Product and Brand Designer (Accelerator)

Team: Factory - Design (Full-time)
Location: London, United Kingdom

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    👋 Hey, We're Founders Factory

    We're the world’s best partner for founders. Started by Brent Hoberman and Henry Lane Fox, Founders Factory has received investment from L’Oreal, easyJet, Guardian Media Group, Aviva, Holtzbrinck, CSC and M&S. We have also launched in Johannesburg with Standard Bank. Combined with our full-time team of 70 specialists we offer founders the best platform to launch or scale their startup.

    Our incubator creates 13 new startups every year. We validate ideas, build founding teams, find first customers and invest directly in each startup. Our accelerator invests in 35 startups every year. We invest cash, six months of bespoke support from our team and provide commercial opportunities with our investors. We're also Europe's Hottest Startup Accelerator according to the Europas, read more here.

    As our accelerator focused designer, you’ll be working together with our team to support, mentor and add value to our growing portfolio of clients. You will be a critical part of the Accelerator program that Founders Factory provides to businesses.

    💪 Your Responsibilities

    • Developing successful relationships with the businesses that join the Accelerator.
    • The ability to prioritise needs and help companies understand brand and design processes
    • Ability to extract data to ensure we deliver value
    • Creating best practice frameworks that are optimised for delivery and allow us to scale
    • Communicating learnings and working collaboratively when needed
    • Advocating for design and product thinking
    • Advising on brand strategy  

    🎯 Required skills, competencies and experience

    • End to end design thinking
    • Stakeholder management
    • Confident running workshops
    • You will be comfortable working autonomously
    • You ask the right questions
    • Ability to identify opportunities

    📈 Some examples of a typical workstream

    • Run a product teardown of a company's app. Use data to identify and deliver three key improvements.
    • Work closely with a team to provide some marketing material for a campaign
    • The investment team has been working with one of our portfolio companies to create an investor deck. The content and data are correct but you feel it needs to tell a more compelling story visually, you suggest updates
    • You hold a 2 hour workshop to go through a new portfolio company’s brand strategy. You run a few exercises to help them define their values and possible suggest homework to move them forward
    • You need to suggest a contract designer to undertake a bigger piece of design work. You work with our scalable workforce document to recommend some options
    We are committed to building a diverse culture and are eager to receive applications from all backgrounds. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability or age.

    📈 Benefits

    We provide all the excitement and freedom of an early stage startup but with the stability and resources of a large organisation. This is your rare chance to contribute across the full business spectrum to become a founder in the future:

    Growth: Work with and meet exceptional talent. Learn faster than you ever have before. Access our large network of investors and customers.
    Autonomy: Freedom to execute, build businesses, not just products.
    Support: marketing, legal, finance, fundraising, growth, business development and recruitment.
    Health and Wellness: Comprehensive extended health care coverage from Vitality.
    Office Space: Desk space in fully-serviced office on High Street Ken with table tennis table, scooters and breakout spaces.
    Office Meals: Catered lunches 2 days a week, unlimited breakfast, healthy snacks, freshly ground coffee and Paul’s Irish Bar.

    We are committed to building a diverse culture and are eager to receive applications from all backgrounds. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination.

    Please note: we have an overwhelming number of applications and will do our best to get back to you within 72 hours if you fit the bill.

    Could this be you?

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