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Lead UX Project Designer

Location Letterkenny, Donegal
Sector
Job Type Permanent
Salary Negotiable
Published 27 days ago
Start Date ASAP
Contact Steven Cinnamond
Job Ref SC13_1561019733

Job Description

Role: Lead UX Product Designer

Location: Letterkenny

Salary: TBC



Grafton Specialist recruitment has been retained to recruit a Lead UX Product Designer for a leading Global company based in Letterkenny.


The role

My Client is looking for a Lead Product Designer with strong interests and capabilities in the design of engaging user experiences to join our multi-disciplined Analysis and Design Capability. The ideal candidate will thrive in a work environment that requires strong problem-solving skills and independent self-direction, coupled with an aptitude for team collaboration and open communication.

This individual excels at providing both highly analytical as well as highly creative ideas in a diverse team. The candidate will also have experience in a fast-paced and innovative environment. A solid understanding of contemporary user-centered research and design methodologies is important.

As Lead Product Designer you'll work in a multidisciplinary team, alongside researchers, experience designers, visual designers and developers, to deliver word-class, human-centered products and services for our parent company, Prudential. Your role will be to analyze, plan, map, and create the most valuable and contextually accurate experiences that are simple, and intuitive for customers to use.


Responsibilities

As a Lead Product Designer you will:

*Understand customer needs and identify where separate interactions should come together as one that meets that need

*Arrange these separate interactions into rational user flows and digital touch-points for that product

*Look for commonalities in activities across experiences where new product opportunities could be realized

*Understand the core Human Centered Design framework of an experience and design targeted improvements to that framework that accommodates new and improved process refinements

*Create and rapidly iterate interactive prototypes in accordance with task, scenario and journey

*Identify and design new cross-functional design patterns and standards

*Guide, coach and inform on all co-create on design opportunities with developers, marketing and product stakeholders

*Put forward new cases for designs improvements with product managers

*Communicate with detailed design and industry backed decisions and be able to represent all experience touch-points

*Run and lead design thinking, Lean Business Canvas workshops, design sprints and all other collaborative activities

*Represent and champion Human Centered Design at a senior leadership level

*Play an active part in the design recruitment and selection process

*Analyze failure within existing experiences and identify root causes for that failure

*Identify opportunities for cost reduction and process improvement within existing services



Essential Criteria

8+ years in a Product Design, UX or equivalent design role

*Combination of agency and corporate environment experience

*Mature and seasoned experience with the following ◦Sketching

◦Wireframing

◦Prototyping

◦Sitemapping

◦Data Visualization and Communication

◦Workshop Facilitation & Presentation

◦Visual User Interface Design

◦UserFlows

◦Experience Mapping

◦Research

◦Testing

◦Experience Strategy


*Demonstrable experience of explaining design ideas and concepts in a way that people of different backgrounds can understand

*Demonstrable experience of how to interpret qualitative and quantitate research

*High level of experience with recognizing complex business challenges

*Experience working in a fast paced environment

*Working and leading, collectively and autonomously with cross-functional teams

*Solid understanding of Information Architecture, taxonomy, language and content matrixes

*A design related degree or relevant experience in designing products and services

*Experience leading senior and executive teams across business multiple business units

*Helping colleagues with their career development or coaching more junior designers

*Demonstrable experience on how visual form and experience function work together

*Experience assessing front-end and back-end technology integration and enablement

*Experience working in lean and or agile environments

*Ability to translate outputs and outcomes into written presentations


Desirable Criteria in the following tools

· Sktech

*Adobe CC

*Keynote

*Flinto

*InVision

*Microsoft Teams and or Slack

*Realtimeboard



The Grafton Specialist Team is a dedicated division within Grafton Recruitment, focused on providing Permanent, Contract & Temporary staffing solutions across; Construction, Engineering, Accountancy & Finance, Health & Safety, HR, IT, Sales & Marketing, Manufacturing and Procurement.

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