UX Designer

Description:

We are looking for UX Designer for our client in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This position can be part time at 15 hours a week or full time. Possible temp to perm or just long-term contract starting with 12-months. ***Can work remote*** We are seeking a User Experience Designer that is passionate about designing amazing product experiences and sharing this mindset and skills with the organization to ensure our consumer products sold globally delight the user as well as grow the HCD skillset and application throughout the organization.

Responsibilities:

As part of the Product Experiences & Insights team, you will lead implementation of User Experience research and design throughout the development process (from identifying needs through development and after launch) supporting the business. You will partner cross-functionally and across business lines to evolve and integrate User-Centered Design into the way we develop products and equip teams with the mindset, skills, and access to the tools to make consumer data-driven decisions. Your passion and creativity to solve user challenges in product design will be of great value to product development cross-functional teams. Your ability to drive and implement user-centered research and design that drives innovation for intuitive and unique products will offer high visibility in our consumer-focused organization.
The company’s product strategies are focused on consumers. This is a growth area at the company, and you will be well-positioned for the opportunity to drive a user-centric environment focused on the user experience which is a focus for both the division and the company.

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum BS or BA in business or science related field with focus in user experience and/or HCD.
  • Must have a strong HCD background and some experience from consumable, personal care, or beauty UX design.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working in a User Experience practicing human centered design and user experience. Consumer products or nutrition sector preferred
  • Demonstrated experience leading human centered design (HCD) and user experience (UX) work across multiple product categories and translating to meaningful solutions
  • Experience developing organizational skill set and application
  • Experience conducting usability studies preferred

Skills to be successful in the role:

  • Ability to drive HCD and UX programs across business lines with an emphasis on agile and flexible tools to drive innovation.
  • Ability to represent the customer to influence innovation pipelines and identify opportunities to improve the user experience.
  • Leadership and partnership with a variety of internal partners, external vendors, and technical resources to influence and drive impactful solutions supported by research and data.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment leading multiple projects and pivoting with business needs.
  • Skill to work in with a variety of internal and external partners in a global organization.
    Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills.

Company Summary:

Initech Global is a leader in the staffing industry, providing consulting, recruiting, and staffing solutions in the field of information technology. Since 2001, Initech Global has been helping companies around the world accomplish their most critical business objectives through our disciplined client service approach, and our unique talent management model. Both client and talent retention continue to surpass 90% since the company’s inception fifteen years ago, and we’ve been recognized by Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the US for the last two years. Our clients and employees are the key to our success, and people are at the heart of everything we do. We are Initech Global, and we are Powered By People.

Required Skills:

Human centered Design, User Interface Design, UX programs, Agile Methodology