• Office Location: Dragon Court, 27-29 Macklin Street, London WC2B 5LX
  • Office Name: Reed.co.uk
  • Salary: £60000 - £80000
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Role Type: Full-time
  • Job Ref: 508213

Senior Product Designer

Reed.co.uk are looking for a Senior Product Designer to join their expanding team based in Holborn, Central London.

Here at Reed.co.uk we believe the world should Love Mondays. This means connecting people with the right jobs and courses for them. Finding the right job can be life changing and we’re looking for great people to help deliver these life-changing products.

The Reed.co.uk Design Team is a group of talented, enthusiastic and motivated designers and researchers. User Centred Design is at the heart of everything we do, collaborating across the business to move Reed products to the next level. 

 

We are looking for a creative and well-rounded senior design professional, with a strong UX background. You will report into the Head of Design and work closely with Product, Development and Marketing teams to deliver multi-device product experiences that will place Reed digital experiences ahead of the market. 

This is a key role within the Reed design organisation, with ownership of design for multiple products, management and evolution of the Reed Online Design System, and helping to create and deliver our product and design strategies. You will mentor more junior team members to help them grow and develop their abilities within the Product Design discipline.

 

 

Key Responsibilities / What you’ll do:

 

  • Leadership – As a Senior member of the Design Team, champion a user-centric design process and a culture of design excellence with Reed.co.uk. 

  • Design Outcomes – Own the delivery of elegant solutions across Reed.co.uk’s products – from early discovery and exploration through to pixel-perfect designs, ready for development. 

  • Research – Lead in and design user experience research and usability studies, from quick validation to large-scale qualitative and quantitative research projects 

  • Analysis – Analyse and translate qualitative and quantitative research findings into actionable insights and user experience recommendations. 

  • Document and share progress – Create and document design and research principles and guidelines for Reed digital ecosystem. 

  • UI Patterns – Help translate requirements and brand guidelines into compelling, re-usable designs. 

  • Design System – Lead the production and maintenance of the Reed.co.uk Design System, championing its evolution and use throughout the Reed.co.uk business.

  • Strategic decisions – Confident supporting and challenging requirements, briefs and assumptions.

  • Building knowledge across the team – Lead regular UX workshops, reviews and other team-wide design efforts as well as help drive the understanding and importance of UX across the organisation

 

Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrated experience in the field – 5+ years of hands on experience with a range of UI/UX and interactive work and the accompanying portfolio of digital experiences.

  • UI Expertise – Excellent typography, iconography, colour and layout skills. 

  • UX Understanding – Experience of a range of User Experience specialisms, including user research, information architecture, wireframing, prototyping, user testing. 

  • Tools – Expert proficiency with Figma / Sketch, Adobe CS or other relevant tools.

  • Technical understanding – Familiarity with development software and development processes.

  • Stakeholder management – Comfortable managing expectations, challenging and presenting to senior stakeholders.

  • Taking people with you – Proven ability to act as a leader in communicating design rationale, using engaging storytelling to ultimately sell the vision.

  • Time-management – Must be self-motivated to prioritise and manage workload and meet critical roadmap milestones and deadlines, as well as manage others when required.

  • Commercial awareness – Appreciation and understanding of the commercial landscape and ecommerce trends and always aware of the balance between user and business requirements.

  • Team Player – Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build good working relationships across the business

  • Self-starter and problem solver – Ability to fill in the gaps, and push past blockers, to always deliver great designs

  • Design Passion – Strong interest in the latest design, UX and technology trends, with a drive to be a trendsetter within your field of expertise.

Benefits

  • Flexible working as standard (including remote working options and flexible working hours)

  • 10% weekly personal development time

  • Regular hack days with rewards for prize winners

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays

  • Flexible holiday scheme (buy, sell and carry over your holiday) 

  • Paid time off to move home 

  • Contributory pension scheme 

  • Enhanced family leave benefits

  • Insurance benefits including life assurance

  • Love Mondays events 

  • Discount scheme including gyms and popular retailers 

  • Range of wellbeing and mental health support avenues

  • Newly refurbished office in an amazing location, with countless bars, restaurants and theatres right on the doorstep

  • These are just some of the great benefits we offer everyone working at Reed.co.uk!

 

A digital design portfolio is required for consideration. When showcasing group work, please specify your personal contribution to the project.

At Reed.co.uk we’re a team of people who are passionate about creating an inclusive culture. We want Reed.co.uk to be a place where everyone feels they truly belong, and we want to work with people who place the same level of importance on this as we do.

Reed.co.uk is an equal opportunities employer meaning that everyone is welcome to apply for our roles. We offer a guaranteed interview for disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria, and we are a proud signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant, meaning that we welcome applications from ex-services personnel and reservists.

If you apply for one of our roles and want to speak to someone confidentially about any additional support you may need to help you be the best you can be during your interview process, then just let one of our Talent Acquisition Partners know when they reach out to you – they will be happy to help!

Please note: All job offers are subject to satisfactory references and compliance with our vetting requirements.

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