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Company name : Lithia Motors, Inc.
Location : Oregon
Position : Director, Experience Design
L0105 Lithia Home Office
Powered by Lithia Motors, Driveway’s Digital Innovation Lab in Portland, Oregon — the Engineering, Product, Marketing, and Design teams behind Driveway.com are working towards establishing a digital first national brand to develop breakthrough ways to leverage deep customer insights and digital capabilities to continue improving the car buying, selling, and servicing experience.
Lithia & Driveway, Inc. (NYSE: LAD) is one of the largest personal transportation solutions in the United States and is among the fastest-growing companies in the Fortune 500 (#158 in 2022). Headquartered in Medford, Oregon, Lithia & Driveway is the second-largest automotive retailer with over 250 dealerships and $12+BN in annual revenue.
Director, Experience Design
The Director of Experience Design (XD) oversees the XD organization for Driveway, of which includes: Product Design, Content Design, UX Research, and Design System Teams.
The Director reports to the Vice President of Digital Innovation.
Lead an organization of multiple, interconnected creative disciplines to develop their respective crafts and teams, and deliver meaningful and unified artifacts.
Evaluate the role and opportunities of various disciplines, and align hiring practices to overall business direction and strategic vision.
Foster a culture of excellence and commitment to craft and high-quality execution in a hybrid, geographically dispersed environment.
Champion cohesion and consistency in product design that unites a growing family of features, while continuing to nurture and evangelize a culture of innovation.
Bridge across other Lithia departments, such as Marketing and Operations, to ensure a successful Driveway experience for customers and users.
Drive adoption of standard practices and processes as needed to deepen team maturity, and ensure high quality.
Collaborate with Head of Product and Head of Engineering, or similar roles to promote alignment across disciplines within the organization.
Regularly evaluate our design execution to maintain alignment with strategic business objectives.
Recruit, assess, hire, develop, and retain an organization of creative team members while fostering a unified and collaborative XD team environment.
Regularly review staffing levels and organizational structure to sufficiently meet the demand needs of the business.
Skills and Qualifications
10+ years of experience working within and delivering enterprise-class UI & UX Design.
5+ years of experience managing Product Designers.
3+ years managing other Managers.
Experience managing a team in a high growth environment; prior success with managing employees across multiple products, programs, and/or departments.
Experience providing direction to successfully deliver on priorities and build repeatable, sustainable processes that support operational excellence.
Fluency in best practices for UI design, information architecture, and interaction design; practical knowledge of user-centered design practices and lifecycles; ability to provide and effectively communicate strategic and tactical recommendations based on data and optimal design practices.
Comprehensive knowledge of the latest design concepts, emerging technologies, and other developments in the user experience field.
Effectiveness in working across organizational boundaries to influence and deliver results.
Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills; the ability to communicate complex concepts clearly and persuasively across different audiences and varying levels of the organization.
Empathetic and self-aware. You can read a room and sense when something is right, wrong, or just “off.”
Communicative and responsive. You listen to understand, not just to talk when it’s your turn.
Hands-on experience with: Figma, ZeroHeight, Whimsical/Miro, Favro, and Azure DevOps preferred.
Bachelor’s or equivalent degree in Design, HCI, or related field or equivalent professional experience.
Does the right thing, takes action and adapts to change.
Self-motivates, believes in accountability, focuses on results, makes plans and follows through.
Believes in humility, shares best practices, desires to keep learning, measures performance and adapts to improve results.
Thrives on a team, stays positive, lives our values.
Takes personal ownership and practices continuous improvement.
NOTE: This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of responsibilities, skills, or working conditions associated with the job. While this list is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, the company reserves the right to revise the functions and duties of the job or to require that additional or different tasks be performed.
We offer best in class industry benefits:
Medical, Dental and Vision Plans
Paid Holidays & PTO
Short and Long-Term Disability
Paid Life Insurance
401(k) Retirement Plan
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Lithia Learning Center
Vehicle Purchase Discounts
High School graduate or equivalent, 18 years or older required. Acceptable driving record and a valid driver’s license in your state of residence necessary for select roles. We are a drug free workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity (regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status). We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.
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