Associate Designer, UI/UX at KeHE Distributors (Remote)

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Overview

The Associate UX/UI Designer works alongside our engineers, product managers, business analysts, and business stakeholders to advocate for user experience and consistent design across applications. As an integral part of Digital Experience Team (DEX), the Associate UX/UI Designer will work alongside the team to help inspire cross-functional teams to deliver customer-focused experiences that drive business outcomes by advocating UX methodologies and techniques.

Primary Responsibilities

Embedded within the product and engineering teams, the Associate UX/UI Designer will help facilitate design thinking workshops, carry out research plans, and design interactive and visual design solutions including wireframes, mock-up flows, and interactive prototypes. This critical team member supports the delivery of high-quality enterprise and customer facing products, rapidly and iteratively. As a key contributor of the team, they will help advocate for utilizing UX best practices.

Essential Functions

  • Drive UI/UX aspects of Product Development Team initiatives and goals
  • Help to develop and define UX standards, research methods, best practices and processes and oversee their implementation
  • Conduct competitive research, discovery, and usability research
  • Co-facilitate research sessions to identify business, user, and technical requirements
  • Effectively communicate design decisions to product and leadership teams
  • Contribute to KeHE's design system
  • Use modern UX methodologies and techniques to inspire design thinking and create supporting documentation including personas, customer journeys, task flows, site maps, prototypes/wireframes
  • Stay current with UX, visual design, best practices, and front-end technologies

Minimum Requirements, Qualifications, Additional Skills, Aptitude

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of UX strategy and design for web, mobile, and application design
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Interest in learning front-end web technologies, native interface guidelines, web services, and APIs
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced iterative environment
  • Acts with empathy and curiosity; listens and seeks to understand
  • Passionate mindset with positive intent
  • Collaborative team environment and must be able to work well with others

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Pursuing Bachelor's degree in Design (Graphic, Interaction, Visual, and Digital), Human Computer Interaction, Human Factors, Information Architecture, Marketing, or related UX field is preferred
  • Portfolio of school projects is requested
  • Strong technical understanding with design tools such as Axure, Sketch, Invision, Zeplin, and Adobe Creative Suite (We use Sketch and Invision.)

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

Requisition ID

2022-17216

Equal Employer Opportunity Statement

KeHE Distributors provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion or faith, sex, gender, age, ancestry, national origin, mental or physical disability or medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other category protected under federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training as well as the administration of all Human Resources and Talent Acquisition processes.
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An Insider's view of KeHE Distributors

What’s the vibe like in the office?

KeHE is the perfect blend of hard work and diverse culture while maintaining a vibe that is fun and collaborative. It's not just a group of professionals paid to do the work, but instead everyone is part of a team working towards a common goal.

Moe Khan

Sr. Software Automation Engineer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

As the Manager of UI/UX Design, we work alongside & collaborate daily with engineers, product managers, and KeHE stakeholders to advocate UX & consistency across applications. The most exciting part about working for KeHE, besides the great people, is innovation - leading us to deliver high quality digital solutions transforming the food industry.

Ashley Plumb

User Experience Manager

What are some things you learned at the company?

Engineering isn't just about writing code. Understanding the needs of our users and translating those needs into a better product is a huge part of our day-to-day. Writing clean, performant code is fun and exciting, but if we don't deliver a functional product to our users at the end of the day, none of that matters.

Daniel

Lead Engineer

What are some social events your company does?

This year, the IT department at KeHE held their inaugural hackathon. It gave us the opportunity to collaborate and strengthen friendships in the spirit of friendly competition, as well as work with new and emerging technology. I cannot wait to see what is in store for next year’s hackathon!

Anthony Gacek

Software Engineer

What are KeHE Distributors Perks + Benefits

KeHE Distributors Benefits Overview

We are proud of our comprehensive benefits package - one that protects our employees and their families. Some benefits are provided automatically at no cost. Other benefits are available by choice. The benefits we offer are an important part of our total rewards which includes pay, benefits, and long-term career growth. Unique to being an employee-owned company, our team members are eligible to receive shares in the company through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan. For our tech teams, remote work will continue to be an option.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
-Company-paid STD policy at 60% of weekly earnings -Company-paid LTD at 50% of weekly earnings
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
3 Medical Options: - BCBS Health Care Plan (Full FSA allowed) - BCBS Health Savings Plan (Limited FSA & HSA allowed) - BCBS Value Plan (Limited FSA & HSA allowed Company pays majority of premium
Life Insurance
Company-paid policy 1.5 x annualized salary.
Wellness Programs
-Virgin Pulse (Opportunity to earn up to $300 incentive yearly. -Marketplace Care Partners -EAP through ComPsych -Free biometric screenings
Mental Health Benefits
-Marketplace Care Partners -EAP through ComPsych
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
What is an ESOP? An ESOP is a retirement plan known as an “employee stock ownership” plan. Under this type of Plan, the Company makes contributions into employees’ accounts.
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
KeHE may match charitable contributions for our "KeHE Cares" partners for special circumstances.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Through KeHE's Flexible Spending Account option, employees can set aside pre-tax dollars towards child care expenses.
Flexible Work Schedule
For corporate and sales, we offer in-office flex, hybrid, and 100% remote opportunities that are position-specific.
Remote Work Program
A select number of positions in corporate and sales offer the ability to work 100% remote.
Family Medical Leave
In addition to FMLA, KeHE offers an additional 12 weeks of medical leave (unpaid) with supporting medical documentation.
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Parking
Fitness Subsidies
Gym discounts nationwide.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Monthly earnings of $20-60/mo. for remote positions meant to subsidize cell phone and/or internet coverage.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
We offer $2500 annually for continuing education.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
In addition to the 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, KeHE also provides you with the opportunity to share in the company’s financial success through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan. KeHE will make contributions on your
behalf to the ESOP. You do not contribute any of your own money.

ESOP Highlights:
• The plan provides eligible employees an opportunity to share in the profitability and growth of KeHE and to earn additional income for retirement.
• The plan provides a stake in the company’s success.
• The ESOP is not directly affected by the ups and downs of the stock market.
• What we do each day and how the company performs directly impacts the ESOP.

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