Strategist Senior Manager


Position Summary

Doblin is looking to hire an experienced Senior Manager in the innovation strategy space to join our leadership in shaping our growing practice in Toronto.

We are especially interested in hearing from candidates who've led large-scale innovation efforts at companies and managed big interdisciplinary teams. This candidate will have significant experience in working with senior stakeholders and C-suite executives. This candidate will care deeply about making human-centred design projects real for our clients. This candidate will thrive in our family of multidisciplinary and diverse practitioners.

​Specific responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing the coordination of multi-disciplinary teams of researchers, designers, technologists, and business experts in a way that leads to bold ideas and new businesses in market
  • Leading the synthesis of multiple workstreams into a coherent and powerful narrative about the future
  • Directing and producing tangible outputs at different stages of the innovation and design process
  • Leading sales pitches and business development efforts for new client engagements, pulling in the best of Doblin and Deloitte resources
  • Provide and support the mentoring of junior practitioners

​Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate these characteristics:

  • A passion and curiosity for learning about the world, human behaviour, and the motivations that lie beneath the surface to create solutions that fit into people’s lives
  • Compelling storytelling, written and spoken communication skills
  • An ability to see patterns, connect dots, and generate creative and novel ideas
  • Great attention to detail and a passion for experimenting with new ways of working with our clients and our teams
  • Interest in collaborating and working on multidisciplinary teams with diverse perspectives

​Specific qualifications include:

  • A Master’s degree in a relevant field (business, design, research) or relevant experience (6 + years) at a design strategy consultancy or other professional services environment in an innovation/human-centred design role (Lead Level)
  • 7+ years at a design strategy consultancy or an innovation / market research function within an organization (Senior Level)
  • Demonstrated experience as a client-facing advisor
  • A passion for and knowledge of the design and innovation process

How to apply:

Please send an email with a cover note and your résumé or CV to using the subject line "[YOUR NAME] - Strategist Senior Manager."