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Head of Design – FinTech – London – £60,000


Greater London Permanent £60000 per annum

Head of Digital Design – London – Fintech – £60,000

This consumer brand is in the FinTech arena and has over 10 million users per month. They are truly passionate about putting their customers and users at the heart of everything they do and want to help as many people as they can by using their products on-line and mobile.

With key initiatives underway and an ambitious roadmap, they are now looking for a user focused Head of Design to play a key role in the recently formed Product Team. The role will be managing design on both projects and ongoing optimisation, and will play a key role in defining how they execute their product development strategy.

Key thing here is you will be very much involved in their next big project, the Re-platforming, Migration and modernisation of their current site.

The Candidate:

You’ll have deep understanding of all the many elements of good UX design and will be the voice of UX best practice within the business, making sure your small team of product designers and artworkers put the user squarely at the centre of everything they do.

You’ll also be something of an expert on Agile processes. You’ve worked multiple projects and you’re able to improve ways of working across teams to improve output and momentum. You get genuinely excited by rapid prototyping, testing and generally getting things out there in front of the user – and you’ll be working with analysts, product managers and your team to make it happen. Commercially savvy and creative, you will particularly enjoy finding innovative, cost effective and value-engineered design solutions for maximum customer impact.

On the other hand, you can balance that enthusiasm with a fair dose of pragmatism. They are a company going through change and something of a digital transformation – and it’s going to take time. They need someone who can manage and help evolve legacy process and culture while at the same time creatively using the resource they’ve got and keeping an eye on the long term strategy.

You’ll be working with key stakeholders to build a brand identity – pulling together brand guidelines and over time making sure users love interacting with their products on all their devices. Sometimes you’ll need to get hands on and do some amazing designing too.

Confident and articulate, you will be in partnering closely with internal customers and other key stakeholders in Editorial, Product and Technology teams. You’ll have demonstrable understanding of UX and visual design, how to leverage customer insight, analysis and strategic data to develop designs, provide design vision and excellent leadership to a small team.

Experience designing for mobile propositions is obligatory; designing for apps is a plus. You must have team management experience and be comfortable bringing a young, talented team to their full potential. On projects you’ll be working with diverse teams in multiple locations, so you need to be comfortable managing contractors, occasionally remotely.

You need excellent stakeholder management, communication and presentation skills. We’re looking for someone who is genuinely a people person, a natural influencer and leader. A good sense of humour is important, as is a natural sense of curiosity.

Skills and Experience:

  • You’ll have a portfolio demonstrating creativity and best practice interface design across a range of digital products
  • Experience working in an agile environment
  • Team leadership experience
  • Demonstrable understanding of HCI, IA and usability
  • Experience of prototype engineering
  • Experience of dealing with stakeholders in matrix structures
  • Must have been in a client-facing role and have project experience in working with teams on a large scale and long-term projects
  • Agency experience an advantage.

To apply for the role, please click the ‘Apply’ button, alternatively please send your CV to drapp@welovesalt.com or call +44 207 928 2525

Job Reference: JO-1608-89130

Salary: £60000 per annum

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Job Start Date: Sep/Oct

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