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Product Design Lead

Product Design Lead

  • Location United Kingdom - South East - London
  • Travel required No
  • Job category IT&S Group
  • Relocation available No
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 130405BR
  • Experience level Senior
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Job summary

At bp, we're striving to meet the growing global demand for safe, sustainable, and affordable energy. A career in digital design is an opportunity to grow and deliver innovation at pace while shaping the future of bp.

Our bphxd (Human Experience Design) team is passionate about designing for a digital and sustainable future and putting humans at the heart of design. As part of the team, you’ll be transforming bp to a more efficient business that makes the best possible use of all its resources in pursuit of our net zero ambition. You’ll also help to develop new businesses, products, and services, delivering progressive projects and growing your talent in all kinds of new and exciting ways within the digital heart of bp.

The Product Design Lead is a key member of the Product Design network, leading multiple projects. Promote design standards and support the team in developing and maintaining them, as the foundation for crafting cohesive experiences.

This person will be passionate about building outstanding experiences and who thinks deeply about people, user experience and visual design, making them better for people, business, and planet. A leader that cares about developing junior Product Designers, whilst actively inputting into design standards of what a Product Designer does in bp.

Your Accountabilities

  • Leading and handling strategically significant projects and workstreams, developing world class product design.
  • Performing and leading others with strong visual design skills and technical knowledge of implementing and feeding into design systems.
  • Leading and implementing using your UX skills and knowledge of UX standard methodologies; user flows, wireframing and IA.
  • Driving a user first mentality and a design thinking methodology into everything you do. A passionate advocate of putting the user front and center with user informed design decisions.
  • Oversee the career development and progression of other Product Designers in your business unit.
  • Feed into the Product Design skills matrix to help handle and recruit against the UXD talent agenda.
  • Actively coach, train, and inspire change for product design across bp.

About you
Experience is what matters most. The successful candidate should have experience working as a product designer and/or product design leader with an in-house Design team or at a Design agency. Experience in leading multiple teams across a range of large-scale projects. You should have a portfolio that highlights your approach to problem solving coupled with your skills in research, user experience, and design (both visual and interaction). Other skills include:
  • Be an experienced communicator, empowering and educating your team and partners on all things Product Design, including for product-line concepts, narratives, and experience value propositions.
  • Strong skills in visual design subject areas (typography, iconography, composition, color, composition, layout) and custodians of the design system and Product Design quality.
  • Knowledge of different research methods, how to structure research and basic tests to reduce the risk of confirmation and other types of bias impacting the results.
  • Synthesize and communicate key insights cross-functionally to key partners, always advocating for the user.
  • Ability to apply and advocate best practice principles of inclusive design.
  • Effectively consolidate and communicate key findings and insights cross-functionally to key partners, actively engaging with the product team and advocating for the user.
  • Ability to represent a design philosophy and principles and be a guardian of them.
  • An advocate and active user of the Design Thinking process and methodology to deliver superior user outcomes: planning, executing, and implementing the end-to-end process.
  • Knowledge of Agile or Lean UX or product methodologies and experience working in a collaborative, agile environment is a plus.
  • Articulate your design decisions based upon user value and user problems they solve for the business.

Why join bp
At bp, we support our people to learn and grow in a diverse and ambitious environment. We believe that our team is strengthened by diversity. We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment in which everyone is respected and treated fairly.

There are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are meaningful, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits can include flexible working options (60% office, 40% remote), a generous compensation package, paid parental leave policy, and excellent retirement benefits, among others!

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