Gary White

Gary White

Chief Operating Officer

“Truly understanding customer needs will help companies improve not only the buying experience but also their bottom line.”

Connie O'Donoghue

Connie O'Donoghue

Office Manager

“Putting human experience at the core of business allows us to craft services and organisations that are loved by users and employees.”

James Denholm

James Denholm

Senior Consultant, Experience Design

“Experiences matter because getting them right makes people happy and happiness is the end goal.”

Richard Sedley

Richard Sedley

CEO

“No brand intentionally delivers a poor customer experience. The best part of what we do is help clients realise their ambitions.”

Jane Thomas

Jane Thomas

Principal Consultant, Measurement

“My favourite part of this job is providing evidence that quantifies the customer experience. Good quant evidence helps our clients make better-informed business decisions.”

Lavelle Hurley

Lavelle Hurley

Senior Consultant, Experience Design

“Great experiences lead to happiness, joy and a sense of euphoria.”

Ben Saunders

Ben Saunders

Senior Design Consultant, Measurement

“A great client experience is about delivering complex data in a clear and compelling way.”

Janki Lalji

Janki Lalji

Visual Designer

“Meaningful experiences matter especially when creating designs to help customers make the right decisions.”

Joris Beets

Joris Beets

International Director, Service Design & Innovation

“Combine operational excellence and service leadership with the best customer experience… and the sky is the limit.”

Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson

Principal Consultant, Experience Design

“Experience design is taking the highly complex and making it simple - giving people rich and engaging solutions which they will want to use over and over.”

Ioannis Melas

Ioannis Melas

Partner

"Experience matters because bad experiences destroy value."

Nicola Hutchinson

Nicola Hutchinson

Consultant, Service Design

“Understanding customer needs and behaviours is fundamental for creating better businesses for our clients. Not only do I enjoy the range of clients I get to work with, but also the different challenges they present to us.”

Simonas Skrebe

Simonas Skrebe

Consultant, UX Research

"To provide the level of quality and simplicity users expect, we need to understand them first. UX Research allows us to do so – to improve people’s lives by designing pleasing experiences."

Anna Murton

Anna Murton

Marketing Manager

"Engaging with your customer’s experience is the key to making meaningful and personalised solutions a successful reality."

Theresa Clifford

Theresa Clifford

Engagement Director

“Great experiences create customer loyalty and trust – get the experience right and drive both value and growth in your customer base.”

John Dumas

John Dumas

Director, Research and Insight

“You have to include the customer. Or design decisions are just someone's opinion. Evidence based experiences matter.”

Tobias Misera

Tobias Misera

Managing Consultant

“I believe that a positive customer experience is vital to the success of any organisation, service or product and that brands get the customer responses (good or bad) they deserve.”

James Wiggin

James Wiggin

Client Director

“In a commoditised world an experience is all that stands out. Make it good and people are loyal, make it poor and they’ll desert.”

Jon Stephens

Jon Stephens

Director of Consultancy

“Combining customer insight, commercial analysis and great design with an iterative, lean start-up approach is the best way to develop experiences that matter – for customers and our clients.”

David Loughlin

David Loughlin

Principal Consultant, UX Research

“Successful products and services are built on a deep understanding of user needs and problems. Experiences matter because they are the tangible moments that bring solutions to life.”

Suzanne Hutson

Suzanne Hutson

Senior Consultant, UX Research

“I love conducting user research, because I get to observe first-hand the power of UX to make or break customer relationships. Great user experiences excite people, and engender trust and loyalty.”

Adam Bradley

Adam Bradley

Consultant, UX Research

“I advocate that challenging existing assumptions about users and gaining a deep understanding of their needs and behaviours is vital to create experiences that are simple, exciting and compelling to use.”

Nimrah Khan

Nimrah Khan

Accounts Assistant

“A good experience can improve a customer’s engagement with a brand, product or service. A great experience can excite a customer about a brand, product or service.”

Dom Graveson

Dom Graveson

Managing Consultant

“High performing businesses build measurable and meaningful relationships with customers based on understanding and equity. Experience research and design provides a roadmap to realise this value.”

James Grant

James Grant

Senior Consultant, Experience Design

“Experience design touches and shapes our lives everyday and is often the difference between the failure and success of a product. Creating experiences is very fulfilling to me; I know what I do matters.”

Susan O'Shea

Susan O'Shea

Manager, Customer and Digital

“Experience matters because good is no longer enough. Customers want experiences that exceed their expectations. Get it right and you have the power to change people’s lives and transform companies.”

Mahafozur Chowdhury

Mahafozur Chowdhury

Management Accountant

“Experience matters because without it there’s no real knowledge. Nothing is ever a waste of time if you use experience wisely, that’s one of the key components to own everything you do.”

