Senior UX Researcher, John Lewis Insight

Job Type Commercial
E-commerce
Region London
Location Victoria
Preferred Hours Full Time
Partnership Level
07
Closing Date 28/5/2019
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Salary £40,100 - £58,100
Salary Frequency per annum
Hours of Work
35 hours per week
Monday to Friday

Flexible working is welcomed and encouraged. All roles can be flexible - it is not the where, when or how you fulfil your role that is important to us, it is the contribution you make to our business as a Partner.

We currently have a number of permanent and fixed term contract opportunities available.

This role is known internally as Senior UX Researcher, John Lewis Insight

Duties & Responsibilities

John Lewis is a special kind of retail business. It's owned entirely by us - the Partners.
With no shareholders to answer to, we're democratic and accountable to each other. We know that retail can be done differently - our 150 years of history proves that this works.

As Partners we are passionate about our mission to deliver great products, fantastic experiences and genuine value to customers. To make sure that we do, we're hiring talented Sr. UX Researchers to join a growing John Lewis Insight Research team, at our dedicated Central London lab.

We're people who are curious, engaging, highly skilled, commercial - and determined to have an impact in this fast-changing retail climate - if you are too, come and join us.

We offer you a great place to work, a superb expert team to work with, flexibility, responsibility and the opportunity to take your career in the direction that you want.

As UX Researcher, you will be responsible for making sure we always understand our end customers, conducting UX research to support all stages of the digital product life-cycle and using the full range of research methods.
Your mission is to produce actionable insight that's valuable across the broad range of our business areas.

You'll be planning, conducting and delivering high quality, innovative research. A typical week might include:

• Meeting stakeholders to discuss their projects and understand their needs
• Drawing up research plans to meet objectives and timescales
• Facilitating research sessions in our lab or in stores
• Producing reports and communicating findings to management teams
• Running workshops with stakeholders to explore next steps
• Linking with other specialists from the JL Insight team on strategic research projects

Job Requirements

The requirements for this role include, but are not limited to:
- Being able to manage all stages of the UX Research process autonomously
- Being an expert at running both generative and evaluative UX research projects
- Delivering concise, articulate insight in a compelling and engaging way - telling the story
- Being an advocate for the culture of insight-led decision making in John Lewis
- Supporting a collaborative team environment and culture of self-development
- Listening, interpreting and describing complex concepts to your colleagues and stakeholders

The role holder would need to demonstrate experience of generative and evaluative research, to deliver both digital and non-digital products at pace using Lean, Agile and user-centred design methodologies.

Required essential experience skills and qualifications

Research skills
- Analysis and synthesis
- Evaluating usability
- User-centred and agile practices
- Digital product development
- Retail and ecommerce
- Web metrics/traffic analysis
- Working knowledge of UX testing kit and software
- Able to work in a lab and remote environments

Required desirable experience skills and qualifications

- Customer Orientation
- Commercial Awareness
- Acting as consultant
- Stakeholder management
- Usability
- Interface architecture
- Business Analysis

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