Lead UX Designer

Full Time Hertfordshire IT Job Pro UK

A very well-known company based in Borehamwood is seeking a Lead UX Designer to join their vibrant and growing team.

This company is certainly a 'Household name’, they are the UK’s leading provider, in their industry.

To put it simply, their employees love working for them, they have a rating of 4.7/5 stars on Glassdoor!! Excellent benefits and genuine progression opportunities.

About the Lead UX Designer role:

As a Lead UX Designer, you will be responsible for leading the Product Design Team, mentoring, and guiding existing team members with the potential to build out the future team.

We are looking for an experienced Lead UX Designer that has strong experience across UX, Research and Design. You will have experience in different industries, with a preference for eCommerce products/companies and be able to demonstrate Design thinking.

Reporting to the Head of Product, you will work closely with the Product team on future Roadmap ideas and concepts and with development through implementation. This role will be key in driving the introduction of new user research techniques and assessing their success on an ongoing basis. You will also own Product Design strategy – creating and becoming the guardian of a style guide/design library that aligns with the Product strategy.

Lead UX Designer – a bit more about the role:

* Lead and mentor Product Design team with the ability to build the team in the future.

* Hands-on role with previous experience in a leadership role is required.

* User Research and testing (including concept and usability testing)

* Creating wireframes, prototypes and user flows based on user needs

* Using data in conjunction with user research to create user-centric products.

* Ability to interpret user research/testing outputs and synthesise with and improve existing designs and journeys.

* Analytical and creative – find creative ways using design thinking to solve UX problems, with a solid grounding in data.

* Work collaboratively with both the Product and Development teams.

* Create and implement style guide and ensure UX/Design aligns with defined principles.

* Ability to evangelise design thinking within the broader organisation, including leading approach to design sprints.

And now a bit about you:

* Experienced in agile and design sprints.

* 7-10 years strong UX/Product Design experience, including user research.

* Minimum 3 years experience as Product Design/UX Manager.

* Able to demonstrate different user research techniques.

* Portfolio of Product Design/UX work from several different companies/industries/initiatives.

* Technical competence to be able to build prototypes / discuss solutions with Product and Dev as well as HTML/CSS if required.

* Design software (Sketch, InVision)

* CSS/HTML/JavaScript

Delivering happiness with their benefits…

* Flexible working time, 2 days office / 3 days home (more remote working offered if living further afield from Borehamwood).

* 25 days annual leave (excl public holidays), holidays increase by 1 day per year and goes up to a max of 30 days a year (excl public holidays).

* 4 weeks paid sabbatical for every 5 years of work experience.

* Additional leaves linked to Maternity/Paternity etc.

* A generous, company-matched pension scheme.

* Free Private Health Insurance.

* Trained in-house Mental Health First Aiders.

* #Allaboutyou employee wellbeing program, in addition to a host of various wellbeing-related benefits at the office (breakfast/fruit days, games room, relaxation room etc).

* Charity match funding & up to 6 days volunteering days per year.

* Experience vouchers to treat yourself for every work anniversary that you have with us.

* Lifestyle benefits, shopping perks & freebies through Perkbox.

* Training and development programs

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