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!
Take ownership for functionality and user experience of product (within area of responsibility), including user flows, journey maps, prototypes, data visualisations, user interactions etc
Line manage team of designers, ensuring high quality outputs, delivery against objectives and an engaged culture
Drive continuous improvements to designs, interactions and experiences for users across the end to end experience
Own delivery and management of scalable design system to provide a consistent and high quality user experience and accelerate delivery
Proactively engage with and drive the shaping of product roadmaps, within area of responsibility, to ensure they meet customer needs and move product metrics
Ensure that prototypes are built on, iterated and tested against genuine client insight and feedback
Support design and development of a rigorous and effective UX framework
Coordinate with other Design leaders to manage cross over, improve awareness, reduce duplication and ensure consistency of design outputs/user interactions across Design and broader product teams.
Creative problem-solver who thrives in a fast paced, collaborative and agile environment.
Able to translate concepts into user flows, wireframes, user stories, mock-ups and prototypes that lead to intuitive user experiences.
Strong people leader and mentor, able to plan and coordinate effort, build alignment and vision for the team
Evangelises design thinking and design across the product org and beyond – act as an advocate for client-centred design.
Strong persuasion and relationship building skills to influence others without authority and encourage collaboration between stakeholders
Comfortable with ambiguity – seeking to find clarity where possible, but able to make clear and concise decisions when required to drive team activity and support broader timelines/objectives.
Excellent self-organisation and ability to plan own work and that of your team in line with the broader team plans and priorities
Able to confidently convey purpose, value and concepts of design-lead product development to non-design team members and influence without conflict
Drives greater and deeper team understanding of customers needs, motivations and behaviours
Contributes to strategy development, community building and knowledge sharing within Design, encouraging others to do the same
Good understanding of solution context and approach to assess feasibility and support estimating technical complexity of proposed solutions
Comfortable working with knowns and unknowns
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 getting to know you!