Manager of Product Design

Chicago

Job description

You're an experienced Product Designer and you believe pragmatic and metric driven design paves way for great digital products that not only delight, but also deliver value.

You are passionate about pushing the boundaries of Product Design and what it can offer business - from research, to user experience, to interface design, to user testing. You believe design is a science with hard KPI’s that can influence decisions that either make or break a product. You are a practitioner, mentor, thinker, and a leader for a team of individuals just as passionate about creating value-centric experiences as you are.

We are looking for a Manager of Product Design who will hire, manage, and lead a subset of our growing Product Design practice in the Chicago office. You will be a part of a focused and passionate organization that has grown the business at a rate of 50% a year. You will be challenged to accelerate this growth by building our digital products practice across the globe.

I’m really impressed with how the organization at all levels is constantly striving to be better - better processes, better communication, better work environments, better projects - and that we actually implement new ideas.

Lead Responsibilities:

  • 50/50 split of management and execution
  • Practice product design on a daily basis - research, design, and evangelize the design discipline within the product team and at the client organization
  • Maintain a high utilization for the team and assist the sales team in pursuing new business by advocating product design services
  • Manage a team of up to five Product Designers across a subset of the product portfolio
  • Recruit up to three team members per year

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • 2-4 years of experience leading small teams in product design
  • 8-15 years of design industry experience (e.g. agency, tech, consulting)
  • Design portfolio with examples of cross-discipline product design work
  • Ability to travel up to 20%

Benefits:

  • A digital products focused company with a variety of challenging engagements with upper mid-market and Fortune organizations
  • Ability to work as part of an engaged, young, and energetic management team
  • Sponsored participation in professional improvement events
  • Competitive salary and performance based bonuses
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Three weeks paid vacation plus standard United States holidays
  • 401(k) plan
  • Maternity/Paternity leave benefit
  • Gym membership
  • Team building events, Friday lunches and a stocked kitchen
  • Employee referral program

Learn more about our culture and why Devbridge Group is a great place to work.

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