Remote Director Of Product Design 🔥
GRIN is the pioneer behind the world's first Creator Management platform, designed for the next generation of brands who recognize that, in the creator economy, authenticity is everything. Our platform supports every brand's journey to connecting with consumers through authentic creator relationships and is listed across all top review sites including Capterra, G2 Crowd and Influencer Marketing Hub. Thousands of the world's fastest-growing brands - including SKIMS, Warby Parker, Allbirds, Mejuri, and MVMT - use GRIN to make creators feel like trusted, empowered partners and work with them to build their brands into household names. Together, we are revolutionizing the Creator Economy. GRIN is headquartered in Sacramento, CA, yet has a "Remote First" work policy and culture, meaning remote work is the default. Our Core Business Hours are 9am-3pm PST, so we expect all of our employees to work at least during those hours and are flexible on the rest of your hours.
Our culture is a team-first mentality built on the Core Values of Integrity, Humility, Take Action, Think Big, and Ownership and shared by every single employee. At GRIN, we expect everyone to do the right thing, which instills trust and allows us to tackle the big issues and make things happen. We move fast, because in our industry, time is our biggest opponent. We aren't afraid to ship quickly and make changes down the road. We empower our employees to make decisions with no red tape and no fear of reprisal, as long as they take ownership and adapt along the way.
At GRIN, we don't just accept differences we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our product and our community. We strive to make our workplace an inclusive and diverse environment, giving people from all walks of life the opportunity to have a voice. We champion and encourage those who bring different perspectives, ideas, and creativity to join our team dedicated to bringing people together across the globe. GRIN is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace where we welcome all people regardless of sex, gender identity, race, ethnicity, disability, or other lived experience.
GRIN is seeking a Director of Product Design to be a creative leader who looks to collaborate inclusively throughout the design process and evolve the way GRIN operates. As a head of the design teams, reporting to VP of Product, you'll inspire and guide multiple teams simultaneously, building new and optimizing existing solutions, with in-depth knowledge about the latest design trends and technologies.
You will lead the next generation of User Experience at GRIN as we scale our product and our teams. You dare to simplify, thrive in a fast paced environment, and excel at getting complex cross functional initiatives over the finish line.
You will help maintain the GRIN culture while impacting the trajectory of an ambitious tech startup. We are a fast-paced, fun organization going through rapid growth and solving technical challenges at an exponential scale.
What You'll Do:
Drive and lead the vision for our User Experience in product.
Provide thought leadership to develop the right design strategy, and use UX methodologies to bring value to the user and the business.
Hire and manage highly talented product designers through ambiguity and change during hypergrowth.
Co-develop the product strategy with product leadership through identifying opportunities to invest in for long term growth and innovation.
Partner closely with product leadership, engineers, content designers, data analysts to deliver high quality experiences for GRIN customers and users.
Establish operational rigor for design: using principles, frameworks, qualitative and quantitative insights to guide your team for continuous growth of the function and the product.
Act as an internal champion and leader for design and UX
What You'll Bring:
10+ years of experience as a designer working on B2B or SaaS products.
5+ years Managing one or more product design teams.
Experience working with an engineering team following scrum methodology.
You are employee centric and love mentoring designers to help unlock their full potential.
Experience incorporating product design in agile product development
Expert knowledge of design tools such as Figma, Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite, and other prototyping tools
Demonstrated experience designing consumer-facing apps/websites and complex user flows across app and web
A strong ability in visual storytelling, and an innate curiosity about people and their relationship to entertainment.
Expert understanding of user-centered design principles and best practices
Demonstrated strong eye for executional craft with an obsession of design details with knowing how to make trade offs to get in market to learn
Demonstrated ability of operational rigor to improve the culture of the team and cross functional partnerships.
A demonstrated portfolio of you/your team working cross-functionally, thinking strategically across the experience and shipping successful experiences in a fast-paced environment.
We recognize the imposter syndrome might show its head as you read through this job description and although you might not check every box, we don't want to miss out on the possibility of speaking with a perfectly imperfect candidate. So if you think you have what it takes - apply today and let's discuss!
- Competitive salary
- 16 days of PTO + 10 Sick Days + 14 paid holidays
- Medical, Dental and Vision insurance
- 401(k) program plus match
- Paid Child Bonding Leave
- Home Office set up
- Career Development Reimbursement
- Employee Stock Option Program
- Career path opportunities in a great startup environment
- Tons of growth opportunity
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $165,000.00 - $175,000.00 per year
- Dental insurance
- Flexible schedule
- Health insurance
- Paid time off
- Vision insurance
Schedule: Monday to Friday
Do you have experience managing managers (those with direct reports of their own)? (ANSWER REQUIRED)
product design: 8 years (Required)
Work Location: Remote