Product Designer

Product Designer, Brand Creator

Remote, with ability to travel to Edinburgh City Centre 

Salary between £35,000 and £50,000, depending on experience 

About Us 

MRM Global is a marketing technology company, enabling global drinks brands such as Bacardi, Diageo and Carlsberg to transform the way they support their customers with printed and digital marketing. 

Our innovative Brand Creator application enables sales reps for major drinks brands to quickly and easily create high-quality marketing materials that utilise the power of their global brands with customised and relevant messaging. The benefit to our clients is increased brand visibility and sales, through fantastic looking menus, printed and digital marketing. 

The value of our product combines easy-to-use design software, high quality templates, and on-demand printing, to give users an effective end-product in as little time as possible. Our goal is to get sales reps creating more customised marketing and selling more of their products as a result, whilst also reducing waste and saving the planet! One of the key benefits of our product is that it helps drinks brands to reduce waste from the use of mass-printed marketing.  

Brand Creator is currently used in over 30 countries, and we continue to expand globally to achieve our vision of becoming the global market leader in our industry. 

We have recently secured a £2.6m investment from the UK’s leading investor BGF and are investing heavily in our platform. 

Our Culture 

Our culture reflects our rapid growth and our ambition to be the global market leader. That means that we’re a fast-paced organisation where every day is different, and the work is challenging. We appreciate that the scale-up experience isn’t for everyone. We are specifically looking for people who love taking responsibility, challenging themselves and who strongly relate to our 4 core values: 

  • Teamwork: Growing a global company means solving some very difficult problems and we believe working as a team and leveraging the skills of a diverse group of people is the best way to solve those problems. We look for team players with a track record of working with others to achieve amazing results.  
  • Resilience: If you’re looking for a smooth ride on a freshly surfaced road, with no diversions, MRM probably isn’t for you. We’re looking for people who love a challenge, can handle uncertainty and have the gritty resilience to overcome difficulties. 
  • Humility: Being open to learn and being able to admit when your wrong is fundamental to the having the growth mindset required at MRM. At MRM we are taking on new challenges every day and we don’t have all the answers. Those who succeed at MRM are humble with a strong desire to develop themselves and be constantly learning.  
  • Authenticity: At MRM we believe it’s essential to have genuine connections with team-mates, customers, and suppliers. We look for people that are honest, genuine and can build deep relationships with others based on trust and authenticity.  

About the Role 

We’re looking for someone to join our Product Team as a Product Designer to support the team with creative, intuitive and beautiful UX solutions for a wide range of user and business problems. We have recently built a new product team to help us overhaul the product experience and set us up for huge growth over the next few years! We are just getting started with a lot of exciting changes and we’re looking for someone ambitious to grow with us. Your work will help us to create an industry-leading product that transforms the way our users do their work. 

The role will be varied, from conducting user research through to creating high-fidelity prototypes for production. The right candidate will be an excellent problem solver, highly analytical and creative, as well as possessing a strong technical understanding to produce technically feasible and responsive UI designs and reusable components. Experience designing responsive websites or apps is essential, ideally with some experience in task-based apps or websites and/or eCommerce.  

You will work closely with our Senior Product Designer, Product Managers and engineering team and act as the ‘voice’ of the user, getting to know our users and their goals and involving them in the design process as much as possible. 

We work with some of the world’s biggest and best knows drinks brands so this role would suit someone with an interest or background in consumer brands and marketing. 

Responsibilities 

  • Design intuitive and elegant UI & UX solutions to support the product evolution and business requirements 
  • Produce visual / UI designs for product feature updates and brand related projects, across multiple work-streams 
  • Prototype high fidelity prototypes, and communicate the detail of these interactions to development though detailed product documentation 
  • Contribute to the growing UI design system, design language and vision of the product 
  • Create user flow diagrams and wireframes that capture essential user journeys and meet business requirements and technical constraints 
  • Carry out UX design research and workshops to analyse problems and ideate solutions with the product team and stakeholders 
  • Prepare and perform usability and concept tests with users for feedback and validation 
  • Conduct user interviews and surveys to gather insights into user needs and behaviour 
  • Synthesise user feedback/research results to extract key findings and insights 
  • Work collaboratively with other team members to come to the best solutions possible, utilising the team’s knowledge, skills and creativity to get the best results! 

Skills and Requirements 

  • Experience designing wireframes, concepts and high-fidelity UI designs for websites and/or applications 
  • An excellent understanding of branding and it’s place in UI/product design 
  • An ability to empathise with users and a strong understanding of user-centred design, demonstrating the ability to solve user problems with intuitive UX solutions 
  • Skills in icon and illustration design, with an excellent eye for typography, spacing, colour and general UI design principles 
  • Demonstrate a high level of attention to detail and finesse in graphic and user interface design 
  • Experience using Figma, Miro, Creative Cloud, Sketch (or similar) for creating wireframes and high-fidelity UI designs, prototypes and components 
  • An understanding of atomic design principles and how to apply them in a design system 
  • At least some understanding of HTML/CSS/responsive web layout and how this affects UI design decisions 
  • Great organisation and communication skills to plan and manage workload, and communicate updates and progress effectively with the team 
  • Self-motivated and proactive with a keen desire to learn and grow with the team. 
  • Big picture thinking - ability to think through how changes to the product design will deliver value for our business and contribute to prioritisation to ensure MRM delivers value early. 
  • Outcome-driven team-player: Show the desire to get great outcomes for our users and therefore our product and business as a whole!  

It is useful if you can demonstrate;  

  • Low ego, hunger to learn & dig into how things work  
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal) 
  • Confidence presenting and articulating design thinking and decisions  
  • An interest the drinks, hospitality or fast-moving consumer goods industries 

Bonus points if you have;  

  • Experience in a fast-paced tech company/start-up  
  • Experience related to design applications, B2B software and/or ecommerce 

Some candidates may see this list and feel discouraged because they don’t match all the requirements. If this is your ideal job please apply anyway, there’s a good chance you’re more wonderful than you think you are.  

You could belong here;  

To deliver brilliant marketing to MRM’s global drinks suppliers and their customers we need to build a company that’s reflective of their diversity.  We’re building an inclusive workplace that promotes and values difference, where everyone, from any background, can do their best work and be proud to belong.   

What We’ll Offer  

  • Pension.  A combined contribution of up 12% of your salary for your future.   
  • Reward and Recognition. A bonus scheme based on company performance and your personal contribution, with regular recognition along the way.   
  • Holidays.  30 days including public holidays, with options to buy or sell extra days.   
  • Wellbeing.  We’ll support you in looking after your health and wellbeing so you can do your best work.  We operate a cycle to work scheme, have a weekly fitness class hosted by a professional instructor and offer emotional and practical advice through an employee assistance programme run by BUPA.    
  • Central office location.  Flexibility to work remotely, with a great space to collaborate with colleagues and contribute to our culture.   
  • Grow with us.  You’ll have opportunities to develop your career in a high pace technology company as part of a great team.     
  • Personal Investment.  We’ll invest in your personal development and give you regular feedback.   
  • Open culture.  A place where you can bring new ideas, try doing things differently and have a real impact.  

Please apply by emailing Charlotte Hancocks a copy of your latest CV or LinkedIn profile, a link to your portfolio or a PDF, and tell us why you think you’d be a good fit!

For more information about us visit: https://mrmglobal.com/ or check out our socials. 

Drop me a line
charlotte.hancocks@mrmglobal.com