Head of UX - JHB

VMLY & R South Africa are looking for a Head of UX to lead the design team. The successful candidate will be responsible for driving end-to-end user experience design, including research, ideation, conception, detailed design, prototypes and validation across multiple products and areas. Working across multiple cross-functional product teams, the head of UX will seek to create and influence the creation of the ultimate user experience to create business impact while ensuring a consistent design language

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead, hire and mentor the product design team as we grow quickly
  • Own the end-to-end design process of the team to drive high-velocity high-quality product design
  • Build a strong user/customer research program to validate problems and solutions
  • Be an advocate for breathtaking and elegant experiences
  • Promote new, modern design standards and patterns
  • Lead design team reviews
  • Champion great UX in the face of technical constraints
  • Work collaboratively with product managers and engineering to realize your vision
  • Deliver a constant focus on improvement
  • Leverage metrics, user testing, innovative design-thinking to guide your leading design decisions


  • 8-10 years of designing marketplace e-commerce products for mobile and web
  • Experience with B2B products will be a strong plus
  • A track record of leading and inspiring design teams
  • Experience setting up user research programs and testing methodologies that drive design decisions
  • A commitment to brilliant experiences and top-quality design
  • The ability to draft a product design vision and communicate it effectively across the organization
  • Ability to go up-down-across
  • Set and deliver the product design vision, align teams on common standards and patterns
  • Be passionate about the pixel-perfect outcomes
  • An online portfolio which demonstrates your results, your process, and way of thinking about user experience and product design

Should you be keen on applying kindly forward your CV to [email protected]. Subject: Position you are applying for. Only shortlisted candidates will receive communication. If you have not heard from us in 2 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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