Head Of User Experience

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Head Of User Experience

  • Post Date:8th April 2022
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Head of UX

Yordas Group is a leading international provider of scientific and consultancy services, regulatory advice and training to industry in sustainability, chemicals management and risk assessment. We help ensure companies are compliant and up-to-date with the regulations affecting their supply chains and product portfolios. Yordas is headquartered in the UK, with offices and representation across the globe.

Job title: Head of UX

Grade: Dependent on experience

Location: Lancaster, UK / Remote in the UK

Salary range: Dependent on experience, full-time position

Summary

Behind the very best companies are teams of talented, highly driven people, and that’s exactly the kind of team you can expect to join at Yordas.

If you love autonomy, are naturally curious, and want to have a genuine impact within a growing company, we think you’d fit right in!

The UX/UI team

Design and user experience is a new area of focus for us as a company and we’re working to transform our SaaS platform into a world leading solution for effective Product Stewardship of the use of chemicals in supply chains. We work in cross-functional teams with UXers working closely with our business units, stakeholders, and software engineers throughout the product discovery, design and development process.

Here’s what you can expect to be working on as our Head of User Experience at Yordas:

In the business:

  • You’ll lead and be the voice of UX/UI across the business
  • Extend data-driven and evidence-led UX practices into the business
  • You’ll manage, develop and mentor the existing team of two
  • Balance the development of the team with the development of the user experience
  • Drive UX/UI best practices into the product development teams
  • Collaborate with external stakeholders, business unit leads and the development team

On applications:

  • You’ll take a lead in discovering, defining and designing new applications within our platform alongside developing targeted enhancements to existing applications
  • You’ll work with business unit leads to understand the business requirements for new applications
  • Work with the business teams and the UX team to research and analyse the market, competitors, industry and users for the platform and its applications
  • Draft key objectives and results, and make data driven decisions for the platform
  • Develop and maintain a prioritised backlog of user stories that guide the development team and lead backlog refinement meetings
  • Help plan product releases
  • Work in close collaboration with the development team to turn ideas into reality
  • Test the applications with users to make sure they deliver on the promise

Who we’re looking for

  • A strong, positive leader, role model and mentor to all UXers
  • A Robust background in UX and product design and development
  • You’ll have an eye for great UX/UI and a good understanding of design best practices
  • Ability to create structure and planning around UX engagements with our clients
  • You’ll create a high-performance, customer-centric culture throughout the organisation and continuously monitor the needs of the customer
  • Charismatic, collaborative leader who can articulate a vision, set direction and engage and motivate others to achieve outstanding results
  • Influence key stakeholders in a collaborative manner to achieve the required outcomes
  • Must be able to demonstrate a passion for, and have proven success in, driving continuous process improvement

It would be great if you

  • Have an understanding of the chemical using industries and the regulatory landscape
  • Have experience working within manufacturing supply chains
  • Have experience working on other B2B SaaS platforms

Staff Benefits

Dependent on location, we offer an excellent range of staff benefits, including:

  • Pension Scheme and Medical Benefits
  • Generous holidays
  • Professional Development
  • Social Culture
  • Flexible working

Application

Interested parties should apply providing a CV and covering letter before the closing date.

We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or age.