Other - Newark, NJ Director, UI/UX

About the position

UX Director

Prudential is seeking a talented user experience design leader to help envision and manage a next-generation digital experience ecosystem.

You will collaborate with senior management, marketing, product, and design partners to establish the vision and scope of digital products and meaningful user engagement. Once you’ve helped to establish an experience roadmap, you’ll be accountable to execute and manage the end-to-end digital experience with key product and customer experience managers.

This is a highly visible role that requires effective relationship management skills and the creation of compelling strategic and tactical UX documentation. You will advocate for and effectively practice design thinking to gather requirements and craft innovative solutions for a foundational enterprise initiative.

++ NO APPLICANTS WILL BE CONSIDERED WITHOUT A REQUISITE PORTFOLIO ++++ THIS POSITION IS ON-SITE IN NEWARK NJ AT PRUDENTIAL GLOBAL HEADQUARTERS

About You

·        You’re comfortable interacting with senior management and partners and enjoy educating people about great design and customer experience.

·        You OWN every aspect of your work and project. You ask the right questions, press for the answers, and are effective at aligning teams around a shared vision.

·        You’re comfortable with a blank canvas and painting that canvas with your ideas and vision.

·        You are responsive and decisive.

·        You know how to pitch your vision in a compelling way. You intuitively organize your thought process and communicate effectively - especially when articulating design decisions.

·        You tend to see the big picture and embrace concepts like reusability, incremental improvement, and systems thinking.

·        You believe a better product begins with collaboration and iteration.

·        You are passionate about technology, data, design, and most importantly how people effectively use digital.



Responsibilities

·        Leverage research insights and data analytics to understand user needs and craft targeted digital experience recommendations

·        Help define UX strategy and solutions based on available data and competitive analysis, and develop and maintain user personas respectively

·        Partner with technology scrum teams to define functional requirements, user stories, and validate acceptance criteria and test scripts

·        Partner with and/or manage design teams to produce engaging digital experience solutions that can be translated by our development team

·        Create mockups, annotated wireframes & visualizations as needed to communicate strategy and design recommendations

·        Help create & maintain UX style guide in coordination with the interactive and visual guidelines

·        Participate in the planning and scoping of usability tests for pre- and post-production

Qualifications

·        7+ years of experience as a UX designer, information designer, interaction designer, or similar role

·        Expert-level grasp of design tools such as Sketch and Invision, and a strong understanding of prevailing web technologies.

·        Experience designing responsive large-scale websites based on a mobile-first design approach

·        Excellent oral, writing, and presentation skills

·        Proven experience leading user-centered design practices across multiple properties

·        A compelling portfolio that demonstrates critical thinking, design artifacts, and a solid approach to user-centered design

·        Experience with data visualization

·        Strong project and people management skills

·        Ability to effectively negotiate deadlines and remain flexible in adynamic team environment

·        Experience in Financial Services and/or agency experience with large clients is a plus

·        Minimum B.A., B.S. degree and/or certification in related disciplines such as visual design, marketing, experience design, psychology, information architecture, and behavioral research

Qualifications

Qualifications

·        7+ years of experience as a UX designer, information designer, interaction designer, or similar role

·        Expert-level grasp of design tools such as Sketch and Invision, and a strong understanding of prevailing web technologies.

·        Experience designing responsive large-scale websites based on a mobile-first design approach

·        Excellent oral, writing, and presentation skills

·        Proven experience leading user-centered design practices across multiple properties

·        A compelling portfolio that demonstrates critical thinking, design artifacts, and a solid approach to user-centered design

·        Experience with data visualization

·        Strong project and people management skills

·        Ability to effectively negotiate deadlines and remain flexible in adynamic team environment

·        Experience in Financial Services and/or agency experience with large clients is a plus

·        Minimum B.A., B.S. degree and/or certification in related disciplines such as visual design, marketing, experience design, psychology, information architecture, and behavioral research

Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.

We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit www.prudential.com to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.

Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Note that this posting is intended for individual applicants. Search firms or agencies should email Staffing at staffingagencies@prudential.com for more information about doing business with Prudential.

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