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8works Associate Director

Company: ICAT
Location: Waco
Posted on: June 10, 2019

Job Description:

8works, a division of Oliver Wyman are a specialist co-creation capability who operate at the forefront of accelerating business transformation through co-creative, design thinking methods. As part of OW's Organizational Effectiveness practice, we partner with leaders across sectors and geographies to frame the future, build movements and sustain outcomes that matter. The diverse team of 22 professionals are based in London, New York and Silicon Valley. We work across sectors and geographies, for some of the world's biggest brands. We bring a refreshing, open and human approach to work. We use highly immersive, creative and collaborative methods to design elegant solutions to complex challenges; aligning key stakeholders to shared outcomes, whilst dramatically compressing time to results. Oliver Wyman is a global leader in management consulting. With offices in 50+ cities across 26 countries, Oliver Wyman combines deep industry knowledge with specialized expertise in strategy, operations, risk management, and organization transformation. Our 4700+ professionals help clients optimize their business, improve their operations and risk profile, and accelerate their organizational performance to seize the most attractive opportunities. Oliver Wyman's thought leadership is evident in our agenda-setting books, white papers, research reports, and articles in the business press. Our clients are the CEOs and executive teams of the top Global 1000 companies. 8works Associate Director Location: New York, New York, United States Company: Oliver Wyman Job ID R_049097-en Apply Job specification This role is an outstanding opportunity for a talented leader who is highly experienced in the methods and application of design thinking. The successful candidate will lead large, complex design events and facilitate senior client groups with impact. As an integral part of shaping a growing capability, the candidate will embody the firm's purpose of creating 'breakthroughs to achieve the amazing' whilst leading engagements in a dynamic and fast-moving environment where innovation is cherished. Responsibilities within the role will sit across four key dimensions: Client Engagement Delivery (specialist and core), Business Development, People Leadership and 8works' Venture Build. Key Responsibilities: Engagement Delivery - specialist skills: * Business knowledge and methodology: Bring a deep understanding of design thinking and co-creation; able to influence clients and deliver results to meet their most significant business challenges. * Delivery execution: Lead the design and delivery of end to end engagements and large complex events, managing mixed 8works and OW delivery teams to: + Define Success: Provide rigor and challenge to the design conversation, thinking beyond the initial ask and continuously seeking to identify any underlying issues that may hinder the client from achieving the maximum value from the engagement + Design the work: Lead others to execute on the work e.g. engagement approach and the event design + Deliver the outcomes and products: Lead facilitate complex client events/ interactions. Able to redesign events 'live' based on the how the work in progressing. Coach and provide QA on event output/ final deliverables building a clear narrative and/or impactful product + Creativity: Inspire others to 'push the boundaries' and bring ideas that will realize the best possible outcomes for our clients Engagement Delivery - core skills: * Client Experience: Engender confidence within the client and their team and will guide them through the full design and delivery journey * Organise and Execute: Direct large, complex engagements and able to handle a large number of completing priorities. * Performance through People: Effectively direct the work of a large/ mixed team with several layers of responsibility. Understand the skills and preferences of team members, leveraging strengths to deliver maximum impact for the client * Commercial rigour: Take overall responsibility for engagement commercials, working with relevant OW stakeholders and clients to deliver within budget * Communicate with Impact: Effective in all types of presentations and discussions with clients at all levels, adapting your style to suit the audience and situation. * RiskMindfulness: Role model and encourage best practice and raise awareness of the right 'risk mindfulness' behaviours in line with OW's Risk Management guidelines Business Development: * Internal Stakeholders: Deep knowledge and understanding of the internal OW landscape, with expertise in particular areas. Can expertly contextualize 8works' role in the OE and OW value proposition * Build client relationships: Confidently deliver the 8works value proposition with impact and presence in client conversations, pitches and tours. * Identify Opportunities: Create potential opportunities by tailoring the 8works value proposition to make it relevant to a specific account, sector, platform etc. * Plan and Price Work: Use knowledge of the OW commercial model to shape the pricing for engagements in the context of the 8works, OE and OW strategy and measures of success * Build Winning Proposals: Lead the build of large, complex proposals, and act as point of contact with the client & OW Partners. Lead the