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Kforce Strategic Designer in Saint Louis, Missouri

Kforce has a client that is seeking a Strategic Designer in Saint Louis, MO.Summary:We are looking for a Strategic Designer that has experience both using design thinking to discover and deliver solutions and is a thought leader in the application of human-centered design principles to organizational challenges. You'll be joining our diverse team of problem solvers that employ design and systems thinking to conceptualize and develop high-impact, creative outcomes for market impact.Responsibilities: * Special assignment (significant portion of first several months): Partner with the Firm Portfolio Management Office to lead the creation of innovative and creative solutions to visualize the firm's portfolio of work given a variety of stakeholder needs and demands * Unlock key user insights and translate them into user objectives using prototyping and testing * Evangelize "design excellence" within the organization, sharing a deep appreciation for client and branch impact * Craft compelling stories and visual models to communicate discoveries * Interpret input, adjusting communication, narrative, and designs accordingly * Effectively communicate in verbal and written venues to present strategic opportunities, aligned to firm strategy/goals/objectives, define business cases, and develop strategic roadmaps that clearly articulate the journey toward an ideal end-user experience and business outcomes * Direct and produce tangible outputs at every step of the design process, including personas, journey maps, and blueprints * Partner with subject matter experts, business owners, and those skilled in multiple business process disciplines (e.g., Agile, Design Thinking, Lean Six Sigma, project management, product management, research) to define user and business capabilities needed to deliver new/improved experiences * Develop user experiences and/or processes that have firm-wide benefits and impact * Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience * 3-5 years of applicable work experience * 2 years of Design Thinking experience preferred * 2 years of Adobe/Sketch/InVision * Financial Services or FinTech exposure preferred * Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to influence and build relationships with leadership at all levels of the organization * Must be able to learn and communicate the principles of design, iterative improvement, design thinking, qualitative analysis, and change management to a wide variety of audiences to gain the buy-in and understanding needed to effectively deploy the tools and successfully deliver consistent quality for consultations and/or projects * Must be able to engage and inspire a wide variety of team members for quick and effective engagement * Must be able to manage large-scale efforts * Tableau and/or SharePoint experience a plus * Product management experience a plus Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:Hours