Dubai

Service Designer - Senior Consultant & Manager

Due to surging demand from our clients to embrace digital innovation, we are hiring new service design talent for our Dubai studio. We are also building teams across our emerging markets in Africa, India & MENA (AIM), so opportunities to join these regional studios is also an option. If you want your work to have meaning and impact, plus you can meet/exceed the descriptions below, get in touch with our local HR team and state your intentions and ability to be located in these regions. For more information on EY-Seren, visit our website www.ey-seren.com

EY-Seren is a dedicated Service Design, Innovation and Customer Experience consultancy within EY Advisory. We work with high-profile client accounts on their digital transformation, using a customer/user centric approach to design. We do this by working in close collaboration with the wider consulting teams of EY Advisory (Finance, Legal, Supply Chain, Strategy, IT & Customer), who enable our design consulting to become operational and implemented.

Due to surging demand from our clients to embrace digital innovation, we are hiring new service design talent for our Dubai studio. We are also building teams across our emerging markets in Africa, India & MENA (AIM), so opportunities to join these regional studios is also an option. If you want your work to have meaning and impact, plus you can meet/exceed the descriptions below, get in touch with our local HR team and state your intentions and ability to be located in these regions.

For more information on EY-Seren, visit our website www.ey-seren.com

Role & Responsibilities

Senior / Design Consultant (2-5 years relevant experience)

  • Advocate and apply design thinking methodologies in multi-disciplinary consulting engagements.
  • Undertake primary and secondary project research (across service users, target audiences, competitors, comparators etc)
  • Creation of visually and intellectually compelling service design deliverables (such as Personas, Journey Maps, Prototypes, Presentations, R&D).
  • Facilitate interactive design-thinking workshops with senior client stakeholders, customers and collaboration partners.
  • Stay up to date on customer experience trends, innovations and impact.
  • Be an active ambassador for the EY & EY-Seren brands in emerging markets; by delivering high quality service design.
  • Meet/exceed the general performance standards of EY Consultants at this grade.

Manager / Principal Design Consultant (5+ years relevant experience)

In addition to the above:

  • Guardianship of design production standards and deliverable quality.
  • Lead work streams of small/medium sized consulting teams.
  • Use robust project management skills to plan, track and report.
  • Scope and estimate work; leading the development of proposals, pitches, quotations and contracts.
  • Mentor, train and inspire others - in our team, the wider EY firm, our client network and regional design industry.
  • Meet/exceed the general performance standards of EY Consultants at this grade. 

Senior Manager / Design Lead (8+ years relevant experience)

In addition to the above:

  • Manage large/complex client engagements as a design & innovation leader.
  • Develop and convert a strong pipeline of relevant client work.
  • Assume ownership of studio growth and management areas.
  • Establish a strong industry reputation and network.
  • Author and publish thought-leadership on design and innovation; specifically for the MENA / AIM markets.
  • Apply sector-level expertise in key accounts (single / multiple sectors).
  • Meet/exceed the general performance standards of EY Consultants at this grade.

Skills & Experience

To apply for these roles, you must meet the following minimum requirements.

  • An understanding of ‘Service Design’ and ‘Design Thinking’ fundamentals at a conceptual and practical level.
  • A genuine passion for human centred design through an empathetic attitude.
  • Portfolio of service design work and/or example design deliverables (research reports, presentations, prototypes, journeys, blueprints etc)
  • Recognised bachelors degree (ideally in a design or other related discipline)
  • Strong proficiency in Adobe CC tools
  • Strong graphic/visual design skills (illustration, layout, typography etc)
  • High standard of written and spoken English (including proof-reading own work)
  • Exposure to qualitative user/customer research methods (planning / facilitating: focus groups, interviews, workshops ethnography etc)
  • Exposure to quantitative user/customer research methods (Survey Design, VOC, NPS, Survey Management/Analysis & Reporting)
  • Confidence in dialogue and presentations to clients/users/customers
Additionally, the following would be an advantage when applying. - Arabic - business conversational and/or written - Post-graduate degree in relevant field (Master, MBA, PhD) - Specialist design production skills (motion graphics, video, 3D, spatial, product design etc) - Understanding of key concepts in: behavioural psychology, interaction design and ergonomics - Understanding of key concepts in Customer Experience and Service Quality - A useful network of professional client-side contacts within Dubai / UAE / MENA

What to expect from EY-Seren Dubai 

  • Diversity. We work across multiple sectors such as government, financial services, healthcare, retail, telco, transportation, technology and energy.
  • Inspiration. Our design studio in Dubai overlooks key landmarks such DIFC, Burj Khalifa, Burj al Arab and the coastline of Dubai.
  • Opportunity. Work with major client organisations in the public and private sector on their transformational programmes.
  • Challenge. Step up to add value in the most progressive and innovative emerging markets.
  • Exposure. Showcase your talent in a fast growing design industry.
  • Travel. Project delivery and business development across the GCC, MENA, India and Africa.
  • Reward. Comprehensive package and benefits of a top tier consultancy.
  • Fun. A social, friendly and creative studio team, plus very welcoming and helpful colleagues throughout the EY network.

 Send your CV and portfolio to hammad.khan@ey-seren.com


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