Product Designer/Sr. Product Designer

Job Locations India-Gurgaon
ID
2021-8031

Introduction

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The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) is a world leader in global business intelligence. We help businesses, the financial sector and governments to understand how the world is changing and how that creates opportunities to be seized and risks to be managed.  

 

At our heart is a 50 year forward look, a global forecast of the majority of the world’s economies, we seek to analyse the future and deliver that insight through multiple channels and insights, allowing our clients to take better trading, investment and policy decisions.


We are a highly collaborative team of Product Designers, Product Managers and Engineers with a focus on creating customer and business value driven by great content and great product experiences. We are looking for a senior product designer to help us transform the digital product experience of our subscription information service.

 

Being passionate about design, our users and our products.  Be the go-to expert on UX, UI and the user; their needs, behaviours, experiences and pain points, knowing where to focus to most effectively improve our end-to end product experience.  We’re transforming our digital offering, both improving and creating new products.  You’ll design the digital experience for a portfolio of products and services, from inception to delivery, working collaboratively with other Designers, Product Managers, Researchers and Engineers.

Accountabilities

Product designer:
A supporting, established performer who has some experience of product launches, with strong communication skills, a good understanding of the end-to-end process, and the ability to work independently.


Senior product designer:
A high-level performer that can build and maintain strong relationships cross functionally and with stakeholders. They have the ability to lead and take ownership of large projects, with experience of launching multiple products. They assume responsibility for design quality for their product team, and collaborate with their team to define roadmaps and goals.

How you will contribute:

 

  • Design end-to-end user experiences; from discovery and user flows through to testing and implementation, working closely with Product Managers & Engineers.
  • Be the expert on our users and how we generate user insights; using this insight to improve our product experiences and shape our product innovation.
  • Bring ideas to life iteratively through user flows, sketching, prototyping or coding, involving the user throughout.
  • Manage the feasibility of design with Engineers, working with them to ship experiences that are both user-centered and pragmatic.
  • Collaborate closely with product managers in realising the product vision & planning the development roadmap.
  • Continually identify ways to improve our design processes, design thinking and agile working; inspiring, mentoring and raising the standard for the Product Design team

Experience, skills and professional attributes

The ideal skills for this role:

  • Product Designer: 4-6 years experience | Senior Product Designer: 6-9 years experience
  • Experience delivering design projects through their entire life-cycle; from discovery research to wireframes and user flows, to visual design, collaboration with engineers and product managers and user testing.
  • A portfolio of user-centered design, especially across the user’s end-to-end journey, that demonstrates clear thinking and simple solutions, and delivers value to both the user and the business.
  • Experience working in an agile environment with Product Managers & Engineers; creating rapid prototypes, testing and building iteratively.
  • The ability to create simple UX solutions for complex content and user journeys.
  • A deep understanding of user research; defining methodology, conducting and interpreting user research and translating this into design solutions.
  • Experience or an interest in designing information services or working with complex data sets & data visualisation in a B2B environment.

 

Don’t feel you have to tick every box, the ‘perfect candidate’ doesn’t exist. If you think you can do most of what we are looking for, you could be exactly what we need! 

 

To succeed in this role it would be an advantage if you:

  • Are naturally curious about the user, continually looking for ways to both improve existing features and create new interactions.
  • Think about users’ end-to-end journeys, rather than just features.
  • Have strong visual design skills balanced with a pragmatic approach to product design.
  • Have a mix of creative, analytical and strategic thinking.
  • Are a great communicator and team player; can speak the language of users, engineers and stakeholders and get them collaborating with you.
  • Are comfortable taking the lead, constructively challenging people’s thinking, getting them on board and being challenged in return.
  • Ability to prioritise, balancing user needs with commercial priorities

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