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Manager/ Director of Product Design

Salsify
101 Federal Street, Suite 2600
Boston, MA 02110

Have you led and inspired teams to design the future? Do you believe that giving designers the safe space to be wrong leads to the right product solutions? Does the prospect of managing an incredible team of Product Designers in a hypergrowth, ever-changing environment sound like a cant miss opportunity? If so, lets talk.

Were seeking an experienced, product focused Manager/Director of Product Design to lead and support part of our growing Product Design Team. In this role youll start as a player/coach (or actor/director, if you prefer) on our Platform Team, responsible for leading the day-to-day design and UX of the group and managing and mentoring some seriously awesome product designers. Youll also get your hands dirty with day-to-day design and, in the process, youll become a product expert, thinking strategically and tactically about how to make our customers lives better.

We need someone that is as comfortable giving thoughtful design and UX direction to the team as they are aligning C-level stakeholders or leading cross-functional groups through design exercises to extract insights and opportunities to extend our complex and flexible product. We value leaders that push back with data and experience and who can juggle multiple people, projects and timeliness while they and the team produce work that makes our customers think we practice magic.

Responsibilities:

  • Inspire, mentor, advocate for and lead UX and UI designers and design
  • Create value at the intersection of business goals and customers goals by driving discussions, uncovering requirements and creating and directing polished UI designs, InVision prototypes, presentations and supporting collateral
  • Partner with senior leaders and execs to define overarching product design and UX strategy, UI pattern libraries and team composition
  • Juggle multiple people, projects and priorities while balancing both tactical (short term) and strategic (long term) goals and initiatives
  • Be a leader, mentor and thought leader within the Product Design Team and throughout the company
  • Help us define our team and culture; bring new methodologies, perspectives, tools, best practices and social activities to bear to change the way we work for the better
  • Participate in design reviews with the design team and other stakeholders; be able to present and articulate your work, coach your team to do so and give and receive feedback
  • Grow your craft, your responsibilities, your team and your career

Requirements:

  • SaaS experience
  • A collaborative and nurturing spirit and born storyteller
  • Team building, mentoring, and leadership skills
  • An online portfolio showcasing exceptional product design chops, a knack for solving for complex systems and the ability to articulate how you and your team got to the solutions
  • 8+ year in a UX Designer or Product Designer role with 1+ years managing designers/UXers
  • The ability to thrive, influence and build consensus in an often ambiguous, always fast moving environment
  • Strategic, big-picture vision combined with tactical, GSD delivery
  • Demonstrable skills facilitating workshops, moderating design sprints and running user testing with internal and external audiences
  • An understanding of how web applications work and the ability to know when to we should design within technology limits and when to push the limits for user delight
  • Expert in Sketch and online user testing and prototyping apps (and if theres something better we should be using, help us see the light)

Bonus Points:

  • A background working in digital commerce as a brand, a retailer or as a platform that supports brands or retailers e-commerce needs
  • Experience with DAM, complex data/schema modeling, analytics and/or content management
  • Interaction/motion design experience
  • A strong grasp of pop culture references
Category: Product Management
Full-time

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