Jobs

If you love and embrace change, have a deep curiosity about the world of entrepreneurs and startups and want to be part of a focused but highly collaborative team, then IU might just be the place for you.

You will thrive at IU if you are a motivated and proactive person, have a really strong drive to create fantastic work and don’t want to wait around to be told what to do.  You will want to be a real part of a team, as life here will see you taking responsibility not just for your own work and projects but for helping the company to function –  getting involved in anything from helping to win new business to emptying the dishwasher.  You’ll also be up for making lots of great friends and having a good laugh along the way.

If IU sounds like the perfect place for you, and to apply to available roles (detailed below), email rachel@iu-hq.com with your CV and a short note telling us why you are excited about IU and what you can bring to our team.

Current Vacancies

Researcher

Our work involves quickly getting under the skin of an industry or subject area and identifying the trends and insights that will ultimately help us get to a compelling solution for the Client.  You need to have a natural curiosity in the world at large and be brilliant at thinking and drawing on different ways of answering a problem. We often work with entrepreneurs to help direct and shape our recommendation, so whilst desk research will be a large component of your role, you will also be comfortable building a network of contacts in the start-up world and working with them to help to bring new and different perspectives to specific project challenges.

  • At least 2 years experience working in a research based role (innovation agency, corporate venturing or related), identifying trends and insights that can be used to build outstanding solutions for clients
  • Experience in working in or with the start-up world (either professionally or in your own time)
  • A natural problem solver, with an ability to find answers for the trickiest of briefs
  • An excellent ability to consolidate and organise large amounts of information and present it back in an insightful, succinct and interesting way
  • Quick and provocative thinker, with a desire to push boundaries
  • Collaborative team member, combined with an ability to work independently when required
  • Ability to build and maintain a strong network of contacts

Project Manager

We’re looking for a passionate and energetic Project Manager with a keen ambition to support and drive entrepreneurship across the world. You must have a strong desire to do things differently, with proven experience in working with both big global clients and entrepreneurs.  The role will oversee one of our core new business ventures focused on creating communities of young entrepreneurs across the world, supporting them to create, collaborate & learn together to bring truly revolutionary pieces of culture into the world, including new routes to market, new product lines, innovative content and events.

  • At least 3 years experience in entrepreneurship /an innovation agency, performing multiple roles and driving through successful initiatives from start to finish 
  • The ability to think and act like an entrepreneur yet understand the shift in approach required to confidently communicate with a global FMCG
  • Solid experience of liaising directly with senior clients and multiple stakeholders in a corporate environment, both locally and globally
  • A passion and desire to spot opportunities, leading and inspiring local market partners and entrepreneurs to develop revolutionary businesses 
  • Excited to travel abroad and become immersed in different pockets of culture
  • A skilled problem solver, with a solutions orientated approach to any challenge
  • A passion for applying creative judgment to help support brilliance  
  • Driven and ambitious in a collaborative environment. No ego.
  • Passion to apply learnings to the wider business to help others achieve brilliance