Invention Ambassador - Inventor Relations Quirky
THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED The job is Invention Ambassador
What the hell is that?
To understand, you first need to learn a little about Quirky.
For centuries, becoming an "inventor" has been a hard gig to crack. Complexities relating to financing, engineering, distribution, and legalities have stood in the way of brilliant people executing on their great ideas. Since launching in 2009, Quirky has rapidly changed the way the world thinks about product development.
At Quirky, we are assembling the highest performing team, maybe ever, with a single, yet ambitious vision:
TO MAKE INVENTION ACCESSIBLE
Quirky is a new type of company, one that involves anyone who is interested in its decisions, and ultimately shares its success with those who helped make them. We have developed a completely unique platform in which the realities and complexities of execution do not stand in the way of a kickass idea.
We are a brand built around excitement, creativity, and the reality of bringing great ideas to life. Not to mention we do it BETTER, FASTER, FUNNER than anyone else!
You love working with people and giving them the best experience possible. You are empathetic and are willing to always be the advocate for those you represent. You are a creative thinker who loves to problem solve and come up with better solutions and systems. If you do a search for Invention Ambassador positions, you're not going to come up with any results. This is a unique position to Quirky.com and with that it mind it is important that the person in this role be a trailblazer. You won't find a manual on how to be an Invention Ambassador, so you have to be nimble and open to rapid change, and a futurist who is constantly thinking about how we can deliver an even more astonishing experience to our inventors. If you love routine and repetition, this is NOT the job for you. If you are passionate, excitable, and can easily switch gears this may be your dream job.
As an Invention Ambassador, you will:
Be a member of Quirky's Platform-Community team, Reporting to the Head of Community
Provide high-touch service to Quirky's Inventors: Be accessible, honest and informative, and willing to go the extra mile to make them feel their voices are being heard and their ideas are understood
Organize and facilitate meetings with staff from various departments to ensure that weekly Live Product Evaluation (the heart and soul of the company) is the best that it can possibly be
To our potential inventors (Under Consideration): Explain the invention selection process, understand their idea fully, communicate any updates or questions the staff has for them
To our inventors: Develop a rapport with the Inventors you are working with, think of yourself as their partner. You want them to feel that Quirky is the best place for them to bring their ideas and that they are part of our team
Throughout the entire pre eval process, you will keep the inventors up to date. You will outreach to make sure they understand the process, contact them for clarification if the staff has any questions about their invention idea, and keep them up to date on the status of their idea. Once an idea is selected for development, you will still be an active member of that inventor's team. Inventors will have project managers and industrial designers working on the inventions but you will be their main point of contact at Quirky. You will periodically outreach to see how they are doing and assist and encourage them with their future submissions. You will get to know the inventors, send them swag during milestone events, and keep Quirky's PR team up to date with any information that can showcase the inventors. You will make sure the inventors feel like they are part of the team at Quirky, even though they are not physically here in the office.
EXCELLENT writing and speaking ability
Ability to handle a high caseload of inventors while still making the one you are communicating with in that moment feel like your attention is solely on them
Confident, convincing, and contagious personality
Patience, understanding, and empathy
The ability to multitask in a fast pace and ever changing environment
Being organized and able to deliver on promises
Desire and ability to wear many hats and throw down when necessary, and willingness to be a team player
A creative thinker and problem solver
An entrepreneurial spirit
Action and detail oriented
Passion for what we are building at Quirky
Background in client management or advising
Background in research
Check us out at Quirky.com. Register and spend some time learning what we do. If you like what you see, please continue.
Submit your resume along with a personalized cover letter addressed to Andrew Erlick letting him know why you want this position and why you're the perfect fit for Quirky.
Please make sure to demonstrate in your cover letter that you've done this research, and tell us why you think you'd make a great IA.
THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED
We Make Invention Accessible
20 - 50M RaisedInvestors: FreshTracks Capital
, Norwest Venture Partners
, RRE Ventures All Jobs: at Quirky
|Industry:||Consumer Products and Services|
|Company Profile:||For centuries, becoming an "inventor" has been a hard gig to crack. Complexities relating to financing, engineering, distribution, and legalities have stood in the way of brilliant people executing on their great ideas.
Since launching in 2009, Quirky has rapidly changed the way the world thinks about product development.
We bring two brand new consumer products to market each week, by enabling a fluid conversation between a global community and Quirky's expert product design staff.
The world influences our business in real-time, and we share our revenue directly with the people who helped us make successful decisions.|
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