Let's start with the cool workspace—after all, that's our business! But that's just one way we help people like you do their best work. We encourage curiosity and critical thinking; we embrace wellbeing in its broadest sense, and we provide coaching and inspiration at every step of your career journey.
We are intrapreneurs, exploring complex problems and pushing boundaries on how we think about unique challenges around how people work.
What you will be doing:
This role will focus on blending user desirability and business viability to define, prototype, and de-risk new product or service concepts. You will lead the primary and secondary research to deliver insights around user behavior and critical problems to solve for. You will also translate those into viable business offerings, considering the best business model for success in a go-to- market strategy. The output of your work will be piloting and testing these exciting new concepts and ideas with customers, delivering the learnings back to the company to inform future strategies.
Who you are (candidate):
You are a motivated, self starter who isn’t afraid of complex challenges, learning new skills, or working with ambiguity. You are innately curious and demonstrate an understanding of and passion for creating solutions that people want, solving for real life problems and delivering solutions that will be successful. You balance being creative while also being analytical and executing a project on time. You enjoy being collaborative with other team mates and leveraging expertise from other areas.
Ability to uniquely connect and apply diverse information and ideas to gain new insights, solve problems and identify opportunities.
Consulting Skills: Analyzes situations using lateral thinking skills, the seven step problem-solving approach and the critical thinking model.
Project Management: Establishes priorities and deadlines, assesses resources and defines next steps.
Business Knowledge: Solid understanding of business processes and strategies.
Business Analysis - Performs analysis requiring thorough understanding of underlying financial/business data.
Comfortable or “literate” working in all three innovation areas (desirability, feasibility, viability)
Entrepreneurial mindset familiar with lean start-up thinking and methodologies
Developing and testing hypotheses, and completing work with a high sensitivity to speed to market.
Communication Skills: Demonstrates strong facilitation and presentation skills. Effectively communicates with other functions and higher levels in the organization.
We are a cross-functional group of innovators on agile project teams to research, prototype, and pilot new business models. We work with other teams across the company including product development, strategy, research, IT and channel. You will have the chance to impact the company at the highest level working with our executive team, while also getting into the details with specific project teams. We challenge and encourage each other to do our best work so we can provide meaningful impact to a global company.
Bachelor in Arts, Bachelor in Science, or equivalent in engineering, design, marketing or solid liberal arts foundation required.
Masters’ in Business or relevant preferred
At least 5+ years of experience preferred which could be acquired through internships and/ or advanced education
Who We Are:
Steelcase was founded as an office furniture maker, and we've evolved into the global leader in workplace solutions. We apply our insights to the intersection of space, technology, and furniture, helping individuals and teams in leading companies around the world to have a better day at work.
We pursue innovation, strive for sustainability and develop insights in every part of our business.
Why People Choose To Work With Us
Let's start with the cool workspace—after all, that's our business. But that's just one of the ways we help people like you do their best work. We encourage curiosity and critical thinking, we embrace wellbeing in its broadest sense and we provide coaching and inspiration at every step of your career journey.