Director, UX/UI Design

New York City, New York, USA
27 May 2021
29 Jul 2021
Job Title: Director, UX/UI Design
Primary Purpose:
As a Director, UX/UI Design on the UX team, and a member of the Digital Product Leadership team, you will help bring big-picture ideas to life. You will be both player and coach, mentoring top talent, and collaborating with business stakeholders within the team and across Tapestry's suite of brands, to rapidly define and design mobile optimized UX/UI concepts.
You possess a strong creative mind, and have a demonstrated track record of creating value by designing innovative, best-in-class interactive experiences. A robust knowledge of luxury retail industry trends, an understanding of the omnichannel vendor landscape, and supportive of UX research methods, to drive engagement, brand loyalty and revenue, is critical to success in this role. In addition, the ideal candidate will possess the ability to work seamlessly with business, product and engineering teams to execute and launch flawlessly.

The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in UX design to...
- Lead holistic digital design efforts, partnering with all Tapestry brands, while also being hands on designing from ideation through final creative.
- Partner with brand, engineering and product to leverage a reusable design system to accelerate scalability, establish digital standards (quality), and improve speed to market.
- Participate in efforts to help the organization transform by adopting design thinking to rapidly produce innovative concepts that inspire, motivate, and delight.
- Foster Tapestry's culture and principles within the team and inject new cultural values to drive innovation.
- Ability to keep track of competitive industry trends and shift UX standards at the right time.

The accomplished individual will possess...
- Ability to manage multiple initiatives, prioritize, set and meet deadlines
- Deep understanding of UX/UI and visual design best practices
- An eye for typography, color, layout, branding, copy, and elevated interaction design
- Excellent communication, presentation and persuasion skills
- Familiarity with Figma or Sketch, MS Office Suite, and Google Suite
- Fluency in HTML/CSS (bonus)

An outstanding professional will have...
- 10+ years work experience practicing design
- Degree (preferred) in UX, design, human computer interaction, or related field
- Work samples that demonstrate aptitude and proficiency

Our Competencies for All Employees
- Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
- Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
- Creativity: Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
- Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
- Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.
- Perseverance: Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish; seldom gives up before finishing, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks.
- Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn't upset when things are up in the air; doesn't have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
Our Competencies for All People Managers
- Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
- Building Effective Teams: Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong moraleand spirit in their team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.
- Managerial Courage: Doesn't hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and "actionable" positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.
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