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Position: RA1914
Title: User Experience Design Researcher
Salary: OPEN
Location: IL - Chicago

Global supplier of fragrances and flavorings for sensorial and nutritional solutions is looking for a User Experience Design Researcher who will be responsible for creating insights that will support the development of consumer understanding. By using strong research experience in creative methodologies and leveraging strategic thinking this person will bring consumer understanding to life.

  • Utilize ethnographic approaches to help define the consumer opportunity including.
  • Identify research objectives
  • Develop recruitment criteria and discussion guides
  • Lead consumer interview synthesizing results to provide a holistic and strategic recommendation.
  • Lead evaluation of final “working porotype” viability, final user experience engagement, flavor and form evaluation and synthesizing results to provide a holistic and strategic recommendation on launch planning.
  • Work with VP to improve current Innovation Process
  • Educate the team in Design Research Methodologies for initiatives
  • Identify areas of improvement in turning observations into actionable insights, in synthesizing and visualizing data

  • Master’s Degree in Design Preferred
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience as design strategist
  • Strong organizational, written and presentation communication skills
  • Needs to be able to re-prioritize work based on business activities
  • Ability to effectively work under tight deadlines and manage project independently
  • Ability to synthesize data from observation to evocative insights
  • Debrief and discuss research and user feedback with the team, synthesizing into meaningful design iterations


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