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Senior Strategist, Cognizant Interactive at Cognizant in New York, New York

Posted in Information Technology 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Senior Strategist, Cognizant Interactive

Idea Couture, a Cognizant Digital Business

New York, New York

Our strength is built on our ability to work together. Our diverse backgrounds offer different perspectives and new ways of thinking. It encourages lively discussions, inspires thought leadership, and helps us build better solutions for our clients. We want someone who thrives in this setting and is inspired to meaningful solutions through true collaboration.

If you are comfortable with ambiguity, excited by change, and excel through autonomy, we would love to hear from you.

Why Choose Cognizant?

It takes a lot to succeed in today’s fast-paced market, and Cognizant Digital Business has become a proven leader in the industry. Cognizant love big ideas and even bigger ambitions. We stand out because we put human experiences at the core.

We help clients engage customers by envisioning and building innovative products and services. However, we do not stop there. We develop go-to-market strategies and invent entirely new business models, ensuring that every company we work with walks away with both inspiration and a plan.

Everything we do at Cognizant we do with passion—for our clients, our communities, and our organization. We look for in our people the defining attribute.

The Global Strategy team at Idea Couture is a carefully assembled group of individuals from a wide range of educational backgrounds, international settings, and professional experiences. We proudly believe that diversity is our identity. What we share is a knack for looking at familiar problems through a unique lens and a passion for driving market growth through innovation, technology, and .

By joining our effort, you’ll be driven to think strategically, collaborate cross-functionally, produce high quality deliverables, grow client relationships and continuously build and elevate our practice. Along with strong agency background and keen analytical skills, you’ll have the ability to think creatively and strategically, pushing conventional boundaries when it comes to all aspects of the job.


  • Lead large and complex project engagements for Fortune 500 clients across range of industries and project types.

  • Direct, inspire and lead cross-functional teams (strategy, insights, , technology), providing effective team direction and guidance.

  • Act as a trusted client partner and innovation expert, relied on for POV.

  • and facilitate successful presentations and workshops for senior executive level clients.

  • Lead project across range of project types and own the end-to-end creation of winning proposals.

  • Contribute to organizational business development activities.

  • Drive thought leadership in at least one core industry or practice discipline. Inspire and develop the skills of supporting team members.

  • Lead development of new global strategy practice tools and processes.

  • Other duties as required.

Required skills / Experience

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in , , innovation strategy or related field.

  • 7-10 years experience in agency/consulting or client side.

  • Digital agency experience considered a strong asset.

  • Proven ability to critique, analyze and elevate strategies and ideas.

  • Expert understanding of cross-functional resources and building effective teams.

  • Strong client leadership with ability to command a room.

  • Demonstrated experience growing projects into long-term client partnerships.

  • Diverse skillset spanning industry categories.

  • Broad strategy and/or experience spanning products, services, processes, systems.

  • Proficient in creating experience maps, ecosystem maps, user journeys, service blueprints and rapid prototyping methods.

  • Conversant in the principles and practices of user-centered .

  • A passion for innovation, and technology.

We are especially interested in those with backgrounds and/or experience in one of the following:

  • Digital Products/Services (UI/UX, , Consumer Electronics, IoT, Mobile/Web, etc.)

  • Consumer Packaged Goods and/or Retail

  • Financial Services (Insurance, Banking)

  • Healthcare (Pharma, Market Research, Digital, Agency, etc)

Please outline the details of your background and the related industry experience in your resume and cover letter, as well as the areas you are interested in pursuing.

Cognizant is one of the world's leading professional services companies, transforming clients' business, operating and technology models for the digital era. Our excellent industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more creative and efficient businesses. Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant, a member of the NASDAQ-100, ranked 205 on the Fortune 500 and consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world