Director of Product Design

Dallas, Texas | Permanent | Job ID #61343 |
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Our client is seeking a Director of Product Design to join them for a full time perm engagement.

Responsibilities:

  • Create a strategic design and user experience vision based on business objectives, market trends and user feedback that will inspire our users and help scale our global business
  • Serve as the voice of the customer and act as a customer experience advocate when considering design decisions that will affect both our users and our business
  • Act as a cross-functional design leader within the Product Design & Creative team, collaborating with other design leads to evolve and refine our design system, and ensure visual cohesion and engineering efficiency across all user touch-points
  • Lead improvements in design standards, processes, tools, and team culture to support a continuous improvement approach
  • Work within brand guidelines to create experiences that reinforce our brand’s style and voice and maintain a close partnership with marketing teams to ensure consistent brand expression across all consumer touchpoints
  • Contribute UX and Design thought-leadership to a highly collaborative team of designers with a focus on converting strong conceptual thinking and product strategy to impactful and intuitive experiences
  • Partner with the management team to analyze, design, document and communicate the short and long-term Product Design strategy
  • Develop a point of view about the customer journey in partnership with stakeholders from across the organization
  • Adhere to and maintain user testing schedules so that user needs are clear and addressed prior to launch
  • Develop OKRs for the Product Design team as well as clear KPIs for product and feature launches
  • Lead team of designers through rapidly evolving complex demands including multiple projects with dependencies on other internal teams
  • Recruit and develop extraordinary talent, by coaching, managing and mentoring teams of designers

Skills and Requirements:

  • 8+ years of experience leading and managing teams of designers with strong domain expertise across your career demonstrating your ability to deliver products with elegant interaction and visual design
  • Degree in VIsual Design, Interaction Design, Industrial Design, Motion, Architecture, Urban Planning, Graphic Design, HCI, or related field of study (or work experience in lieu of degree)
  • Master of design tools such as Sketch, Invision, Abstract; understanding of HTML/JavaScript/CSS that informs the design and interaction decisions and ability to create interactive prototypes using HTML and/or prototyping software a big plus
  • Background includes having launched successful and highly visible digital products for B2B, SaaS, MarTech products
  • Natural leader with the ability to communicate and inspire all levels of your team
  • Experience with user research such as surveys, interviews, and usability testing
  • Business know-how: Understanding of business metrics and the ability to translate company goals and objectives into digital experiences
  • Understanding of design systems and patterns, while also staying aware of technological feasibility
  • A solid design foundation and aesthetic delivering designs/documents that are simple, informative, and filled with craftsmanship and strong attention of detail
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and priorities and effectively deliver in a fast-paced, dynamic agile environment
  • Estimate work, commit and deliver on deadlines and are vocal when risk arises
  • Solid understanding of applications and a mastery of information architecture are a plus

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.
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