Associate Director, Lead UI/UX Designer

at Merck in Dover, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Job Description

Attention NJ Applicants : In April 2020, our Company announced plans to consolidate our New Jersey campuses into a single New Jersey headquarters location in Rahway, NJ by 2023. Therefore, the NJ work location for this role will be temporarily based and the exact timing of the departmental move to Rahway, NJ will be communicated at a future date.

Associate Director, Lead UI/UX Designer will work within the Human Health Insights, Analytics and Data area to contribute to development of our advanced data science application platform. We are realizing the vision of a cohesive commercial decision support suite, helping stakeholders make data-driven decisions to optimize delivery of our product to patients. The candidate will lead UI/UX design and the evolution of a consistent design language to apply across our Company’s commercial analytics application suite, ensuring usability and consistency.

The preferred candidate will work closely with business users to understand their needs, conduct listening workshops, propose UX concepts and evaluate responses. The candidate will team up with front end developers to build the solutions and should have experience translating design concepts to technical requirements language and understanding of the capabilities and limitations of implementation technologies. This role will require collaborating with cross-functional teams around the globe, strong communication skills is a must.

Primary Responsibilities:

+ Lead development of master design guide for user-centric commercial analytics solutions.

+ Collaborate with frontend engineering team to translate designs to functional applications.

+ Conduct workshops to develop user requirements, wireframes, and UI prototypes.

+ Apply best practices in UX design to continuously improve upon intuitive user experience for business stakeholders.

+ Thought leadership in quantitative UX practices, incorporation to improve designs.

+ Lead and grow solutions UX team to continue improvement of our solutions suite.

Education Minimum Requirements:

+ A minimum of BS (or equivalent) in Human-Computer Interaction, Information Design, Graphic Design, or a related design or behavioral science discipline, or equivalent experience.

Required Experience and Skills:

+ Have a portfolio that demonstrates a customer-centered approach to design, care in craft, and well thought through, end-to-end experiences

+ 5+ years of product design experience

+ 3+ years of shipping product experiences

+ Passion for user-centered design

+ Strong attention to detail

+ Natural entrepreneur

+ Strong communication skills with an ability to collaborate with cross-functional partners (Design, Product, Engineering, Marketing)

+ Ability to support UX research

+ HTML, CSS + JS are a plus

+ Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

+ Excellent organizational skills, with ability to navigate a complex matrix environment and organize/prioritize work efficiently and effectively

+ Demonstrated ability to collaborate and lead with diverse groups of work colleagues and positively manage ambiguity

+ Experience in Pharma and or Biotech Industry is a plus

Our Human Health Division maintains a “patient first, profits later” ideology. The organization is comprised of sales, marketing, market access, digital analytics and commercial professionals who are passionate about their role in bringing our medicines to our customers worldwide.

Who we are …

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world’s most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What we look for …

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us-and start making your impact today.


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Job Posting: JC227256197

Posted On: Oct 28, 2022

Updated On: Dec 02, 2022

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