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Creative & Design • FTC (Full Time)

UX Designer - 12 month FTC

The Systems Tech Team

Systems Tech are MediaCom’s Data and Technology experts transforming MediaCom into the agency of the future. Technology is a key enabler for MediaCom, helping reduce costs and create new products that drive revenue and business growth. Systems Tech are a global team of technology consultants, project managers, business analysts, data engineers, software engineers and data visualisation experts delivering technology solutions with the business.

The System Tech mission is to: ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • Deliver specialist technology products that enhance our Client’s business
  • Implement technology to improve the way MediaCom works for our staff and Clients.
  • Transform data into meaningful information to enable Clients and staff to make informed decisions.

As part of our services, we build applications that help agency teams, as well as our clients, to streamline and optimise their work. Examples include tools for media plan management and optimisation, campaign approvals, creative analytics, ecommerce audit, data visualisation and reporting etc.

The team also work in partnership with GroupM and WPP, providing the MediaCom voice to steer the new Planning, Audience, Activation and Reporting tech platforms planned for 2021 and the future.

The role of UX Designer, EMEA

Job Title

UX Designer

Reporting To

Product Director, EMEA based

Department

Systems Technology

Location

UK, office flexible

Travel to the London and/or North offices will be required on a regular basis

Objectives of the Role:

We are looking for someone to join us on a 12 month maternity cover contract to plan and implement new, as well as optimise existing user interfaces for MediaCom’s strategic toolset, as well as develop an effective workflow which will establish UX optimisation as an integral part of product development at MediaCom.

Key Areas of Responsibility and Accountability:

  • Design visually appealing and intuitive user interfaces for MediaCom’s core tools
  • Use qualitative and quantitative data and technology expertise to constantly improve interface design – with the focus on increasing tools’ usage, improving ease of use and achieving positive user feedback.
  • Conduct user research (surveys, interviews, usability tests etc.) to understand business and process challenges and address them with effective UI solutions
  • Work closely with product owners, business analysts and developers for aligned approach to feature roadmapping, UI solutions and development
  • Create wireframes, sketches, storyboards, user flows, user journeys, personas and presentations to communicate your work.
  • Apply agile ways of working to deliver best outcomes and continuous improvements in UI; effectively manage project timelines to deliver on time and on spec; monitor and communicate progress to stakeholders

About You

Do you have a passion for designing customer-focused, simple and intuitive products that amaze our Clients and are essential for our staff to do their jobs? Do you want to drive the positive change in the way people interact with technology products and enable them to maximise the benefits from using them? Do you love working with people in other parts of the business to collaborate and build solutions?

The UX Designer is an experienced deliverer of effective and intuitive user interfaces for tech and data products, with working knowledge in technology solutions and media and marketing space. You enjoy bringing new ideas to solve old and new problems and you are skilled at working with a variety of people across the business. You strive for excellence and bring your UX and UI designing expertise to play a key part in delivering business products that users enjoy working with.

You are organised by nature and understand that success in a global organisation is a group effort across geographies, business functions and operating companies. You are an exceptional listener and you seek to deeply understand business challenges and transform these into specific features and measurable improvements in design. You love being part of a team and enjoy working and sharing knowledge with business stakeholders and technology colleagues across the globe.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Experienced UX designer: experience in UX/UI design required, with good understanding of digital interface design and focus on business/internal tech products desirable
  • Working knowledge of specialised software (e.g. Balsamiq, Adobe XD, Figma)
  • Creative thinker: ability to come up with untrivial design-led solutions to business challenges, with the focus on simplicity, intuitiveness and ease of use
  • Analytical interpreter: ability to translate complex requirements into clear and simple user interfaces
  • Self-sufficiency: ability to learn quickly with minimal direction, to proactively prioritise and deliver without close supervision
  • Detail oriented: ability to identify and interpret intricacies of specialist workflows, and to learn specifics of a variety of tech solutions used within the agency
  • Researcher: familiarity with some research methods (surveying, interviewing, focus groups etc.) and ability to gain relevant insight from research
  • Strong communicator: ability to articulate and defend design choices to both the product team and business stakeholders
  • Multi-tasker: ability to work with multiple products simultaneously, to react constructively to frequently changing priorities and timelines while maintaining high quality output
  • Team player: willing to pitch in to get the job done

Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Digital media experience, including knowledge of media management platforms utilised across different channels
  • Familiarity with Agile methodology and ability to work in an agile project management structure
  • Working knowledge of project management tools (in particular Asana and Wrike)
  • Experience working with software developers and engineers

ABOUT MEDIACOM

Welcome innovators, initiative takers and instigators.

We are 8,500 of the world’s leading media communications specialists, in 125 offices, across 100 countries.

We have a global client roster that’s the envy of our peers. Adidas, Coca-Cola, Mars, P&G, PSA, Richemont, Shell and Sony to name but a few.

We help brands unlock growth through media. We do this using our Systems Thinking approach to data, technology and creativity and design communication strategies that build brands and generate sales. We’re part of WPP, the world's largest marketing communications services group, which gives us access to the richest data sets and most robust benchmarks in the business.

All this has helped us become the first network to hold the big six Media Network of the Year titles concurrently.

But the real secret to our success is simple (and not really a secret). It’s our People First, Better Results philosophy.

We know that when we invest in our people, we’ll deliver better results not only for them, but also for our clients.

We also know that talent comes in all shapes, sizes, genders and ethnicities. That’s why our agencies are open environments that celebrate difference.

Do you want to work with smart, creative, enthusiastic people? So do we.

Welcome to MediaCom

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