UX Program Manager / Designer

Lenovo's US Headquarters is seeking a skilled UX Program Manager & Designer to help grow the Next UX and UX Research team within our Intelligent Devices Group (IDG). We seek a team member who will help drive efficiency and elevate the impact of our work by evolving how we manage concept development, asset production and UX research efforts. Our new team member will help us optimize how we utilize the collective talent on the team and build stakeholder relationships within the company. Finally, as with all our team members, this individual will employ their design and UX chops to help create and curate our best ideas. About Lenovo and IDG:Lenovo is an international company with US headquarters in the Raleigh-Durham area. Historically, a PC company, Lenovo is strategically transforming toward a diversified technology company with customer centricity at its core. The Intelligent Device Group includes offerings for PCs, PC-related accessories, smart home products, smart office solutions, smart phone (Motorola), AR/VR and Lenovo-unique software. By summer of 2019, Lenovo's IDG and Data Center Group (DCG) will have US headquarters at an updated campus on Development Drive in Morrisville, NC. About the Next UX & UX Research team:The Next UX and UX Research team is growing as a strategic asset for Lenovo IDG. We're comprised of engineers, UX designers and UX researchers. By exploring intersections between design, technology and user value, the team hunts new UX solutions for IDG that Lenovo could deliver over the next 2-3 years. In a given week, we are conducting user research, ideating concept work, evaluating prototypes, producing assets to communicate our ideas and collaborating with internal & external experts. This is exciting yet challenging work. We seed aspirational study and usher ideas toward concrete HW & SW opportunities for Lenovo. A few topics we really like right now...1) solutions that make meetings better 2) UX gaps in tech-enriched and tech-devoid homes 3) tech that creates stronger connection between colleagues, friends & family.
Position Requirements
5+ years of experience...???Managing creative project work.???Simultaneously managing program types with varying scopes & timelines.???Working closely with design, UX & UX research professionals. ???Working with both project stakeholders and project teams.???Managing and producing video content & digital assets.???Participating in insight gathering techniques.???Working with external vendors on research, prototyping and/or asset production.Preferred characteristics...???Ideation, asset production and/or prototyping skills ???Talent for building narratives that tie user insight and concept / product direction.???Strong interest in mentoring other UX research & design professionals. ???Experienced digital consumer and experience evaluator.???Self-motivator with clear opinions about your work who also seeks team energy.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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