Art Director Emakina

Business Lead/ Client Partner

Amsterdam | 32 - 40 hours APPLY DIRECTLY

Are you looking for a role where you can shape and influence the impact design has on the world? By using both design and strategy to structure the business impact of design at a strategic, operational and organizational level you will do just that!

Read on if you want to:

  • Work in a digital environment, with 200+ experts in different fields;
  • Be part of a new discipline within Emakina;
  • Work with the coolest clients and teams.

What you’ll do as a Business Lead at Emakina

With clients you will define and deliver impactful improvements across their businesses. You do this by clearly defining outcomes, organisational design, transformational change, process development and with integration and collaboration, programme management and stakeholder engagement.

In addition you will be engaged in developing business cases for funding and transformation activities, moving into delivery of those business case programmes / projects. The role requires you to write engaging proposals and to develop effective recommendations and efficient delivery approaches.

You will often be involved in the design and facilitation of workshops for our clients and stakeholders to problem solve, explore solutions and achieve buy-in and support for the agreed outcome.

Finally, you will be required to lead account teams (frequently cross-discipline teams that may include client colleagues) towards successful delivery of client outcomes and support that team through mentoring and coaching. You will also be required to actively engage in the development and growth of the Business Design & Consulting business unit as well as personal and team development of colleagues.

Some of your favourite things to do are:

  • Challenging accepted norms and finding better ways to get things done;
  • Delivering organisational change and transformation;
  • Working with multidisciplinary teams.

This is you in a nutshell, you:

  • Are a strategic thinker with strong problem-solving skills
  • Have experience in defining and delivering strategies to achieve value
  • Have experience with design thinking, business model innovation, systems thinking, service design, product design, interface design and other design practices
  • Know how to lead teams, ideally in a project environment with multiple stakeholders and with agile methodologies
  • Are motivated and enthusiastic with a personal drive for high quality work, continuous improvement and the application of lessons learnt

Are you interested in this team, but feel like you are more of a Business Designer, check out this vacancy instead!

Check out some of the super cool brands we worked with in 2019

More reasons to choose a job at Emakina

We offer a friendly, informal workplace, to work with some of the biggest brands and digital retailers in Europe, a competitive salary and 25 vacation days a year (if you promise to come back). But equally important: we have great teams, focused on more than just their day-to-day job. For example our dedicated Commits team organises days to donate time to great causes (such as Staatsbosbeheer!). Our HR team organises many training sessions to help us develop a and learn how to give constructive feedback, because people at Emakina truly care about each other. We also like to have fun and spend time together, whether it’s on our ski trip, company boat and parties, or by organising nerd-summits to share knowledge. And very important: we serve the best coffee!

If you are curious about your future workplace, we recommend you read our company page and check out our articles. And check this video, where Julien, one of our Senior UX designers talks about UX Design at Emakina! Or watch this one where Ralitsa, our UX researcher, talks about the importance of UX research. Not done yet? Check out this video where Jaap, our head of UX talks about Co-Creation. Finally, while you’re at it, take a look at our socials too: Linkedin & Instagram

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