Principal Product Designer - UX


United Kingdom

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For over 80 years, GfK has been a reliable and trusted insight partner for the world’s biggest companies and leading brands who make a difference in every consumer’s life - and we will continue to build on this. We connect data, science and innovative digital research solutions to provide answers for key business questions around consumers, markets, brands and media. With our headquarters in Germany and a presence in around 60 countries worldwide, you benefit from our global company with a diverse community of ~9,000 employees.

Harnessing the power of our workforce, the greatest asset we have is our people. As part of GfK, you can take your future into your own hands. We value talent, skills and responsibility and support your development within our international teams. We are proud of our heritage and our future: Currently we are in the latter stages of a transformational journey from a traditional market research company to a trusted provider of prescriptive data analytics powered by innovative technology. This is only possible with extraordinary people and this is why we are looking for YOU to help create our future. For our employees as well as for our clients we pursue one goal: Growth from Knowledge!

Job Description

  • Evangelise design thinking and design across the product org and beyond  act as an advocate for client-centred design. 

  • Raise profile of design team and strategic value of work through communication, presentations of outputs and engagement in org activity. 

  • Support the shaping of product roadmaps, within area of responsibility, to ensure they meet customer needs and move product metrics. 

  • Line management of a small team of designers – ensuring high quality outputs and continuous personal and professional development 

  • Oversee product design, within area of responsibility, from research to design to engineering hand over 

  • Demonstrate, and ensure team demonstrates, design solutions that maximise client engagement and outcomes 

  • Track and deliver progress reports at key org meetings, spotting and highlighting issues or blockers (that cannot be independently resolved) in a timely manner 

  • Manage stakeholders across design, product, data science and engineering ensuring design has a strong representation in key product decisions 

  • Coordinate with other Principals to manage cross over, reduce duplication and improve outputs across teams 

  • Support development of, and feed into, a rigorous and effective UX framework 

We are an ethical and honest company that is wholly committed to its clients and employees. We are proud to be an inclusive workplace for all and are committed to equal opportunity in employment which focuses on all of our employees reaching their full potential. At GfK we work collaboratively with our colleagues but offer a flexible working approach, including dividing our time between office & remote working as well as the opportunity to flex our working hours around team core hours.

We offer an exciting work environment that brings people together. We encourage an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit. We make use of the latest digital technologies. We are looking for self-starters, who accept challenges and create solutions.

Can there be a better place to take center stage in the digital revolution? We are excited to get to know you!

Posted: 17 days ago

City: London

Work Area: Product

Job Time: Full Time

Requisition ID: R00007184