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21 September 2017

Lead UX Designer

  • Reference: elr210917f
  • Location: Greater Manchester
  • Salary: Up to £45,000
  • Type: Permanent
  • Sector: Retail
  • Consultant email:
  • Consultant telephone: +44 161 833 1044

Take a step up and unfold your UX Design expertise with a rapidly growing retailer as Lead UX Designer!

Our client is a well-established retailer who has grown from strength to strength and they are continuing to expand the business! They are building an online e-commerce function at the forefront of innovation and therefore need an experienced Lead UX Designer. This is a very exciting role, as our client is investing heavily in the developments within this function, which gives excellent chances to grow and gives the freedom to explore new opportunities within the role. The company is based in Greater Manchester where our client offers free on-site parking and the office is easily accessible from Manchester and Liverpool.

The Lead UX Designer will be integral to the UX team and also the entire creative and technical team all be working towards delivering a world class e-commerce experience. The Lead UX designer will be working across many brands in a hands-on capacity. They will work hard to improve conversion rates, customer experience, and usability, whilst being involved in some major incoming eCommerce projects within the business.  The successful candidate will have a commercial mind and be highly creative with a portfolio of previous retail designs. This business offers great development opportunities and industry exposure!

Main responsibilities of the Lead UX Designer

  • Working collaboratively with internal teams to understand and develop online solutions
  • Understand user experience and gather feedback through a range of tools
  • Create effective design wireframes/mockups
  • Produce final designs and then use HTML/ CSS/ JavaScript to implement
  • Play a pivotal role in testing the sites

Required skills and attributes of the Lead UX Designer

  • Strong experience of multi-platform digital work over a minimum of 3 years
  • Expert knowledge in the e-commerce customer journey.
  • Understanding of usability and experience using A/B split testing platforms.
  • Technical experience in user flows and other UX deliverables, creating wireframes from low to high fidelity, clickable prototypes, supported by solid communication skills
  • Highly knowledgeable about the technical aspects of web design
  • Ability to analyse data and interpret it providing insight where required
  • High attention to detail and eye for accuracy
  • Expert in Adobe Creative Suite applications / Sketch.
  • Proficient in prototyping packages e.g. Axure /InVision/Balsamiq
  • Working knowledge of front end development through HTML/CSS
  • Familiarity with Google Analytics and an understanding of conversion rate optimisation.
  • Experience of an optimisation platform e.g. Maxymiser/Monetate/Qubit

If you’re the talented UX Designer who is looking for the next exciting challenge, then get in touch with our eCommerce Recruitment Team on 0161 833 1044 or apply directly online!

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