8works are a specialist co-creation capability of Oliver Wyman who operate at the forefront of accelerating business transformation through co-creative, design thinking methods. The diverse team has grown to around 40 professionals based in London, New York, Paris, Berlin and Dubai. We work across sectors and geographies for some of the world’s biggest brands. We bring a refreshing, open and human approach to work in order to design, activate and embed people-led change. We use highly immersive, creative and collaborative methods to design elegant solutions to complex challenges; aligning key stakeholders to shared outcomes, whilst dramatically compressing time to results.
The Role - Director
This role is an outstanding opportunity for a talented and experienced co-creation practitioner and leader to take the reigns of a small and talented core team who is bringing the methods and application of design thinking, co-creation and acceleration to the region.
The successful candidate will lead a small team in the Middle East to manage large, complex design events and engagements. This will be done in conjunction with Partners from Oliver Wyman to design a co-creative element into consulting projects to create enhanced outcomes beyond the physical deliverables.
As an integral part of shaping and building upon a growing capability, the candidate will embody the firm’s purpose of creating ‘breakthroughs to achieve the amazing’ whilst managing engagements in a dynamic and fast-moving environment where innovation and entrepreneurialism is cherished.
Responsibilities within the role will sit across four key dimensions: Client Engagement Delivery (specialist and core), Business Development, People Leadership and playing a role in the building of the 8works global venture.
A direct and practical work history in a large consulting firm environment is desired for this lead role.
Extensive application of design thinking / innovation / acceleration methodology in the course of managing large client facing engagements.
Evidence of facilitation expertise to both senior groups and large groups within large group design processes.
Outside of the technical, design and facilitation skills outlined above, the following describe the critical attributes for a candidate:
Willingness to learn and apply collaborative and outcome focused methodology to transformation programs and business design
100% deliverer - shows commitment to do reimagine the possible to make it happen.
Thrives within a team environment and demonstrates an 'all for one and one for all' mentality
Thrives on the edge of her/his/their comfort zone, often seeking opportunities to push herself/himself/their self and shares what they learn
Challenges convention - demonstrates evidence of asking 'why?' to senior stakeholders and 'is there a different or better way of doing this?'.
Highly adept and efficient skills in Microsoft Office, specifically PowerPoint, Excel and Word.
Visual modelling and other visual information techniques are desired
Fluency in Arabic is a plus
Our Values & Culture
We’re serious about making OW a rewarding, progressive, enjoyable and balanced place to work.
Self starters and free thinkers who work well in a team. We are individuals who are self starting, motivated, energetic, entrepreneurial about what we do
Common aspiration, collective endeavour, shared success. We have the common aspiration to have an impact, leave a legacy and change the world. We have no interest in running a steady-state business. We want to build, grow and shape the environment around us
Straightforward, open, respectful interaction. We value an environment where every member of Oliver Wyman is encouraged and expected to voice his or her opinion
Opportunity without artificial barriers. We value merit and believe that to create a true meritocracy we need to remove artificial barriers to opportunity
Balanced lives. We value people whose lives balance work and non-work activities because we believe they are both more interesting colleagues and are able to make better contributions to the Firm. We push ourselves hard to deliver excellence, but we also work to extract the maximum benefit from the flexibility of a project-based business. We provide the ability to take career breaks for personal or family reasons. We fundamentally value each other’s time, and are sensitive to how it is used. We are an output not input-based culture, have respect for people’s personal decisions, and believe that one's workload must be sustainable. We seek balance for ourselves and our colleagues.
About Oliver Wyman
Oliver Wyman is a global leader in management consulting. With offices in more than 70 cities across 30 countries, Oliver Wyman combines deep industry knowledge with specialized expertise in strategy, operations, risk management, and organization transformation. The firm has more than 6,000 professionals around the world who work with clients to optimize their business, improve their operations and risk profile, and accelerate their organizational performance to seize the most attractive opportunities. Oliver Wyman is a business of Marsh McLennan [NYSE: MMC].
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