Design Program Manager

San Francisco, California | Freelance | Job ID #64495 |
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Our client, an internet company is looking for a Design Program Manager with 8-12 years of proven design / creative program management experience, preferably with at least 3-4 years experience working in or with tech.


  • The successful candidate will work directly with design and cross-functional teams to create experiences that enrich the lives and livelihoods of the people we serve.
  • Design and drive large and complex XFN programs with diverse stakeholders
  • Create proposals and project plans
  • Ensure roles, responsibilities, and roadmap are clear
  • Serve as the central point of contact on a program for Design, Research, Product, Eng, and TPM partners
  • Organize design workshops and reviews
  • Facilitate meetings, moderate the conversation and move it forward
  • Send clear and concise status reports on a regular cadence, with a recovery path for any variance to plan
  • Break silos between and within teams, connect dots
  • Advocate for the end-user, ensure research is part of the design and product development process
  • Actively initiate and program manage design initiatives to solve problems that directly impact product development velocity and quality


  • 8-12 years of proven design / creative program management experience, preferably with at least 3-4 years experience working in or with tech companies
  • Successful track record of managing complex programs, driving efficiencies without sacrificing quality or creativity and implementing sustainable and scalable solutions
  • Proven ability to architect high-quality programs, mobilize and lead teams with flexibility and ease, sustain momentum to deliver quality results.
  • High design and research acumen – ability to create the conditions for, and drive the team towards, high-quality design and research outcomes based on a deep understanding of the value and methodologies of design and research.
  • An indefatigable spirit that always finds a way to get to positive outcomes
  • Technically adept and familiar with UI and UX trends on iOS, Android, and the web

Does this sound like you? Apply today! 

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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About Onward Search

Onward Search helps connect creative, marketing, and technology talent with top jobs at the nation's most recognized companies and digital agencies. We offer a full range of recruitment and staffing solutions to include freelance / contract, temp-to-perm, and permanent placement.