Sr UI/UX Designer – Speedo USA

Job ID: 434

WE ARE SPEEDO

The world's leading swimwear brand, Speedo is passionate about life in and around the water. The brand's heritage of innovation derives from its leadership in competitive swimming, where more Olympic Gold Medals have been won in Speedo than any other brand.  Unmatched in performance, fit and feel, we are also America’s #1 goggle brand.

From the first splash, to every stroke, the genuine love and excitement we have working with the water is what creates exciting and meaningful relationships.

Speedo is not where we work, but is who we are.

It’s watching a baby in the pool for the first time or our athletes make history. What we do is sacred to us and our connection to the rest of water lovers around the world. Driven by the challenge, not the glory. At Speedo, it is never enough to be good at what you do; you have to love what you do.

 

Speedo is a part of the Pentland Brands Limited Family.

We are Pentland Brands, a global family business bringing some of the most loved active and footwear brands to millions of people around the world.

 

We own Speedo, Berghaus, Canterbury of New Zealand, Endura, Mitre, ellesse, SeaVees, Red or Dead and we’re the UK licensee for Kickers and have a joint venture partnership for Lacoste footwear. Our products are available in over 190 countries and are sold either directly by Group companies or are represented by licensees and distributors.

 

All our brands have their own unique identities and every one of them is powered by Pentland. We have more than 1,200 employees worldwide and we’re always on the lookout for talented, enthusiastic people to help shape our future.

 

We celebrate differences and give everyone the freedom to innovate and develop, be it through creative working environments or learning opportunities. Our brands are there in the moments that matter - being there for more people, in more of those moments, drives everything we do.

 

At Pentland, we’re guided by four principles, we use these to make sure we’re not only doing a great job, but we’re doing it in the right way:

  • Success is a team game
  • With clarity and courage
  • Better as standard
  • In good conscience

We believe in building brands for the world to love, generation after generation. Your potential is our potential and together we can build and grow brands that last.

KEY PURPOSE: 

Reporting to the Director of eComm and Digital Marketing, the ideal candidate will lead the development and execution of the digital consumer experience and website design for Speedo USA, Endura Sport and other Pentland Brand D2C sites in the US and Canada. The ideal candidate will mix their obvious passion for sport, music and culture, with their proven ability to lead a cross-functional marketing team to elevate and extend the Speedo brand with athletes, influencers, media and retailers; create demand for multiple product launches and product lines; and drive  growth and engagement within Speedo brand communities across all relevant consumer touch-points.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Lead, develop and drive
  • Collaborate with product managers, engineers, customer success, and other stakeholders to identify problems.
  • Translate complex problems into user-focused and tested solutions.
  • Implement processes for conducting user research and testing using a variety of tools such as interviews, usability studies, and quantitative methods such as surveys and data analysis to validate concepts. 
  • Interpret and share results of user testing and research to stakeholders with actionable insights.
  • Communicate solutions effectively through sketches, user flows, wireframing, prototypes, and more.
  • Present your ideas and designs through varying stages to external and internal audiences and analyze and implement feedback.
  • Take ownership over projects, seeing them through from inception to completion, while also handing them off effectively to different team members or departments.
  • Lead and mentor other design team members.
  • Inform backlog priorities and internal discussions with a strong user perspective
  • Above all, advocate for the user and the processes and resources needed to create the best user experience.
  • Experience working with big brands in the retail or consumer electronic space a plus
  • Proven interpersonal skills, client relation skills and ability to work in a team environment. 
  • Highly organized and capable of managing many design tasks and assets throughout a project timeline.
  • Strong problem solving skills and initiative to produce the highest quality of work.
  • Mastery of fundamental visual and interactive design disciplines and principals. Strong typography, layout, and visual design skills.
  • Developed and diverse communication skills - ability to articulate creative ideas and present to stakeholders and creative directors
  • Proven aptitude for quick creative thinking with acute attention to detail within demanding deadlines. 
  • Passion for user-centered design and eagerness to collaborate with other creative people. Self motivated, organized and accountable. 
  • Demonstrated fluency in the design of responsive web experiences.
  • Ability to work independently and within a creative team environment.
  • Comfortable brainstorming and contributing to the bigger idea

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

  • 5 years of experience leading interactive best in class digital consumer experiences
  • Have a strong up-to-date portfolio of work showcasing excellence in visual design and an appreciation for interaction design (this is a must-have) that is impressive immediately. Portfolio/work samples must demonstrate experience creating great user-centered design solutions
  • Excellent leadership and organizing skills
  • Analytical and creative thinking
  • BS/BA or minimum 5 years in marketing and communications field.

Speedo and Pentland Brands are an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants for employment on the basis of their individual capabilities and qualifications, consistent with applicable law and without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military status or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law. In addition to complying with all applicable laws, we have a strong corporate commitment to inclusion, diversity and to ensuring that all current and future associates are compensated solely on job-related factors such as skill, ability, educational background, work quality, experience and potential. To achieve these goals, applicants are asked not to disclose salary history information.

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