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Design Manager - Qatar

Media - IT
Ref: 261 Date Posted: Monday 26 Jul 2021
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Spectrum Search are delighted to be recruiting for a Design Manager, Ideally with a focus on OTT, e-commerce or broadcast media for a global media organisation based in Doha, Qatar.


This role will be involved in partnering with the Product Director and digital leadership team to develop effective product strategies, visions and execution plans. His/her mission will be to shape and deliver digital solutions that transform customer experiences for client organization.



Key Responsibilities:

  • Design Manager’s primary responsibility will be to drive end-to-end user experience design, including discovery, ideation, conception, detailed design, prototypes and validation across multiple products and areas

  • Working across multiple cross-functional product teams, the Design Manager will seek to create and influence the creation of elegant user experience to create business impact (e.g., customer, employee and advisor engagement /productivity)

  • The Design Manager will work closely with Product Director, Product Managers along with marketing and business stakeholders to design and deliver user-centric experiences.

  • Lead a team of UX/UI Designers in providing engaging and intuitive user experiences for digital products

  • Lead user research, persona development, usability testing, contextual inquiry, and task analysis.

  • Conduct user requirement analysis, task analysis, conceptual modeling, interaction design and information architecture design

  • Champion user-centred design practices when solving design requests and challenges.

  • Constantly monitor analytics, customer feedback, digital entertainment leaders and best practices in order to practice insight-driven optimization and innovation.

  • Collaboratively work with Product Director, Product Managers to understand their digital product roadmaps and requirements and to ensure UX is tightly integrated into the roadmaps

  • Work with cross-functional product development teams to build designs that meet those requirements – including design specification documents, user flows, wireframes, prototypes, etc.

  • Develop, communicate and enforce user experience guidelines for each of our digital solutions.


What we are looking for:

  • 8+ years’ experience in a relevant UX/UI design role in OTT, Digital Media and/or e-commerce, or similar direct-to-consumer industry

  • 3+ years managing a team of at least 3 direct reports

  • Extensive design experience in a digital product environment

  • Experience with designing quality consumer products, as well as enabling business capability and objectives through technology

  • Experience with producing user requirements specifications, personas, communicating research findings, developing storyboards, flowcharts, scenarios and working closely with the developer teams

  • Entrepreneurial self-starter who is self-motivated, but also a team player with a professional presence

  • Experience with conducting user research, usability testing, A/B testing, rapid prototyping

  • Extremely curious about how our customers use our products and passionate about entertainment and sports broadcasting, digital media, OTT/SVOD. You are constantly asking "Who, What, Where, When, How and WHY?"

  • English language fluency; Arabic and other language skills extremely valuable

  • Degree or equivalent experience


This is a fantastic opportunity to join a large scale digital project in a truly key role, for more information, do not hesitate to apply.