The successful Front-end Designer will be a designer / maker and technologist at heart who thrives on building out concepts, prototypes, and digital products that translate research findings and strategic direction into usable and accessible digital products.
5+ years front-end design experience on consumer-facing digital projects / products (responsive websites, apps, preferred)
Diploma or degree in web design or related field
Experience designing for e-commerce sites an advantage
Portfolio of samples from products / sites that details candidate’s role in the project, including UX and front-end design, process.
Highly proficient in modern design and prototyping applications like : Sketch, Axure, Figma, InDesign, Adobe CC, etc.
Experience using collaboration tools such as Slack or JIRA
Strong knowledge of software development lifecycle and ability to easily interface with IT development team members and leaders
Highly proficient in delivering consistent user experiences across : browsers, platforms, and devices.
Comfortable designing in code, using the browser.
Experience with integration of brand standards within interaction design solutions
Active interest in new web-based technologies, with an ability to get up to speed quickly and incorporating into projects effectively.
Proficiency with mobile concepts including responsive web design and developing strategies for delivery across multiple devices and viewports.
Knowledge of native mobile application technologies.
Experience with Agile methodologies for project delivery.
Understanding of content management systems and ability to deliver assets and code to merchandisers and content writers for implementation of projects.
As a proud South African brand, Woolworths is committed to transformation. Meeting our employment equity goals will be taken into account in our recruitment decisions
Understand customer needs, business strategy and team deliverables and find innovative ways to deliver to these opportunities from a design perspective
Continuously analyze the user journey, creatives and pages that customer engage with to identify performance pitfalls, painpoints and opportunities
Design and prototype creative elements, layouts and interaction for Woolworths Online projects and Sales and Marketing Campaigns
Maintain the high standards as prescribed by the Woolworths CI and Values in the creative work that is done
Be an ambassador for online and the online strategy, by engaging in peer group meetings to ensure the relevant groups have full understanding and awareness of the needs of the online team
Design and maintain CI and Online aligned collateral for the Online Team to use in communicating to management and stakeholders
Can translate customer behavior into an architectural system that supports great interactive experiences for our customers.
Act as the advocate for our customers throughout the design process and maintain focus on their needs when crafting our digital products.
Ability to conceptualize quickly, test designs, measure the response, and recommend direction based on iterative feedback to deliver a design that supports a delightful customer experience.
Advocate for the adherence to accessibility standards in our products.
Ability to successfully articulate a point a view while maintaining an ability to negotiate benefits in a highly collaborative and dynamic structure.
Ability to review business requirements, write user stories, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines.
Experience with behavioral influencing through human understanding that drives designs which elicit an emotional impact from our customers.
Understands design research, its influence on interaction design and the impact on meeting the business goals for our customers.
Thrive in a fast-paced atmosphere with the ability to move from one project to another seamlessly.
Demonstrates passion and commitment for excellence, the customer, the Woolies brand and organisation, each other, South Africa and transformation and sustainability
Role models the Woolies values : Customer First, Quality, Inspiration, In Touch, Responsible, Integrity, Collaboration
Demonstrates a commitment to high performance is delivery focused and goal driven, flexible and thrives on and responds to performance feedback
Other duties as required