You are someone who brings your life experience to create products that truly make a difference in the lives of working parents. You are a talented Director of Product Design with a bold portfolio that pushes the envelope and demonstrates a balance of user goals and business objectives to deliver intuitive experiences that “do right” by the customer and user. You are passionate about UX/UI design and an influential leader. You are comfortable creating and implementing best-practices. You enjoy growing from diverse perspectives and coworkers while collaborating with others in a cross-functional team, and across departments.
You are looking for something more from your job. Maybe a bigger problem to solve with both immediate and long term impact, or perhaps you just need a mission you can believe in every day. You are scrappy and collaborative while looking to join an inclusive and supportive culture with a bias for action. You dig balanced startup life and can wrestle challenges with grace. You love big, interesting problems and bringing solutions to the masses while making sure it feels personal, authentic, and connected. If this sounds like you, we'd like to talk.
The Mom Project is a venture-backed startup HQ'd in Chicago. We are backed by some of the best investors in the world and are lucky to be surrounded by an incredible team of advisors, including Serena Williams. The Mom Project is a marketplace and community leading a movement that matches companies with diverse talent. This critical match drives businesses forward, while expanding professional opportunities for women.
Our team is growing as we push to rewrite the narrative for working women at every life stage. We believe women should be able to choose both a successful family life AND career aspirations without sacrificing one over the other. Our commitment to Diversity Equity & Inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, and experience drives us and our mission forward every day. We strive towards inclusion and that means everyone is comfortable bringing their authentic and best self to work every day.
What you’ll do:
We are looking for a Director of Product Design to lead our growing design team! You’ll be responsible for leading development of new products and improving existing products, implementing product design policies, objectives, and initiatives while evaluating design ideas.
•Motivate the team to create designs that constantly push boundaries to keep Mom Project at the forefront of UX design
•Manage day-to-day operations of the product design team, including setting priorities, assigning resources, and ensuring project goals are achieved
•Partner with leadership across the organization to identify pain points and opportunities
•Identify and implement process improvements
•Work in close collaboration with the product leaders to create a comprehensive product design strategy for the platform that would be leveraged both for internal and external customers
•Define project timelines and deliverables for design initiatives while reporting on statuses as it is executed
•Drive the user experience integration of the various applications across the organization where it provides the most appropriate business value.
•Provide design direction using internal and external data sources, leveraging relevant and appropriate design principles.
•Stays informed on trends and opportunities in the competitive market.
•Drive the ongoing product user interface strategy for projects across the assigned area of responsibility. This includes an understanding of the best opportunities for business value, scope planning, schedule planning, cost planning, integration planning, quality management, resource management, and communication management.
•Design a yearly roadmap for the user experience working with product stakeholders and company leaders.
•Maintain a good working dialogue with peers, both internally and externally.
Skills & Qualifications:
•15+ years of experience in product design
•6+ years of experience in managing a large design team/organization
•BFA or Bachelors degree in Design, Human Computer Interaction, or related field or extensive work experience
•Proven to be a high level strategic thinker with a clear understanding levers that can help scale an enterprise SaaS business
•Experience recruiting, hiring, managing, and developing a high performing design team.
•Experience running product design teams that collaborate effectively with engineering managers and product leaders
•Technically adept and familiar with UI and UX trends on iOS, Android, and the web.
•Experience directing brand, visual, and user experience/product design of projects, across both web and mobile platforms
•Advanced Proficiency using Sketch, Zeplin, InVision, Adobe XD, or other UX/UI design tools
•Advanced Proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite (specifically Illustrator and Photoshop)
•Strong portfolio with UX and UI design with an emphasis on high-fidelity final visual designs
•Ability to understand user needs, motivations and behaviors and translate them into easy-to-use interfaces
•Strong knowledge of User Experience design processes and methodology
•Leading with empathy and transparency
•Excited about mentorship
•Being a visionary and being able to think big picture
•Strong communication and team collaboration skills
Why you’ll love working for TMP...
•Full medical, dental, vision
•Health and Wellness stipend
•Short and Long Term Disability
•Generous Paid Parental Leave
•Nubundle Family Planning Concierge
•Learning and development stipend
Let me see those Perks, Perks, Perks!
•An incredible team that will support and champion your work
•Casual Culture: because work should be a place you want to be
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