Team Lead UX Research
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    Team lead UX Research - Amsterdam

    At TomTom… 
    You’ll move the world forward. Every day, we create the most innovative mapping and location technologies to shape tomorrow’s mobility for the better. 

    We are proud to be one team of more than 5,000 unique, curious, passionate problem-solvers spread across the world. We bring out the best in each other. And together, we help the automotive industry, mobility businesses, developers, drivers, citizens and cities move towards a safe, autonomous world that is free of congestion and emissions.

    What you’ll doYou will be responsible for managing a team of 5 UX Researchers and, together with them establishing the vision of how UX Research can have most impact on TomTom products and strategy. This role combines leadership on various aspects: a people leadership part, leading individuals and the team, and a product leadership part, overseeing all main TomTom products.

    You naturally put user needs first, while taking business and technical requirements into account. You can present and share your work in a compelling and convincing way in front of key stakeholders that often involve individuals from different business and product units. You have a strong will to create easy to use, delightful products. You love iterating on UX to find the best possible user experience. You’re proactive, and a great team player.

    Some core activities include:

    In this role you will be expected to lead UX Research on various level:

    Lead individuals:

    • Manage a team of 5 UX researchers
    • Provide direction and feedback
    • Support with their development and career paths, be a coach.
    • Support with their their day to day work (priorities, research approach)

    Lead the team:

    • Accountable for the performance and end results of the UX research team.
    • Establish connections with key stakeholder across business units in order to identify strategic topics where UXR can make most impact
    • Organize people and resources to make the envisioned impact, in line with department strategy.
    • Ensure visibility of the UXR team and its insights both internally as externally.
    • Find and attract new research talents.
    • Establish a positive team culture, motivates, and empowers the team.
    • Together with the team improve our Research Ops
    • Manage the UXR yearly budget, negotiate contracts and manage vendor database.

    Lead our products & domains:

    • Strategize with PMs and higher management to support the creation of product vision/ strategy
    • Establish a continuous alignment with higher management, key stakeholders and external partners to proactively identify areas that need to be explored.
    • Be the user insights representative in meetings, pointing to existing studies and identifying knowledge gaps.
    • Take responsibility for the consistent application of research findings cross products.
    • Initiate research studies, and at times performing the actual research
    • Evangelize UserCentered way of working across TomTom.
    • Think holistically about the end-to-end TomTom experience and inspire others to do so.
    What you’ll need:

    To be successful, this is the kind of profile we have in mind:

    • 7+ years of industry experience, of which some in a leadership position.
    • Strong communication skills: easy to connect with and comfortable sharing your perspective.
    • Strong interpersonal skills: align, collaborate, engage, convince…
    • Solid time-management and prioritization skills.
    • Pragmatism: balance research investment depending on user and/or business impact.
    • In-depth experience with the whole package of qualitative and quantitative user research methods such as usability testing, contextual interviewing, observational studiess, surveys, analysis of usage analytics…etc.
    • An advanced degree in Human-Computer Interaction, Industrial Design, Interaction Design or related discipline.

    We’re not looking for a unicorn, but if you have experience/ affinity with one (or more ) of the below you’ve definitely got our interest:

    • Experience working in mobility sector.
    • Experience in working in a b2b environment.

    Meet your team 

    We’re UX (User Experience) Design. Fueled by user insights and data analytics, our mission is to create powerful, easy-to-use products that delight our customers – from the millions of drivers who use our products every day to the automotive customers who embed our technologies in their vehicles. We make this happen by delivering the design specifications for all TomTom’s driver-oriented software products. Our team is based in Amsterdam with sub teams at all major TomTom product development sites. Joining us, you’ll be part of a team that brings together design disciplines from user research to interaction, concept, motion and visual design. 

    Achieve more  
    We are self-starters who play well with others. Every day, we solve new problems with creativity, meet new people and learn rapidly at our offices around the world. We will invest in your growth and are committed to supporting you. In everything we do, we’re guided by six values: We care, putting our heart into what we do; we build trust (you can count on us); we create – driven to make a difference; we are confident, but don’t boast; we keep it simple, since life is complex enough; and we have fun because life’s too short to be boring. 
    After you apply 
    Our recruitment team will work hard to give you a meaningful experience throughout the process, no matter the outcome. Your application will be screened closely and you can rest assured that all follow-up actions will be thorough, from assessments and interviews through your onboarding. 
    TomTom is an equal opportunity employer 
    We celebrate diversity, thrive on each other’s differences and are committed to creating an inclusive environment at our offices around the world. Naturally, we do not discriminate against any employee or job applicant because of race, religion, color, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, national origin, genetics, or age.  
    Ready to move the world forward? 

    Not sure if you want to mention this here, but this is "in a business unit that is beginning to expand its UX systems" or similar? 

     good point

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