Principal UX Designer - Fulfillment Team

REI (Recreational Equipment Inc)

Seattle Washington

0 year(s)

Job Description
Principal UX Designer - Fulfillment Team



Posted Date: May-19-2021

Job ID: 20192

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: eCommerce / Online

City: Seattle

State: Washington

Store: Seattle HQ

Remote Eligible: No

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What's cool about this job

REI is a different kind of company. As a co-op, we put purpose before profits and act in the long-term interests of our members. We believe time outside is fundamental to a life well lived, and as a member of the UX team, you'll contribute to REI’s mission to connect every person to the power of the outdoors and engage them in the fight to protect it. Our designers strive to deliver customer-centric experiences that are inspiring, inclusive, human, purposeful & trustworthy.

The Inventory team is looking for a Principal UX Designer. In this role, you will drive a wide range of design activities across the product area resulting in exceptional experiences that are highly valued by our customers and drives business results. The ideal candidate will have proven experience tackling ambiguous customer problems, leading and implementing impactful experiences. Additionally, you will possess an exceptional ability to collaborate across teams, present a vision, define outcomes, and be hands-on in implementing the work. You'll be a leader in educating and advocating for the practice of human-centered design, customer centricity, and product led strategies. Candidates must be proactive, responsive, flexible and able to succeed in a fast-paced, transforming, collaborative environment without supervision.

Discovers and frames ambiguous problems and drives solutions for one or more critical products or strategic projects on digital platforms.
Responsible for overall team performance and health, resource allocation, project prioritization, and building a culture of design excellence.
Craft artifacts that communicate solutions. Including implementation of prototypes, mockups, task analysis, usability studies, personas, user flows, wireframes, style guides, navigational structures, and affinity diagrams.
Identifies and leads building out design standards and patterns, style guides, and frameworks for our design systems.
Advocates for new design standards and practices, in collaboration with product, marketing, and engineering teams.
Facilitate collaboration with various product managers, engineers, analytics, research, and ensures that the customer’s desires are being fulfilled.
Contribute to task & dependency analysis, scheduling, and risk mitigation plans.
Champions user research, leads both generative & evaluative UX research.
Provide mentorship and coaching to grow team.
Builds and manages an inclusive team of product designers and leaders that is well-balanced across a range of skill sets.
Evangelizes design best practices while uncovering novel and unexpected solutions

Bring your passion and expertise

Minimum Qualifications

8+ years experience in UX, interaction design, information architect, service design or similar plus 3+ years managing and mentoring teams.
Experience in leadership, collaboration, communicating and influencing design strategy.
Excellent problem-solving skills and familiarity with technical constraints and limitations when designing for platforms.
Proficient at building and shipping features/products at a department level, leading the end-to-end experience across a variety of platforms.
Demonstrable track record in leading strategic thinking across a large product space, developing product goals, identifying opportunities and outcomes while continuously developing relationships with cross-functional peers.
Experience at developing design standards, patterns, style guides, best practices, and frameworks which are accessible and utilize human-centered methodologies.
Experience presenting work to executives, clearly and succinctly articulating the goals and concepts.
A portfolio demonstrating excellent UX design skills for solving complex problems with clear results.
Bachelor’s degree in Design, HCI, Interaction or similar area, or equivalent practical experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous experience supporting retail industry or e-commerce apps and sites.
Experience in a highly agile/scrum environment.
Excellent communication and presentation skills.
Ability to lead design teams while maintaining responsibilities as an individual contributor.

REI Essentials

Actively participates and collaborates with others on one's own team and across REI for the achievement of business goals.
Flexible in one's viewpoints and positions in order to support the direction taken by others at REI.
Uses business knowledge, innovative thinking, and sound judgment in the solution of problems or the pursuit of business opportunities.
Consolidates information from various sources including feedback from others to reach sound decisions.
Considers the ultimate impact of decisions and actions on internal and external customers.
Works smart by setting effective work goals, establishing priorities, and planning well in order to produce quality work.
Executes effectively by using resources efficiently, meeting deadlines, and keeping others informed of work plans and progress toward goals.
Clearly conveys and accurately receives information by a variety of methods and in various situations.
Builds rapport with all kinds of people inside and outside the organization.
Acts upon opportunities and involves and influences others in the accomplishment of worthwhile organizational goals.
Challenges the status quo, champions change and influences others to change.

At REI we offer an enviable work environment that Fortune Magazine has recognized on the "100 Best Places to Work" list since the award's inception – 23 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it’s balanced with time off to play—a strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place.

With more than 160 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 15,000 employees, including healthcare, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals and challenge grants to help employees reach personal outdoor goals, generous retirement plan contributions, public transit subsidy, adoptions assistance, paid sabbaticals, and more.

REI is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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