pitch to the client for large, complex proposals, guiding the build of any additional supporting material People Leadership: * Grow our team: Actively work to increase the diversity of the firm at all levels, understanding that greater breadth of experience and perspective will drive higher firm performance. * Developing others: Shape the 8works people development strategy and pro-actively seek to develop the team, dedicating time to guide, support and create opportunities * Build a great place to work: Set the tone and are viewed as a role model to create a positive, productive team environment embodying the 8works values * Build a personal brand: Act as a trusted advisor for executive / board level clients consistently operating with impact and presence. Considered an expert in select industry and/or functional areas * Develop self: Have a clear understanding of one's strengths and weaknesses; seeking counsel from a variety of sources. Venture Build: * Strategy and Direction: Understand and clearly articulate the 8works, OE and OW strategy * Venture Development: Shape the venture and contribute to broader firm through shaping ways in which we can improve, taking on defined roles and leading delivery of development initiatives * Knowledge and application: Absorb new content quickly; guide team members in acquiring knowledge and creatively utilize a variety of sources to inform thinking * Insights capture and sharing: Share new knowledge across the team and coordinate knowledge capture. Build awareness of available OW Intellectual Capital (IC) and how it can be used in our work * Thought leadership, IC, and market presence: Contribute to IC development (e.g. articles, industry talks, Twitter, white papers, POVs etc.) Experience Required: A direct and practical work history in a large consulting firm environment. Extensive application of design thinking / innovation / acceleration methodology in the course of leading large client facing engagements. Evidence of front of room facilitation of large-scale collaborative events. Attributes: Outside of the design and facilitation skills outlined above, the following describe the critical attributes the successful candidate will bring: * Willingness to continually learn and apply collaborative and outcome focused methodology to transformation programs and business design * 100% deliverer - shows commitment to do whatever it takes to make it happen. * Thrives within a team environment and demonstrates an 'all for one and one for all' mentality * Thrives on the edge of her/his/their comfort zone, often seeking opportunities to push her/him/their self * Challenges convention - demonstrates evidence of asking 'why?' and 'is there a different or better way of doing this?'. Technical Skills: Adept and efficient skills in Microsoft Office, specifically PowerPoint, Excel and Word. About 8works and Oliver Wyman 8works, a division of Oliver Wyman are a specialist co-creation capability who operate at the forefront of accelerating business transformation through co-creative, design thinking methods. As part of OW's Organizational Effectiveness practice, we partner with leaders across sectors and geographies to frame the future, build movements and sustain outcomes that matter. The diverse team of 22 professionals are based in London, New York and Silicon Valley. We work across sectors and geographies, for some of the world's biggest brands. We bring a refreshing, open and human approach to work. We use highly immersive, creative and collaborative methods to design elegant solutions to complex challenges; aligning key stakeholders to shared outcomes, whilst dramatically compressing time to results. Oliver Wyman is a global leader in management consulting. With offices in 50+ cities across 26 countries, Oliver Wyman combines deep industry knowledge with specialized expertise in strategy, operations, risk management, and organization transformation. Our 4700+ professionals help clients optimize their business, improve their operations and risk profile, and accelerate their organizational performance to seize the most attractive opportunities. Oliver Wyman's thought leadership is evident in our agenda-setting books, white papers, research reports, and articles in the business press. Our clients are the CEOs and executive teams of the top Global 1000 companies. Visit our website for more details about Oliver Wyman: A direct and practical work history in a large consulting firm environment. Extensive application of design thinking / innovation / acceleration methodology in the course of leading large client facing engagements. Evidence of front of room facilitation of large-scale collaborative events., * Willingness to continually learn and apply collaborative and outcome focused methodology to transformation programs and business design * 100% deliverer - shows commitment to do whatever it takes to make it happen. * Thrives within a team environment and demonstrates an 'all for one and one for all' mentality * Thrives on the edge of her/his/their comfort zone, often seeking opportunities to push her/him/their self * Challenges convention - demonstrates evidence of asking 'why?' and 'is there a different or better way of doing this?'. Technical Skills: Adept and efficient skills in Microsoft Office, specifically PowerPoint, Excel and Word.Visit our website for more details about Oliver Wyman:

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