Principal Consultant - Science / Engineering PhD / Masters
Principal Consultant - Science / Engineering PhD / Masters - Challenge Design and Development for Global Crowdsourcing Leader
Competitive Salary + Competitive Benefits Package
Calling Science / Engineering PhD Scientists or Master’s Graduates looking to apply their knowledge in a different environment
Are you interested in innovation and crowdsourcing? Inspired by the ability of structured challenges and diverse, multi-disciplinary approaches to find solutions to problems and drive innovation more effectively than classical approaches? Join the world’s pioneer in Challenge Driven Innovation and crowdsourcing.
We crowdsource innovation solutions from the world’s smartest people, who compete to provide ideas and solutions to important business, social, policy, scientific, and technical challenges.
Our global network of millions of problem solvers, proven challenge methodology, and cloud-based innovation management platform combine to help our clients transform their economics of innovation through rapid solution delivery and the development of sustainable open innovation programs.
The Principal Consultant Opportunity:
For more than a decade, leading organizations such as Astra Zeneca, Booz Allen Hamilton, Cleveland Clinic, Eli Lilly & Company, NASA, Nature Publishing Group, Procter & Gamble, Scientific American, Syngenta, The Economist, Thomson Reuters, The Department of Defense, and several government agencies in the U.S. and Europe have partnered with us to rapidly generate innovative new ideas and solve problems faster, more cost effectively, and with less risk than ever before.
The Principal, Challenge Design and Development is responsible for helping clients achieve maximal value from our Challenge Driven Innovation and crowdsourcing services. A key responsibility is driving Challenge posting volumes by providing pre- and post-sales Challenge consultation with our clients. The position is extremely rewarding for technically trained individuals with superior communication, presentation, facilitation, and project management skills. The successful candidate will join a team of scientists in the Client Services Department, reporting to the Director of Client Services.
This position is based in London, UK.
+ Development, writing and administration of Challenges including research, consultation of experts, writing reports, and drafting and proofing of all prize design elements
+ Guiding and consulting clients regarding technical aspects of Challenges
+ Formulating Challenges from initial problem template to the final Challenge Statement
+ Facilitating Solver questions to drive quality Solver submissions
+ Design and execution of creative thinking workshops
+ Deliver on-site, webinar, and teleconference presentations/facilitations which may include best practices of Challenge Driven Innovation, as well as Challenge brainstorming and prioritization for client organizational leaders
+ Engaging with innovation communities
+ Develop strong and sustained client relationships
+ Ph.D. or Master’s degree (Ph.D. preferred) in a scientific or engineering discipline. Preferably with a focus in physical sciences, mechanical engineering, manufacturing, materials, or electronics
+ 2+ years post-academic work experience in a research or external-facing position
+ Superb group presentation skills – professional, dynamic, and poised with senior-level audiences
+ Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
+ Effective at multi-tasking
+ Excited to explore new disciplines
Additional Beneficial Experience:
+ Direct experience interacting with clients/customers
+ Formal project/program management experience
+ Google Analytics
+ Language skills beyond English
+ Up to 25%
This position is available on a full-time basis and based in our London office. We offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package
Start date is 01 July 2019.
Please send a copy of your CV and a one-page cover letter outlining why we are best suited to work together by 15 June 2019.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We may only contact shortlisted applicants. We may appoint before the closing date.
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