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Senior Product Designer - UX

Country

United Kingdom

Job Family

Product

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

GfK has a long-term vision to provide best in class digital products and services that help their clients make better decisions, now, and in the future. We’re looking for a creative problem-solver, who thrives in a fast paced, collaborative and agile environment to join us as Senior Product Designer - UX. 

You’ll be passionate about users and driving the customer experience but also pragmatic, able to adapt to new information and make decisions, fast. Able to understand our business requirements and technical limitations to translate them into sitemaps, user flows, customer journey maps, wireframes, mock-ups and prototypes.  
 

Key responsibilities: 

  • Design and deliver high quality user interactions, experiences, services and visual designs within area of responsibility, on time and to expected level of quality and fidelity  

  • Work closely with product design and engineering teams to understand requirements and create robust design briefs – identifying objectives and appropriate metrics to evaluate performance against business and user needs 

  • Advocate for evidence-based product and design decisions – conducting user research/testing and stakeholder interviews to gather evidence, working with your team to synthesise and share findings and provide rationale for decisions 

  • Collaborate with wider design team to understand impact of design decisions on broader user experience, working within or contributing to frameworks (design system, data viz library etc) to improve quality and consistency of our platform and experience 

  • Work with subject matter experts and colleagues outside own team to understand viability and feasibility of solutions to support effective prioritisation and trade-off decisions 

  • Be an active participant and drive improvements in design team rituals to grow our team culture and improve knowledge sharing/collaboration 

  • Act as a strong advocate for design thinking in our org - mentoring design and non-designers, identifying opportunities for improvements and presenting insights or knowledge sharing with the broader business 

Desired skills and experience 

  • 5+ years of experience in all aspects of UX/UI design, including using design best practices to design digital product solutions 

  • Experience designing for SaaS platforms, B2B and/or enterprise products & data visualisation 

  • Good written and English communication skills, with the ability to present and facilitate confidently (either in–person or remote) 

  • Knowledge of user-centred design (UCD), planning and conducting user research, user testing, A/B testing, rapid prototyping, heuristic analysis, usability and accessibility 

  • Experience collaborating closely with developers, and able to speak their language 

  • Demonstrated experience proving designs, hypotheses and recommendations through use of data or validated evidence, and providing commercial rationale for decisions 

  • Advanced competency with common Design software (e.g. Figma, Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator, InVision etc) for the creation of artefacts and presentations 

  • Good persuasion and relationship building skills to influence others without authority, resolve differences and encourage collaboration between stakeholders 

  • Direct experience working in-house and/or as part of a corporate transformation initiative preferred 

  • Development, coding and/or motion graphics experience (useful but not essential) 

 

We will review your work as part of our recruitment process, please provide your portfolio with your application. 

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: 16 days ago

City: London

Work Area: Product

Job Time: Full Time

Requisition ID: R00012115