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Director of Product Design
📍 New York, USA

The Wing

Director of Product Design

Company:
The Wing
Coworking Space:
The Wing
Address:
New York, USA 20 st between Broadway & Park

We are seeking an experienced design leader to grow and lead our product design team. The position will report to The Wing's VP of Product.

About you: 

You value people management and have managed and grown design teams in a fast-paced environment. You’re an advocate for holistic brand, quality, and design thinking to guide design-centric product processes. You’ve demonstrated close partnerships with Product Management, Research, and Engineering to support teams in delivering valuable, seamless, and delightful products for our users. You have experience educating companies on the value of design and can advocate for your team with senior leadership. You’re able to represent the product and digital experience by partnering with Brand, Marketing, and Creative teams to ensure that all our products reflect our brand values.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Hire, develop, retain, and set the strategy for a growing team of best-in-class product designers
  • Demonstrate strong executive presence to clearly communicate design team priorities and projects to senior leadership
  • Educate the company on the value of design thinking and advocate for a design-driven culture
  • Partner closely with Product Management, Engineering, and Research to spearhead new product development
  • Lead data-driven design brainstorms to create vision work that motivates teams to work towards shared goals
  • Champion a unified design system across all digital products
  • Oversee discovery and design of all digital products, including member-facing mobile app and web portal, public-facing website, and internal tooling

QUALIFICATIONS:

Nice to haves:

  • 7+ years experience delivering best-in-class mobile and web products as an individual contributor
  • 2+ years managing and mentoring a product design team in an agile environment
  • Proven track record of leading and building happy, productive, best-in-class design teams 
  • A portfolio that takes our breath away, demonstrating a user-centric, thoughtful approach to problem-solving through design
  • Proven track record collaborating with Product Management, Research, and Engineering teams
  • Excellent communicator; able to convey your ideas to a wide range of stakeholders
  • Ability to work with data, analytics, and research to inform product design decisions
  • Experience educating teams outside of Product on product design thinking and processes
  • Experience facilitating cross-functional workshops on design visioning exercises
  • Deep knowledge of current best practice tools such as Figma, Zeplin, Sketch, InVision, JIRA, etc.
  • General understanding of experiments and the value and impact they bring to a product
  • Experience working on products focused on bridging the gap between online and offline communities
  • Strong sense of product design values and principles and how to apply them

KEY TRAITS WE'RE LOOKING FOR:

  • Comfortable working in a high-growth, fast-paced and iterative environment
  • Energized by solving complex, ambiguous problems 
  • Strong product thinking and passionate about great products 
  • Natural leader; eager to coach and mentor designers on the team
  • Desire to roll up sleeves and get scrappy 
  • Curious, collaborative, and empathetic  
Full time