Advantage Solutions UX Director in Cupertino, California
UX Design Director – Internal Applications Job Description
We are looking for a UX Director to join our design team that is embedded with our Cupertino based client. The role will be a combination of hands on design and design team leadership for a team of 4 UX designer. The role is focused on the internal applications that our client uses for publishing its online store and managing its customer call center.
The role will be approximately 80% UX and 20% visual design focused and about 50/50 between designing and managing the other designers and reviewing their designs
Requires a strong thinker who is comfortable working on complex flows, creating wireframes and UX documentation
Will need have solid visual design skills as everything needs to meet a high-bar for look and feel
Strong experiences with designing for web and mobile internal applications (desktop and mobile)
The candidate should have:
7-15 years of applicable experience
Ability to develop and encourage other designers
Expertise developing flows, IAs, wireframes and design comps
eCommerce experience is a major plus, but should at least have complex transactional and/or workflow based work
Must be expert with Sketch
Able to present and defend their designs to all levels of executives
Great attention to detail
Experience localizing designs
Ability to work collaboratively with other designers, product managers and engineers
The preference is for this role to be Cupertino based but can be remote.
The Company is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. The Company services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.
The Director UX will lead the User Experience team on digital product design & strategy creating products used by millions of people every day. They oversee cross-functional teams through research, strategy development, concepting, product definition, and design. In addition to a team lead, we need someone who can be a strategic product owner, a team player, and a skilled client partner.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
- Manage, develop, mentor and recruit experience design talent
o Participate in local events to develop a network of experience designers, interaction designers, and product managers
- Work with creative, account, and project management leadership to ensure engagements are structured to deliver quality work, on time and on budget
o Work with PMs to define project process, milestones, schedule, deliverables
Participate in new business efforts, define an experience design perspective and process that will help win new clients and set client projects up for success
Provide strategic oversight over experience design on client engagements
Lead experience design on client projects:
o Conduct User interviews, stakeholder interviews, user testing, competitive analysis, work with strategy to develop insights and strategic brief
o Create prototypes, wireframes, and other design artifacts to drive the experience design and definition of a project
- Hires, retains, trains, coaches, guides, directs, and develops direct reports using company-wide processes, tools and resources
- May delegate work of others and provide guidance, direction and mentoring to indirect reports
Travel and/or Driving Requirements
Travel is an essential duty and function of this job. Driving is not an essential duty or function of this job.
Travel up to 15%
The following are the minimum job-related qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job
Education Level: (Required): Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
Field of Study/Area of Experience: Marketing, Advertising
10+ years of experience in a UX/design/creative role within an agency environment.
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
Experience creating interfaces, large-scale digital experiences, or applications;
Candidates must be well-versed in user-centered design methods and techniques;
Risk taking in design, pushing past the obvious, and making something you love;
Intermediate to expert level in: Sketch, InVision, Framer, Adobe CS or other tools for generating wireframes and specifications;
Solid understanding of how mockups translate to code;
Experience with senior clients. Someone who is an expert at handling themselves and our clients in every imaginable situation;
Excellent analytical and process-oriented skills;
Excellent verbal and written skills;
Flexible and adaptable, able to change and alter according to changes in projects or business environment
Ability to work independently and prioritize duties with minimal supervision, in order to meet deadlines
Ability to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadlines
Environmental & Physical Requirements
Office / Sedentary Requirements
Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up to 10 pounds.
Additional Information Regarding The Company Job Duties and Job Descriptions
Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. The Company reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. The Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.
Any estimate, schedule, or guideline provided to associates in this job description or elsewhere in connection with their jobs is only intended to help describe job duties and for planning purposes. Regardless of any such estimate, schedule, or guideline, associates must always record all time worked for our company (which includes but is not limited to on-site work time in an assigned store, office, or other work location; required waiting time; administrative time; and work-related travel time).
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.
The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, the Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.
Job Locations US-CA-Cupertino
Primary Posting Location : City Cupertino
Primary Posting Location : State/Province CA
Primary Posting Location : Postal Code 95015
Primary Posting Location : Country US
Requisition ID 2023-429878
Position Type Full Time
Category Creative & Product Services
Minimum USD $150,000.00/Yr.
Maximum USD $175,000.00/Yr.