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Chief Designer - Upstream Digital

United States - Texas - Houston
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Job ID 103500BR Job category IT&S Group Segment Upstream Relocation availableYes - Domestic (In country) only CityHouston CountryUnited States Travel required Yes - up to 10%

Job profile summary:

BP’s new Upstream Digital organization has been set up as a digital leader to transform the Upstream business with world-class digital solutions. We are recruiting key talent to the Digital extended leadership team to help us build the capability needed to collaborate, build, deploy and sustain value effectively in our unique Agile culture. Reporting into the Digital Center of Expertise, BP Upstream’s Chief Designer (CD) is accountable for envisioning the direction and executing the core user experience (UI and UX) design elements in the digital portfolio. The CD is responsible for leading delivery of Digital design delivery, design operations and shaping the design culture in Upstream. The CD will ensure a focus on creating a world-class user experience and apply best in class design principles to realize transformational business value across the global digital portfolio.

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BP’s new Upstream Digital organization has been set up as a digital leader to transform the Upstream business with world-class digital solutions. We are recruiting key talent to the Digital extended leadership team to help us build the capability needed to collaborate, build, deploy and sustain value effectively in our unique Agile culture. Reporting into the Digital Center of Expertise, BP Upstream’s Chief Designer (CD) is accountable for envisioning the direction and executing the core user experience (UI and UX) design elements in the digital portfolio. The CD is responsible for leading delivery of Digital design delivery, design operations and shaping the design culture in Upstream. The CD will ensure a focus on creating a world-class user experience and apply best in class design principles to realize transformational business value across the global digital portfolio.

  • Understands fluently the overall technology portfolio. Collaborates with digital Chief Product Owners, Initiative Product Owners and regional and functional stakeholders to understand their digital product roadmaps and requirements.

  • Defines Upstream’s direction for UI and UX and ensures tight integration into the roadmaps to deliver world-class innovative customer-centric user experiences.

  • Steers, and is accountable for cross-functional product development teams to build designs that meet requirements – including design specification documents, user flows, wireframes, prototypes, etc.

  • Drives Upstream’s end user experience design from an end-toend perspective, including discovery, ideation, conception, detailed design, prototypes, and validation across multiple products and areas.

  • Leads and steers building an enterprise-wide community of practice, providing guidance on UX and UI design to realize the vision. Coaches Upstream professionals (non-designers) to deepen understanding of Design Thinking methods and user centered practices.

  • Gains support for the UI/UX vision and direction from senior functions, regions, digital and other technical leadership as well as from senior technical experts.

  • Provides direction, manages performance, coaches and mentors Lead Designers in providing engaging and intuitive user experiences for digital products

  • Oversees and monitors all user research, persona development, usability testing, contextual inquiry, surveys, A/B testing and task analysis as well as facilitates workshops with senior stakeholders and end users.

  • Defines the experience strategy by facilitating work sessions and opportunity workshops with product teams and users to articulate key design goals, plans and requirements

  • Audits the landscape competitively and comparatively for inspiration as well as design ideas that can be utilized in the current design process

  • Leads and monitors the overall BP user experience and product design efforts for the team, ensuring the delivery of a high-quality service and product development

  • Manages interfaces with Upstream Technology Teams, IT&S Teams and external partners and vendors to position BP as an informed buyer in the space of digitization.

  • Tracking digital and design trends for inspiration as well asdesign ideas that can improve solutions and working processes

  • Collaborates with cross functional teams: Product, Marketing, and Technology leaders to ensure successful development, release, and launch of a best-in-class product

  • Ensures high quality graphics and visual components are present and that teams are using the best of resources, tools and capabilities available.

Education: Undergraduate Bachelor’s Degree in a field of design that may include HCI, Communication Design, Product Design, Computer Science, Industrial Design, Design Research. Master’s degree in Design or equivalent area preferred.

About BP:

We are a global energy business involved in every aspect of the energy system. We have 75,000 employees in 80 countries, working towards delivering light, heat and mobility to millions of people, every day. We are one of the very few companies equipped to solve some of the big complex challenges that matter for the future. We have a real contribution to make to the world's ambition of a low carbon future. Join us, and be part of what we can accomplish together.

BP is one of the world's leading international oil and gas companies. Through our work we provide customers with fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, lubricants to keep engines moving, and the petrochemicals products used to make everyday items as diverse as paints, clothes and packaging. Our objective is to create value for shareholders and supplies of energy for the world in a safe and responsible way. We strive to be a safety leader in our industry, a world-class operator, a responsible corporate citizen and a good employer.

Our Upstream segment is responsible for our activities in oil and natural gas exploration, field development and production, and midstream transportation, storage and processing.
At the same time, we’re investing in the talents of the 20,000 people who work to make these activities a reality.

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