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
Design, implement and lead service design for a new product within our data platform. The product is critical to the strategic development of our Data Platform and has a number of complex and interesting use cases to explore providing a product for internal and external users worldwide. Collaborate with team members (Product, Operation, Retail, etc) to ensure we have relevant and high quality user insights so that Data Platform concepts, features and propositions can be effectively designed, validated and implemented using the appropriate methodology, processes & tools.
As a Service Designer you will have the following key accontabilities:
Lead analysis of existing service and product, to understand opportunities and identify gaps.
Support the Product Manager and Delivery Lead to review, prioritise and communicate pipeline of propositions and product roadmap.
Work with subject matter experts, colleagues and external partners to understand desirability, viability and feasibility of proposed solutions.
Identify and implement new processes to translate into enterprise tools and effectively communicate to key stakeholders, promoting human(client)-centred product design.
Collaborate with internal stakeholders to design solutions and propositions in response to internal users or data insights.
Develop communications and updates on progress, processes and customer insights to promote your own work that of the wider team.
Now that you know what a Service Designer does, what skills, qualifications and experience do you need?
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, able to clearly articulate concepts, ideas and requirements so they are understood by Technical & Non-Technical teams.
Advanced 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
3 additional non-working days annually
Discount program with external vendors
Eco friendly travelers are welcome to the office – parking places for bikers and free card for public transportation are available to all employees
Variety of sport activities such as football and traditional Bulgarian dances
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 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!