Sarah Cunningham

Sarah Cunningham

Recruitment Operations Coordinator

“Customer experience matters because good experiences improve customer happiness and loyalty, and the value of an organisation.”

George Nutting

George Nutting

Visual Designer

“Customer insight is at the heart of every project. This means that everything I design is based on evidence, and that matters.”

Gianluca Menini

Gianluca Menini

Consultant, Service Design

“A truly meaningful experience creates memories, emotions, knowledge. It nourishes a company’s identity. A successful service is a bridge between people’s needs and the values and ambitions of a business.”

Roisin O'Brien

Roisin O'Brien

Manager, Customer and Digital

“Customer Experience matters because it creates the foundation for a truly customer centric organisation, that will in turn drive customer loyalty, advocacy and revenue generating behaviour.”

Peter Neufeld

Peter Neufeld

Partner

“Really meaningful experiences help people make better decisions. That’s the heart of financial services. It matters.”

Oliver Kenton

Oliver Kenton

Director

“Digital may be reshaping the world around us, but to really make a difference - to create a meaningful experience - you have to leave technology at the door: It’s still all about people.”

Hammad Khan

Hammad Khan

Head of EY-Seren MENA

“Spending my life understanding what people want/need and helping organisations create products and services of meaningful interaction matters immensely to me. And hopefully our work matters to them too.”

Yannis Masouras

Yannis Masouras

Consultant, UX Research

“Crafting the optimal user experience requires knowledge of what your customers want most, and what your company does best. Then focusing on where these two meet.”

Linda Stephens

Linda Stephens

Consultant, Experience Design

“First impressions last. Our role is to make them count, to create something that really connects to a customer’s needs and deliver an experience that will make them want to keep coming back.”

Sayyid Hashmi

Sayyid Hashmi

Consultant, UX Research

“Accounting for the customer’s experience creates a win-win situation. The company gains more engagement from customers and customers feel valued.”

Shean Malik

Shean Malik

Principal Consultant, Service Design

“Designing innovative experiences allows us to have a positive impact on society. We should do it right.”

Dimitri Berti

Dimitri Berti

Senior Consultant, Service Design

“Experience is how a brand unfolds its undeniable truth. Behind every promise there is a story revealing what a brand really is, and what it genuinely does for the customer. What ultimately matters.”

Anna Herdman

Anna Herdman

Senior Consultant

“If we create something without a good customer experience we’ve failed before we even started.”

Ikshit Nigam

Ikshit Nigam

Principal Consultant, Measurement

“Customer experience is probably the only sustainable competitive advantage a brand can have. Brands who know this, become known.”

Alastair Cottrill

Alastair Cottrill

Principal Consultant, Business Design

“Every business exists to create a customer. And experience is the centrepiece of this – defining how you fit within your customers' lives, and providing the anchor for the design of your organisation.”

Stephen Cowburn

Stephen Cowburn

Head of Video

"Every user journey is a story. If we really understand these stories and we know how to explain them to others, we can start to change services, experiences and products for the better."

Alessandra Furetta

Alessandra Furetta

Senior Consultant, Service Design

“Designing or improving a service requires involving all the stakeholders, including customers and front line staff. Everyone’s experiences matter when building a trustful and successful business.”

Serge Isakov

Serge Isakov

Business Designer

“Relationships that last are defined through meaningful experiences. By understanding our experiences, we can innovate and deliver long lasting value that is greater than the sum of its parts.”

Ozde Karatas

Ozde Karatas

Senior Consultant, Research and Insight

Customer experience is not only ‘the buying experience' anymore. It is about continuous interaction. Brands providing excellent service throughout all interactions and delivering engaging experiences will win the customers’ hearts

Shane Rooney

Shane Rooney

Senior Consultant, Customer and Digital

“Experience is the most valuable non-tangible asset you have, it is the gateway to your customer/users hearts and meeting or exceeding the customer/users expectations will prove the success of your product or service!”

Mark Coombes

Mark Coombes

Director

“I love looking for patterns in human behaviour. Finding out people’s real needs and requirements and how we can make their experience easier, better and more intuitive.”

Oliver Shreeve

Oliver Shreeve

Principal Consultant, UX Research

“I believe placing the customers’ experience first is vital, and taking this approach for our financial clients makes sure their customers are empowered to not just make day-to-day decisions with their money, but better long term life plans.”

