Product | Permanent | West Midlands | £50,000/annum

Senior Design Researcher and Strategist Job

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Senior Design Researcher and Strategist/ Midlands/ £40k – 50k / Permanent

Skills: Design Research, Design strategy, User research, Ethnography, Workshops, Anthropology, Excel, PowerPoint, InDesign

This is an excellent opportunity for a Senior Design Researcher and Strategist to join the remarkable research team at this highly revered and award winning multi-disciplinary design consultancy based in the heart of the Midlands.
The successful candidate is someone who possesses a strong customer affinity and user empathy, thrives on working in multidisciplinary teams and has a passion for field research, data analysis and insights translation.
They are looking for an innovative researcher with a minimum of 5 years’ research and strategy experience within a product development context, who are able to lead projects from front end strategic planning to insightful translation and validation of data. You will work closely with other design strategists, design researchers, ergonomists, designers and engineers on noteworthy projects for the company’s high profile list of clients across various market sectors.


  • Involved in the designing and planning of design strategy projects from conception to execution
  • Conduct requirements gathering tasks such as stakeholder interviews, observations, contextual inquiries, user interviews, workshops, and other methods
  • Lead projects from front end strategic planning work to detailed validation exercises
  • Translate data into insights, frameworks and expressions of human and brand needs
  • Create compelling presentations and design/product recommendations
  • Develop and experiment with new methods and techniques
  • Spend time travelling (up to 15% as needed)
  • Detail-oriented and able to work independently and across disciplines on multiple projects
  • Passion for brands and user experience
  • Personable/ able to relax clients/consumers and get the most from a field visit
  • Flexible working style with the ability to work both independently **and as a team member


  • A minimum of five years’ experience conducting design strategy work within a product development context
  • Degree or equivalent in design strategy, design research, design, cognitive science, anthropology, marketing or equivalent field
  • Proven communication skills
  • Can demonstrate experience with project examples
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in InDesign, Excel and PowerPoint

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