Job Description

The Senior Design Lead manages all aspects of the design process, from research and ideation to creative conceptualisation and design. He/She collaborates with stakeholders to research and develop cohesive design plans, create concepts, and oversee the development of prototypes.

 

As a team lead reporting to the Design Manager, he/she initiates design and research activities to be performed and provides on-the-job training to enhance the core competence of his team members. He/She also works with a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders to ensure final design output meets the needs of the organisation or customers.

 

He/She possesses good stakeholder management and collaboration skills, partnering with internal and external stakeholders to develop creative design solutions that meet business objectives and goals, manages all aspects of the design process, from research, and ideation to creative conceptualisation and design. The ability to delegate and lead design project teams towards successful adoption of new design ideas is essential for the Senior Design Lead. He/She possesses a strong mastery of design fundamentals in their own field of specialisation and can generate creative work that meets the requirements of stakeholders.

 

He/She is able to work on multiple projects concurrently and deliver on expectations within deadlines with a high level of changes and iterations required. In addition, he/she is up-to-date with the latest developments in the design and technology sectors, and is highly proficient in negotiation and problem-solving for the future.

 

Minimum qualifications:
  • Overall 9~12 years of total work experience in the design domain, with at least 5 years of project management for a small to medium-sized team, or in a leadership position with a history of strong project management skills, well-versed in data-informed product design and development. Minimum of 6 years as a hands-on Designer (education background could range from Visual Communication Design, UI/Interaction Design, Product Design, or any other relevant Design disciplines).
  • Portfolio that showcases design craft with deep understanding of the Human Centered Design methodology (along with its methods and tools), willingness to learn and iterate, and passion for design and storytelling.
  • A track record of managing and mentoring high-performing interdisciplinary design teams.
  • The ability to form consensus across a broad, fast-moving organization through excellent communication and interpersonal skills (including: negotiation, constructive feedback, presentation, managing expectations).
  • The ability to facilitate the right balance between not enough process (chaos) and too much (bureaucracy), including optimizing between speed, quality, and cost.
  • Keen eye for details and of organised nature, highly motivated to problem solve, and the ability to calculate potential risks while anticipating unintended consequences.
  • Possessed maturity in thinking big picture and combined with a deep sense of accountability, adaptability, and embracing ambiguity working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Fluency in English communications (both verbal and written).

 

Preferred qualifications:

  • Familiarity in using design systems and any other digital design, prototyping, and/or resource & project management tools.
  • Deep understanding of the eCommerce and/or digital travel and lifestyle industries, extra points for having successfully delivered products in/for the SE Asia and/or regional markets.

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