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Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2018 12:03 AM


Why GfK?
GfK offers an exciting work environment that encourages an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit. As a trusted leader in market research present in over 100 countries, we know what makes consumers' hearts beat - globally and locally. We work on projects for successful companies in virtually every major industry.

About Us
GfK is the trusted source of relevant market and consumer information that enables clients to make smarter decisions. More than 13,000 market research experts combine their passion with GfK’s long-standing data science experience. This allows GfK to deliver vital global insights matched with local market intelligence. By using innovative technologies and data sciences, GfK turns big data into smart data, enabling its clients to improve their competitive edge and enrich consumers’ experiences and choices.

About User Experience
We help design desirable, useful, usable, and engaging experiences by focusing on how users interact with products and services. We complement and extend GfK's market research capabilities with direct observation and measurement of how customers experience products and services. We engage both early and late in the product development process, find the gaps, and produce recommendations and designs. As a result, our clients create experiences that are engaging and meaningful and that drive user adoption and customer satisfaction.

Position Description
The Vice President of Consulting is a senior research position responsible for developing a UX team and building partnership relationships with internal GfK research groups and clients. The VP of Consulting is responsible for a specific area of focus for business development based on geography and/or a specific practice area and market demand

Essential Duties and Responsibility
The Vice President of Consulting is responsible for growing the business within the GfK Matrix by evangelizing UX to Key Account Managers (KAMs).

Specific Responsibilities include:

Sell UX design and research work to clients by leveraging network, global GfK contacts, and existing client accounts.
Develop GfK’s UX products and value proposition to grow GfK into the leading global UX agency.
Manage, mentor, and coach consultants (UX research and design), provide both informal and formal feedback in a motivating and supporting manner.
Provide account management and oversight of multiple projects throughout the project lifecycle.
Review project team’s work to ensure consistency, high quality, and the delivery of meaningful user experiences.
Create a unified vision for UX solutions that bases design ideas on research and base research recommendations on design principles.

Experience and Skill:

In-depth knowledge of UX design principles and current user research and design methodologies.
Record of using engaging presentation and written communication skills with senior clients.
Record of developing strategic sales with corporate clients.
Comfortable operating in a fast-paced environment and working with international teams.
7-10 years of conducting UX research or design is required (10+ years preferred).
5+ years of leading interdisciplinary UX teams by inspiring passion, dedication and amazing work from all team members.

Bachelor’s degree in human factors, HCI, Psychology, Industrial Engineering, Industrial /Design, Visual Design, Behavioral Sciences or equivalent experience is required (Master’s degree or higher preferred).

If that sounds like you, we are excited to get to know you. Make your choice and apply today.

What does this mean for you?

The Work Environment We offer a great and inspiring work environment that enables our teams to deliver the best results for our clients. We embrace working in team settings, building on trust, collaboration, and open feedback, and we embrace the latest digital technologies. We foster diversity: this means more than gender, race or age for us. It is the inclusion of different thinking, experiences, expertise and backgrounds across all businesses and organizational levels.

So if you share our drive to help shape markets and like working with teams who are dedicated to bringing research insights and compelling data to life, you could be just the person we’re looking for!

Your Personal Development We believe a company grows when its employees grow. As a 'people company' investing in our most important asset, our people are key. We are committed to providing you with opportunities to develop both professionally and personally through local, regional and global programs.

We offer competitive salaries and attractive benefits, including medical, dental, vision, employer matching 401(k) plan, paid time off and more; as well as opportunities for professional growth and advancement. We believe that a healthy balance between work and life is crucial for motivated employees and a successful business. Many of our offices offer initiatives designed to promote a healthy work/life balance, including flexible working hours, remote working arrangements and part-time work.

For more information on GfK and our employee benefits, please visit us at

GfK is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to attracting, retaining and promoting an inclusive workforce that is fully representative of the diversity that exists in the communities in which we do business. EEO/M/D/V

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