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Why join us?

Are you looking to join a dynamic pension plan that embodies the strong values of its 500,000 members and is an industry leading global investor? If so, we would love to tell you our story.

At OMERS we put our people first and are proud to embrace the diversity of thought and leadership that comes from having locations in Toronto, London, New York, Singapore, Sydney and other major cities across North America and Europe. Our culture is truly one of a kind. We get stuff done, and have fun doing it! We take great pride in contributing to the communities where we live with an ever-constant eye to the global investment markets.

Our fast-growing Innovation team is dedicated to exploring, identifying and validating new opportunities to deliver value to our pension members, active retirees and to our investment partners who deliver on OMERS' Pension Promise. We are a team of highly collaborative research and design experts driven to deliver exceptional value to members and protect OMERS from a disruptive future using all the tools in the innovation toolkit.

As the Concept Designer, you bring to life the visual and tangible articulation of new ideas and business models in order to establish feasibility in a prototype, de-risk their future implementation and validate their potential success. You will collaborate to create prototypes from visualization to pilot, and are instrumental in helping share the innovation success, story and strategy with the business.

As a member of this team, you will be responsible for:

Creating assets to communicate relevant project and process updates with internal and external stakeholders, such as presentations, journey maps , and workshop exercise assets.

Designing visual assets to translate an idea into a concept that can be reviewed and tested with stakeholders, such as service blueprints, lo-fi wireframes , high-fidelity prototypes, UI mock-ups, lightweight concept prototypes, etc.

Working closely with the research and service design teams to select the best experiment methods to test and validate an idea as well as design all required visual elements for its implementation

Supporting and liaising with technology and delivery teams to determine and record the technical constrains to implement the concept

Creating comprehensive prototypes to support new ideas that deliver value to OMERS members and employees across pensions and the investment business entities .

To succeed in this role, you have:

A university/college degree in Design, UX/UI or visual communications, adjacent or similar education or experience

5+ years of experience in layout and design for visual communications. PowerPoint presentations, print reports, journey maps, storyboards, infographics etc.

5+ years of experience in designing digital products such as websites or apps, or other digital services. Prototypes, wireframes, functional / non-functional requirements, in collaboration with development teams, clients and stakeholders

Exposure to agile working practices, including Scrum, Kanban, or working in sprints

Exposure to human-centered design and innovation frameworks, methodologies, tools, and processes

Strong evidence of experience in web design, graphic design and is up to date on current trends, style and has exceptional design taste

Experience performing user experience research.

Exceptional knowledge of design software including Figma and the Adobe Creative Suite

A critical thinking and entrepreneurial mindset (start-up thinking, problem solver, forward thinking, comfortable dealing with ambiguity)

Included on resume, a link to an impressive personal and professional portfolio that showcases a strong breadth of work and an excellent eye for aesthetic design and customer appeal

The Innovation Team is constantly evolving, and your role may evolve with it. OMERS is committed to helping you learn and grow alongside us.

Our story:

Founded in 1962, OMERS is one of Canada's largest defined benefit pension plans, with $105 billion in net assets as at December 31, 2020. OMERS is a jointly-sponsored pension plan, with 1,000 participating employers ranging from large cities to local agencies, and over half a million active, deferred and retired members. OMERS members include union and non-union employees of municipalities, school boards, local boards, transit systems, electrical utilities, emergency services and children's aid societies across Ontario. Contributions to the Plan are funded equally by members and employers. OMERS teams work in Toronto, London, New York, Amsterdam, Luxembourg, Singapore, Sydney and other major cities across North America and Europe

  • serving members and employers and originating and managing a diversified portfolio of high-quality investments in public markets, private equity, infrastructure and real estate.

OMERS is committed to having a workforce that reflects the communities in which we live and work. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a barrier-free recruitment and selection process. At OMERS inclusion and diversity means belonging. How we create a sense of belonging is through our employees and our vast network of Employee Resource Groups. Whether you are passionate about gender, pride, or visible minorities, we have groups that are focused on making a difference in all of our

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