Anna Nagele

Anna Nagele

Business Design Consultant

The experience is the story-world you create around your products and services - if you do it well it incites curiosity, attracts customers and helps them realise their ambitions and purpose

Rob Atkinson

Rob Atkinson

EY Partner, Head of Digital for UK&I Advisory

"As consumers, most people want experiences that are personalised, simple and fun. Yet, most people have no idea how to turn 'customer centricity' from a concept into a measurable reality. We know how to do that"

Guy Simpson

Guy Simpson

Consultant, UX Research

“Including customers in the design process creates empathy. An empathetic approach surfaces real needs, and helps businesses meet them to craft experiences that matter.”

Paul Hunter

Paul Hunter

Director, Retail Experience

"How we feel about a brand or product is no longer defined by what they tell us they are. Our opinions are formed through our interaction and experiences with them"

Chris Thelwell

Chris Thelwell

UX Practice Director

“Caring about the customer and the outcome they desire is the true measure of a great experience.”

Mick Angel

Mick Angel

Principal Service Designer

Digital and de-centralisation creates an explosion of ideas. The pace of change is still growing and yet we are in a period resembling ‘Engels’ Pause’ for technology: it’s going to get very interesting

Matt Goodacre

Matt Goodacre

Consultant, Research and Insight

"Human experience is messy, complex and emotional. Untangling this messiness provides an essential understanding of how different people experiences the world, and the structures and relationships that underlie their interactions"

Hannah Pitts

Hannah Pitts

Service Designer

“Experience design shouldn’t be about fixing problems. Well designed experiences minimise the potential for problems happening, and give people what they want and need"

Tyrone Barton-Robie

Tyrone Barton-Robie

Visual Designer

When encountering any brand; every touchpoint within the customer's interaction is designed to deliver thoughtful experiences to ensure upmost satisfaction. Creating a lasting positive impression is a joy to deliver.

Victoria Rogers

Victoria Rogers

Principal Consultant, Research and Insight

A deep understanding of needs is core to creating a customer experience that’s relevant and meaningful within the context of people’s lives – and enables business to innovate and stand out against the competition

Matt Milligan

Matt Milligan

Senior Consultant

Customers should be treated like special guests at a party; with all their needs attended to. It is our job to help businesses make that reality

Anya Zeitlin

Anya Zeitlin

Design Consultant, Research and Insight

User research and evidence based design are the foundations of great customer experience. And great customer experience generates value for businesses and consumers alike.

James Fowler

James Fowler

Business Design Consultant

Putting customers at the heart of your organisation is the easiest thing to say and the hardest thing to actually do

Joel Bailey

Joel Bailey

Managing Consultant

A good customer experience creates the conditions for profitable customer behaviours. We use good design to create propositions customers want, and multichannel services that are easy to use.

Bedford Thomas

Bedford Thomas

HR Director

We can only deliver a great service for our clients, when we provide the highest levels of employee experience

Cordia Lewis

Cordia Lewis

Head of Government

Even in the digital age, people are still at the core of designing the most innovative and intuitive digital services for the customer. We can help you deliver the quality digital experiences customers need and expect

Billie Anderson-Waine

Billie Anderson-Waine

Principal Service Designer

Great services are born when we understand what resonates with customers, recognise what will deliver business value and focus on the employee experience of those delivering it. That’s the sweet spot.

Lauren Ottaway

Lauren Ottaway

UX Design Consultant

Understanding the needs and perspectives of our customers is crucial for the design of useful, relevant, and meaningful experiences

James Cowdery

James Cowdery

Principal Product Manager

We design useful products that serve user needs and enable brands to meet the expectations of the modern customer

Briar Holland

Briar Holland

UI Design Consultant

All design decisions must be based on customer insight to provide a meaningful and helpful experience

Wil Colquhoun

Wil Colquhoun

Animator

Our ability to visualise our clients’ complex concepts using illustration and animation is a core part of our ability to create change.

Join the team

We are always looking for new people to join our rapidly expanding team. We would love to hear from practitioners in data analysis, customer insight, innovation and service, business or interface design.

Middleweight Animator

We are looking for a Middleweight Animator to join our Video and Storytelling team. The successful candidate will play a vital role in evolving EY-Seren’s ability to tell stories for our clients and for ourselves. Reporting to the Head of Video and Animation Director, the Middleweight Animator will support the team in: 

  • The creation of sketch storyboards and animatics to help chisel out the best possible shape for a story.
  • Illustration of key assets and the ability to work closely with additional illustrators to create the visual world of a film.
  • Work on a wide range of animations, from 2D character driven explainer animations right through to graphics for live action films. 

Key skills

  • In-depth knowledge of Illustrator and After Effects.
  • Strong typographic and design skills.
  • Expert knowledge of current After Effects plugins, add-ons and methods.
  • Experience using Boords.
  • A good understanding of tracking and compositing. 

