Product Design Lead @ bp - Chicago, IL

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2 months ago

Product Design Lead

bp - Chicago, IL

Job Profile Summary

At bp, we're striving to meet the growing global demand for safe, sustainable, and affordable energy. A career in digital design is an opportunity to transform the present and invent the future.

bphxd (human experience design) are designing the future of digital and sustainable products putting humans at the heart of everything we do. Our collective mission to is transform bp to a more efficient business in pursuit of our net zero ambition. This may involve developing new businesses, products, and services, or enhancing existing offers, while having space to develop your skills in all kinds of new and exciting ways.

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The Product Design Lead is a vital member of the Design discipline. You will promote our design standards and support the team in developing and maintaining them as the foundation for crafting cohesive experiences. Your role will be ‘hands-on’ as an Individual Contributor designing products within a Discovery Squad.
You are passionate about building outstanding experiences and thinking deeply about people and the experiences we create, making them better for humans, our business, and the planet. You are a leader who cares about developing junior Product Designers while actively inputting into our discipline to continually improve the quality of our practice.
Your accountabilities
  • Part of a multi-disciplinary discovery squad, you will be working to uncover opportunities for product development, identifying, quantifying the value, and validating potential solutions with customers.
  • From experience mapping to prototyping solutions, working closely with UX Research to validate concepts quickly.
  • You will create rapid designs of varying degrees of fidelity from sketches and wireframes through to high-fidelity prototypes.
  • You will leverage existing libraries and work with Design Engineering to identify potential design system patterns.
  • Working with data – qualitative and quantitative – to inform all design decisions
  • Driving a user-first mentality and a design thinking methodology into everything you do. A passionate advocate of putting the user front and center with user-informed design decisions.
  • Actively coach, train, and inspire change for product design across bp.

About you

A successful candidate should have experience working as a Product Design Leader on an in-house Design team or at a Design agency. Your portfolio should highlight your approach to problem-solving coupled with your skills in research, user experience, and design. Other include:
  • Experienced communicator, empowering and educating your team and partners on product design, including product-line concepts, narratives, and customer value propositions.
  • Strong skills in visual design subject areas (typography, iconography, composition, color, composition, layout) and an advocate and champion for design system usage and Product Design quality
  • Knowledge of various research methods, how to structure research and essential tests to reduce the risk of confirmation and other types of bias impacting the results.
  • Ability to communicate critical insights cross-functionally to crucial partners, always advocating for the user.
  • Ability to articulate your design decisions based on user value and the problems they solve for the business.
  • Ability to effectively consolidate and communicate key findings and insights cross-functionally to critical partners, actively engaging with the product team and advocating for the user.
  • Ability to represent a design philosophy and principles.
  • An advocate and active user of the Design Thinking process and methodology to deliver superior user outcomes: planning, executing, and implementing the end-to-end process.
  • Knowledge of Agile or Lean UX or product methodologies and experience working in a collaborative, agile environment is a plus.
Why join bp
At bp, we support our people to learn and grow in a diverse and ambitious environment. We believe that our team is strengthened by diversity. We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment in which everyone is respected and treated fairly.

There are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are meaningful, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits can include flexible working options (60% office, 40% remote), a generous compensation package, paid parental leave policy, and excellent retirement benefits, among others!


Innovation & Engineering

Job Family Group

IT&S Group

Relocation available


Travel required



United States of America

About BP


Join us in creating, growing, and delivering innovation at pace, enabling us to thrive while transitioning to a net zero ‎world. All without compromising our operational risk management.

Working with us, you can do this by:

  • deploying our integrated capability and standards in service of our net zero and ‎safety ambitions
  • driving our digital transformation and pioneering new business models
  • collaborating to deliver competitive customer-focused energy solutions
  • originating, scaling and commercialising innovative ideas, and creating ground-breaking new ‎businesses from them
  • protecting us by assuring management of our greatest physical and digital risks

Because together we are:

  • Originators, builders, guardians and disruptors
  • Engineers, technologists, scientists and entrepreneurs‎
  • Empathetic, curious, creative and inclusive

Experience Level


Legal disclaimer

If you are selected for a position in the United States, your employment will be contingent upon submission to and successful completion of a post-offer/pre-placement drug test(and alcohol screening/medical examination if required by the role) as well as pre-placement verification of the information and qualifications provided during the selection process. The drug screen requires a hair test for which BP must be able to obtain a sufficient hair sample for analysis (~4 cm/1 ½” scalp, or > 2 cm/¾” body – arms & armpits/legs/chest)

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, BP is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard for race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, military status, age, marital status, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, neurodiversity/neurocognitive functioning or any other protected group status. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us or have one of your representatives contact us at [email protected]; or by telephone at 833 478 7480 8am-5pm CST/CDT Monday-Friday.

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