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UX Research Lead

Posting Country:  Hungary
Date Posted:  01-Jan-2022
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

At Vodafone, we’re working hard to build a better future. A more connected, inclusive and sustainable world. As a dynamic global community, it's our human spirit, together with technology, that empowers us to achieve this. 

We challenge and innovate in order to connect people, businesses, and communities across the world. Delighting our customers and earning their loyalty drive us, and we experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

With us, you can be truly be yourself and belong, share inspiration, embrace new opportunities, thrive, and make a real difference.

Hello, there! We are _VOIS.

Our name might be new to you, but our work impacts millions of people around the globe every day. We evolved from a shared services organization to become a global TechCo with over 24 thousand employees operating from Hungary, Romania, Egypt and India. Together, we are the engine that powers Vodafone around the world.

At _VOIS, we are constantly looking for disruptive ideas and new ways to work. If you want to experiment and learn fast, integrated into an international, multicultural and inclusive team, then _VOIS is the place for you.

Come and help us create the future together. Join us as a

UX Research Lead


Your role in a nutshell: 
The team you would closely work with, Group Design Studio, is a global Centre of Excellence providing Vodafone Group and local markets with strategic design guidance and with a vision to “design innovative experiences people love and connect with”. We strive for experience excellence using the double diamond design methodology and principles. The team collaborates with product, marketing, and technology to increase the value we bring to both our customers and our business. 

As a UX Research Lead, you will be a senior member of a team of user experience researchers and service designers, working closely with UX and UI designers, product owners and managers, and leaders in digital, customer operations, and consumer services globally.
Your role will be to help keep our users at the centre of every product, service, and experience we design. You will lead, plan, co-ordinate, execute, and deliver a wide range of user research, testing and measurement activities across all phases of the design lifecycle, from ideation through to launch, overseeing projects locally in the UK and in Vodafone markets worldwide.

What your job will entail:
•    Lead, plan, co-ordinate, execute and deliver user research, testing and measurement activities that span the full design lifecycle
•    Identify and answer user research questions on our most strategic products and services
•    Make recommendations on user research methodologies, timescales, resources and budgets required to deliver effective research and meaningful insights
•    Recommend ways to tangibly improve our customer and user experience
•    Upskill colleagues in user research and promoting the application of user research internally
•    Ensure we apply cutting-edge research methods.


Core requirements what you will bring to the team:
•    Fluent English (this is crucial as your direct team members you will be working with on a daily basis are going to be from the UK)
•    5+ years of experience in a User Experience Research role, ideally with both industry and agency experience
•    Practical experience running and moderating user research as well as managing others (e.g. suppliers or internal staff) to run/moderate user research
•    Experience with different types of user research approaches (including moderated, unmoderated,  summative, formative, qualitative, quantitative) and methodologies (e.g. user testing, card sorting, diary studies, focus groups, depth interviews, surveys)
•    Excellent communication skills (written and formal presentations in English)
•    Excellent stakeholder management skills
•    Experience in mentoring junior/medior team members
•    Great team player, ability to collaborate with other team members on a project effectively
•    Strong project management skills with the ability to manage several projects at one time, ability to draft project plans and see them through


You can make us extra happy if you:
•    Speak another language fluently such as Spanish, German, Italian or Turkish
•     Have a sound understanding of design thinking and experience in delivering service design projects

In return we provide you with:
•    A dynamic environment where innovative ideas are always welcome;
•    A collaborative community where your professional goals and work are supported by a diverse team;
•    Access to internal trainings through Vodafone University and external trainings via other providers;
•    A supportive internal coaching and mentoring culture;
•    Opportunities to participate in company activities and Vodafone Foundation events;
•    Corporate assets including a laptop and mobile phone with Vodafone RED subscription (unlimited talk, text message, and data within the EU)
•    Vodafone HOME discounted fleet services for employees and their friends & family
•    Cafeteria package;
•    Private Medical Services;
•    Employee Assistant Program to support your wellbeing and mental health;
•    To ensure our colleagues’ health & safety we are working from home until the end of the pandemic. In the long run we will be meeting each other max 2 times/week in our fully refurbished, digital office.


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Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We are committed to promoting Inclusion for All with the belief that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business. We actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey.