LEAD Product DesignER

 

Location LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM

department PRODUCT

Type full time

Minimum Experience 5+ Years


Introduction

What is Footballco?

Footballco is the world’s largest football content and media business. Reaching more than 400m football fans across the world each month, with thousands of entertaining and inspiring content pieces every single day. With a growing roster of football brands beneath our belts including Goal, Voetbalzone, and Spox, no one else has our reach or depth of understanding within the game. We are a team of over 300 people, in 16 countries around the world. We’re young, ambitious and we have some serious investment behind us. Our future starts now…


THE ROLE

We are looking for a Lead Product Designer to join our expanding Design Department. You will have a user-first approach to all you do, a portfolio full of crafted websites/apps, and will always be leaning on data, research and testing to inform your design choices. You will be responsible for evolving our products on web and app, as well as helping develop and evolve a team of 3 designers.

This position will be based in our Leeds office, with a flexible office/home work schedule and regular travel to London. We offer competitive compensation and a bonus scheme. You will report into the Head of Design at Footballco.


You Will 
  • Create hi-impact product designs, design ideas, user flows, sitemaps and prototypes

  • Help define who our users are, and the ways in which they interact with all that we do

  • Manage and coach a team of 3 Product Designers, leading by example and helping to raise the bar for the product design team

  • Contribute in the discovery/prep of workshops with stakeholders, identifying and analysing needs alongside your peers, as well as setting standards for processes.

  • Present your design decisions to peers, partners, and stakeholders, helping the product design team to articulate and rationalise capabilities against user insights and business goals

  • Support the engineering teams to build the best products we possibly can, constantly pushing the design and interactions

  • Support any user research workflows, interpreting the results, to ensure the end-product design provides users with the optimum experience in terms of efficiency, effectiveness and engagement

  • Help improve process and workflows for the team

  • Work with your Design peers to ensure brand evolution applies across all user touchpoints

  • Be willing to learn and adapt

  • Be hungry to develop and progress in your career

YOU HAVE
  • Experience working in a product team creating solutions for a core global product

  • A good understanding of how to build global products being sympathetic to their specific needs and cultural differences

  • Good knowledge of UI design principles and techniques, UX and interaction design

  • Ability to work with product and development teams, negotiating priorities and technology constraints to ensure products are delivered on schedule

  • Creative UI design skills including creating product designs, design ideas, user flows, and sitemaps

  • Excellent communication skills, with experience presenting to and influencing product, business, team members and other stakeholders

  • Willingness to collaborate across the team and take on board key feedback to work back into your designs.

  • Excellent working knowledge of product design tools

  • The ability to deliver exceptional experiences for mobile (both web and native apps) desktop, with an understanding of distinct design constraints and nuances

Footballco is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, colour, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category. 

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