R&D time allowance to evolve your skillset
  • A dedicated focus on Mental Health and well being (including duvets days)
  • A strong emphasis on collaboration, support and solving challenges together (both physical and remote)
  • CBD locations in Melbourne and Sydney

How to Apply

Prime Motive is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We welcome applicants of all backgrounds and believe that diversity is vital to our ability to provide our partners with the best outcomes and recommendations.

If you think you have the skills and experience needed for this role then we'd like to hear from you.

Please send any relevant information including a cover letter to careers@primemotive.com.au.