Job Description

At Fjord, Design Leadership drives creativity and innovation at all levels. Our Design Leadership invests itself in strengthening the relationships between our teams, our clients, our work, and the people who use our products and services every day. 

As a Design Director, you’ll supervise the design practice and delivery across one or more accounts. You’ll be responsible for coordinating multidisciplinary design teams to create ideal solutions for our clients. You’ll also manage Design Leads, collaborate with primary partners, and work with program leadership to plan future projects. 

This is your opportunity to evolve integrated design as both as a field and a practice on a global scale. 

As a team, we: 

  • Lead and encourage design teams and individuals. 

  • Provide oversight and lead design activities across client and internal projects. 

  • Build opportunities to solve business challenges with design excellence. 

As a Design Director, you: 

  • Drive design quality, practice, and offerings that meet business and user goals as well as create new offerings within Fjord. 

  • Lead design points of view, proposal creation, and relationship management across one to two key clients. 

  • Deeply understand the market and can speak to our clients and the industry about our content, craft, and trends. 

  • Own craft and capability output across key projects, ensuring each project result is of the highest quality. 

  • Assess performance and provide career mentorship and performance decisions for members of the studio Design team. 

  • Provide directional oversight of individual project team's work and assume overall accountability for it. 

  • Develop pitch decks and project approaches that lead to exciting, inspiring, and well-shaped work for our Design team. 

  • Cultivate relationships with new and existing clients. 

Working together, we will: 

  • Build environments where our design teams can do high-quality work for our clients. 

  • Uncover opportunities to apply design thinking to solve challenges for key accounts. 

  • Build and strengthen the multidisciplinary skillsets of design teams across the studio. 

 

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Qualifications

Set yourself apart: 

  • Extensive knowledge and experience with driving and applying user-centered design processes while working collaboratively with customers, along with cross-functional teams including engineering, product management, and user research. 

  • Mastery in two to three areas of expertise such as Service Design, Visual Design, Interaction Design, or Content Design. 

  • Proven history of managing cross-functional teams to create a powerful, effective, and coherent design solution. 

  • Highly proactive with outstanding communication and interpersonal skills. 

  • Experience working on developing and launching new growth areas for clients, and/or applying design to areas such as culture change and strategy, are a plus. 

Your experience:  

  • 10+ years of relevant industry experience; 4+ years leadership/management experience; demonstrated experience leading multiple cross-discipline teams. 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a design subject area; a master’s degree is preferred. 

We are a family of Fjordians. Our living culture and borderless playground provide us with space to thrive, following simple core values that inform everything we do. Be adventurous. Bring a vision. Make an impact. Rely on empathy. Nurture collaboration. Stay transparent. Be ambitious and generous in all you do.  

Thanks to a unique partnership with Accenture, we’re able to do work that changes the world, and we’re always looking for kindred spirits. 

We believe Design Leadership should empower design teams, providing guidance, provoking thought, and removing barriers so that all members can reach their full potential. In doing so, our design leaders inspire teams, clients, and users to push beyond boundaries and achieve our shared goals. If your strengths revolve around bringing out the strengths in others, we encourage you to join our Design Leadership team. 

 

About Accenture 

To learn more about Accenture, and how you will be challenged and inspired from Day 1, please visit our website at https://www.accenture.com/se-en/careers 

We offer a long-term career, where you will constantly challenge yourself to learn and grow. Our performance achievement approach to performance management focuses on building on your strengths and improve your potential. We are an organization that encourages diversity – everyone will be given equal opportunities based on performance and aspirations. 

Equal is greater than - Accenture welcomes and encourages applications from a diverse set of backgrounds related to gender, age, ethnicity, culture, race, religion and belief, disability, nationality, sexual orientation and gender identity. Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and core values, providing an environment where everyone brings distinct experience, talent and culture to their work. We invite you to be part of this diversity!Ds 

If you would like to be considered for employment opportunities with Accenture and need special assistance due to a disability or accommodation for a disability, please send an email to Accenture Recruitment Norway <nor.interview@accenture.com>. 

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

COVID-19 update:  The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually. 

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