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Senior Design Strategist
Capital One
3.1km | , UK
role reference:  wyw_#00191
Location
3.1km | , UK
Salary
Competitive salary
Contract Full-time
Industry Financial Services
Hours 37.5 - 37.5 Hours
  • DESIGN THINKING
  • Design
  • Research
  • Research and Development (R&D)
  • Adobe Creative Suite
Description:

Our Design Strategy team is at the heart of driving customer centricity in the business, helping Capital One translate our customer needs into opportunities we can invest in. We work across the organisation on an extensive range of initiatives, from designing new products and services for our customers to cultural transformation and shaping our long term business strategy

What you’ll do

  • You'll work on projects from discovery research, synthesis, ideation through to design, and testing. 

  • You’ll lead projects, providing a lens that considers the overarching customer experience, product portfolio, roadmap and business case. 

  • You’ll identify opportunities and manage your projects to deliver on customer needs and business priorities

  • You’ll contribute to the growth and development of the research and design strategy team.

  • You’ll help drive our customer centricity agenda throughout the business

What we’re looking for

  • Experience of translating observations into insights playing between strategy, service and/or business design, UX, and research. 

  • A visual thinker who is adept at communicating via various creative software platforms and/or media

  • Examples of problem solving through design processes where you have helped businesses arrive at successful solutions

  • Proven ability to navigate ambiguity yet act decisively, and a capacity to coach others through the process

  • Experience in digital human-centred design, design thinking tools and methods

  • Project and stakeholder management experience

This is a permanent position based in our London office.  Many of our team have flexible working patterns so we’re open to discuss flexible working arrangements with you.

We are committed to creating a level playing field and seek to create teams that are representative of our customers and the communities we serve.  We’d love to hear from you if you identify with a typically under-represented group in our industry and are particularly keen to hear from women and ethnic minority candidates.

What’s in it for you;

  • Bring us all this - and you’ll be handsomely rewarded with a role contributing to the roadmap of an organisation committed to transformation

  • We offer high performers strong and diverse career progression, investing heavily in developing great people through our Capital One University training programmes (and appropriate external providers)

  • Immediate access to our core benefits including pension scheme, bonus, generous holiday entitlement and private medical insurance – with flexible benefits available including season-ticket loans, cycle to work scheme and enhanced parental leave

  • Open-plan workspaces and accessible facilities designed to inspire and support you. Our Nottingham head-office has a fully-serviced gym, subsidised restaurant, mindfulness and music rooms. In London, you can heighten your mood with a run on our rooftop running track or an espresso at the Workshop Coffee café

What you should know about how we recruit

We pride ourselves on hiring the best people, not the same people. Building diverse and inclusive teams is the right thing to do and the smart thing to do. We want to work with top talent: whoever you are, whatever you look like, wherever you come from. We know it’s about what you do, not just what you say. That’s why we make our recruitment process fair and accessible. And we offer benefits that attract people at all ages and stages.

We also partner with organisations including the Women in Finance and Race At Work Charters, Stonewall and upReach to find people from every walk of life and help them thrive with us. We have a whole host of internal networks and support groups you could be involved in, to name a few:

  • REACH – Race Equality and Culture Heritage group focuses on representation, retention and engagement for associates from minority ethnic groups and allies

  • OutFront – to provide LGBTQ+ support for all associates

  • Mind Your Mind – signposting support and promoting positive mental wellbeing for all

  • Women in Tech – promoting an inclusive environment in tech

  • EmpowHER - network of female associates and allies focusing on developing future leaders, particularly for female talent in our industry

Capital One is committed to diversity in the workplace.

If you require a reasonable adjustment, please contact ukrecruitment@capitalone.com  All information will be kept confidential and will only be used for the purpose of applying a reasonable adjustment.

For technical support or questions about Capital One's recruiting process, please send an email to Careers@capitalone.com

Capital One does not provide, endorse nor guarantee and is not liable for third-party products, services, educational tools or other information available through this site.

Capital One Financial is made up of several different entities. Please note that any position posted in Canada is for Capital One Canada, any position posted in the United Kingdom is for Capital One Europe and any position posted in the Philippines is for Capital One Philippines Service Corp. (COPSSC).

Who We Are

At Capital One, we’re building a leading information-based technology company. Still founder-led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Fairbank, Capital One is on a mission to help our customers succeed by bringing ingenuity, simplicity, and humanity to banking. We measure our efforts by the success our customers enjoy and the advocacy they exhibit. We are succeeding because they are succeeding.

Guided by our shared values, we thrive in an environment where collaboration and openness are valued. We believe that innovation is powered by perspective and that teamwork and respect for each other lead to superior results. We elevate each other and obsess about doing the right thing. Our associates serve with humility and a deep respect for their responsibility in helping our customers achieve their goals and realize their dreams. Together, we are on a quest to change banking for good.

Key skills:
  • DESIGN THINKING
  • Design
  • Research
  • Research and Development (R&D)
  • Adobe Creative Suite
Competitive salary

CONTRACT

INDUSTRY

Role Type

37.5 - 37.5 Hours
Flexibility:
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Compressed Hours
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Job Share
Flexibility:
Workplace
Hybrid Working (Office / Home)
Remote or Mobile Working
Work From Home (WFH)
Office Working
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Life event
Shared Parental Leave
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