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Great Dane
Savannah, Georgia  31407

Our commitment to building superior products and fulfilling customer needs has taken us from a small, steel fabricating company to the leading trailer manufacturer in the world.
Title: User Experience Specialist Designer
Location: Savannah, GA  31401

Employer Description

Great Dane is now hiring for a UX Specialist/Designer at our Savannah, GA corporate office. To be suitable for this role, you must be willing locate to the Savannah, GA area. 

Do you see all of life as user stories? Can you find connections and patterns in everything? Is bringing ideas to life with visual design one of your favorite past times? At Great Dane we are looking to add a UX Specialist/Designer to our team to help drive customer centricity in everything we do. Our team is passionate about what we do and we are looking for someone who shares our enthusiasm and dedication for creating beautiful work products, on time.

As a User Experience Specialist/Designer you will work to translate business objectives into compelling customer-centric digital marketing strategies that create satisfying experiences for our customers, often drawing on results from user research and workflow analysis.

In this role you will demonstrate a strong skill in all aspects of User Experience Design including creative problem solving, user experience research, context scenarios, conceptualization, visual design and development, information architecture, branding, and prototyping. You will help to shape the overall user experience of greatdane.com desktop and mobile platforms, as well as several other key digital products that influence the buyer journey, including UX interaction with physical products. This role will also be an integral part of various web and mobile projects including internal branding and communication, as well as sales and marketing enablement tools aimed at driving employee engagement.

Key Responsibilities:

•    Work with internal and external clients to understand their goals, and to define and clarify digital product requirements
•    Develop personas, context scenarios, sitemaps, and navigational schemes to inform the design of our digital products
•    Responsible for the structural organization of information across various system platforms including desktop, web, and mobile
•    Illustrate design ideas by creating sketches, wireframes, storyboards, sitemaps and screen flows that lead to intuitive user experiences
•    Design graphic user interface elements, like menus, tabs, and widgets
•    Create product prototypes using wireframing software like Mockplus or InVision
•    Map customer journeys and understand user behavior at various stages of the decision making process to create lo- to mid- level comps with quickness and agility 
•    Conduct usability testing using guerrilla-style and protocol-style research, where necessary, for validation
•    Create style guides to define UI elements
•    Revise and enhance designs based on stakeholder and user feedback, technical input, and business decisions to ensure wireframes and visual designs align with the overall vision
•    Assist with content development
•    Participate in competitor and customer assessments 


• Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets firsthand 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

• Action Oriented: Enjoys working hard; is action oriented and full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging; not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning; seizes more opportunities than others

• Functional/Technical Skills: Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment

• Ethics and Values: Adheres to an appropriate (for the setting) and effective set of core values and beliefs during both good and bad times; acts in line with those values; rewards the right values and disapproves of others; practices what he/she preaches

• Creativity: Come up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notion; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings. 

• Innovation Management: Is good at bringing the creative ideas of others to market; has good judgement about which creative suggestions and ideas will work; has a sense about managing the creative process of others; can facilitate effective brainstorming; can project how potential ideas may play out in the marketplace.

•  Priority Setting: Spends his/her time and the time of others on what’s important; quickly zeros in on the critical few and puts the trivial many aside; can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal; eliminates roadblocks; creates focus

• Decision Making: Makes good decisions (without considering how much time it takes) based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; most of his/her solutions and suggestions turn out to be correct and accurate when judged over time; sought out by others for advice and solutions.

• Problem Solving: Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; probes all fruitful sources for answers; can see hidden problems; is excellent at honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious and doesn’t stop at the first answers.

• 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.

• Perseverance: Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish; seldom gives up before finishing, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks.

• Planning: Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks and projects; sets objectives and goals; breaks down work into the process steps; develops scheduled and task/people assignments; anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks; measure performance against goals; evaluates results.


Education, Professional Experience and Skills:

•    Must have a robust portfolio of both visual design and wireframe/prototype projects in digital and mobile efforts 
•    At least 5 years’ experience working in a Digital, UX or Visual Design role
•    Must have experience being responsible for high-level IA and user context scenarios 
•    BA/BS degree in a relevant field or equivalent work experience
•    Excellent communicator and creative thinker, with an ability to use both data and intuition to inform decisions
•    Highly motivated, self-starter who is able to work well in teams or independently
•    Ability to thrive in an agile environment that mixes both long-term visions and shorter enterprise deadlines 
•    Highly-adaptable and able to pivot due to changing requirements or client feedback
•    Able to translate findings into clear guidance for other designers and developers

Software / Technology Skills
•    Expert user of Adobe design products
•    Highly proficient in Mockplus, Axure, InVision or other wireframing tools
•    Deep understanding of responsive design
•    Understanding of component-based front-end architecture and dynamic page views

Additional Information

•Physical demands: While performing duties of job, employee is required work at a computer terminal for long periods of time; walk indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions; lift boxes up to 50lbs; push/pull up to 40lbs; bend; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close and distance vision.
•Work environment: The noise level in the work environment is low to moderate. Work is primarily performed in an office setting.
•Great Dane is an Equal Opportunity Employer
•Candidate must successfully pass a background screening and drug test. 
•We offer a competitive wage and benefits package including medical, dental, and life insurance, paid vacation/holidays, 401k and pension.



The Scoop
Primary Industry: Marketing - Digital
Secondary Industry: New Media - UX/UI
Career Level: Mid Level Career (5+ yrs experience)
Minimum Education: Bachelor's
Job Status: Full Time
Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
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