Previously Unavailable are looking for a junior or intermediate project coordinator / producer to join our innovation consulting team.

We are an innovation company that works with ambitious start-ups, scale-ups and mature businesses who are inventing or reinventing. We design and develop new strategies, products and brands that capture an unfair share of the future

We are difficult to tightly define. We’re part innovation consultancy, part brand agency, part design firm, part venture studio. We’re a unique business, bringing together an uncommon range of disciplines. That’s where the magic is.

Our projects span all stages of the innovation process, including:

  • front-end innovation strategy & opportunity identification
  • insight, ideation, prototyping & testing
  • detailed product, service and brand design
  • right through to business design, build and market launch.

Currently, we’re a team of 12 (and growing) talented and curious strategists, designers, and entrepreneurs. As a team we have wide and varied backgrounds in creative, design and advertising agencies; corporate and small businesses, engineering, management consulting, start-ups, and law.

As we’ve grown (both team size, and number of active projects) we’ve seen a need for a project specialist to help us continue delivering for our clients.

The Role:

As a junior or intermediate project coordinator / producer, you’ll be joining as a key team member on corporate innovation projects and, at times, our start-up projects.

We have lots of exciting projects on at any time, and you’ll be an integral part of the team delivering them – this is not a passive project management role; you’ll be hands-on with projects, understanding the details and what we’re trying to achieve, and then working to help us reach a successful outcome.

You’ll be working across our small, multi-disciplinary project teams on a range of project scales. The role encompassses a range of activities associated with running a smooth project; this might include designing project plans, tracking progress and ensuring things are on-track, liaising with clients to avoid/remove roadblocks, and assisting the team with project-related tasks to keep things moving effectively.

The nature of innovation projects is that they are fast-paced and changeable – often morphing as we learn more about the subject matter. You’ll be comfortable with working responsively, and bring structure within a dynamic environment.

Ultimately, if you’re passionate about bringing interesting projects to life, and you want to play a role in delivering innovation successes for ambitious New Zealand and Global companies then we would love to hear from you.

The types of experience and skills we’re looking for: 

While age and experience are not always the measure of capability, as a guide we might expect you to have had between 2 – 4 years of relevant experience for a junior – intermediate project coordinator, producer, or other relevant role. You might be working in an agency or consultancy, or you might have client-side experience to draw from. But, our team comes from diverse backgrounds – so this is by no means fixed.

In terms of specific skills, capabilities or experiences, while you might not tick all of these, we’re looking for candidates who can bring these capabilities to the team:

  • Project planning and management
  • Project milestone and budget tracking, reporting and oversight
  • Liaising and coordinating with clients and suppliers
  • Scheduling research sessions, workshops, client meetings and events
  • Project deliverables production – with internal teams, clients and with external
  • File and document management

Additionally, we’re looking for applicants who would mostly say yes to being:

  • On top of all things project planning and project/client management
  • Comfortable working with ambiguity but striving for clarity and simplicity in what you deliver
  • An excellent communicator
  • Confident working with various apps and software such as – MS PPT, MS Excel, Adobe Suite, and tools such as CRM / project management software – although not essential.
  • Experienced with some productivity and project management tools like Monday.com desirable
  • A key part of a fun but hard-working team – ideally not a lone wolf or black-box thinker
  • Passionate about making the world a better place and working with a team that feels the same

We’re also expecting you’ll bring your own views, ideas and methodologies with you too. We’re always looking for ways to improve how we do things and you’ll be joining us at an exciting time of growth and possibility, where you’ll be able to help shape the future of the business.

If this sounds like a bit of you and you would like to learn a bit more about us – please get in touch with the team here: [email protected], with a bit about you, your CV/ portfolio and why you think you would like to join the team. All backgrounds and walks of life are encouraged to apply.

About Previously Unavaliable

About Previously Unavailable:
Previously Unavailable is a full-service innovation partner to businesses wanting to create their future through new products, services, experiences, businesses or business models.

We’ve spent the past 7 years creating a company that’s difficult to tightly define. We’re part innovation consultancy, part design firm, part venture studio, part brand creation agency. We work with ambitious leaders who are inventing or reinventing.

As our name suggests, we are passionate about the new. Helping companies create businesses, products and experiences that were previously unavailable - and doing so in a way that gives them a better chance of success.

We provide the full suite of strategic and creative innovation services, enabling you to capture your innovation opportunities in a faster, more cost-effective and more integrated way than using multiple strategic, research, design and creative partners.

We have a proven track record partnering with leading New Zealand-based and global businesses to rapidly develop disruptive and successful ventures, products, brands, and experiences.

We bring a holistic and unique set of creative and commercial skills to solve our partners biggest challenges. Our team are leaders in their fields of innovation consulting, entrepreneurship, brand strategy, marketing, management consulting, engineering, operations, design and technology.

We work across an ever-evolving portfolio of corporate and venture projects, including:

Corporate Innovation: 

We partner with large organisations to innovate, transform and compete with disruptors, working alongside them as a ‘surrogate venture team’ to help them rapidly create innovative new products, services or solutions, often with non-traditional business models or in unfamiliar categories.

Early-stage Start-ups: 

We partner with startups and young companies, often on an equity basis to develop their product, experience, proposition and brands, and then support them from launch through scaling-up.

Owned / Joint Ventures:

We also work on the total creation and establishment of new venture companies, either on a wholly owned or a joint venture basis.

To find out more about us, our team and some of our projects visit us at previously.co.