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Our Site Merchandising teams collaborate with our technology, merchant and marketing teams to achieve sales goals. We’re laser focused on delivering our customers with the best customer experience across all digital channels.
Macy’s digital business is the
largest in NYC, one of the ten largest in the U.S., and has driven 10
consecutive years of double-digit growth. This is a unique opportunity to join
a digital business with a massive scale that is growing and investing in
development. We’re building a new type of customer-centric shopping
experience at the intersection of content, commerce, and technology to help
customers find and buy things they love. As a member of the team, you
will be responsible for accelerating the growth, redefining the strategic
long-term vision, and help integrate digital technology so our customers have a
seamless experience across all of our retail channels.
What we can offer you
- Opportunity to exposure to high visibility/impact
- First-hand experience to help define the future
of online and physical commerce at massive scale
- Exciting, challenging problems to solve - you'll
never have a boring day at the office
- A refreshingly fun work environment where you
will collaborate with a smart and talented team
- A chance to learn and participate in the growth
of NYC’s largest retailer
Macy’s Inc. seeks a passionate,
team-oriented Director of User Experience Research to join the Digital team and
play a key leadership role in overseeing all user research for Macy’s.com and
Macy’s app. The Director of User Research will be responsible for leading user
research for key initiatives across business units and will manage of team of
User Researchers that inform user experience design decisions to realize Macy’s
strategic vision. The Director of User Research will apply their strong
understanding of customer needs with an equally deep understanding of business
goals to champion solutions that deliver value to Macy’s business and
customers. The Director of User Research will manage our on-site testing lab as
well as 3rd party vendors and contracts. Candidates should have a minimum of 10
years of experience researching across digital channels, including at least 5
years leading and managing research teams. Strong candidates should possess a
proven track record of leading and developing world-class user research teams in
a fast-paced collaborative team environment, working and influencing in a
cross-functional context, and advocating research and data to inform the design
of the experience. The Director of User Experience Research will draw on
experience to build relationships and maximize the output of the team. The
candidate is responsible to perform other duties as assigned.
- Leads strategic user research across channels
(Macy’s.com, Macy’s app, retail stores).
- Partners with product management and technology,
and develops strategic user research for assigned domains (business units)
that aligns to Macy’s overall strategic vision for assigned domains.
- Partners with product management and define user
success metrics for assigned domains, including business goals and user
needs for assigned domains. Partners with product management and customer
data teams (e.g. consumer insights, analytics, etc.) to discover unmet
user needs and defines strategic user success metrics for assigned
domains. Partners with user experience design team to incorporate user
research into user experience designs.
- Evangelizes strategic user research and the
importance of user research across the company, and acts as spokesperson
and representative to senior management and outside departments,
advocating for user research involvement across all customer touchpoints.
- Serve as a subject matter expert and thought
leader on user research across the company as well as the broader research
community (e.g. presenting at conferences, writing articles, teaching,
Leads user research activities for projects
Oversees the user research performed by the user
research team and ensures user research findings are shared with user
experience design teams. Partners with the user experience design team to
ensure user research is incorporated into user experience designs and that
user needs (as measured by user success metrics) are met.
Partners with executives, product management,
technology, customer data teams (e.g. consumer insights, analytics, etc.)
to define user success metrics for projects within assigned domains.
Partners with product management and technology,
and ensures that user research is delivered on time, on strategy, and on
Develops and refines user research processes that
best support strategic alignment, speed, and efficiency of
operationalizing user research for projects and the overall UX department.
Leads and manages a team of user researchers.
Hires and retains top talent. Responsible for the
performance management of team members.
Responsible for staffing resources for projects
and ensures project deadlines are met by team members.
Ensures that the user research team’s skills and
staffing assignments are strategically aligned to project needs.
Manages consultants and vendor relationships as
Develops the skills of user research team members
to support business needs and individual career aspirations. Develops
talent through coaching and mentoring, and provides support and guidance
to the user research team.
Ensures the team is trained on Macy’s processes,
methodologies, standards, and engagement models.
- Minimum 10 years of user research in all areas of
user research (design research, market research, quantitative research)
across consumer mobile applications, websites, or retail stores with at
least 5 years managing a user research team.
- Bachelor's degree in Human Factors, HCI,
Cognitive or Experimental Psychology, Sociology, or related field. Masters
- Strong thought leadership and user research
skills, including research experience across different methods, with both
qualitative and quantitative methodologies.
- Deep knowledge of implementing a variety of
research methods (e.g. guerilla testing, rapid ethnography, contextual.
Inquiry, focus groups, surveys, online remote testing, lab
observation/logging tools such as Morae, concept testing, usability
testing, A/B or multivariate experimentation testing, etc.).
- Expert project management and prioritization
skills; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, at various
stages of their development; ability to effectively delegate
responsibilities and tasks to staff researchers.
- Excellent people management skills, including the
ability to attract and retain world-class talent, as well as the ability
to align resources to business needs while supporting the career
development of staff members. Ability to inspire, develop, and coach team
- Strong verbal and written communicator with all
levels of business leaders; ability to influence and cultivate strong
relationships with key business stakeholders and executives in the
- Ability to communicate and influence product
management and user experience designers to incorporate user research
findings into product designs.
- Exceptional negotiation skills across a variety
of audiences; can successfully advocate both business-facing and IT
technology solutions among peers and to executive leadership.
- Sound business judgment: the ability to identify
the business objectives, develop and implement a business strategy on
projects; capable of making reliable business decisions during execution.
- Must have a strong research portfolio that
clearly demonstrates using a variety of research methods to drive decision
making in an organization.
This job description is not all-inclusive. Macy’s Inc. reserves the right to
amend this job description at any time. Macy's Inc. is an Equal Opportunity
Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Macy’s is an
Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work