Attributes

  • A problem-solving thinker, who can take an awkward brief and come up with solutions.
  • A fast prototyper and visual magpie, who can use found elements to quickly demonstrate ideas.
  • A die-hard fan of illustration and lover of vector illustration and animation.

Interested?

Send your CV and portfolio to recruitment@ey-seren.com 

Principal Business Designer

Business designers bring commercial and strategic rigour to our design projects, ensuring our recommendations create both customer and business value. They combine deep business expertise with a strong knowledge of both design and customer insights.

At EY-Seren, business designers are involved throughout our design projects. Their ability to translate between the worlds of business and design mean they often play key leadership roles on projects, including:

  • Leading multidisciplinary design teams in diverse project and client settings 
  • Interfacing with senior clients to translate business objectives into design briefs, and design activity into business outcomes
  • Working directly for EY partners and/or leading EY consultants as part of hybrid teams and programmes

A business designer's craft is designing for the commercial viability of design recommendations. To this end, they add value across the lifetime of a project:

  • Understand market dynamics, identify growth opportunities and business model implications
  • Support innovation with the design of new business models and validation experiments
  • Model financial benefits of initiatives and build investment cases
  • Identify implications of a design project on organisational structures, strategic assets and operating models in order to execute
  • Drive ideas through to implementation, defining the execution roadmap, go-to-market strategy or transition to product strategy and MVP 

Key tasks and responsibilities

Principal Consultants are trusted to lead and inspire multiple cross-discipline project teams. They take responsibility for the most senior client relationships, managing risks, coaching colleagues, ensuring delivery success and creating sell-on opportunities. They are known as experts in one or more sectors and they develop new EY-Seren tools and offerings.

Key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Inspire and lead multiple clients and project teams unsupported, ensuring the delivery of high-quality insight, design and critical thinking
  • Supervise and oversee the day-to-day work of multiple teams and works with the Practice Director to ensure quality of output across projects
  • Identify and act on opportunities within projects and across the client organisation and works with Client Services and the New Business team to secure, on-sell and up-sell, and contribute to new business proposals and pitches as required
  • Lead new business proposals where required, including scoping project, defining approach, writing proposal and scoping resource requirements
  • Support the Practice Director in recruitment and the allocation of resource to each project
  • Work with the Practice Director to implement new methodologies and support practice integration; recommend frameworks to embed insight into an organisation
  • Develop and deliver specialist training to embed EY-Seren’s methodologies, both within the team and externally
  • Contribute to Business Design practice thought leadership through writing, speaking and internal IP development
  • Line to Business Design practice thought leadership through writing, speaking and internal IP development 

Skills and Experience

The nature of the role demands a hybrid skill set that combines commercial and analytical rigour with strong creative intuition and a growth mindset. The following experience is desired for this role:

  • A skilled professional with 8+ years of experience, ideally gained in a combination of a traditional management consulting environment and in a design, innovation, startup or corporate growth setting
  • Very comfortable in a consulting role and experienced with a client-facing position in an agency/consulting environment, including leading client workshops and developing and delivering strategic recommendations
  • Experience working in multidisciplinary design teams. A demonstrated ability to advocate for the value and application of design to senior stakeholders
  • Experienced in leading, defining and implementing innovation, customer experience or growth strategies for companies across different industries. Experience in delivering digital innovation to market preferable
  • Experience working across the innovation project lifecycle from customer research and insight generation to idea generation and prototyping through to agile delivery
  • Experience in a thought leadership role, demonstrated through writing (blog, white paper, etc.) and/or speaking engagements 
  • A demonstrated understanding of the following domains, with significant depth in at least three or four:
    • Business strategy and business model analysis
    • Financial modelling and investment case development
    • Design theory and methods
    • Innovation management theory and practice
    • Product/marketing strategy
    • Brand strategy
    • Customer behaviour and psychology
    • Product management
    • Business change and transformation
  • MBA preferred

Interested?

Please send us your CV to recruitment@ey-seren.com along with an answer to the following question. Keep it short and sharp ( <300 words).

  • Think about a business model for 'blockchain-enabled fractional ownership of cars'
    • Do you think this could be a viable business?
    • What are some of the questions you would want to validate?
    • How might you go about it?

Project Manager

The Storytelling Team is a group of video producers, animators, illustrators and data viz designers within EY-Seren, which creates beautiful video and infographics.

We’re looking for a pro-active and ambitious Project Manager to organise the day-to-day operations of our Storytelling team and help it grow. The successful candidate will be the linchpin of the team and support the Head of Department in:

  • Managing timelines for multiple projects, from infographic design to animation.
  • Producing budgets and proposals.
  • Planning resource management, including freelance support.
  • Communicating with our clients by phone, email and in person.
  • Analysing project performance.

