Strategy
San Francisco

Executive Strategy Director, Venture Design

Why join frog?

Joining frog means you’ll be joining the “pond,” a global network of studios, each with a thriving in-person and vibrant virtual culture. frogs are curious, collaborative, and courageous, united by our passion for improving the human experience through design, while each bringing our unique and diverse skills and experiences to the table. We draw on our global reach and local knowledge to solve complex problems and design innovative, sustainable solutions that touch hearts and move markets. frogs prize humour, positivity, and community just as highly as performance and outcomes. Our culture is open, flexible, inclusive, and engaging. Working at frog means being empowered to Make Your Mark on every project, in your studio, your community—and the world at large.

Executive Strategy Director, Venture Design NA

 

About frog Ventures

To seize rapidly emerging opportunities and compete with startups and other new market entrants, today’s organizations must be nimble, responsive and forward-looking. For large organizations with well-established operations, however, it can be difficult to overcome entrenched legacy processes and get internal buy-in for fundamental transformations to the core business. 

 

frog’s Corporate Venture Builder offers legacy leaders an alternative to all-or-nothing transformation: leveraging the power of agile methodology, design thinking and deeply informed market strategy to create ventures that complement—not compete—with their core business. By decoupling innovation from legacy products and processes, we help large organizations more rapidly identify, validate and scale category-defining new products and businesses. 

 

The Role

The ESD Venture Design drives regional efforts for frog’s Venture Design practice in North America.

The ESD Venture Design will report to the VP of Strategy for alignment, participation and career management within the strategy practice, and into the Global Head of Ventures for alignment and growth of the Venture Design practice globally.

 

Responsibilities

Oversee Corporate Venture Building and related efforts in NA –

  • Business development – Source, scope, budget and support new projects. Forecast and track NA venture design project activity to inform frog’s annual budget.
  • Project leadership & support – Lead and/or support projects to successful completion, including hands-on development and support of project deliverables.
  • Internal engagement – Network and engage beyond frog to leverage broader Capgemini capabilities and account relationships to accelerate the growth of the Venture Design practice, deepen account relationships and generate downstream opportunities for other Capgemini teams.

 

Collaborate with Global Head of Ventures and other country/regional Venture Design leads to grow the global practice, including –

  • Capability development – Be a major contributor to the ongoing development and dissemination of Venture Design tools, methods, case studies, internal knowledge sharing, etc.
  • Community development – Foster a community of Venture Design practitioners in the NA studios, and contribute to the global Venture Design community
  • Team development – Collaborate on the continued scaling of the Venture Design team, through both internal training and external recruiting. Mentor, develop, or directly manage strategists and designers affiliated with the Venture Design practice, as appropriate
  • Marketing support – Contribute to awareness of frog’s Venture Design practice through external representation – speaking, publishing, teaching, etc.
  • Ecosystem engagement – Scale current relationships and initiate new ones in the NA entrepreneurial ecosystem of corporate innovation teams, CVCs, VCs, startups, incubators, accelerators, etc.
  • New engagement models – Continue broadening the opportunities for our shared-risk partnerships with our clients

Equal Opportunities at frog

frog is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender identity/expression, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

frog is a global business with teams working across the world. To help us process your application, please ensure that your application documents (CV, cover letter, portfolio, etc.) are all in English.