Operational Design Coordinator

  • location: Grand Rapids, MI
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $51 - $70 per hour

job description

Operational Design Coordinator

job summary:
Our client in Grand Rapids is seeking a UI Design Operations Manager.

Description:

- Amplifies the value of design teams by aligning, enabling, and streamlining practices, tools and principles where needed

- Leads through influence to build relationships, create a vision for new way of working, and change behavior as the practice evolves

- Iterates on processes that optimize designers' day-to-day workflow-maximizing engagement and reducing duplicated efforts

- Manages software licenses and other ongoing design tool partnerships/agreements

- Ensures systems for design process documentation, assets, and file management are effective and designs new ones where gaps or inconsistencies exist

- Leads implementation of automation to track metrics for design team integration, and impact-and communication of that health to leadership

- Facilitates design staffing operations, including capacity planning, recruiting, hiring, and on/offboarding

- Coordinates design team meetings and rituals, company-wide presentations, and team-building events

- Monitors team and organizational health and helps facilitate mentoring and coaching support to continually improve it

- Builds thought leadership in Design Operations inside and outside the company - 7-10 years experience in the design space (4+ years experience in a design operations role working directly with a design team and an additional 3+ yrs working in a design team - e.g. as designer, researcher, manager)

- Bachelor's degree in design, business or equivalent experience

- A real passion for working with people; supporting and enabling them-and you-to do the best work of your lives

- An ability to work with multiple leadership styles and be effective in unstructured and ambiguous environments

- The presence and maturity to lead team members without direct reporting authority

- The nimbleness to adapt and thrive in a constantly evolving organization, with an eagerness to tackle new challenges as they arise Design OPS

- Design savvy enough to evaluate design candidate portfolios and design tool/service vendors

- The skills to balance strategic planning and accommodating fast-moving new requests to meet business needs

- Familiarity with agile principles, modern product management, and project management methodologies and tools

 
location: GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan
job type: Contract
salary: $51 - 70 per hour
work hours: 8am to 4pm
education: Bachelors
 
responsibilities:
- Amplifies the value of design teams by aligning, enabling, and streamlining practices, tools and principles where needed

- Leads through influence to build relationships, create a vision for new way of working, and change behavior as the practice evolves

- Iterates on processes that optimize designers' day-to-day workflow-maximizing engagement and reducing duplicated efforts

- Spearheads selection and procurement of 3rd party design tools and systems needed to execute great research & design work

- Manages software licenses and other ongoing design tool partnerships/agreements

- Ensures systems for design process documentation, assets, and file management are effective and designs new ones where gaps or inconsistencies exist

- Leads implementation of automation to track metrics for design team integration, and impact-and communication of that health to leadership

- Facilitates design staffing operations, including capacity planning, recruiting, hiring, and on/offboarding

- Coordinates design team meetings and rituals, company-wide presentations, and team-building events

- Monitors team and organizational health and helps facilitate mentoring and coaching support to continually improve it

- Builds thought leadership in Design Operations inside and outside the company - 7-10 years experience in the design space (4+ years experience in a design operations role working directly with a design team and an additional 3+ yrs working in a design team - e.g. as designer, researcher, manager)

- Bachelor's degree in design, business or equivalent experience

- A real passion for working with people; supporting and enabling them-and you-to do the best work of your lives

- strong operational and facilitation skills, with a proven ability to plan, coordinate and execute on continual process improvement

- Excellent communication and diplomatic skills, possessing the ability to quickly develop rapport with team members, cross-functional partners, and leadership

- An ability to work with multiple leadership styles and be effective in unstructured and ambiguous environments

- The presence and maturity to lead team members without direct reporting authority

- The nimbleness to adapt and thrive in a constantly evolving organization, with an eagerness to tackle new challenges as they arise

 
qualifications:
  • Experience level: Experienced
  • Minimum 7 years of experience
  • Education: Bachelors
 
skills:
  • Design
  • User Interface (3 years of experience is required)
  • Designer
  • UI
  • UI/UX
  • Design

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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