Director/Group Director-Design Systems

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Rightpoint is looking for a Director/Group Director of Design systems. In this position, you will be entrusted to define Rightpoint’s narrative, vision, approach and methodology of our design system offerings. You will also be responsible for business development relating to design systems and directly ensuring executional excellence on key accounts with oversight and by being hands-on with work.

As a Director/Group Director of Design Systems you have a deep background in not only design systems but also visual design, interaction design and experience strategy. Additionally, you have understanding of front-end code and the best practices of integrating it with design systems.

You will oversee teams as they establish design patterns and visual language by creating and maintaining UX frameworks. You’ll support the vision for design systems, foundations, and tools that empower product designers and engineers to build beautifully designed and sustainable experiences.


As a leader at RP you are comfortable with all aspects of the modern digital landscape and are a trend hunter looking for not just what’s new but what’s next. You know how to recognize and foster talent, develop & nurture ideas, and collaborate across disciplines. You are a true change agent and seek out new ways to strengthen Rightpoint as a whole. You are constantly exploring ways to innovate around experience design and delivery. You can understand and articulate various perspectives on design to different audiences and collaborate with cross-functional leadership teams to identify opportunities to drive business value through content.

Being a leader of Design System, you've had experience in leading multi-disciplinary teams including front-end, visual design, interaction design, content and strategy. You’re also a natural when it comes to presenting, pitching and engaging with clients.

You are a spirited collaborator who drives teams to create experiences that are not only pixel perfect, but meaningful, engaging, and innovative – and can articulate what it takes to get there. You inspire the team to create the highest level of work for all deliverables.


Responsibilities


  • Create world-class user experiences for a global audience through thoughtful experiences and intelligent and beautiful interactions.
  • Develop designers as thinkers, leaders, and innovators while being an advocate for design systems.
  • Elevate strategic thought and design processes within the Design Group and deliverables.
  • Provide valuable team member development through leadership, meaningful feedback, timely criticism, and ongoing mentorship
  • Foster an environment that embodies Rightpoint’s core values
  • Elevating strategic thought and design processes within your team
  • Mentoring and leading your team to help them grow professionally within projects and within their various disciplines at Rightpoint
  • Articulating a vision and lead direction for accounts and projects that’s informed by business needs and strategy
  • Leading thought and creative and/or strategic output for key business development efforts leading cross disciplinary teams
  • Helping manage staffing and co-create project plans taking into account team strengths and growth opportunities
  • Nurture and support creative community-building efforts both internally and externally

Qualifications

  • Experience in concepting, designing, building and launching large corporate design systems
  • 10+ years’ experience in a combination of both the Design and User Experience industries.
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts degree or equivalent blend of education and experience
  • At least 5 years in a leadership role in a design environment preferably at an agency or consultancy.
  • Strong visual design skills with excellent expertise in modern tools and techniques
  • Outstanding storytelling and presentation skills
  • Superior communication, time-management, and client/relationship management skills
  • Strong strategic thinking abilities and demonstrated success in leading teams in executing established strategies
  • Experience in commerce or transactional digital experiences with large B2B clients preferred
  • Must be a team player with a willingness to help and learn in order to foster an environment of team growth

Benefits and Perks at Rightpoint:

  • PTO + Paid Holidays
  • Casual Dress (when in the office; when at a client site, we need to mirror their dress code)
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Great Health Coverage
    • Medical – 4 plans to choose from!
    • Dental
    • Vision
    • Life/AD&D/Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending (Dependent & Healthcare)
  • Transportation/Parking Pre-Tax Benefits
  • 401k with Company Matching
  • Weekly Peapod Snack/Drink delivery
  • Regular Happy Hours and social events including: Volunteering, Game Nights, Basketball, 5K runs, golf outings, team sports, etc.
  • Catered Lunches Every Other Friday
  • Open Office Environment
  • Continuous Training, Certifications, and Learning Opportunities 

Our Commitment to You 

No matter who you are, where you come from, who you love, what you believe, or what you geek out about, we bring people together to make great work. That's what makes us Rightpoint! 

EEO Statement 

Rightpoint, a Genpact Company, is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, military/veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws. We are committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation.  


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Location

We’re located in the Loop, across the street from the Lyric Opera House and the Chicago River and just steps from the L and both Metra stations.

What are Rightpoint Perks + Benefits

Rightpoint Benefits Overview

Flexible PTO

Casual and open office environment

Flexible Work Schedule

Great insurance coverage and flexible spending accounts

401k with Company Matching

Weekly Snack/Drink delivery

Regular Cultural & Social Events including: Volunteering, Game Nights, Cultural and Diversity Spotlights, Happy Hours, Team Outings, Intramural Sports, etc.

Bi-Weekly Catered Lunches

Continuous Training, Certifications, and Learning Opportunities 

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Rightpoint employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $10,00 monthly maximum payout for Long-Term, and $1,500 per week for Short-Term.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Rightpoint provides life insurance is equal to 1x times an employee's annual salary.
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Rightpoint provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan
Performance Bonus
Rightpoint has an annual performance bonus plan.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Rightpoint provides backup child care assistance.
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 4 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker, and also provide 2 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker. This is in addition to other benefits that layer on top of these.
Flexible Work Schedule
Rightpoint provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Core hours, Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home Work remotely, typically 1-2 days per week. Team members remotely on occasion as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Company sponsored family events
Rightpoint sponsors family oriented events periodically throughout the year.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Rightpoint offers a Flexible Time Off (FTO) policy which operates on the “honor system.” The policy is intended to provide team members with more flexibility to manage work schedules and personal
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Rightpoint has a Flexible Time Off Policy
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Rightpoint offers pre-tax commuter and parking benefits for all team members.
Company Outings
Rightpoint hosts company outings Semi-annually.
Stocked Kitchen
Rightpoint has a very well stocked pantry with deliveries from Peapod 2x per week. We also have Cold Brew, Kombucha, and Beer on Tap
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted regularly throughout the year
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Rightpoint offers support for ongoing training and support for job training and conferences.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Rightpoint hosts lunch and learn meetings regularly.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Rightpoint's mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program, Career mentoring, Leadership mentoring.
Online course subscriptions available
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