Assoc. Product Designer

2 weeks agoCincinnati, OH

Company Name:Kroger General Office
Position Type:Employee
FLSA Status:8

Position Summary

Help define products by employing leading-edge design methods and supporting creative problem-solving activities. Work closely with senior product designers and multi-disciplinary teams. Champion the customer by understanding their goals and behaviors and creating solutions to meet those needs. Demonstrate the company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.

Essential Job Functions

  • Collaborate across disciplines through working on product teams focused on making great user-centric products that delight customers and drive the business
  • Understand and empathize with users by supporting Customer Research activities including interviews, contextual observation and surveys; use personas and other data to understand customer problems, behaviors and goals
  • Focus on user problems utilizing journey maps, user flows, UX canvases or other artifacts that identify problems to solve through design
  • Think broadly through ideation by creating sketches and other brainstorming artifacts to demonstrate divergent thinking
  • Create high and low fidelity prototypes, static or interactive, to communicate design decisions and test with users
  • Test hypotheses by supporting usability testing, surveys, card sorting, and other evaluative research methods to make sure ideas work for users
  • Evaluate designs by reviewing existing solutions to ensure they meet design standards and best practices, and make recommendations for improvements
  • Communicate clearly and create detailed artifacts, such as wireframes or storyboards, with necessary annotations, to make sure stakeholders understand the design; present and explain the rationale for decisions to team members and stakeholders with confidence
  • Embrace Agile environment and act as an advocate for customers, providing strategic leadership based in user-centered design, user research, customer analytics, and business goals
  • Apply standards from design systems and/or brand guidelines, and contribute to design system
  • Travel to local campuses and to attend company meetings
  • Must be able to perform the essential job functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation

  • Minimum Position Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Visual Design, Human-Computer Interaction, Industrial Design or related field, or relevant certification or equivalent work experience
  • Any experience working in a team environment
  • Knowledge of human-centered design processes
  • Knowledge of Interaction Design principles
  • Knowledge of digital/e-commerce best practices
  • Understanding of software development models, such as Agile, and technology constraints
  • Portfolio demonstrating design activities, processes and deliverables

  • Desired Previous Experience/Education
  • Any experience in retail or related field
  • Master's Degree

  • Education Level:Bachelor's Desired
    Required Travel:Up to 25%
    Required Certifications/Licenses:None
    Position Type:Full-Time
    Regions:Any; General Office- Cincinnati

    States: Ohio; Alabama; Alaska; American Samoa; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Florida; Georgia; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Northern Mariana Islands; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming

    Jobs at Kroger: At Kroger, we hire people who have a passion for helping others and who want to build a relationship with our Customers. No matter what stage of your career, you can build your future at Kroger. We look for people who want more, aspire to be more and work hard to achieve their goals. Our focus on keeping the Customer first is what makes us successful. As the largest traditional grocery chain in the U.S. and one of the world's largest retailers, we employee more nearly half a million Associates across 35 states. We offer many opportunities not only in our stores, but in Manufacturing, Logistics, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, and many other fields.

    Company Overview: Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve over 11 million customers daily through a seamless shopping experience under a variety of banner names . At The Kroger Co., we are Fresh for Everyone™ and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®. We are committed to creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025. Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.

    Posting Notes: OH||Cincinnati|| 221 E 4th St ||45202 || Kroger General Office||[[mfield2]]||Kroger Technology/Digital ||Employee|| Exempt || Full-Time|| None

    Job ID: kroger-706960100