VP of Experience Design

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Bounteous is looking for a VP of Experience Design focused in team and business growthThis person will collaborate with Sr. Leadership on the the vision and strategy for the practice, as well as building, up-skilling, and scaling the Experience Design team. Elevating the experience design work, winning new business, and growing the next level of leaders is a core responsibility. 

Role and Responsibilities

  • Partner with Sr. XD leadership to define the strategic vision, organizational structure, KPIs, and OKRs for the practice.
  • Support the XD practice as we expand across borders into international markets
  • Establish and improve processes related to selling Experience Design work.
  • Articulate the business value of Experience Design to clients in conjunction with digital strategy, research, analytics, design systems, and content strategy.
  • Support business development in pursuits, solutions, estimation and high level staffing plans.
  • Evangelize the Experience Design competency within the XD practice and the larger Bounteous organization
  • Work with group directors to define and maintain best practices and standards for our methodologies, activities, and deliverables.
  • Ensure the team is equipped with the right skillsets, processes, training, and tools necessary to execute and demonstrate great work. 
  • Infuse the culture with a design thinking mindset—a creative approach to solving business, product, and user problems
  • Serve as executive sponsor on strategic accounts.
  • Coach, mentor and grow the next level of leaders
  • Works in consort with resourcing to staff and cast team members and pursuits/projects for success.
  • Skillfully balance multiple initiatives simultaneously.
  • Participate in Experience Design communities locally and nationally, bringing ideas and techniques into the team.
  • Reinforce and model our culture and atmosphere, quality of work, and growth for the next generation of experience designers.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Education
  • Bachelors or Advanced Degree in area of specialty such as Human-Computer Interaction, Graphic Design, Information Systems, Computer Science, or equivalent work experience

  • Work Experience
  • 16+ years of experience as a Experience Design professional
  • 8 or more years experience mentoring, managing, and coaching direct reports
  • Substantial demonstrable experience pitching new business, presenting work to clients, facilitating and leading workshops, and synthesizing data into actionable projects across programs
  • Deep experience connecting Experience Design work to user, business, and brand value
  • Ability to lead engagements to provide a strong voice for Experience Design within blended teams
  • Deft familiarity and expertise in Experience Design activities and deliverables including experience strategy, workshop facilitation, customer journeys, personas, information architecture, sitemaps, user and process flows, wireframes, design systems, and audits.
  • Experience in leading user research and testing, including planning, creation and moderation
  • Strong background in human factors, information architecture, human factors, and user-centered design methodology
  • Understanding of responsive design, mobile design, accessibility issues, and Agile methodology
  • Experience in estimating, planning, and staffing project work
  • Consulting/agency experience is required

  • Tools & Software
  • In depth knowledge of design and presentation software, specifically: Sketch, InVision, Miro, remote user testing tools, Adobe Suite, and Microsoft Office products

  • Communication Skills
  • Excellent communicator with all levels of leadership, management, and staff to achieve desired outcomes and build strong alliances and relationships
  • Excellent listener with a passion for user centered design

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Bounteous Benefits Overview

Yes, we offer competitive paychecks and annual bonuses, but we also offer top-of-the-line healthcare, vision, dental, disability, and life insurance; flexible spending accounts, including transportation savings; 401(k) benefits; and a take-what-you-need vacation policy. At Bounteous, rewarding our people for a job well done is the most important job we do.

You could say our perks start with free craft brew (including Bounteous' own) at Beer O’clock or with the Friday lunches and snacks all day, every day. Offering flexible working hours and choosing from two comfortable offices in public transportation and restaurant-friendly locations are definite pluses. For some, it’s the shiny new Apple computers and displays. For others, it’s our annual Hackathon, lunch and learn sessions, a tech conference, or certification opportunity. Or maybe it’s simply the camaraderie during an annual 5K, a bunch of coworkers kicking back and playing games during happy hour, a competitive dodgeball tournament, or bringing a date to our annual holiday bash. No matter which is your favorite, Bounteous is never short on perks!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
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Disability Insurance
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Wellness Programs
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Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
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Performance Bonus
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Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
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Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
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Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
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Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

First-rate salary, “Take What You Need” vacation policy, and competitive bonus incentives • The opportunity to work side-by-side with smart, passionate team members and to be paired with a Mentor and Career Coach to help you reach your personal and professional development goals! • Amazing, holiday parties and frequent team activities, get-togethers, shindigs, and powwows, including an annual Hackathon! • An incomparable benefits package for you and your family, including: 401(k) retirement; fully paid premiums for healthcare, long-term disability, and life insurance; and dental and vision programs • Opportunities to regularly participate in community volunteer events and our charitable contribution program

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