Key skills

  • A talent for clear, concise writing.
  • Ability to build friendly, confident relationships with clients.
  • Ability to spot potential confusions and head them off at the pass.
  • Experience creating timelines for video and animation projects.
  • Mastery of TeamGantt, Word, Excel, and Powerpoint (we produce a lot of slide decks!).

Attributes

  • You're committed and self-motivated.
  • You're excited about developing new skills.
  • You're naturally organised, with meticulous attention to detail.
  • You're familiar with the creative industries (preferably video).
  • You're interested in stories about the new technologies and concepts that will shape the future.
  • You're approachable, but assertive and self-assured.

Interested?

Send your CV and portfolio to recruitment@ey-seren.com 

Front-end Developer

A Front-end Developer is competent and proficient in delivering Front-end development work alongside building great relationships with designers and product managers. They are responsible for quality and speed of delivery of assigned work, while forging an understanding of project requirements, roles of all team members and deliverables. They create a positive team environment and help build client relationships by delivering outstanding User Experience and Front-end code.

Key tasks and responsibilities

  • Create front-end development work for client engagements with support from the Lead or Principal Consultant and Practice Director
  • Inspire clients with the delivery of high quality design work in a timely manner
  • Attend industry events
  • Deliver compelling, articulate presentations using various tools and techniques to support spoken content
  • Actively seek collaboration with relevant disciplines to deliver blended solutions
  • Oversee tasks assigned to Junior Consultants
  • Authoritatively and diplomatically steer, instruct and challenge clients

Skills and Experience

  • 2+ years' relevant experience in Front-end development, profound understanding of development in general and comfortable with related design disciplines like Visual and UX Design 
  • Experience developing in HTML, CSS, Javascript to a very high standard and attention to details
  • Experience with frameworks such as NodeJS, React, Angular is highly desirable
  • Experience with Design Systems and responsive grid frameworks
  • Experience working with Enterprise level CMS systems, especially Adobe Experience Manager is highly desirable
  • Experience delivering high quality code and documentation within an Enterprise environment
  • Experience of working alongside full-stack developers and dev ops to integrate front-end development into a larger code base
  • Experience working alongside designers and product managers in a continuous and iterative way (ideally as part of an agile team, eg. Scrum)
  • Experience of working as part of a Kanban team is highly desirable
  • Has the ability to balance the perfect experience against the ability to ship early and learn
  • Is able to write to a high standard, fluent in English, additional major languages desired
  • Can effectively prioritise and deliver to deadlines
  • Recognised Degree or similar experience (essential) and Masters (desirable)
  • A willingness to travel and work overseas (occasionally), this position will be located within our Shoreditch office, but will require regular travel to our clients' office in London

Interested?

Send your CV and portfolio to recruitment@ey-seren.com 

Senior UX Designer

A Senior Consultant is the hands-on expert and go-to person on their projects for their discipline (UX). They’ll feel comfortable scoping, planning and managing medium-sized projects within their discipline, with inout from Lead and Principal consultants and their Practice Director. They create a positive team environment and help build client relationships by delivering outstanding User Experience.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Lead client engagements with support from the Lead or Principal Consultant and Practice Director
  • Inspire clients and small teams with the delivery of high quality design work as directed by the Lead, Principal Consultant, Practice Director and Managing
  • Supervise the day to day work of a small, multi-disciplinary project team
  • Identify and act on opportunities within projects to pass on to Client Services and New Business for on-sell and up-sell and contribute to new business proposals as required
  • Support the Practice Director in the recruitment and allocation of resource for projects
  • Support methodology leadership for the practice area and work with the Practice Director to implement new methodologies
  • Help to develop and deliver specialist training to embed EY-Seren’s methodologies
  • Attend and contribute to industry events
  • Deliver compelling, articulate presentations using various tools and techniques to support spoken content
  • Actively seek collaboration with relevant disciplines to deliver blended solutions
  • Oversee tasks assigned to Consultants
  • Authoritatively and diplomatically steer, instruct and challenge clients
  • Actively develop their knowledge of the full range of UX and Product Design techniques and work with the Lead, Principal Consultant and Practice Director to apply them to client projects
  • Line manage one or two consultants (Junior to Consultant)

