PX Venture Studio – Innovation Consultant – Direct Hire [Remote]

By | November 3, 2022

Job Responsibilities : PX Venture Studio – Innovation Consultant – Direct Hire [Remote]

Salary : $140000 per year

Company : Braintrust

Location : Remote US

ABOUT US:

Braintrust is the only network that gives in-demand talent all the freedom of freelance with all the benefits community and stability of a full-time role. As the first decentralized talent network our revolutionary Web3 model ensures the community that relies on Braintrust to find work are the same people who own and build it through the blockchain token BTRST. So unlike other marketplaces that take 20% to 50% of talent earnings Braintrust allows talent to keep 100% of earnings and to vote on key changes to improve the network. Braintrust is working to change the way freelance works – for good.

  • JOB TYPE: Direct Hire Position (no agencies/C2C – see notes below)
  • LOCATION: Remote – United States only (Time Zone: PST/CIST | Partial overlap)
  • SALARY: $100000 – $140000/yr
  • ESTIMATED DURATION: 40hr/week – Long-term

THE OPPORTUNITY

PX Venture Studio is looking for passionate and motivated Innovation Consultants to join us in the new business building work we do. Our firm’s mission is to serve the growth ambitions of established organizations and their (current and/or future) stakeholders with new value-generating products and services beyond their core businesses. This is all about getting into the market to experiment iterate and validate solutions to real customer problems.

MORE ABOUT US

PX Venture Studio is a full-stack full-service business-builder. Since 2012 we have collaborated on more than 75 innovation projects with Global 2000 companies and not-for-profits. In the process we have been part of launching more than a dozen multimillion dollar businesses. Our core ingredients and what gets our team excited each day are a powerful blend of entrepreneurship corporate innovation and human-centered design (HCD). Our firm offers the chance to work on multiple corporate-sponsored start-ups in an incubator environment with an incredible team. Our team comes from different backgrounds but we are united by our mission and our Guiding Principles. You will instantly feel at home when you come into work (virtually or IRL!) – we thrive on radical transparency embrace the power of small teams practice rigorous experimentation and assume positive intent and generous collaboration.

Each project is staffed with one of our Partners and two or more Innovation Consultants with additional support from the broader team. Innovation Consultant is a hands-on role where you will roll up your sleeves and practice deep collaboration – in the market with users with colleagues and with client-partners.

THE ROLE OF AN INNOVATION CONSULTANT (IC)

Our human-centered design orientation applies inside the firm as well as out so we are obsessed with finding and supporting the highest-quality talent for all of our work. This role is critical to the success of our projects and to the firm at large so we’re hyper-focused on creating success in every direction.

Regardless of the phase of a project IC is a do-anything-and-everything role whatever is needed – from research and sense-making to operations to strategy and analysis. Our firm provides every IC with resources to enable running experiments that validate (or invalidate) the opportunity consistent with the phase it’s at (i.e. to test the critical assumptions that de-risk proceeding toward commercialization). At the end of every project phase an investment decision is made to continue or pivot or stop the venture based on market performance.

This will begin as a temporary role for a minimum of 12 weeks with the potential to extend – and is not specific to any one project for the firm (i.e. it is a full-firm role not a niche contract). We are targeting an October start date but are flexible.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design and execute primary and secondary research – identifying and prioritizing assumptions and defining a path to test them through user research and in-market experimentation
  • Drive the early development of a new solution – identifying target users defining key features designing business models managing prototype builds and crafting go-to-market strategies
  • Build a practical plan to de-risk an opportunity – helping discern how best to deploy the limited resources (team and budget) available and then iterating that plan as we learn more from the market

Ruthlessly prioritize and iterate (approach and/or solution) based on feedback from users Manage key stakeholders in the process of venture building – including client-partners development partners contractors as well as the internal venture team

  • Conceptualize and oversee the delivery of assets and artifacts that bring a diverse group of stakeholders along for continued investment decisions
  • Contribute downstream to alpha/pilot launches with strategy analysis and execution/ops

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

  • 4+ years relevant experience across a combination of the following areas: research and human-centered design
  • innovation/design consulting
  • product management
  • product design/prototyping
  • early stage product development
  • corporate innovation
  • Well-versed in applying human-centered design principles to the research development and execution of new products and services
  • Experience with activating and contributing to teams in dynamic (virtual and live) environments
  • Comfort and courage with navigating the unknown through rigorous testing and iteration – we like to say You don’t know but you know how to know
  • Ability to handle complexity – weighing a variety of competing factors to make sound decisions with imperfect and/or incomplete data
  • We strive to recruit a group of unique individuals but our team members tend to share these attributes: Curiosity | Perceptiveness | Optimism | Courage | Entrepreneurialism | Discernment | Humility

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • You inspire people to work with you – you’re a top-notch collaborator
  • You have a strong sense of ownership – you’re willing to do whatever it takes to serve the mission the team and the customer
  • You are focused on results and appreciate the entrepreneurial constraints of limited resources
  • You respond well to complex situations working with customers and partners to solve problems
  • You move quickly and have the confidence to act decisively when needed
  • You know what to measure when and how to communicate success/learnings to others who have not been in the trenches with you
  • You have the ability to work with remote teams
  • You appreciate the power of a diverse organization and contribute to the culture of co-creating impactful solutions
  • You know that these problems require teams to solve them – there is no one right answer and one brilliant brain is not enough to solve any of the problems we work on

HOW YOU’LL GROW

We’ve found new members of our team grow quickly because of the varied and complex challenges we solve together. You’ll hone your problem solving toolkit by applying it across industries and within every phase of the innovation cycle – from opportunity discovery to needs finding through product design iteration and in-market pilot tests. We want every team member to grow at the pace that is comfortable to them and as such the firm tends to promote on the spot as we observe individuals contributing at a higher level rather than waiting for a development cycle to come back around. An IC will grow from being an outstanding contributor to being a leader of a project/venture to owning greater client responsibility and/or internal responsibility. On the client side you’d work collaboratively with a partner to set and execute strategy manage the work end-to-end as well as day-to-day and you’d be responsible for activating and supporting other ICs. Every role at PX Venture Studio is hands-on and in contact with the work – even our partners are deeply embedded into project delivery – which allows us to be inspired by and to learn from one another each and every day.

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ABOUT THE HIRING PROCESS:

Qualified candidates will be invited to do a screening interview with the Braintrust staff. We will answer your questions about the project and our platform. If we determine it is the right fit for both parties we’ll invite you to join the platform and create a profile to apply directly for this project.

C2C Candidates: This role is not available to C2C candidates working with an agency. If you are a professional contractor who has created an LLC/corp around their consulting practice this is well aligned with Braintrust and we’d welcome your application.

Braintrust values the multitude of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race national origin religion age color sex sexual orientation gender identity disability or protected veteran status.

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