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2nd Road Strategic Designer

Job Location: Singapore

Regional Description: Singapore

Job Number: 00584791


- Job description

Accenture Strategy operates at the intersection of business and technology. We bring together our capabilities in business, technology, operations and function strategy to help our clients envision and execute industry-specific strategies that support enterprise wide transformation. Our focus on issues related to digital disruption, competitiveness, global operating models, talent and leadership help drive both efficiencies and growth.

About Second Road

Second Road is a strategic innovation consultancy whose mission is to humanize the way that individuals, organisations, and societies live and work.

  • We help clients create visionary futures - reimagining how they deliver value for their consumers, organization, employees, communities and stakeholders.
  • We use the methodologies of dialogue and design to build strategic futures, new value propositions, meaningful experiences, and new ways of working.

Our People

Second Roaders are defined by the following characteristics:

  • Genuinely passionate about improving the way people live, work and play
  • Excited by solving wicked problems across a broad range of industries
  • Obsessive about creating value for clients, colleagues and the broader community
  • Authors who take delight in designing the world around them
  • Highly collaborative and productively provocative 
  • Intellectually curious with a thirst for knowledge
  • Energised by stepping out of their comfort zones and at ease with ambiguity
  • Able to ‘see the bigger picture’ and interested in the broader role that design has to play in tackling complex problems in business and society

Role description:

The 2nd Road Strategic Designer is the back-bone of our strategic innovation projects, responsible for keeping an eye both on the details and the breadth of the work. Their role is to:

  • Act as a key thought partner on projects, collaborating with project leaders to develop and manage the overall direction of a project
  • Act as the guardians of project excellence, ensuring that Second Road’s standards are maintained in all client interactions and deliverables
  • Plan and execute design research (recruitment briefs, scheduling, ethnographic interviews, research synthesis), workshops, and prototyping activities
  • Participate in the facilitation of workshops 
  • Manage the day-to-day client relationship and related project management tasks 
  • Manage the ‘health’ of our projects including project admin, budget, time, scheduling, and reporting
  • Partner with Design Consultants to develop compelling project deliverables
  • Build long-term relationships with peers on the client’s side
  • Support on business development activities such as project pitches, and structuring programs of work 
  • Be an active member of the Second Road community, continually contributing to the further development of the practice and pushing the boundaries of design and design thinking to the areas of strategy, innovation, and engagement
  • Supporting internal projects that contribute to the growth of the Second Road business
  • Building relationships with peers at Accenture
  • Potentially support the career development of others through the Second Road career counselling program

Skills Requirements

2nd Road Strategic Designers typically have 7 years+ of business/ relevant experience and may come from all walks of life. The ideal candidates could have a background in:

  • Design thinking and/or strategic innovation
  • The Arts
  • Law
  • Management consulting
  • Industrial design
  • Organisational strategy/ change

You will also have opportunities to hone your functional skills and expertise in an area of specialization.  We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialized skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with teammates. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.

Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.

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