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North America's leading B2B supplier of maintenance, repair and operating supplies and related services.
Chicago, IL

Senior UI Designer - Internal Tools at Grainger (Chicago, IL or Remote)

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About Grainger:
Grainger is a leading broad line distributor with operations primarily in North America, Japan and the United Kingdom. We achieve our purpose, We Keep the World Working®, by serving more than 4.5 million customers with a wide range of products that keep their operations running and their people safe. Grainger also delivers services and solutions, such as technical support and inventory management, to save customers time and money.
We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. As one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, we have a welcoming workplace where you can build a career for yourself while fulfilling our purpose to keep the world working. We embrace new ways of thinking and recognize everyone is an individual. Find your way with Grainger today.
Position Details:
The Senior User Interface Designer role will focus directly on evolving Grainger's internal tools - a suite of custom enterprise tools that allow our employees to drive exceptional customer experiences. Our internal tools feed 1.5 million products to Grainger's digital and future publications. You will partner with UX designers, developers, and product managers to deliver high-fidelity visual design compositions that follow our evolving internal design system standards and ensure coded output is executed to pixel perfection.
This is a unique opportunity to employ software and service design within a top-rated, well-established industrial supplier. You will report to the Senior Manager, UI Design for internal tools. We will consider virtual candidates for this role, if outside of the Chicago area.
You Will:
  • Build all visual design stages from concept to production deployment.
  • Execute Grainger's design system, style guides and pattern libraries for all of Grainger's internal tools.
  • Collaborate with product and engineering to develop solutions for product direction, and execution of the visual design language
  • Enhance existing designs based on user feedback and web analytics
  • Present design work to the user experience team, product team, and senior leadership for review, discussion, and feedback
  • Enhance the team's knowledge of best design practices and trends in digital and brand design
  • Help communicate style guide concepts and guidelines to the team
  • Partner with front-end development teams to ensure that common components are implemented as intended
  • Understand technical and business constraints and scale designs for iterative release, ensuring user needs are met in each iteration
  • Evaluate current experiences and provide recommendations for improvement
  • Communicate design decisions, rationale, and direction when presenting work
  • Develop detailed documentation for design standards

You Have:
  • 3+ years of experience in User Interface design, User Experience design, web design, web development; corporate B2B experience preferred
  • Proficiency in Sketch, Figma, UX and component libraries
  • An understanding of design, usability, and research best practices
  • Experience contributing to a pattern library or design system
  • Experience implementing W3C accessibility design standards
  • Experience designing for complex business processes
  • Fundamental knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process
  • Facilitation skills
  • Work samples that show how you broke down complexity, empathized with the user, and balanced user needs, business needs, and technical considerations
  • Degree in Human Centered Design, Design Methods, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) or related field

Rewards and Benefits:
With benefits starting day one, Grainger is committed to your safety, health and wellbeing. Our programs provide choice and flexibility to meet our team members' individual needs. Check out some of the rewards available to you at Grainger
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans
  • Paid time off (PTO) and 6 company holidays per year
  • Automatic 6% 401(k) company contribution each pay period
  • Employee discounts, parental leave, 3:1 match on donations and tuition reimbursement
  • A comprehensive set of emotional, financial, physical and social wellbeing programs

DEI Statement
We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.
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Where we are

In the heart of Chicago's River North neighborhood, Grainger's offices at the MART are walking distance from many transit stations and moments from the expressway. This prime location and open floor offices help team members collaborate and build the best solutions as they bring new ideas to life.

Technology we use

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What are Grainger Perks + Benefits

Grainger Benefits Overview

With benefits starting day one, Grainger is committed to your safety, health and wellbeing. Our benefits provide a wide range of programs and resources for nearly every aspect of the full life you and your family lead – supporting your life today and in the future.

Some benefits are provided automatically, while others are offered at reduced group rates. Whatever you need, you’ve got this because you’ve got Grainger. Visit for a complete picture.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Team members connect in Administrative Business Partner, African American, Asian-Pacific Islander, Disability, Equality Alliance, Generational, Latino, Veterans and Women's Business Resource Groups.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Team members can contribute up to 75% of pay up IRS limits on a pre- or post-tax basis. Your contributions are always 100% vested.
401(K) Matching
Grainger automatically contributes 6% of your eligible pay into your retirement savings plan account each pay period. This contribution is always 100% vested.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
You are eligible to participate in Grainger's ESPP once you have completed at least 90 days of service and are regular full-time or regular part-time, scheduled to work at least 20 hours a week.
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
For every $1 a team member donates to charity, Grainger amplifies that impact with a $3 matched donation.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Grainger supports team members and their families who are in the process of adopting by reimbursing up to $6,000 per adoption for eligible expenses.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Beverages and coffee on demand in our downtown locations.
Some Meals Provided
We offer employees discounted parking rates at our Chicago office locations.
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Our tuition reimbursement plan offers an annual max of $5000. Amounts that exceed $5,000 are reimbursed at 50%.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

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