Head of Design

Design and Marketing Shanghai, China


Description

The Role

Logitech is looking for a Head of Design to drive and deliver the design of our China-First systems of products.  This design leader will be based in China and will be responsible for working closely with the China-First business and engineering teams to identify key product opportunities and partnerships as well as oversee the day-to-day design of new products.

To deliver on this mission this role will work with Logitech design leadership to create and staff a new multi-disciplinary design studio in China, lead and participate in the creation and delivery of design deliverables with internal designers and external agencies,  expand user research and target audience development, and oversee the creation of a user-first design innovation organization.


 

Key Responsibilities

  • Developing and defining target audience needs for Studio-Series and China-First projects including the socialization, leadership and participation in the research, ideation, and explorations needed to arrive at this understanding.

  • Integrating the target audience -- and advocating for them on their behalf--  in all points of the product experience design process to ensure all product experiences meet user needs and expectations.

  • Leveraging familiarity with China product ecosystem and experience in partnership with major local platforms (Alibaba, Tencent, Xiaomi...).

  • Driving iterative design processes and activities to ensure world-class outcomes happen quickly -- even where we know the least.

  • Collaborating with the China-First team and Logitech design leadership to develop internal and external design talent for China-First programs.

  • Producing the right design deliverables at the right time to collaborators and stakeholders to drive fast execution on holistic product experiences -- and enable pivots when required.

  • Supporting processes, people and projects needed to develop a world-class design studio in China.


 

Who You Are

You are a hands-on design leader who loves to move fast, try new things, and make ideas into a reality -- all in the spirit of creating exceptionally desirable product experiences for end users.   For you, innovation is a tool for crafting better experiences, not an end in itself, and your design decision making is steeped in a holistic understanding of your customer.  You thrive in a culture of fast iterations and user explorations and are a champion of prototyping.  You have a strong network of designers in China and are very familiar with how products are ideated, designed, tested and deployed in China.


 

Who We Are

We are an action oriented design and product development company driven to deliver delightful products that help people do and achieve more.  We recognize and celebrate a culture of Decide & Do, Open & Ourselves, Humble & Hungry, and Collaborate & Challenge.  We work lean and pride ourselves in doing more within the confines of less.  Design at Logitech is a key competency and the partnership of design with engineering and product is a significant contributor to our success.


 

Requirements

  • Experience leading design for smart consumer electronic products 

  • Background in user centered design and proven track record on leveraging the UCD process to imagine, iterate and qualify great product experiences

  • Proven track record on delivering critical design support for the successful launch of new user, market, or functional offerings 

  • Fluency in agile and iterative design and development methodologies

  • Experience leveraging quantitative and qualitative quality metrics to measure product acceptability and desirability as well as the processes by which to develop, maintain and leverage them

  • Demonstrable portfolio of products for which you led the end-to-end product design lifecycle

  • Excellent negotiation and collaboration skills

  • Experience designing or partnering with the design of platforms used for key product experiences

  • Familiarity with China product ecosystem and experience in partnership with major local platforms (Alibaba, Tencent, Xiaomi...)

  • Fluency in English and Mandarin

  • Legally permitted to live and work in China

Logitech is the sweet spot for people who are passionate about products, making a mark, and having fun doing it. As a company, we’re small and flexible enough for every person to take initiative and make things happen. But we’re big enough in our portfolio, and reach, for those actions to have a global impact. That’s a pretty sweet spot to be in and we’re always striving to keep it that way.

 “All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.”

If you require an accommodation to complete any part of the application  process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact us at 510-713- 4866 for assistance.

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