Experience and attributes

  • Shows creative intuition, able to apply a wide range of Design Thinking techniques, able to deliver innovative conceptual thinking, whilst also having the right analytical and technical mindset and skills to work out the details to deliver real value to clients
  • 5+ years’ relevant experience in UX or Product Design, profound understanding of design in general and comfortable with related design disciplines like Visual Design, IA, UI design, Service Design, Spatial Design, Business Design, Organisation Design
  • Proven experience with Design Systems, grid frameworks, delivering to and creating style guides and other responsive design experience
  • Experience working alongside developers in a continuous and iterative way (ideally as part of an agile team, eg. Scrum)
  • Has the ability to balance the perfect experience against the ability to ship early and learn
  • Experience of running design workshops is desirable
  • Has knowledge of UX design research skills across qualitative and quantitative methodologies and experience in how to use them effectively in collaboration with others
  • Is able to write to a high standard, fluent in English, additional major languages desired
  • Can effectively prioritise and deliver to deadlines, previous line management experience is desirable
  • Is people-centred from research through to delivery
  • A portfolio showing all above
  • Recognised Degree or similar experience (essential) and Masters (desirable)
  • Proficient in Sketch, Adobe CS, Invision and other design related tools A willingness to travel and work overseas

UX Research Consultant

We are looking for a mid-weight UX Research Consultant to join our London office in Shoreditch. While you need to be a UX Researcher at the core, the work you will be doing is increasingly Experience Design Research. So it will stretch your experience and service design skills.

As part of an embedded team for one of our key financial services clients, you will keep the client's customers included throughout their design process. Driven by challenger banks and fintech, you will be constantly exploring the application of the latest tech and experience trends.

You will get to learn and grow as part of a leading service and experience design agency. This includes a generous annual budget to spend on personal and professional development of your choosing.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Work directly with clients with limited supervision
  • Identify and act on opportunities within projects to pass on to the Client Services team for on sell and upsell
  • Undertake project work as directed by the Senior Consultant, Principal and Head of Practice
  • Show an active interest in the development of practice methodology and make recommendations to the Senior Consultant, Principal Consultant and Head of Practice
  • Provide day to day support to Junior Consultants on the application of EY-Seren’s methodologies
  • Attend industry events
  • Deliver compelling and articulate presentations using various tools and techniques to support spoken content
  • Deliver tasks with some direction, maintain good relationships with account teams to meet project objectives
  • Identify potential opportunities with Senior and Principal consultants
  • Show initiative to collaborate with relevant disciplines to deliver project tasks 
  • Plan and conduct customer research, including methods such as design ethnography contextual research, lab-based research and focus groups

Skills and Experience

Essential

  • Recognised Degree
  • Portfolio
  • Proficient in user research and testing tools and set-up (e.g. mobile testing, recording solutions, etc.)
  • Ability to write to a high standard
  • Ability to effectively prioritise and deliver to deadlines
  • A willingness to travel and work overseas

Desirable

  • 2+ years’ experience
  • Previous line management experience
  • Proficiency in Adobe CC

Interested?

Send your CV and portfolio to recruitment@ey-seren.com.

Service Designer

We are looking for Consultants to join our Service Design team. A Consultant in this team will have to be hands-on in all elementary service design tools, skills & processes. They should above all be smart, switched on and have a strategic, creative and analytical mindset. Consultants should also have enough experience and confidence to give presentations, and organise and run both customer and client-facing research and design sessions. They should enjoy working on greatly varying projects, be open to learning about new industries, new cultures and unknown professional territories, and be always working to deliver and embed outstanding and transformative service design through team effort.       

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Undertakes project work as directed by the Senior Consultant, Principal and Practice Director
  • Provides day to day support to Juniors on the application of EY-Seren methodologies
  • Actively seeks to understand project requirements, roles of all team members, aims and deliverables
  • Monitors own delivery against project requirements, effectively prioritises and delivers to deadlines
  • Delivers tasks with some direction from more senior team members, maintains good relationships with account teams to meet project objectives
  • Shows initiative to collaborate with other disciplines to deliver project tasks
  • Mentors Junior staff and interns
  • Works directly with clients with limited supervision, is competent in performing certain client management responsibilities - with support, takes opportunity to raise client's awareness of EY-Seren's capability, seeks to understand a client's goals. Identifies and acts on opportunities within projects to pass on to the Client Services team for on-sell and up-sell. Identifies potential opportunities with Senior and Principal consultants
  • Shows an active interest in the development of practice methodology and makes recommendations to Senior and Principal Consultants and the Practice Director
  • Shares project/client learning and outcomes with team and company
  • Is able to articulate EY-Seren methodologies and their value to client, is able to articulate EY-Seren's mission statement, present case studies of any projects worked on, articulate the joint EY and EY-Seren offering. Works to gain general understanding of EY business.
  • Attends project briefings and client meetings, industry events.
  • Demonstrates good knowledge of common Service Design techniques and their application.

