UI Manager

Job Type E-commerce
Region London
Location Victoria
Preferred Hours Full Time
Partnership Level
06
This role is at Partnership Level 6 and includes entitlement to the following additional benefits:
  • Invitation to join the AXA Private Medical Insurance scheme
  • 5 weeks holiday
Further details will be provided at interview and upon successful offer
Closing Date 20/1/2019
Vacancy Type
Fixed Term - 12 Months
Salary £57,000 - £72,500
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.
This role is a 12 Month Fixed Term Contract which will end on 28th Feb 2020.

Duties & Responsibilities

We currently have an exciting opportunity to join our innovative UI team as UI Manager on a 12 Month Fixed Term Contract or Secondment.
You will be a positive, self-motivated, “people” person who is obsessed with creating the best customer experience. Someone who loves being part of a large team, where you will shape, nurture and develop a growing team of UI Designers, giving timely direction, support and feedback and working closely with the other UX and UI Managers to coordinate effort. You will ensure your team's ways of working are set up for success. You will inspire and motivate and get a kick out of bringing the UX/UI team, stakeholders and colleagues together to co-create greatness - exploring and defining what will delight the customer and achieve commercial success in equal measure.

Job Requirements

A snippet of what you'll be doing:
- Developing the UI practice: optimising ways of working and design quality; growing and nurturing a strong team of UI expertise via guidance, direction and mentoring
– Working closely with the Product teams and other managers to plan UI resource requirements according to team and business priorities. Fulfilling all recruitment; carefully liaising with HR and external agencies to attract, select and grow a talented team of designers
– Building relationships across the business in order to facilitate, influence and educate on all aspects of the customer experience including collaborative ways of working and a lean, test and learn approach. Stimulating good working relationships and practice between UI, UX and the Research team
– Actively contributing towards team and programme-level strategy planning, coordination and implementation activities. Working with the Product team and the business to shape and fulfil customer and business goals

Required essential experience skills and qualifications

– Related degree or equivalent and proven senior or manager-level UI experience
– Ability to lead, enthuse and inspire with excellent leadership and management skills
– Proactive and self-motivated with excellent organisational and planning skills
– Great communication skills with the ability to succinctly articulate complex topics
– Experience in creating vision and strategic roadmaps to inform, influence and guide the business
– Solid understanding of UX/UI processes end to end, design patterns and systems to support human centred design
– Deep understanding of designing products for responsive, native and other digital touch points
– Experience of planning and facilitating workshops
– Ability to create customer-focused solutions in complex technical architectures or logistical contexts
– Evidence of engagement in and able to leverage a wide network of UI community contacts
– Proactively dedicated to building a sustainable and innovative team of UI professionals

Required desirable experience skills and qualifications

– Retail ecommerce experience within a large organisation
– Mentoring and team management experience
– Experience working in productised teams in matrixed organisations
– Experience in creating performant solutions for complex technical architectures
– Familiarity with end-to-end service design, value proposition design frameworks and methodologies
– Designing for store-based digital products
– Familiarity with front-end coding (HTML, CSS, SASS, Javascript etc)
– Actively contributing to the UI community via blogs, talks and events
– Ability to leverage a wide network of UI community contacts

We sometimes have to close our advertisements early due to a large response. Please fully complete your application at your earliest opportunity to avoid missing out on this opportunity.

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