Lead Product Designer

  • Location: Toronto, Ontario
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #3936

JOB DESCRIPTION

Location: Hybrid (Downtown, Toronto)
Duration: 12 months

Our client, a leading financial institution in Downtown Toronto is looking for a Lead Product Designer to work closely with a cross-functional team and various stakeholders to define the experience and requirements to meet business objectives and user needs. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with one of the Top 5 Banks in Canada.

Typical Day in role:

  • The designer will be responsible leading initiatives with product and business partners
  • Provide their direction and expertise with their cross-functional team members
  • Understand the problem/opportunity and use ‘design thinking’ methods to formulate solutions
  • Inform their designs and validate their hypothesis/solutions through testing
  • Create designs in various fidelities relative to the phase of the project to communicate accordingly to the team and stakeholders

Must-Have Skills:

  • 7+ years of relevant experience
  • Ability to lead and take projects end-to-end
  • Applied strong interaction and visual design skills
  • Product mindset that can discern for value and trade-offs
  • Strong technical skills (Figma, design system)
  • Strong communication & collaboration skills

Nice-To-Have Skills:

  • Maintain a design system
  • Workshop facilitation skills
  • Has worked with large design teams and multiple stakeholders (Product/Business/Technical partners)
  • Research and user testing

Soft Skills Required:

  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Effective collaboration with designers and cross-functional team members
  • Stakeholder management and relationship building
  • Project and time management

Education:

  • Bachelor Degree

Finance professional is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all team members and clients feel like they belong. We seek applicants with a wide range of abilities and we provide an accessible candidate experience. We advocate for you and welcome anyone regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, physical or mental disability, or age.