Strategy & Business Design
ATÖLYE is a community-powered creative services organization. Through strategy and design, we help organizations tackle complex challenges and create lasting impact.
Our teams of strategists, designers, and community builders work with a range of impact-focused partners including companies, academic institutions, NGOs, and governments. Our community-powered model to collaborate with ATÖLYE on the projects we take on; aspiring to connect, learn, and grow around purpose-driven work.
Our design and strategy work focuses on designing transformational journeys across scales and disciplines.
Our offering for organizations concentrates on igniting change, envisioning desirable futures, building transformative experiences, and growing through resilient teams and communities.
ATÖLYE is a member of the kyu Collective, a group of leading creative organizations whose purpose is to be a source of creativity that propels the economy and society forward. ATÖLYE is also a certified B Corporation as of 2021, using business as a force for good to help create a positive impact for people and the planet.
We curate diligently so we can better co-create.
We make informed decisions about the people we invite in, the projects we work on, and the organizations we collaborate with. They come in different shapes, sizes, and colors but they share one important trait: An insatiable desire to better themselves and the communities that surround them.
We live, work, and learn in a constant state of flow.
Our system has ill-defined boundaries by design, which allows for a steady flow of people, ideas, and perspectives. Our processes expand and contract to adapt to situations as needed, meaning we are always pushing the limits of our permeability—across geographies, projects, and industries.
We grow individually to mature as a whole.
We are committed to nourishing the notion of a “growth mindset” in a holistic way. We are invested in the development of individuals and organizations by co-creating the necessary tools, methods, and environments that allow us to continuously shift and grow together.
We are a community-centric organization. This means that our approach spearheads community-centered thinking in design and gravitates around the notion of an individual’s journey in relation to a community.
Every ATÖLYE team member, by default, is an ATÖLYE community member. Once you are a team member, you will be part of the ATÖLYE Community that consists of creative individuals and teams who aspire to connect, learn, and grow around purpose-driven work while having the opportunity to participate in community events, rituals, and social activities.
About the job - Business Designer
We're working with organizations that would like to create new exciting offerings, embark on new journeys in unknown territories and experiment with new ventures. As part of the Strategy and Business Design team, you will be working closely with leading organizations of the region to design, test and iterate new offerings with a human-centered approach. This role is critical for us to present a business case relevant to our solutions and to quantify the impact of our work.
Main Responsibilities as a Business Designer
Develop human-centric business strategies based on an offering that is desirable for the user, feasible within the opportunities and limitations of a given ecosystem and that yields viable financial outcomes.
Structure new businesses, platforms and ecosystems in a holistic way at strategic, operational, and organizational levels.
Develop a business point of view by analyzing and conducting quantitative and qualitative data sources, designing and hosting workshops, conducting stakeholder interviews, business intelligence gathering, creative brainstorms, visioning, assumption testing, analytical validation, KPI development
Support the team in development of a business idea and an impact scenario, turn it into a proposal for implementation to our partners
Ensure all projects are concluded with conclusive and detailed documentation and outputs
Nurture colleagues and regularly share progress and insights, learning from each other.
Host, organize and participate in events of the organization about your relevant field, expertise and projects. Represent the organization as a thought leader in your field
Bring and deepen an understanding of design thinking, lean start-up, systems thinking and circular economy tools and methodologies
Required Experiences & Skills
5-7 years of experience in these or related fields: management consultancy, design consultancy, product management, platform management, public sector innovation, social entrepreneurship
Work history that proves strong business acumen; i.e., broad knowledge or exposure to strategy, marketing, finance, operations, product development, organizational design is preferred
Experience with quantitative and qualitative research methodologies with various stakeholders to identify areas of opportunity and test new value propositions
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
Comfort working in ambiguous situations with limited direction
Has a passion for system design and system change with the ability to map complex systems in order to spot opportunities for change
Preferred Skills & Qualities
Bachelor’s degree in economics, business administration, strategic design, design management, product management, industrial engineering or relevant fields is a plus
Master’s degree in business administration, innovation, entrepreneurship, sustainability, social innovation, circular economy, design management, product management or related field is a plus
Experience in impact oriented business models, services, products and ecosystems. Knowledge of sustainability, social innovation, impact investment and circular business models is a plus
Prior experience with facilitation techniques, being the lead facilitator of a workshop or stakeholder engagement session
Passion for the intersection of innovation and sustainability, prior experience, degree or knowledge about ESGs, regenerative systems, circular economy and/or social impact
What we offer
An inspiring and dynamic workspace as part of an interdisciplinary community
The opportunity to work on strategic projects with leading institutions in Middle East, Europe and Turkey
A transdisciplinary workflow that promotes constant learning
Private health insurance, life insurance, and meal card
Annual bonus, distributed monthly
Strategy & Business Design