Job Description :

Duration : 6+ months
Location : Cleveland, OH
Phone/Skype/WebX interview.

Project Description:
The UX Designer will support our Global Blending project. The project''s goal is to create a standard process at blending facilities globally to streamline order processes, reduce time to market, and to enable the order creation and fulfillment processes to be easily managed & maintained. The designer will work with a team of two other designers as well as IT and business teams supporting the project.

Contractor Role: User Experience Designer

Strategy & Planning
Collaborate with business partners to understand needs and define requirements for websites and software applications.
Oversee usability and design research for each project using techniques like contextual inquiry, competitive analysis, usability testing, etc. to understand usage problems.
Support UX strategy and process definition within the company.

Acquisition & Deployment
Translate business and user needs into usable, visually compelling, and technically sound interactive solutions, utilizing multiple technologies.
Communicate concepts using a variety of methods (i.e., wireframes, mockups, prototypes) in order to help stakeholders envision proposed designs.
Conduct heuristic evaluation and task-based usability tests to validate design solutions.
Help establish and maintain UI consistency across designed systems.

Operational Management
Support development team through iterative lifecycle of design implementation.
Collaborate with marketing, product, engineering and customer support on the implementation, training, and support of design solutions.

Technical Experience/Skills Required:
Knowledge & Experience
2+ years IT and/or Business experience.
2+ years of UX design.
Basic understanding of Field and Usability testing.
Understanding of responsive web design concepts and applications.
Experience communicating concepts using a variety of methods (i.e., wireframes, mockups, prototypes) in order to help stakeholders envision proposed designs.
A portfolio demonstrating breadth and creativity and proven experience in telling stories, building UI models, generating detailed wire frames, developing prototypes and delivering comprehensive specifications. Please indicate your specific roles and contributions for each project submitted as part of the portfolio.
Understanding of standard expected interfaces and basic user behaviors.
Hands-on experience working with customers to build and formulate business requirements.

Technical Experience/Skills Preferred:
Personal Attributes
Strong analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving abilities.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Proven ability and initiative to learn and research new concepts, ideas, and technologies quickly.
Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
Ability to translate an idea or need into a completed solution or work product.

Non-Technical Skills Required:
Physical Activities/Capabilities/Work Environment
Sit for extended periods of time; walk and stand occasionally.
Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and to handle other computer components constantly.
Lift and transport moderately heavy objects, such as computers, devices, and peripherals occasionally.
Work environment involves everyday risk or discomforts requiring normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meeting and training rooms, i.e., use of safe work practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, and observance of fire regulations.
Work area is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated.
Work outside the standard office 7.5 hour workday may be required.