Senior Strategist – Front End Innovation

Start Something Bold

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Start Something Bold is a Front End Innovation firm based in Cincinnati Ohio. Our clients are medical device manufacturers and healthcare technology companies focused on improving patient care.

We’re looking for a Senior Strategist who has an insatiable curiosity, enjoys working to solve complex problems, and thrives in an entrepreneurial culture.

Client Work (90% of the time)

Write clear discussion guides

Conduct research:

Identify unmet user needs and desired outcome

Translate research data into simple and actionable insights

Communicate research findings into stories that are easy to understand

Build presentations that clearly articulate the comprehensive research findings

Collaborate with team members to deliver the highest quality of work

General (10% of the time)

Contribute to the improvement of Start Something Bold's solutions and operations.

Key Background Requirements

As a growing boutique firm, we’re looking to hire the right person. Our ideal candidate will have at least three years of relevant experience, a strong portfolio, a solid character, and a positive attitude.

Work Experience

The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of research experience that includes:

Moderating qualitative in-depth interviews

Conducting observational research in healthcare environments

Identifying user needs and desired outcome statements from research

Synthesizing research learnings into actionable next steps

Using Stanford’s Biodesign, Jobs-To-Be-Done, or design thinking methodologies

Presenting research findings to all levels of the organization, including CEOs, Presidents, and C-suite executives.

Personality Traits

A strong character that builds the trust of our brand in the community with clients

Communicate with confidence and steadiness in face of uncertainty, and adapts quickly to new situations

Reflects on and learns from experiences, understands personal strengths and weaknesses, and how to work well with others around them

Must be a self-motivated and hard worker

Asks good questions, and is able to communicate and connect with a wide variety of people

Education Background

Industrial Design

Design Communication

Biomedical Engineering

Market Research




Travel is required domestically and internationally to support projects. The frequency and duration will vary based upon the project schedule. Must have a passport, driver's license, and be efficient at working in airport lounges.

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