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User Experience Manager

Job ID : 5619
Category : Sonnet Insurance
Brand : Sonnet
Regular/Temporary : Regular
Fulltime/Parttime : Full Time
Location : Toronto, Canada

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Sonnet is part of Definity, which includes some of Canada’s most long-standing and innovative insurance brands, including Economical Insurance, Sonnet Insurance, Family Insurance Solutions, and Petline Insurance. With strong roots that date back to 1871, Definity has grown to become a digital leader in the insurance industry. We’re proud to help our clients and communities adapt and thrive in a world of constant change.

Our promise to you: It’s better here. Why? Because we CARE, and we provide an employee experience that’s collaborative, ambitious, rewarding, and empowering.

Our ambition is to be one of Canada’s leading and most innovative P&C insurers. Come be a part of our journey, and love what you do.

What can you expect in this role?

At Sonnet, we are continuously creating dynamic, and innovative digital solutions to best serve the evolving needs and preferences of our customers. In addition to maintaining and growing the current digital offering the User Experience Design Manager is responsible for building the next generation of digital solutions and customer experiences for our platform. Sonnet is looking for a User Experience Design Manager to join our Toronto team. The ideal candidate will be leading our teams through research, digital strategy, concepting, product definition and interaction design for web and mobile, and work directly with our stakeholders in operations, marketing, insurance product and IT.

  • Understanding and solving functional problems for large digital experiences and cross-platform applications by creating intuitive wireframes and prototypes
  • Creating personas, sitemaps, and other design methods and owning our end-to-end customer journey
  • Collaborate with digital operations and marketing to continually assess the needs of the customer, market trends, competitive opportunities and threats in order to build robust digital solutions.
  • Provide User Experience leadership and guidance across product and design teams from early discovery through launch utilizing design critiques, brainstorming sessions, and other human-centered design methodologies and practices

What do you bring to the role?

  • 5-8 years of progressive experience in a digital experience design or equivalent role. Understanding of Digital and marketing technologies is an asset. Client side experience an asset.
  • Knowledge of Figma, Sketch and Usertesting.com
  • Strong knowledge of design systems
  • Strong understanding of designing intuitive wireframes for cross-platform applications and website
  • Strong leadership, communication and organization skills and a passion for the digital space
  • Experience partnering and delivering with groups across an organization including Product Management, Sales and Marketing.
  • The ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously, handle a fast-paced work environment, deadlines, and changing priorities
  • The ability to facilitate strategic and design workshops across both in-person and virtual environments.
Contribute ideas and collaborate with all levels of the team to produce impactful customer experiences

We also take potential into consideration. If you don’t have this exact experience, but you know you have what it takes, be sure to give us more insight through your application and cover letter.

Go ahead and expect a lot — you deserve it, and we’ve got it: 

  • Hybrid work schedule for most roles
  • Company share ownership program
  • Pension and savings programs, with company-matched RRSP contributions
  • Paid volunteer days and company matching on charitable donations
  • Educational resources, tuition assistance, and paid time off to study for exams
  • Focus on inclusion with employee groups, support for gender affirmation surgery, access to BIPOC counsellors, access to programs for working parents
  • Wellness and recognition programs
  • Discounts on products and services

Our inclusive work environment welcomes diversity and supports accessibility. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know by contacting: [email protected]

Background checks
This role requires successful clearance of a background check (including criminal checks and leadership references).

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