Location: United States
Posted: 01 April 2019



Proven creative thinker with the versatility and skills proficiency to collaborate and experiment on a multitude of project and client types.

Inventor Skills:

Knowledge and IP

  • An eye for insight and the knowledge of where to go look for it
  • Passion for innovation in the world and ability to create powerful ideas for clients
  • A head for the commercial factors that affect our clients and their business
  • Ability to define key assumptions of an idea and design relevant experiments to test them
  • Master storyteller and story-crafter
  • Helps to lead client thinking
  • Creates and owns workshop day plans
  • Master of project logistics
  • Brings a learner’s mindset


  • Sets strong example of ‘how to be’ in any client situation, and at a moment’s notice
  • Successfully manages up and out within projects
  • Positively challenges and builds on the thinking of senior leadership
  • Strong facilitator of consumer and client sessions
  • Optimizes internal ?! resources for project work
  • Displays infectious passion for innovation


  • Spots new business opportunities and proactively manages them through the Compass team
  • Supports other inventors on key client relationships to support biz dev efforts
  • Successfully leads innovation thinking for Manager-Level clients
  • Has and contributes to the ?! POV at every stage of a project
  • Writes clear POV-led proposals
  • Builds client relationships even after project is complete


  • Manages project budgets
  • Manages producers and realness throughout project
  • Works smart and efficiently to time-allotted in work plan


  • We are looking for candidates with 4 – 8 years of post-education experience.
  • Our Inventors are creative problem solvers coming from a variety of industries. Experience in a client-services or in a consulting role (management consulting, creative services, design, finance or operations) is helpful, but not required.
  • Inventors are quick learners, comfortable with ambiguous briefs, and can adapt and pivot quickly when their assumptions or expectations are challenged.
  • Inventors can quickly grasp a client’s stated and unstated objectives, synthesize qualitative and quantitative data to surface insight, spot strategic opportunities, and understand a client’s current context and potential future.
  • Demonstrated record of coaching and mentoring junior team members and skill with the delicate art of ‘managing up’ to keep team leaders informed and engaged.
  • ?What If!ers are united by 5 core values - Adventure, Impact, Passion, Love & Audacity and these come across in every project we produce as well as everyone we recruit.


Never stop asking ?What If?

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