Innovation Consultant / Facilitator

Job description

Why this job will make you happy

oneUp is different. We exceed our customer's expectations and drive innovation to new levels. oneUp has two key value propositions: Firstly, we build start-ups for large corporates. We do this through our unique method called Startup Thinking, an integrated approach to building start-ups. By blending Lean Startup and Design Thinking theory, we solve business problems through creative ideation and rigorous validation with real customers. From prototype to scale-up: we offer an end-to-end solution and execution, all starting with a week-long Design Sprint.

Secondly, we help our clients with boosting their corporate innovation machine through our 9 Diamond Framework for innovation. The 9 Diamond Framework is a 360° toolset that takes care of the implementation, management, acceleration and accounting of the corporate radical and disruptive innovation responsibility.

As our Innovation Consultant / Facilitator you’ll be our go-to-person for everything “Design Sprint”. You thrive under pressure, are quick to analyse and understand new complex subjects, and also have a creative mind to find solutions everywhere. Design Sprints are the first step in our standardised process, which means that you are the first step in creating awesome products and services for our Clients. You are responsible for the entire Design Sprint process, from intake to preparation, sprint and after-care. If that still is not enough, you’ll also facilitate other ideation or problem-solving sessions and learn all the ins and outs of our 9 Diamond Framework.

What you’ll be doing

  • Manage the shit out of the oneUp Sprint Center

    • You are our go-to person for everything design sprints

    • Intake with new clients together with our sales team to uncover the first problem statements

    • Prepare the Design Sprint, Facilities and all participants for approximately 30 sprints a year

    • Facilitate Design Sprints

  • Develop the Design Sprint Methodology and other workshops

    • Find new ways on how to improve the process of Design Sprints

    • Improve our four and five-day design sprints

    • Improve, create and facilitate workshops to prepare for Design Sprints

    • Improve, create and facilitate ideation workshops

Meet the people you will be working with

You will work together intensively with the oneUp team in Amsterdam: creative front- and back-end developers, stunning UX/UI designers and experimental growth hackers. oneUp serves a wide array of clients, from Tommy Hilfiger and Rabobank to Unilever and ASR, hence you will have access to a diverse set of top-notch use-cases to showcase to the world.


We get excited if you tell us that you

  • Have a minimum of 3 years work experience (in an innovative environment)

  • Have experience in facilitating workshops (design sprints would be even better)

  • Enjoy speaking to, leading and guiding large groups of clients

  • Are a great communicator and listener, with a magnificent eye for details

  • Enjoy the hardships of creating something out of nothing with a team and arriving at consensus together

  • Are a creative and highly motivated self-starter

  • Have fun doing what you do

  • Are fluent in both Dutch and English

Why we need each other

oneUp is growing rapidly. As our innovation consultant/facilitator you will hold a key position within our company. You want to exceed and take your experience to the next level. You will form a team together with our Head of Design Sprints (Ivo Steenbergen) and work closely with our CPO (Jef Cavens). You feel comfortable being an entrepreneur within oneUp. You can manage the diverse responsibilities and take pride and joy in delivering results. Personal development and contributing to a growing scale-up are equally important to you. Are you curious?

You are still reading. We like You.

oneUp offers you a competitive compensation package based on your experience. You can expect an inspirational environment, awesome colleagues, a new iPhone, Macbook, study budget, access to the oneUp Academy and travel reimbursement.

Come and meet us!