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About ?What If!

We are innovators who ask and answer the ?What If! questions that help organizations imagine and build new futures. We have been ‘doing’ innovation for the past 25+ years, working with Fortune 500 clients across sectors.

We use human-centered design and a research-led approach to help our clients grow by inventing new strategies, products, services, and businesses (Growth Futures), as well as building their leadership, culture and capabilities to spark and sustain innovation across their business (Growth Cultures).

Our values are embedded in our DNA and inform all of our decision making, not the least of which is recruitment.

You are:

a creative thinker with a hunger to learn and work with a leading innovation company. You have a passion for delivering first-class client experiences and you're a natural in project management. You are collaborative and keen to connect with (and learn from) consumers on a multitude of projects and client types to become an innovation expert. 

Our values are embedded in our DNA and inform all of our decision making, not the least of which is recruitment.

  • Impact: Obsessed with the end goal. Never burdened by process.

  • Audacity: Think big. Hate mediocrity. Seek breakthroughs.

  • Passion: Explosive drive. Contagious energy. Collaborative spirit.

  • Love: In it together for the long term. Always do the right thing—even when things get tough.

  • Adventure: Step off the path. Defy convention. See what others don't.

If this sounds like you, please apply!

Never stop asking ?What If!

Our Foundation Inventors possess a constant nagging curiosity around what needs to be understood to crack our clients’ challenges and take an entrepreneurial-minded approach to designing and executing unique consumer research to deliver precisely those learnings.

Throughout every problem and solution iteration, Foundation Inventors play the vital role of providing structure and project management support to ensure a smooth project delivery—both for the studies executed and the success of the client engagement overall.

Foundation Inventor Skills:

  • An understanding of the importance of bringing curiosity to innovation

  • An ability to work with their team to diagnose what needs to be learned about people for the challenge at hand

  • An ability to creatively design a study to unearth critical unknowns in our client brief

  • A strong interest in working with the team to use our methodology to synthesize impactful insights

  • A solid understanding of how a project engagement runs, and how to properly manage clients

  • Manages the project budget, updating the Lead Inventor accordingly

  • Manages project tasks and timelines effectively, enabling the team to design and run impactful client sessions

  • Cognizant of client dynamics to understand how to bring your whole self in the right way to client interactions

  • A sense of pride and desire to share your work and findings passionately to the team or clients

  • A passion for innovation and creating impactful solutions to the most difficult problems

  • An entrepreneurial, “go out and do” attitude

  • Is happy to get their hands dirty – whether it’s with printing and hanging information for a client session, or putting together a prototype for use in an experiment

  • Is independently resourceful in gathering and synthesizing secondary research, planning a study or designing a client experience

  • An organized ability to manage complex logistics

  • Fearless to having a strong opinion, but humble enough to hold it lightly

  • An ability and desire to bring their “full self” to project teams

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    • We are looking for candidates with at least 1 year experience post education.

    • Our Foundation Inventors have come from a variety of backgrounds, from teachers to non-profit workers, project managers to social media whizzs'.

    • We love people who are inquisitive, hungry to learn and ready to absorb. Filled with gumption, bravery, and humility. You will need to have the ability to go from packing a case to presenting to the CEO of a business within the same day.

    • ?What If!ers are united by 5 core values - Adventure, Impact, Passion, Love & Audacity and these come across in every project we produce as well as everyone we recruit.

    As required by the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Act, Accenture provides a reasonable range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado only, the range of starting pay for this role is $87,600 - $109,099 and information on benefits offered is here. 

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