Design Thinking Strategist

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Sage Published: February 17, 2021
Barcelona, Spain
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AdvertPeople make Sage great. From our colleagues delivering ground-breaking solutions to the customers who use them: people have helped us grow for more than thirty years, and people are driving our future as a great SaaS company. We’re writing our next chapter. Be part of it!

Experience has taught us that when our customers thrive, we thrive. As a team, we always start with what customers need. Through the good… and more challenging times. Innovating at pace so customers can manage their finances, operations and people. Every one of us shapes our culture at Sage - doing what’s right and succeeding together, united by our commitment to each other. We encourage each other to grow in our roles, in our careers and as individuals.

Follow us on our social media sites below to join in conversations about career tips, open positions and company news! #lifeatsage #sagecareers. If you would like support with your application (or require any adjustments) please contact us at for assistance. All qualified applicants will be thoughtfully considered and never discriminated against based on their race, color, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.DescripciónYou will help accelerate our vision of becoming a great SaaS company, by fostering a thriving community of engaged Sage colleagues who drive meaningful innovation for customers and colleagues alike. As the Design Thinking Strategist, in the Continuous Innovation Community, you will work closely with stakeholders in upskilling Sage colleagues with the required capabilities around Innovation, Design Thinking, and rapid experimentation - as we evolve the Community to become a world-recognized Business Accelerator program. Also, you will coach & mentor key roles on the process of applying Design Thinking to generate 10x breakthroughs, in their thinking and business. You are expected to become a global expert and role-model on Design Thinking and Business Innovation.Responsabilidades principalesMain responsibilities:

Provide advice and expertise to shape the adoption do Design Thinking at Sage
Drive and evolve the 10x Innovation Growth program, to all Sage colleagues
Enhance the needed mindset & behaviours, from Leaders to Knowledge-workers
Collaborate with Leaders to ensure a coordinated growth in Innovation maturity
Leverage our existing experience in Design Thinking practices & tools
Enable a systemic culture of Rapid Experimentation and Business Innovation
Facilitate key Design Thinking workshops, across the business
Promote professional-level resources to drive the usage of Design Thinking
Report and correlate improvements with Business impact
Mentor and coach our organization on Design Thinking and Business Innovation
Grow a community of organic trainings, mentors, and coaches

You'd be perfect for this role if you have:

Great communication, organization, and coaching skills
Engaging teacher and mentor; while modelling values & principles
Top customer relations skills and focused on customer experience
Willing to learn and not being scared of pivoting, continuously
Curious and creative, while performance and results-oriented
Being relentless in pursuit of growth, with a startup mindset
Demonstrated knowledge in applying Design Thinking in complex projects

Nice to have:

Experience with storyboards, human-centric flows, prototypes & testing methods
Data-driven, with clear understanding of data, analytics, metrics and statistics
Social and understanding of users’ behaviour

Why you would love to join us:

Our Continuous Innovation Community is the outcome an organic bottom-up effort, that started 1 year ago. Today, we hold 750+ members and 30+ Champions, from across Sage, who come together in purpose, passion, and commitment. Each member is a volunteer who offers their time and expertise to support 10+ workstreams, focusing on sharing/spotlighting stories across Sage, experimentation, and upskilling. This movement, now recognized and sponsored by our Executive Team and C-Level, is a role-model of cross-functional collaboration, transparency, and courage to do the right thing for our customers. This is an unique opportunity to join a vibrant community and help shape the vision and strategy of Sage to enable small and medium businesses, around the world, to thrive.
We offer a competitive salary, and bonus options.
Fantastic tech environment, using best of breed and cutting-edge technologies
Make a difference to communities we live and work in, with your 5 volunteer days every year
Regular social events, team outings, conference and meet-ups.


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