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Autoliv Vårgårda Full time

Strategic Designer

About the job

Autoliv's primary goal is to Save More Lives. Our products never get a second chance and this is why we can never compromise on quality. A newly formed Global Incubation unit drives new growth opportunities with empowered cross-functional solution teams operating with Agile, Lean Startup, and Design Thinking principles.

Working as a Strategic Designer in the Global Incubation Unit, you will have the opportunity to impact existing and new markets by investigating opportunities and developing world class life saving solutions and services within Mobility Safety & Society!

As a member of an Agile Team you are a professional with a "user centric" mindset. Exploring, designing, developing & testing new solutions, products, business models, systems and / or processes and incubating these solutions into viable business opportunities. By researching and analyzing market and industry trends, as well as existing solutions, you identify areas for improvement to develop the Autoliv-solutions. Considering user journeys, user wants/needs and balancing cost for the solution, you maintain detailed documentations, continuously improve the design based on closely monitored user and customer feedback before, during and post-launch.

If you think you'll like to manage the following responsibilities at higher standards:

  • Staying at the forefront of customer expectations & user needs by leading and guiding others in the analysis of user experience trials
  • Ensure that design initiatives on solutions contribute to the overall strategy within the solution domain. Framing the challenges and defining/specifying requirements relevant for the end-user
  • Lead the human-centered approach to our solutions, ensuring that each of our physical or digital products addresses gaps in the market and ultimately fulfills user needs
  • Researching and understanding attitudes and motivations that drive people’s behaviors, in order to create impactful business opportunities through empathetic design for given solutions
  • Mentor and teach the team in concluding market trends, competitor landscapes and customer wants & needs
  • Create user personas and journeys, storytelling and drive the concept and usability testing of our products
  • As a "Craft lead" you will follow-up the capability of the design crafts in the global teams (eg. all Strategic Designers & Experience / UX Designers), identify gaps in competencies, propose solutions or identify external needs
  • Educate and guide the team through an innovative and systematic approach to problem solving - a “Design Thinking” approach
  • Being willing to get your hands dirty - eg. building prototypes, test ideas of the team and "swarm" around the team backlog of items

and if you have/are:

  • Bachelor’s or Masters degree within a Design field or equivalent
  • 4-6+ years of industry relevant experience
  • Experience in Design Thinking Methodology, Agile frameworks and / Lean start-up
  • Experience from customer & consumer interactions
  • Experience in leading, empowering and motivating people
  • Experience from UX (software/hardware) is a merit
  • Experience from UI development (software) is a merit
  • Fluent in English both verbally and in writing

  • Then we will be more than glad to chat with you about your experience and your career goals.

Our international work environment can offer you challenging and rewarding opportunities. We are committed to develop people’s skills, knowledge and creative potential. Our training and development programs emphasize technical competency, leadership development and business management skill. More lives saved – more life lived!

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Looking for a new opportunity? Join Autoliv and our vision of Saving More Lives.

 

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For this position, the company has chosen to use an external application process. This means that you must apply on their site directly and cannot apply via Uptrail.

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