Kohler Co.

Digital Senior Product Designer, UX/UI

Job description

Work Mode: Remote

Location: Remote at Kohler, WI

Opportunity

Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wis., Kohler Co. is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies. Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products, engines and power generation systems, tile and home interiors, and an international host to award-winning hospitality and world-class golf destinations. For more details, please visit http://www.kohlercompany.com

Kohler Co. is looking for a talented Sr. Product Designer – UX/UI, with a solid craft and attention to detail to help build digital products to better serve end-customers and trade professionals. This will be a key role in bridging the gap between visual, interaction and information design and be responsible for the information architecture, user interaction design and visual design for assigned digital projects.

This role will be expected to demonstrate expert knowledge of usability and accessibility best practices, and a thorough understanding of responsive web and mobile app development processes. You are someone that is ready to take that next step in your professional design journey, having knowledge of the latest design trends. You have exceptional problem-solving skills that turn complex and confusing problems into simple and understandable solutions, while thriving within a fast-paced, startup-like environment. You have a proven track record of successful collaboration with development and product teams to deliver high-quality user experiences across Kohler’s global brands.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Reporting to the Director of Digital Experiences, you will work closely with the North America & Global Design Team to support the strategic design vision and deliver design unique Kohler experiences to support that vision.
  • As an end-user advocate, apply user-centered design methods to translate user needs, business objectives, project requirements, and technology capabilities into world-class digital experiences that drive delight.
  • You are a design thinker who is passionate and knowledgeable about new and emerging design trends, looking holistically for solutions that span the entire user journey.
  • Create complete design solutions including building user scenarios, process flows, sitemaps, annotated wireframes, UI schematics, screen concepts, rapid-prototypes, functional and presentation specifications, and design system enhancements (including pattern library, style guide) for assigned project(s).
  • Collaborate with Product Owner(s), Content Strategy/Product Designers and Development Teams to define business requirements, align goals and feasibility, and drive design standards across projects.
  • Lead UX Design Research, with research partners, to understand customer motivation and behavior and work with cross-functional teams such as Product Design, Product Management, and Product Development to bring experiences to market.
  • Gather and understand information about user needs from stakeholder interviews, market research, benchmarks, requirements gathering and functional / non-functional specifications.
  • Develop click-through prototypes to demonstrate interactivity for internal stakeholders and usability test participants.
  • Lead design experimentation and research across multiple testing platforms/tools.


Your Day to Day

  • Experience facilitating Design Thinking with cross-functional teams.
  • Guide, mentor and inspire other designers in the team, keeping up with the design industry evolution including best practices, new trends and technologies.
  • Encompass a self-starter mindset who is well organized and always looking to improve things.
  • Multitasking across different projects and adapting to changing priorities.
  • Create interactive prototypes and present to stakeholders to effectively articulate design decisions.
  • Leverage and extend the use of established design system, style guide, patterns, and assets in the creation of UX analysis, solutions, and deliverables.
  • Be a strong voice for Human Centered design across organizations.
  • Make strategic design and user experienced decisions related to product objectives.


Skills/Requirements

  • Must be a strong conceptual thinker, able to understand the “big picture” of the project, how it fits with the full user experience and business expectations, and able to convey sophisticated/elegant concepts that put us ahead of competition.
  • Experience in designing commerce (B2C, B2B) experiences.
  • Strong portfolio demonstrating your attention to detail and UX/UI design acumen working within responsive digital environments.
  • Deep interpersonal skills, especially the ability to work tactfully and respectfully with a wide variety of individuals including outside subject matter experts.
  • Visual design experience with luxury brands a plus.
  • Must demonstrate aptitude for ongoing learning and application of newly acquired knowledge.
  • Personality to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with the ability to maintain a positive attitude under pressure.
  • General aptitude for learning new software applications. Interest and desire to keep abreast of new developments in Web technology affecting our site visitor’s online experiences.
  • Demonstrable experience in conceptual design, rapid-prototyping, visual design, ADA and agile Web/App software development process are required.
  • Must be proficient in Figma
  • Ideally proficient in other design tools such as, Figma, Miro, Adobe Creative Suite, as well as other prototyping, UX testing tools.
  • Understanding of HTML, CSS, AEM, and the latest in Marketing and Communication technologies preferred.


Education And Experience

  • Bachelor’s or graduate degree in a design-related discipline (i.e., human factors, graphic design, experience design, product design, interaction design, or related field), with a minimum of 5-8 years of professional experience in practicing user experience design; agency experience preferred.
  • Must have excellent written/verbal communication and presentation skills as well as demonstrable visual communication skills.
  • Excellent facilitation, virtual white-boarding, presentation & team collaboration skills.
  • Strong working knowledge of information architecture and Web/mobile application usability design.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem-solve, multi-task, bring innovative ideas, creation of leading-edge end-to-end experiences, give and receive positive and constructive feedback, communicate in 360 degrees, and confront and resolve conflicts.
  • Must be a self-starter and be able to work independently and follow direction with proven skill in organization, work planning, attention to detail, follow-through and follow-up.
  • Experience working with enterprise-scale Web sites built with Adobe Experience Manager.
  • Fluent in English required.


Applicants must be authorized to work in the US without requiring sponsorship now or in the future.

The salary range for this position is $113,900 - $145,550. The specific salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate’s experience, their education, and the work location. Available benefits include medical, dental, vision & 401k.

Why Work at Kohler Co.?

Kohler Co.'s mission is to contribute to a higher level of gracious living for those who are touched by our products and services. We understand that it takes investment in our associates’ development to make that happen.So, we offer ongoing investment in each individual’s personal development and the opportunity to collaborate with others across functions and roles at Kohler.

In addition to the investment in your development, Kohler offers a benefits package including a competitive salary, health, vision, dental, 401(k) with company matching, and more!

  • Important update for candidates applying to roles within Kohler Energy, including Power Systems, Engines, Home Energy, Kohler Uninterruptible Power, Clarke Energy, Curtis Instruments, and Heila Technologies. On November 6, Kohler Co. announced the strategic decision to establish Kohler Energy as a separate, independent business with Platinum Equity as the majority investment partner. Kohler will continue to stay invested in the Energy business following the closing and remains committed to supporting the acceleration of long-term growth strategies for both organizations. Talent and operational transition plans are underway, and Kohler Co. and Platinum Equity expect the agreement to close in the first half of 2024.Thank you for your interest in joining our growing team as we embark on the next phase of growth!


About Us

Beyond the competitive benefits and compensation, Kohler proudly offers a rich history, steeped in creativity and a commitment to our associates and communities.We invite you to learn more about our culture and company at www.kohlercompany.com .

It is Kohler’s policy to recruit, hire, and promote qualified personnel in all job classifications without regard to race, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.If, as an individual with a disability, you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact kohlerjobs@kohler.com . Kohler Co. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

We invite you to learn more about equal employment opportunity by reviewing the Federal EEO is the Law and the EEO is the Law Supplement .

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