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Digital Strategist
Strategy · Birmingham HQ or, London, City of (Hybrid)
Full Time

LOCATION

Strategy · Birmingham HQ or, London, City of (Hybrid)

SALARY

£45-55k

JOB ADDED

4 weeks ago

383 Group is a collection of digital product specialists, uniting the skills, knowledge and experience of 383 Project, a digital product studio, Canvas, an award-winning digital product conference and community, and IRIS, a product talent acquisition consultancy.

Together, we empower digital communities. We work with the bold and the brave to create high-performing, inclusive digital platforms and experiences, elevate product design standards and thinking, and support and develop product leaders at every stage of their careers.

We aim for our work to have a positive impact on people’s lives, even if that’s in the smallest of ways.

The team

We believe to solve a business problem, we must solve a human problem. By doing so, we will create better experiences that deliver business results.  Our strategists are essential in finding and solving that human problem.

The role

The strategist is essential in the early stages of a digital engagement in which the outlines of what we are trying to achieve for the client may be opaque – although the business imperative is clear. The strategist will assess the situation through a number of lenses, identify the clear area of opportunity and establish the frameworks that will help guide us to the best human and business outcomes.

  • Our Strategists work with a diverse, wide ranging team including product designers and technologists. It is critical that the Strategists make clients and team members feel both comfortable with and engaged in the entire design process.
  • Will have their own deliverables and will also closely work with the product design team to help define the product / service / experience that will be created which will uphold the strategic imperative on co-owned deliverables.
  • Works independently and / or with supervision from a lead. They should be pro-active and independent in running their aspect of smaller projects / pitches whilst also supporting larger strategy teams on larger more complex projects. Always feeling confident that they are part of a supportive whole.
  • Collecting and analysing data to clearly frame an opportunity/challenge into a concrete brief or value proposition– with linked KPI’s which the wider team can start to ideate around. This could be for a pitch or a project
  • Supporting a cross functional team through the process of ideating, prototyping and ultimately scaling a digital solution which meets the original business and end user consumer need. Acting as their guide to ensure they don’t deviate from the initial strategic imperative that the strategist identified.
  • Working closely with the product design team to express the strategy within the digital product / service – shared responsibilities include user research, facilitating workshops, creating personas and user journeys, ideation and testing.

Requirements

You’re looking for a company where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests across functions. You bring to the organisation the following competencies:

  • Superb verbal, written, presentation and interpersonal communication skills.
  • A self starting and collaborative attitude
  • Flexible thinking, highly adaptable attitude, and able to juggle competing priorities with ease
  • Business development acumen, to identify further opportunities and help grow our practise
  • Experience in understanding market problems and developing strategic recommendations which deliver on growth opportunities through bringing products or services to market
  • Experience distilling research into concrete areas of opportunity/hypothesis
  • Experience designing and facilitating workshops and activities for clients and colleagues in both large and small groups
  • A passion for creating market leading digital experiences

Skills

  • Able to assess people’s needs and behaviours as end consumers, employees or partners
  • Digital product and /or service experience
  • Able to support an experience design team who needs to create an experience which will deliver against a strategy you have created
  • Working with a range of different ‘teams’ collaborating to drive strategic outcomes

Benefits:

The salary band for this role is £45,000 – £55,000, and we offer lots of extra perks to sweeten the deal:

  • Tech – Swanky Macbook to work on
  • Flexible Hours – We know people have kids, dogs, lives, it’s all good!
  • Your Birthday Off! – Not to mention 20 days holiday to start & Christmas off on top! (That’s about 38 days holiday inc B/H’s, way better than the normal 28!)
  • Family Planning – We offer an enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave package
  • Healthcare – We’ve a healthcare cash plan for UK residents (Non-UK options coming soon)
  • Training & Development – We’ve a quarterly book budget, we run regular Breakfast Sessions + Lunch & Learn sessions to spread the knowledge and more!
  • Canvas community – Another learning opportunity, we run the a community for product people, with on and off line events and learning opportunities throughout the year that you are welcome to attend.
  • A Bit Of Fun – A voucher every quarter to spend on whatever you like, just for turning up!
  • Socials – We’re a pretty sociable bunch so we run lots of events online, as well as IRL to catch up with your colleagues! (Not to mention we’ve a Bookclub aka Cheese & Wine club!  )
  • Something A Bit Different – Beyond The Lab is an entrepreneurial venture in our business, ask us about it!
  • Pension – 3% Employer to match 5% Employee contributions

How to apply

We don’t believe in seven stage interviews, psychometric testing, or mass committees deliberating if you’re ‘worthy’ of being a part of our team. At the same time, we won’t just have a chinwag over a coffee and offer you a job on the spot either. What’s really important is you feel we’re a fit for you, and vice versa, so we will spend time getting to know each other.

Generally speaking, the application process will include:

  • A 30-min video chat to talk through your CV and experience with our Talent Manager.
  • An interview with one of our Talent Manager and a member of the Senior Leadership Team. You’ll be given a couple of things to prepare in advance, including a brief to respond to. Don’t worry – we’ll give you plenty of time for this bit.

Just to let you know…

We’re looking for people who share our values of; passion, humility, bravery and honesty, in addition to compassion, talent and hard work. Oh, and a decent sense of humour will help, too.

You may not meet all of the requirements in this job description, but you should still apply, especially if you have an interesting story to tell. Your skills and passion will stand out—and set you apart—especially if your path into product has been unconventional. We welcome diverse perspectives and people who think rigorously and aren’t afraid to challenge the status-quo.

We’re thrilled with the applications we receive for our roles, and love taking the time to review them, but unfortunately we’re not able to reach out to everyone individually. If we’d like to move forward with your application we’ll definitely be in contact with you!

383 has a policy of non-solicitation of employees from either active or prospective clients. We apologise to any applicants this impacts, but it is a necessary policy to protect our ongoing commercial interests.

We are not looking to work with 3rd parties, direct applicants only.