Associate Partner- Design Lead

    • Shanghai, China

Introduction
At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. To lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems.

Your Role and Responsibilities
Profile

  • Minimum 10 years professional experience with at least 5 years in management positions (such as UX director, creative director, associate creative director). Typical candidate will have 15-20 years' experience.
  • Expert in at one of the following: User Experience / User Interface Design, Visual Design, Design Thinking, Content Strategy, Design Research, and working level knowledge level across the design spectrum.
  • Expert level understanding of China digital market, trends and market insights
  • Strong experience designing and leading client innovation workshops
  • Strong project experience in at least one of these sectors: Automotive, Retail, Telecoms, Banking / Insurance
  • Bilingual in Chinese Mandarin and English

Key responsibilities
  • Ensuring research, concept and design deliverables are of the highest quality and deliver client value
  • Managing creative directors and contribute to business development success
  • Developing and nurturing relationships with key clients over multiple phases and years
  • Build culture of design across the organisation
Strategic responsibilities
  • Defining and reinforcing the value of design practice to the business and industry
  • Developing design strategies for products, services and portfolios
  • Provide thought leadership internally and externally
  • Be the voice of design in projects
Operational responsibilities
  • Building and managing the infrastructure and team that can sustain the production of high quality design work
  • Nurtuing and coaching design teams from mid level designers to creative directors

Functional responsibilities
  • Delivering designs into production
  • Lead design reviews and critiques and hold other designers accountable for the quality of their work
  • Guide and lead a team to execute design strategies and deliver great design as a team
  • Developing, improving and scaling design practices and processes
  • Engaging the IBM design community to drive adoption of design practices, resources, trends and patterns


Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Delivering designs into production
  • Lead design reviews and critiques and hold other designers accountable for the quality of their work
  • Guide and lead a team to execute design strategies and deliver great design as a team
  • Developing, impriving and scaling design practices and processes
  • Engaging the IBM design community to drive adoption of design practices, resources, trends and patterns


Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Delivering designs into production
  • Lead design reviews and critiques and hold other designers accountable for the quality of their work
  • Guide and lead a team to execute design strategies and deliver great design as a team
  • Developing, improving and scaling design practices and processes
  • Engaging the IBM design community to drive adoption of design practices, resources, trends and patterns


About Business Unit
IBM Services is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants that design, build, and run foundational systems and services that is the backbone of the world's economy. IBM Services partners with the world's leading companies in over 170 countries to build smarter businesses by reimagining and reinventing through technology, with its outcome-focused methodologies, industry-leading portfolio and world class research and operations expertise leading to results-driven innovation and enduring excellence.

Your Life @ IBM
What matters to you when you're looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world. What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities - where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust - where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM
What matters to you when you're looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world. What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities - where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust - where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

Location Statement
For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

Being You @ IBM
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

IBM researches, develops, manufactures, and markets technology products ranging from mainframe computers to cognitive solutions, always with a core drive to innovate and explore new fields.

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