Innovations Strategist

York, PA | Professional | Tracking Code: 75629

General Summary:

The Specialist, R&D, under the supervision of and accountable to the Director, R&D, performs diversified duties to participate in innovation projects such as consumer research and inside consulting, creation of new products and services, and the exploration of new platforms of capability. The Specialist collaborates regularly with colleagues across the organization and within the division.


Duties and Responsibilities:


  1. Participates in projects using human-centered design methods to create and grow new products and services through all lifecycle phases—planning; research; synthesis; strategy; ideation; design; and/or development for prototyping; alpha and beta launch; beta growth; and transition to enterprise scale/commercialization
  2. Serves as an organizational resource for R&D projects such as consumer research and inside consulting, new product and service development, and exploration of new platforms of capability.
  3. Responds to client needs and communicates status and updates as needed to project lead. Obtains and applies feedback.
  4. Fosters collaboration with other departments and vendors through the innovation process (planning, research, synthesis, design, prototyping and production).
  5. Contributes to external consulting opportunities via Benjamin & Bond.
  6. Plans and participates in culture-building design events, workshops, strategy sessions and meeting experiences.
  7. Serves the organization as a resource on innovation-related subjects such as digital/connected health, human-centered design, digital marketing, modern advertising strategies, marketing automation, prototyping, agile development methodologies, etc.

        8. Demonstrated competency of innovation skills necessary to succeed, such as human-centered design, UI/UX, strategic planning,                  workshop facilitation, persona development, etc.

        9. Ability to contribute to the growing library of tools and techniques the team uses to complete projects

      10. Ability to identify themes and trends in the industry and throughout our body of work

      11. Project planning skills

      12. Interpersonal skills

      13. Written and oral communication skills

      14. Ability to present their own work compellingly

      15. 2 - 4 years of applicable human-centered design, digital health and/or innovation experience





Note: Other combinations of formal education, training and experience may be considered.


Minimum Education:  Four-year degree


Preferred Education:  Four-year degree


Minimum Experience: 2-4 years experience


Min Field Of Expertise: Knowledge of the healthcare industry (services, finance, etc.) a significant plus


Skills: Other Public speaking skills Excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication and computer skills Ability to work from home or in an office depending on the needs of a project Ability to periodically travel



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