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!
Mission of the role:
To be an active part of the development life-cycle of the GfK enterprise products within the Data Platform domain. You will be a champion for Design Thinking, UX best practices, accessibility standards, consistency and the maintenance of the enterprise Design System.
You'll be working with the Product manager and Delivery lead to support and provide designs for the delivery team. Using design thinking methodologies, tools and processes you will be in control of user interviews and usability testing to create the best solution for the needs of the user.
As a Senior Product Designer, you will have the following key accountabilities:
Collaborate with internal stakeholders to design solutions and propositions in response to our users’ needs
Work with subject matter experts, colleagues, internal and external partners to understand desirability, viability and feasibility of proposed solutions
Propose necessary changes on the existing applications to balance global usability standards and existing behaviours from our users
Support prioritisation exercises by providing evidence-based designs and propositions
Design, develop and lead internal innovation activities, including workshop facilitation, design sprints, discovery etc
To share and promote the work you and your team is doing
Support Design Manager to prioritise efforts to support cross-domain applications
Work with the development team to evaluate existing requirements
Create designs and implement features to improve quality and consistency
Communicate these findings and decisions to the rest of the team and stakeholders
Working with product managers to conduct exploratory user and stakeholder interviews, user acceptance testing and usability testing sessions to gather evidence and requirements for the user interface
Consume, support and contribute to the development of an Enterprise Design System to be used by the Data Platform
Articulate the reasons that brings you to a specific design solution and being capable to adapt those based on the limitations of the tool
Plan, facilitate and support internal or external workshops and sprints to support product and design teams with feature development, strategic planning or new proposition opportunities
Now that you know what a Senior Product Designer does, what skills, qualifications and experience do you need?
3+ years of experience
Experience working on Agile and Scrum product teams
Samples of user research and prototypes
Experience using Figma
Experience using and contributing to design systems will be considered as an advantage
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, able to clearly articulate concepts, ideas and requirements so they are understood by Technical & Non-Technical teams
Presentation and facilitation skills, able to present ideas/concepts to stakeholders with clarity and confidence and obtain high quality outputs from collaborative tasks
Strong persuasion and relationship building skills to influence others without authority and encourage collaboration between stakeholders
Capable of resolving challenges independently, escalating only when appropriate
A team player, able to work collaboratively with other members of the team and autonomously when required
Excellent self-organisation and ability to plan own work in line with the broader team plans and priorities
Join our team and benefit from the following advantages:
Exciting work environment that brings people together
Use of the latest digital technologies
Initial and ongoing trainings to support your development
Opportunities for personal and professional growth
Competitive remuneration and bonus scheme linked to individual performance and company results
Flexible working hours and home office
3 additional non-working days annually
Discount program with external vendors
Eco friendly travellers are welcome to the office – parking places for bikers and free card for public transportation are available to all employees
Last but not least – GfK Sofia office is located close to the city centre and easily accessible from any point by public transportation – 47A Tsarisgradsko Shose Blvd
All documents will be treated in the strictest confidentiality.
Only short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.
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!