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Strategy Director, User Experience - Boston, MA

DAY-TO-DAY’s

• Identify fresh opportunity areas that are meaningful to customers and hold value for business. This includes putting sharper focus around a problem hypothesized by the client or agency team, as well as identifying whitespace opportunities.

• Collaborate with clients to unpack key assumptions, understand the business issues at play, and consult on how customer experience solutions could be used to address them.

• Having defined the problem/opportunity to be addressed, select the appropriate methods to unpack it, whether they be generative, descriptive or evaluative approaches. Plan, manage, and field research with the support of junior strategists.

• Lead the analysis of research findings in a collaborative manner that engages and inspires the core team (strategists, designers, technologists…) and client partners.

• Bring to life the needs, behaviors and motivations of the people for whom we design. Elucidate the problem to be solved and provide insights into potential solutions through CX design artifacts (e.g. personas, customer journeys, experience maps, concept models).

• Partner with designers and technologists and clients to build on your recommendations for a cohesive and integrated approach.

• Play an active role in new business initiatives, representing customer experience strategy in pitches and leading discussions about strategic approaches and recommended staffing.

• Provide up-to-date thought leadership in customer experience issues, industry trends and emerging platforms.

• Manage and mentor junior team members and outside partners.

ABOUT YOU:

•7-10 years in a related role such as strategic planning, experience design, service design, and/or product development.

• 2+ years experience managing, leading or mentoring designers/strategists.

• Demonstrated ability to garner a deep understanding of the target users’ needs, tasks, motivations and goals, and to articulate CX concepts through scenarios and visualizations. Champion the needs of the people we’re designing for, advocate for simple, compelling solutions.

• Depth of experience with primary research methods including in-person interviews, contextual inquiry, as well as projective techniques, co-design sessions and workshops.

• Experience with planning, designing and managing quantitative studies using web analytics and online evaluation tools (such as Optimizely, Treejack, Opinion Lab, etc.).

• Working understanding of digital channels such as online advertising, websites, apps, and social media.
• Familiarity with brand strategy & architecture, marketing frameworks and positioning.

• Ability to craft measurement plans that tie back to key business outcomes and identify actionable steps for continued improvement.

• Ability to outline the strategic approach for a given client/assignment, including the methods and staffing required.

• Impeccable writing and communication skills, including strong presentation skills and a knack for connecting effectively both verbally and through visuals.

• Track record of partnering with internal teams as well as client partners.

• Self-driven work ethic, intellectual curiosity and creativity.

• A collaborative cross-functional work style. Demonstrated ability to build relationships and add to a team culture that’s committed to on-going learning and improvement.

• Strong organization skills and attention to detail.

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