Head of UX Strategy

Santa Monica, California | Freelance | Job ID #49305 |
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Our client, a technology sports company, is seeking a Head of UX Strategy (Director level) to join their team. You will head up leadership responsibilities to help support and evangelize the larger UX group across the company and a vital part of the UX group’s leadership team.


  • Mentorship and development of the UX Strategy team of up to 10 people
  • Present to, interact with, and influence senior executives 1-2 times per week
  • Ensure UX Strategists are identifying synergies between products and across divisions that can lead to new product ideas or enhancements
  • Collaborate with peers and the Agile Coaching team to analyze our existing UX processes and drive continuous improvement
  • Partner with the Head of Design to deliver a comprehensive Design System
  • Partner with the User Research Manager to set up a research roadmap to support strategy
  • Helping to champion and educate product owners and leaders about the role of UX strategy as part of the UX group’s broader process
  • Advancing global standards and best practices for UX strategy
  • Relentlessly seeking opportunities to create improvements and better alignment across our products for our users


  • 10+ years in UX strategy, including at least 3+ in a leadership role ideally in a B2B global user-centric capacity
  • Proven record of leading user-centered design teams for projects aimed at global audiences
  • Understanding of Agile development processes along with previous experience in delivering complex projects
  • Strong understanding of building and improving high-quality digital products
  • Strong experience advocating for and using user research in the product development process
  • Ability to support 10% international travel
  • Comfortable in a happy and casual environment, with processes in place but open to making a mark on the company's future products

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Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.
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