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Philips Creative Director & Strategist in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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In this role, you have the opportunity

To create compelling experiences and also act as the lead liaison for our Marketing Communication colleagues, carefully building upon our strong relationship to show the true value of Philips Design. At Philips Design, we believe that good design is about creating solutions that satisfy people's needs, empower them and make them happier, all of this without destroying the world in which we live. You will be a key part of a team focused on human-centered design and innovation within the Philips Sleep & Respiratory Care portfolio. This is a rare opportunity to truly make a meaningful impact on people’s lives with various sleeping and breathing conditions.

You are responsible for

As a Senior Art Director and Creative Strategist, this role is responsible for creating compelling, insight-driven experiences. You’ll use your skills as a strategist, systems thinker and visual storyteller to craft beautiful and persuasive consumer experiences.

  • Discover customer needs, tasks, and goals and connect them to Business goals via creative concepts.

  • Gather and prioritize goals and requirements to develop meaningful consumer experiences.

  • Lead teams in collaborative development of prototypes for demonstration of concepts to stakeholders.

  • Lead workshops with key stakeholders to define creative strategy.

  • Formulate design solutions based on quantitative and qualitative data, and ensure measurable business impact.

  • Execute with efficiency, deploying the right design method or deliverable at the right time.

  • Develop documentation (site maps, customer journeys, transaction flows, sketches, scenarios, wireframes, click models).

  • Collaborate with other creative leaders and internal stakeholders.

  • Lead immersive user research, concept testing, and usability testing.

You are a part of

The Philips global creative force of some 400+ professionals is located in our Design studios in Europe, North America and Asia. You will be part of an amazing cross disciplinary team that includes product design, interaction design, service design, people research, communication design, and project management. We’ve recently moved to an inspiring new studio, co-located with key parts of the Sleep & Respiratory Care business, in a vibrant part of Pittsburgh near world class Universities.

Our design team that is the heart of Philips, shaping the way people experience our brand, products and services. In fact, everything you see from Philips has been designed. As proud custodians of the Philips brand, we make sure design is always the starting point for innovations. At Philips Design, we believe that good design is about creating solutions that satisfy people's needs, empower them and make them happier.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferred in a design discipline

  • 10+ years of experience across communications design disciplines – graphic design, interaction design, experience design (or similar role).

  • You have a proven ability to demonstrate a human centered design process, enabling you to comfortably create compelling experiences in various forms (digital, art direction, messaging, etc.).

  • You recognize the value of strategic initiatives and have a proven ability to lead these.

  • Able to pivot quickly between theoretical and design.

  • Analytical thinker; sees the big picture and not just tactics.

  • High skill level with Photoshop, Illustrator and/or Sketch.

  • Soft Skills are essential for this role, designers must be able to interact with stakeholders and team members and talk through ideas both good and bad.

  • Leadership skills. The ability to lead and inspire teams through collaboration as well as direction, vision and planning.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop big ideas and execute flawlessly

  • Experience with user research and translating user research into design decisions.

  • Demonstrated experience using web analytics data to inform design decisions.

  • Experience with component-based CMS platforms such as Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) is a plus.

In return, we offer you

Sharpen your talents with new challenges in our dynamic organization. As a market-driven company, we’re used to listening to our customers & apply the same thinking to our employees. We offer a competitive salary, outstanding benefits and flexibility in a career with a positive and supportive atmosphere in which to develop your talents further.

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum at http://www.philips.com/b-dam/corporate/corporateblog/2016/PhilipsChronicDisease_5.jpg . Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways. Learn more by watching this video .

To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page at http://www.philips.com/a-w/careers/healthtech/working-at-philips/working-at-philips.html on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog at http://www.usa.philips.com/a-w/our-people/life-at-philips.html . Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process at http://www.philips.com/a-w/careers/healthtech.html , or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions at http://www.philips.com/a-w/careers/healthtech/faq.html .

Philips is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, creed, citizenship, disability, protected veteran or marital status.

As an equal opportunity employer, Philips is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact 888-367-7223, option 5, for assistance.

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