Global Consumer Design Associate - Interaction/User Experience Designer

Date: Dec 25, 2021

Location: Benton Harbor, MI, US, 49022 Chicago, IL, US, 60654 Lansing, MI, US, 48933 Indianapolis, IN, US, 46225 Columbus, OH, US, 43215

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 47485 

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is committed to being the best global kitchen and laundry company, in constant pursuit of improving life at home. In an increasingly digital world, the company is driving purposeful innovation to meet the evolving needs of consumers through its iconic brand portfolio, including Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, Indesit and Yummly. In 2020, the company reported approximately $19 billion in annual sales, 78,000 employees and 57 manufacturing and technology research centers. 

Whirlpool Corporation is consistently recognized by FORTUNE as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies. Our values are the driving force behind everything we do. Integrity, Respect, Inclusion & Diversity, One Whirlpool, and Spirit of Winning propel our teams to excellence. Get to know us and see what it's like to be part of a company that is in constant pursuit of improving life at home.

Global Consumer Design Associate – Interaction/User Experience Designer


The role in summary
Currently, we are seeking qualified candidates for an Associate – UX Designer opening to join our Global Consumer Design organization. 


At Whirlpool we believe in having people as our central focus, both our users and our employees. Our User Experience team takes pride in having a pulse check on what our users really want while riding the waves of emerging technologies. As a team member, you will be crafting experiences that will make the lives of millions of consumers around the globe a whole lot easier and delightful right in their homes! You will have the freedom to explore sound, light, graphics, written and spoken language, motion, sensors, and remote capabilities to craft a symphony for a solution. If you are excited about orchestrating such experiences, hopefully, you are able to check off most of these requirements for the role.
A portfolio highlighting multiple projects and your direct contributions will be needed to be considered for the role.


Your responsibilities will include

  • Understand our consumers’ needs, behaviors and abilities and be an advocate for them throughout product development.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional global stakeholders to understand requirements and co-create thoughtful solutions.
  • Work closely with industrial designers, visual designers, marketing and engineering.
  • Communicate the user experience at various stages of the design process with wireframes, flow diagrams, storyboards, mockups, and/or high fidelity prototypes.
  • Document the specifications utilized by engineers to execute your design.
  • Plan and conduct usability and research activities to ensure that user-centered design principles and methods impact our wide range of consumer products, providing input and actionable recommendations to strategic partners such as Industrial Designers, Product Developers, Engineers, and Marketers.
  • Develop and conduct in-home research to gather insights by observing the user in their home environment.
  • Collaborate with the Strategy Team to create and maintain now-near-far term roadmaps for user experience design and technology application.
  • Stay on top of the latest trends for product innovation by analyzing the competitive landscape and the adjacent industries

Minimum requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree or a High School Diploma or GED and 5+ years of UX Design experience
  • Experience with Figma, Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator, Abstract, Zeplin, as well as experience with Android and IOS.


Preferred skills and experiences

  • Master's degree in Human Factors, Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Experimental Psychology, or a closely related field.
  • Ability to design seamlessly between the physical and digital experiences.
  • Relevant industry experience. 
  • Excellent communication skills written and verbal.
  • Understanding of the human-centered design process.
  • Experience collaborating with a cross-functional team throughout the design process. 
  • Ability to lead and ideate products from scratch and improve features, all with a user-centered design process.
  • Skills in communicating and influencing product design strategy.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and familiarity with technical constraints and limitations as they apply to designing for multiple platforms and modalities.
  • Experience with Figma, Photoshop, Illustrator


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