Product Design Director

San Francisco, USDesignFull-time

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Why Design at BirdEye?

Tens of thousands of businesses use Birdeye every day to grow by creating customer happiness. As a Birdeye employee, you'll be challenged to take on work that upholds this mission and push BirdEye forward. You'll grow as a person and leader, all the while helping businesses make themselves better and make their customers happier.

Design at BirdEye had a "seat at the table" from Day One. You will work in an organization that is Design centric and values Design as a business change agent, not merely an execution function. It is a great challenge and a great responsibility for every one of our designers.

We're on the lookout for a new Product Design Director to join the small but mighty (smighty?) BirdEye Design team. Help us tell our story, build our product, and make some of our business experiences sing. While you're at it, make one big POW! of an impact at a company that's here to help you find inspiration and create a life you love.


What You'll Do:

If you love great Product Design, this is your dream role.

As our hands-on Product Design Director, you have a keen eye for elegant, modern design and UI patterns. You think holistically and craft the "why" of all that we ship – advocating for your design solutions by putting them in the context of business and customer goals.

You are a user-focused, data-driven Product Design leader who has successfully designed and delivered high impact products at scale. You are a sought-after advocate for design excellence. You lead with strong, hands-on, Design, and technical expertise and are skilled at developing and socializing innovative vision throughout organizations.

You will lead, grow, and mentor an in-house team of designers and other internal/external creative resources to bring our product strategy to life.

You should have an inspiring portfolio, a love for complex problems, and the ability to articulate how a next-generation, end-to-end customer experience automation product should work.

You should be able to make everything you design beautifully simple: The products we make and the industry we serve are technical and complicated, so our work must be simple and clear.

Responsibilities

  • Translate abstract ideas and requirements into tangible and beautiful design deliverables
  • Help to invent a modern and elegant visual language for the BirdEye brand
  • Leading brainstorming sessions and design reviews and quick, iterative user research for ideation and concept refinement.
  • Create and rapidly iterate on ideas to develop them via storyboards, user-flows, mock-ups, prototypes, or other novel methods.
  • Proactively manage multiple projects, from start to finish, to meet priorities and requirements in an agile environment
  • Effectively communicate and collaborate with engineers, marketers, designers, researchers, and writers to conceptualize, prototype, test, iterate and build end-to-end experiences
  • Going deep on consumer insights, product analytics, and competitive intelligence to identify unseen opportunities and drive product & experience innovation.
  • Manage and scale the Product Design team, recruiting additional A+ players

requirements

  • Seven years of work experience as a designer working on highly recognized brands and digital products
  • Portfolio demonstrates rock-solid skills in Product Design
  • 5+ years of experience working on digital products across a variety of mediums.
  • 3+ years of experience leading creative, multi-disciplinary teams
  • Proficiency in using modern design tools to solve complex problems and communicate in visually stunning detail.
  • Strong leadership when collaborating with Design, Engineering, Product, and Marketing
  • BFA, BA, or BS degree in Design, Advertising, or a related discipline - or equivalent work experience


Why You’ll Join Us:

As relentless innovators, we make excellence a habit. We know that building beautiful things means shattering walls, so we’re bold, scrappy, and love a good challenge. We’re obsessed with our customers. We put their happiness at the center of every decision, and we view our customers’ weaknesses and successes as our own.

Working at BirdEye means being part of a tight-knit family that helps you succeed and loves to celebrate with you. We find strength in diversity and inclusion, so we strive to find different points of view and expect everyone to represent their authentic self at all times.

benefits

  • A competitive salary
  • A rich benefits package including medical, dental, and vision
  • 401(k) plan
  • Stocked kitchen complete with coffee, snacks, and catered lunch every Friday
  • Monthly team building activities
  • Abundant opportunities that come with a dynamic and fast-growing organization!
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