Skills and Experience

  • Has demonstrable experience in in-depth contextual research, quantitative research, journey mapping, persona building, hosting creative sessions, service prototyping, embedding design & instilling change
  • Shows creative intuition, is able to apply a wide range of creative techniques, deliver innovative conceptual thinking, whilst also having the right analytical mindset and skills to work out organisational and business details to deliver real value to clients
  • Has 1-3 years’ relevant experience in Service Design, profound understanding of design in general and comfortable with related design disciplines like Visual Design, UXD, IA, UI design, Spatial Design, Business Design, Organisation Design
  • Has knowledge of design research skills across qualitative and quantitative methodologies and experience in how to use them effectively in collaboration, is able set up and conduct customer research, both contextual in-depth and remote large-scale
  • Demonstrates an understanding of business and organisational systems 
  • Can see the bigger picture and find direction from depth, insight and complexity
  • Is able to present case studies of projects worked on
  • Delivers compelling and articulate presentations using various tools and techniques to support spoken content. Chooses content, style and language appropriate to audience and context. Confident presenting to internal and external teams. Able to field questions with credibility.
  • Is capable of designing and running activities within a project, e.g. a co-creation session
  • Has the ability to think strategically across challenges and projects
  • Is proficient in Adobe CS
  • Writes to a high standard, is fluent/native in English, additional major languages desired
  • Effectively prioritises and delivers to deadlines
  • Is people centred from research through to delivery
  • Is able to present a portfolio showing all above
  • Has a recognised Degree (essential) and Masters (desirable) 
  • Is willing to travel and work overseas

Principal Service Designer

We are looking for a Principal Service Designer to join our Customer Experience team in Paris, reporting into the Director of Consultancy.

We are setting up our first European EY-Seren office here in Paris with a local (and French speaking) team of Service Designers, UI/UX consultants and Researchers to deliver best in class cross channel Customer Experiences to existing and new EY clients. 

Key tasks and responsibilities

  • Inspire and lead multiple clients and project teams unsupported, ensuring the delivery of high-quality insight, design and critical thinking
  • Demonstrate expert knowledge of all Service Design research and design methodologies, techniques and tools, works to evolve their application for improved, customer and client business outcomes
  • Develop and deliver specialist training to embed Seren’s methodologies, both within the team and externally
  • Supervise and oversee the day-to-day work of multiple teams and works with the Practice Director to ensure quality of output across projects
  • Identify and act on opportunities within projects and across the client organisation and works with Client Services and the New Business team to secure, on-sell and up-sell, and contribute to New Business proposals and pitches as required
  • Support the Practice Director in recruitment and the allocation of resource to each project
  • Support methodology leadership for the practice area and work with the Practice Director to implement new methodologies and support practice integration; recommend frameworks to embed insight into an organisation
  • Attend and contribute to industry events, locally and internationally
  • Line manage a number of consultants (Junior to Senior)

Skills and Experience

  • Strong creative intuition, ability to deliver groundbreaking, innovative conceptual thinking, whilst also having an engineering and analytical mindset, not afraid to use Big Data, to work out organisational and business implications to deliver real value to clients
  • 8+ years’ experience in Service Design, Innovation and Customer Experience Design, thought leader in Service Design, profound understanding of design in general and very comfortable with related design disciplines like Visual Design, UXD, IA, UI design, Spatial Design, Business Design, Organisation Design
  • Discipline and/or sector specialist i.e. qualitative research and/or financial services, but has advanced enough understanding of other sectors and disciplines that they are able to scope and lead cross-discipline projects in any sector
  • Knowledge of design research skills across qualitative and quantitative methodologies and experience in using them effectively in collaboration
  • Able to integrate commercial effort/impact data into project journey and concept outputs to help illustrate the commercial implication to the client
  • Can see the bigger picture and find direction from depth, insight and complexity
  • Strong influencing, negotiation and communication skills, both written and verbal. Presents difficult ideas and challenges clearly and positively
  • Capable of scoping, planning and costing multi-disciplinary programmes of work
  • Experience ranging from incubator/startup to large corporate transformation
  • Previous line management experience
  • Proficient in Adobe CS
  • Ability to write to a high standard, fluent in English, additional major languages desired
  • People-centred from research through to delivery
  • A portfolio showing all above
  • Recognised Degree (essential) and Masters (desirable)
  • A willingness to travel and work overseas
  • Fluent in French, basic English language skills

Interested?

Send your CV and portfolio to recruitment@ey-seren.com

People

Principal Service Designer

We are looking for a Principal Consultant to join our Service Design team, reporting into the Practice Director.

