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Director Product Design & UX Strategy (REMOTE)

Company: Vericast
Location: Indianapolis
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

Vericast is a leading marketing solutions company, delivering actionable insights and expertise through its Valassis and Harland Clarke omnichannel solutions, to help more than 70,000 businesses engage with their customers. Every day, Vericast influences purchasing and transaction behavior of more than 120 million households - impacting where they eat, shop, buy, save and borrow. Follow Vericast on LinkedIn and Twitter to learn how Vericast drives commerce.

Job Description

Vericast is looking for a Director of Product Design and UX Strategy to lead an experienced product design team and oversee the design for a portfolio of digital products. You'll become part of design leadership, working closely with colleagues to continue shaping the culture of innovation, research, and product development.

You have experience leading design teams and a proven track record in designing engaging user experiences. In this role, you'll provide design direction and mentorship, manage resources in a fast-moving product organization, and influence product strategy to deliver compelling experiences that delight our members and grow the business.

Are you a forward-thinking UX leader with 8-10 years of experience under your belt who's passionate about human behavior? Do you geek out on the latest trends, technologies, and design tools and wonder how you might apply them to your next project? Do you have the kind of entrepreneurial, collaborative, and empathetic mindset that fearlessly advocates for the user while remaining a trusted advisor to a multidisciplinary team? Then we need you to lead our multidisciplinary product design team.

Responsibilities

  • Set design strategy and execution across a portfolio of products
  • Contribute to strategic roadmaps with cross-functional partners and manage multiple complex schedules and stakeholders.
  • Shape the product roadmap, both short-term and long-term.
  • Develop design talent and build a thriving culture where designers grow in their careers and feel a strong sense of inclusion and belonging.
  • Enable your team to innovate, ask questions, learn quickly and deliver extraordinary results.
  • Develop repeatable, scalable mechanisms and approaches to doing our best work.
  • Investigate new trends, techniques, technology, and tools to help improve efficiencies across our teams
  • Drive a high bar for design quality and execution across our products.
  • Represent design at all levels and advocate for human-centered design practices.
  • Seamlessly fill a player-coach role, providing strategy, leadership, and hands-on conceptual design.
  • Design and scale the organization and equip the team for success in their goals.
  • Build and manage a team of talented product designers, visual designers, and interaction designers.
  • Prioritize and staff projects
  • Drive collaboration and vision across the company to build alignment on priorities leading to product design and execution.
  • Partner closely with a world-class team of product managers, engineers, user experience researchers, data scientists, sales, and operations to deliver high-quality experiences for people across markets, platforms, and products.
  • Oversee multiple projects and scale design resources accordingly, ensuring deadlines are met, your org is effective, and team members are set up for success by setting clear and measurable goals.
  • Have the backbone to make tough calls, prioritize work, and stand for quality when products are not ready to ship.
  • Build strong cross-functional relationships and influence across the organization
    Qualifications

    Preferred Skills:
    • You're a human-centered UX design leader that drives strategic product innovation and relentlessly raises the design bar by inspiring others.
    • You're an expert communicator at every level with the ability to flex between influencing executives and inspiring team members.
    • You're a curious, passionate, data-driven problem solver.
    • You clearly and convincingly explain your decisions and perspective.
    • You understand people, technology, and how they interact.
    • You are empathetic.
    • You've worked as a member of a team of designers, strategists, researchers, and developers.
    • You have a portfolio that demonstrates your range of experience and thinking, that showcases your process, deliverables, and roles on the projects-from setting strategic direction through tactical implementation.
    • You're a relationship builder that actively develops cross-org partnerships, fosters trust, and aligns stakeholders.
    • You take pride in listening, communicating, and collaborating exceptionally well.
    • You're an emotionally intelligent (EQ) leader that hires and develops the best, growing, and inspiring designers to push the boundaries of what's possible.
    • Great collaborator and team player - you understand design is a team sport, and when we win, we win together.
      Qualifications
      • Over 10 years of experience in design leadership and consumer or enterprise product design
      • At least 5+ years of leadership experience with direct reports under your guidance and leadership, including hiring and developing senior managers and individual contributors
      • Experience growing a strategic design practice within design teams
      • A degree in a design discipline or equivalent years of industry experience
      • Resumes without portfolios will not be considered.
        Additional Information

        Vericast is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

        Applicants who have disabilities may request that accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process by contacting our Recruiting Administrator directly at 616-541-3145.

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