Senior Design Strategist

Strategy Shanghai, China


Who We Are:

EPAM Continuum creates new to the world experiences by skillfully engaging the talents of more than 150 professionals with diverse, multi-disciplinary experiences, including architects, brand strategists, business strategists, economists, psychologists, electrical, mechanical and software engineers, and designers from areas such as graphic, industrial, interaction and digital design. For more than thirty years, the company has partnered with clients to discover innovative ideas and realize them as powerful products, services and brand experiences.

Some of the world’s most well-respected brands and organizations rely on EPAM Continuum as their innovation partner, including American Express, BBVA, Bose, Herman Miller, Haier, Moen, Johnson & Johnson, Nestle, Penske, PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble, Reebok, Samsung and Staples.

We want to meet great people who are interested in working in a global firm where culture matters and curiosity is valued. We work collaboratively. We think globally. We’re passionate. We firmly believe that we can advance lives and bring businesses into the future. And we make it happen every day.

Job Description:

This role will give the candidate a unique opportunity to work with a wide array of clients to solve exciting design challenges, stretch their critical thinking and problem-solving skills and network with executive level clients as well as thought leaders in the innovation industry.

We are looking for a passionate design strategist to turn observations into actionable insights. In this role, you should have deep understanding on the tacit nuances of doing business in China and can effectively marry that understanding with Continuum’s philosophy of human centered innovation. You will seamlessly adapt to diverse environments and cultures on both corporate and consultant side.

 As a Senior Design Strategist, you are expected to

Lead multidisciplinary teams through all phases of project work including alignment with client, understanding context, developing non-obvious insights, exploring and defining opportunities, creating actionable/tangible design expressions, and helping clients go to market.

Conceptualize compelling and meaningful opportunities for consumers and clients. In this position you will work closely with designers, engineers, and other strategists to develop ideas for new products, services and experiences.

Explore real world problems using a combination of creative and analytic tools. Lead your team to develop and test hypotheses.

Create compelling value propositions for consumers and clients. Articulate ideas for new products, services and experiences that will compel consumers, and contribute to business success. Help the team make tradeoffs to come up with solutions that work for both people and clients.

Mentor future strategists at EPAM Continuum and those across the company that will look to you for guidance and expertise in their development

Background and Skills:

  • 5+ years of experience in design consulting or in a related field
  • Undergraduate degree required, masters degree preferred, in design communications, business or related field
  • Excellent presentation, communication, writing and organization skills in Chinese and English
  • Experience with consumer/user research and analysis, ideation and brainstorming techniques, sketching, prototyping, and concept validation
  • Must be fluent in Microsoft office and Adobe creative suite. 3-D, interactive or web-based platforms also desirable
  • Experience in project and client management
  • Comfortable managing and mentoring junior strategist and co-workers
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and responsibilities
  • Availability to travel based on project needs

Online Application Process

Please upload your resume, cover letter, and samples of your work as "Resume Attachments" in the resume attachment section of the application. Attachments must be formatted as and Adobe PDF, PowerPoint or Word document.

In addition to a resume and cover letter, please provide a portfolio or example of your work.

Equal Opportunity Employer

EPAM Continuum is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.