Director of Product Design

Director of Product Design

The Director of Product Design would be responsible for the following:

People leadership
– Hire and develop managers, leads, and designers to meet business demands and employee development needs
– Lead and coordinate the local team WIP and critique sessions
– Be the point of contact for local product design team (the local design leader)
– Work with the GM Design and other Product Design Directors on key strategic issues

Product thinking
– Define the UX strategy and contribute to the product strategy of the sub-portfolio / product area
– Provide a clear mission to the product design team and empower them to solve the customer problem
– Collaborate with other Product Design Directors to ensure experiences across products are cohesive and connected
– Advocate for data-driven product and design decisions through continuous experimentation
– Along with your design team, produce and share prototypes showing how a user will experience your solution – both the interaction flow and visual design solution
– Collaborate with the product team to implement and improve design patterns, and when needed invent new design patterns

Stakeholder management
– Work closely with the Marketing, Product Management, and Engineering to deliver attractive product interfaces and processes
– Work with Product leaders (e.g. GM Product) to resolve management issues
– Build and maintain positive relationships with other functions
– Maintain regular catch ups with your manager (frequency variable as needed)
– Promote design thinking across the entire business, so teams think in terms of delivering a beautiful, simple, and smart user experience
– Partner with product leaders, contribute to, evangelise and enable design-led processes for creating product vision and roadmap
– Provide advice to the marketing and training teams to help maintain a consistent experience between the product and all related promotions and educational materials.

Key Requirements for the Role:
– Significant experience leading multidisciplinary design teams working on complex software.
– Demonstrable success in creating, launching, scaling and maintaining digital products.
– Deep understanding of the design process and best practices and proven ability to define and improve a team’s design practices.
– A proven track record of hiring diverse teams, developing talent and leading with positivity and inspiration.
– Ability to navigate ambiguity, create clarity and drive design excellence throughout the organisation.
– Excellent collaboration skills and ability to create long-lasting trusted partnerships that enable teams to make better products and experiences.
– Strong presentation, verbal and written skills as well as proven ability to develop well-positioned and thoughtful documents and presentations.
– Ability to influence and speak the language of business and design simultaneously and to mixed audiences.
– A genuine eagerness to work with mentor, encourage and learn from a diverse and talented team.

Location: Melbourne

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Job Information

Job Reference: 475185_1612325200
Salary: Negotiable
Salary From: £
Salary To: £
Job Industries: Design and Creative
Job Locations: Melbourne, Australia
Job Types: Permanent
Job Skills: design, product design, director, SaaS, UX, user experience, leadership, creative, job opportunity

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