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Title:  UX Product Design Manager


Downers Grove, IL, US, 60515

Company:  Univar Solutions Inc.
Requisition ID:  24689


We’re looking for a UX Product Design Manager to join our growing Global User Experience team at Univar Solutions. We are part of a fast-paced innovative digital team that works like a start-up within a Fortune 500 company. We work across exciting industries, such as beauty care, pharmaceuticals, food, and breweries, while supporting corporate initiatives around sustainability and women in STEM. If you’re looking for a high-visibility opportunity where you can make your mark on the future eCommerce experience for an $8 billion company, this just might be the role for you. 


Reporting to the Director of Global User Experience, the Product Design Manager will:

  • Lead, grow, and inspire a high-performing team of product designers that supports multiple products and design work streams 

  • Conduct hands-on UX work across the entire design lifecycle, including user research, information architecture, interaction design, visual design, prototyping, workshopping, journey mapping, etc.

  • Be an active participant in sprint planning to prioritize, execute, and ship against multiple deadlines

  • Partner with UX Strategy & Insights to research and identify priorities for the most impactful opportunities to solve business and customer challenges

  • Develop and maintain a UX project plan across a portfolio of complex and high-visibility initiatives

  • Partner with Digital Adoption to accelerate usage of digital self-service and eCommerce, globally

  • Collaborate with a cross-functional, multi-disciplinary team including: Product Management, Merchandising, Engineering, Analytics, Marketing Automation, Marketing, Customer Experience, Corporate Communications, and others

  • Lead the development of a sustainable design system that supports consistency, reusability, and accessibility

  • Advocate for inclusive, accessible, and intuitive design across all our products


You are a good fit for this role because:

  • You’re passionate about fostering a positive work environment with happy team members 

  • You embrace diversity and individuality 

  • You go out of your way to support, mentor, and learn from those around you 

  • You are a seasoned designer who has shipped products that have solved significant business and industry problems while delighting users with intuitive experiences

  • You are a self-starter who embraces challenges and always looks to find solutions that drive successful outcomes for our business, customers, and employees

  • You intuitively balance when to compromise to get the essential work done on time and when to push for the ideal process

  • You stay up-to-date with latest design trends



  • 5-7+ years of UX and/or Product Design experience

  • An exceptional portfolio that demonstrates a proven track record of applying user-centered design to solve complex problems and ship successful products

  • Strong writing and communication skills

  • Proficient in Sketch, XD, Figma, Invision, Abstract and other design tools



  • 2+ years managing other designers working across multiple initiatives

  • Experience designing for AA accessibility

  • Experience creating or using design systems


IMPORTANT: Please include links to portfolios (and logins, if required)


Univar Solutions is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.


We offer comprehensive benefits to employees including medical, dental, STD, LTD and life insurance, 401k, generous PTO and much more.



Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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