UX Researcher at Pampered Chef

| Chicago
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Purpose:

The primary responsibility for this role will be to reveal what both our consumers and consultants need from the business's products by conducting primary research, exploring consumer behavior and motivation, and working with UX Architects, Product Management, and other key business stakeholders to support those needs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • As the sole UX Researcher, help teams make decisions that have a positive impact on the user by sharing pre-existing research or conducting new research
  • Plan and run a wide variety of generative and evaluative qualitative research including Usability Testing, Contextual Inquiry, Interviews, Card Sorting and other inventive research techniques
  • Identify and prioritize research opportunities across the organization
  • Analyze and share research insights via traditional and creative share out methods with Product, UX and other stakeholders that would benefit from the knowledge Ability to execute a wide variety of research approaches and demonstrates knowledge of various research methodologies.
  • Proven experience working on projects that have short-term and long-term impact on the product and/or internal process
  • Comfortable taking ambiguous project requirements and turning them into research questions, goals and plans
  • Acts in a way that inspires other team members to engage and contribute.
  • Demonstrates vision and innovation in a problem space
  • Ability to communicate, defend, and build consensus across diverse teams regarding consultant and customer beliefs and needs
  • Desire to contribute to a team environment that’s fun, productive and leverages each person’s talents
  • Can use past experience with Agile to drive process improvements for design within a highly collaborative, cross-functional product team.

Competencies:

  • Anticipating and balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders
  • Stepping up to address difficult issues, saying what needs to be said
  • Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences
  • Painting a compelling picture of the vision and strategy that motivates others to action
  • Using compelling arguments through complex policy, people, process, and people-related org dynamics
  • Anticipating and adopting innovations in business-building digital and tech applications

Measures of Success:

  • Ability to advocate for the product's value as well as the value of user research in addressing the products needs
  • Plays a role in inspiring change at all stages of the product's development through the delivery of exciting written, oral, and visual presentation about findings
  • Ability to tailor proposed research approaches in such a way that they are avail solutions for ore issues that regularly come up in individual stages of the product's life cycle

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in the study of design including one of the following: Design, Information Architecture, Human Factors or equivalent project/portfolio experience.
  • Portfolio demonstrating research experience in ecommerce, SAAS, or technical focus, and the ability to discuss project contributions and outcomes
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • OracleDatabases

Location

We get to mix it up! PC has offices in Addison and in downtown Chicago.

What are Pampered Chef Perks + Benefits

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Pampered Chef hosts Help Whip Cancer fundraisers with the American Cancer Society and is a proud partner with Feeding America's Round-Up from the Heart Program raising more than $26 million since 1991
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Our FUN Committee plans monthly events from game nights, happy hours, Halloween contests, and summer BBQs.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker, and 4 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Darts.
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Pampered Chef hosts occasional Lunch and Learns for employees.
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

Each and every coworker makes a difference every day by asking tough questions, finding the answers, and then making it happen—our entrepreneurial employees are the key to our success! Pampered Chef is big enough to implement cutting-edge technology, and small enough for all ideas to be heard and challenged.
We are a learning focused environment—we want you to learn from us, and we expect to learn from you and what you’re passionate about! We even provide training and development for added brainpower.

We collaborate every day in a high-tech space with writable walls, open collaboration zones, quiet “I need to contemplate” zones, and fun zones with ping pong, basketball, and bags, of course. No boring cubicle farms here!

We are concerned about your physical and financial well-being and offer BC/BS PPO or HMO health plans, dental, disability, matched 401K, life insurance, on-site fitness center, comfy chairs, on-site cafeteria, and dry cleaning valet service.

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