Key tasks and responsibilities

  • Inspire and lead multiple clients and project teams unsupported, ensuring the delivery of high-quality insight, design and critical thinking
  • Demonstrate expert knowledge of all Service Design research and design methodologies, techniques and tools, work to evolve their application for improved, customer and client business outcomes
  • Develop and deliver specialist training to embed Seren’s methodologies, both within the team and externally
  • Supervise and oversee the day-to-day work of multiple teams and works with the Practice Director to ensure quality of output across projects
  • Identify and act on opportunities within projects and across the client organisation and works with Client Services and the New Business team to secure, on-sell and up-sell, and contribute to New Business proposals and pitches as required
  • Support the Practice Director in recruitment and the allocation of resource to each project
  • Support methodology leadership for the practice area and work with the Practice Director to implement new methodologies and support practice integration; recommend frameworks to embed insight into an organisation
  • Attend and contribute to industry events, locally and internationally
  • Line manage a number of consultants (Junior to Senior)

Skills and Experience

  • Strong creative intuition, ability to deliver groundbreaking, innovative conceptual thinking, whilst also having an engineering and analytical mindset to work out organisational and business implications to deliver real value to clients
  • 8+ years’ experience in Service Design, Innovation and Customer Experience Design, thought leader in Service Design, profound understanding of design in general and related design disciplines like Visual Design, UXD, IA, UI design, Spatial Design, Business Design, Organisation Design
  • Discipline and/or sector specialism, and advanced enough understanding of other sectors and disciplines to be able to scope and lead cross-discipline projects in any sector
  • Knowledge of design research skills across qualitative and quantitative methodologies and experience in using them effectively in collaboration
  • Ability to integrate commercial effort/impact data into project journey and concept outputs to help illustrate the commercial implication to the client
  • Strong influencing, negotiation and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Experience in scoping, planning and costing multi-disciplinary programmes of work
  • Experience ranging from incubator/startup to large corporate transformation
  • Previous line management experience
  • Proficiency in Adobe CS
  • Ability to write to a high standard, fluent in English, additional major languages desired
  • People-centred from research through to delivery
  • A portfolio showing all above
  • Recognised Degree (essential) and Masters (desirable)
  • A willingness to travel and work overseas

Interested?

Send your CV and portfolio to recruitment@ey-seren.com

Senior Service Designer

We are looking for a Senior Consultant to join our Service Design team, reporting into the Practice Director.

Key tasks and responsibilities

  • Lead client engagements with support from the Principal Consultant and Practice Director
  • Identify and act on opportunities within projects to pass on to Client Services and New Business for on-sell and up-sell and contribute to new business proposals as required
  • Inspire and lead clients and small teams with the delivery of high quality insight and design as directed by the Client Director, Managing Consultant and Programme Manager
  • Supervise the day to day work of a small, multi-disciplinary project team
  • Support the Practice Director in the recruitment and allocation of resource for projects
  • Support methodology leadership for the practice area and work with the Practice Director to implement new methodologies
  • Help to develop and deliver specialist training to embed Seren’s methodologies
  • Attend and contribute to industry events
  • Deliver compelling, articulate presentations using various tools and techniques to support spoken content
  • Actively seek collaboration with relevant disciplines to deliver blended solutions
  • Oversee tasks assigned to Consultants
  • Authoritatively and diplomatically steer, instruct and challenge clients
  • Actively develop their knowledge of the full range of service design techniques and work with the Principal Consultant and Practice Director to apply them to client projects
  • Line manage one or two consultants (Junior to Consultant)

Skills and experience

  • Shows creative intuition, able to apply a wide range of creative techniques, able to deliver innovative conceptual thinking, whilst also having the right analytical mindset and skills to work out organisational and business details to deliver real value to clients
  • 5+ years’ relevant experience in Service Design, profound understanding of design in general and comfortable with related design disciplines like Visual Design, UXD, IA, UI design, Spatial Design, Business Design, Organisation Design
  • Has knowledge of design research skills across qualitative and quantitative methodologies and experience in how to use them effectively in collaboration, able to scope, set up and lead customer research, both contextual in-depth and remote large-scale
  • Demonstrates a good understanding of business and organisational systems
  • Is able to write to a high standard, fluent in English, additional major languages desired
  • Can effectively prioritise and deliver to deadlines, previous line management experience is desirable
  • Is people-centred from research through to delivery
  • A portfolio showing all above
  • Recognised Degree (essential) and Masters (desirable)
  • Proficient in Adobe CS
  • A willingness to travel and work overseas

​Interested?

Send your CV and portfolio to recruitment@ey-seren.com.

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