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IDEX Product & Design Strategist - Digital Solutions in Northbrook, Illinois

If you’re looking for a special place to build or grow your career, you’ve found it. Whether you’re an experienced professional, a recent college graduate or somewhere in between, IDEX is a place where you can apply your existing skills and learn new ones in an environment where you can make an impact.

With interesting opportunities in engineering, marketing, sales, supply chain, operations, HR, finance, and more across more than 40 diverse businesses (https://www.idexcorp.com/our-businesses/business-segments/) around the globe, chances are, we have something special for you.

The Product and Design Strategist – Digital Solutions is a new role within IDEX’s Enterprise Business Systems team. You will provide critical thought leadership and direction in the realm of digital product design and innovation across IDEX’s global businesses. A successful candidate will act as evangelist and coach to influence senior technical leadership and ensure the delivery of solutions that allow our business to realize excellence.

What You Will Do

  • Lead discovery sessions with business units to identify business goals, customer and end-user needs, and digital capability needs

  • Facilitate service design workshops with businesses and customers to translate business pains and objectives into product and technical solution roadmaps

  • Help establish value and business strategy through the lens of human-centered design

  • Work closely with solution delivery teams (IoT solutions, Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, ERP/Digital Manufacturing) to establish a unified digital strategy

  • Act as a trusted business partner and innovation expert for business development activities relating to digital innovation and digital transformation

  • Work closely with the business units to design and implement MVP solutions to expedite and validate digital value proposition

What We Look For

  • Diverse strategic skillset spanning various industry categories

  • Proven experience spanning products, services, processes, and systems

  • Fluency in product design principles, experience maps, user journeys, service design, and product roadmaps

  • A strong passion for and ability to evangelize innovation, design, and application of technology

  • Practical, hands-on experience in the architecture, design, implementation, and/or support of cloud-enabled digital solutions

  • 5+ years of experience in in one of the following: business, service design, strategic design, innovation strategy, or related field

  • Track record of success delivering medium and/or enterprise scale solutions, and proven ability to prioritize, self-direct, and execute at velocity

  • Ability to work with business units in designing cloud solutions from scratch

  • Proven background in repeatable implementation and deploy models

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate technical concepts clearly when engaging with teams

  • Possess an appreciation for learning emerging digital trends and derive satisfaction from problem solving.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, or equivalent preferred

  • 5+ years related work experience in technology-centric product design or product management (digital/IoT product preferred)

  • 3+ year project management experience (PMO certification preferred)

  • Strong presentation skills and experience developing and presenting value propositions and business cases with leadership teams required

Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

IDEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. IDEX gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration or protected category made unlawful by federal, state or local laws (Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled).

Business Unit: Corporate

Job Segment: Corporate

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