Associate Design Director, Digital Product - McKinsey Design

  • Stockholm

Who You'll Work With

You'll join our Stockholm studio as part of McKinsey Design. The award winning studio in Stockholm is our European largest design hub that has previously won the coveted Red-Dot Team of the Year award. 
McKinsey Design drives client growth by delivering breakthrough physical and digital products, customer experiences, and design-led innovation. Our approach is multi-disciplinary, combining out-of-the-box creativity with the analytical rigour of McKinsey to innovate at scale and speed across private, public and social sectors. 
Our highly-skilled, cross-functional team of designers, business strategists and agile developers deliver service concepts, experiential prototypes and go-to-market products to transform clients' businesses.
Our Design team offers the breadth and experiences of 350+ world-class design talent from Lunar Design, Veryday and McKinsey's homegrown experience design practice. At McKinsey Design, we bring a diverse community of designers and innovators passionate about getting in the midst of our customers and elevating design capabilities to the forefront of business decisions, impact and results. 
We help designers find their professional home in a nurturing and prestige-less studio culture – while providing access to industry leading experts, knowledge resources, driven, and talented colleagues who are committed to drive sustainable change. Our unique studio culture is casual and social, with an emphasis on knowledge building and innovation. We have the freedom to experiment, work iteratively, and are constantly learning and growing. Our community emphasizes the importance of mentorship, collaboration and propelling the value of good design.

What You'll Do

You'll set the direction for your workstreams and take responsibility for your design and research teams while delivering high quality human-centred solutions.
In this role, your primary focus will be on a great variety of digital business building projects. You'll help clients in rapidly imagining, building and scaling game-changing offerings from the ground up as well as develop their capabilities to do it again and again. 
You'll work on diverse, cross-functional teams (bringing together design, agile, engineering, business, data science, product owners and more) hand in hand with the client. You'll tackle all aspects of the design and business building process often through leading interactive workshops and concepts sprints. You'll leverage your broad palette of design capabilities to prototype and iterate on UX/UI design including sketching, information architecture, wireframes and user flows. You'll lead usability testing sessions, synthesize findings and iteratively integrate them into design solutions. 
You'll think creatively and strategically, dissecting business problems and using design methodologies to develop innovative outcomes that communicate the product vision. You'll ensure that design specifications are implemented and you will strengthen your client's capabilities through coaching and sharing of design best practices. 
You'll have a platform to build mentor and mentee relationships and contribute to our community and culture at McKinsey Design. Your experience will be multi-disciplinary, working side by side with designers, engineers, business strategists and clients. You'll be fully immersed in the convergence of design, human behaviour, business and technology. You'll be part of a team that is truly transformative in the way it thinks, acts and impacts our clients.


  • Bachelor's or master's degree in interaction design, interface design, human computer interaction, fine arts or service/graphic/communication design with an emphasis on UX or equivalent qualification 
  • 7+ years of relevant experience with previous roles as a principal designer/design lead, following holistic and human-centred approach to design, from research to concept and deliverables
  • Very strong interaction and visual design skills; passion for evangelizing design and elevating our design practice both internally and externally
  • Knowledge of rapid prototyping tools such as Adobe CS, Sketch, Figma, InVision, ProtoPie, Principle; animation and video production/editing abilities are a plus
  • Experience with Agile software development process, methodologies and tools such as Jira, Confluence, Trello
  • Experience collaborating, problem-solving and leading cross-functional teams preferably including a variety of stakeholders across business functions and levels
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with the ability to adapt, self-organise and define your own and the design team's tasks in an ever-changing environment; experience from digital business building and/or start ups
  • Strong influencing, negotiation and communication skills (written, verbal, presentation); ability to be a thought partner/coach to clients and internal teams
  • Strong emphasis on collaboration and mentorship 
  • Professional language skills in English, both verbally and in writing; one Scandinavian language is a plus
  • Willingness to travel to spend time onsite with clients and other teams
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Job Skill Group - CSS Associate
Job Skill Code - DDL - Design Lead
Function - Technology
Industry - High Tech;Media & Entertainment
Post to LinkedIn - Yes
Posted to LinkedIn Date - Mon Oct 25 00:00:00 GMT 2021
LinkedIn Posting City - Stockholm
LinkedIn Posting State/Province -
LinkedIn Posting Country - Sweden
LinkedIn Job Title - Associate Design Director, Digital Product - McKinsey Design
LinkedIn Function - Consulting;Design
LinkedIn Industry - Design;Management Consulting
LinkedIn Seniority Level - Mid-Senior level