Design Manager - Roadmunk
Are you looking to join a profitable company and help it scale? Are you excited about establishing design vision and processes and mentoring a team of high performing designers?
Who Is Roadmunk?
Artemis Canada has partnered with Roadmunk - a high growth start-up in a fast-moving and highly competitive market - to find a Design Manager. What sets them apart is a deep understanding of the users' psychology and an ability to produce simple solutions to complex problems. They operate from a place of deep empathy.
Roadmunk was inspired by a problem the founders experienced personally: there was no simple way for product managers to build and share roadmaps. Latif Nanji, co-founder and CEO, is also a product manager and, when faced with this problem he teamed up with co-founder, Tomas Benda to build a solution. The resulting app helps companies create and effectively manage roadmaps of all shapes, sizes, and types. The goal is to make strategic roadmapping quick, effective, and collaborative.
And it’s working. The most forward-thinking product teams (thousands of them!) including top companies like Amazon, Disney and eBay are using Roadmunk to align their stakeholders and execs using beautiful, crystal-clear roadmaps.
From day one, they’ve built their app, business, and culture around people-first values. These values are the driving force behind everything they do:
Start with empathy
Driven to succeed
Trust through transparency
Build with balance
How Will I Make An Impact?
As the manager of the design team, you will advocate deep empathy for the user and will lead lean UX and design thinking activities. You have a passion for solving core user problems while owning all facets of design from user research, strategy, interaction to final UI execution.
You will be responsible for leading a team - training, mentorship and making sure the design team is aligned to the same vision.
You’d have a ton of autonomy and support and the freedom to really run with design vision and take it to the next level.
You will set up the processes, design best practices, and be a partner in crime with the Director of Product - Rob Bayley.
How Do I Know If This Is For Me?
You believe that good design makes all the difference in a product. You want to work closely with the c-suite. You want a role where you can feed design insights into overall consumer strategy and guide a team to design a world-class product.
Do I Have What It Takes?
7+ years in as a product designer, ideally in B2B SaaS.
3+ year(s) of design leadership experience.
Experience managing direct reports.
You're customer-focused and use lean, design–thinking methodologies to solve problems and build amazing user experiences & interfaces.
You inspire your team to do their best work ever while holding them accountable to the needs of the business.
You are an incredible designer and you have the track record to back it up. The design team looks up to you and you are not afraid to jump in and lead by example.
You craft and connect cross-functional teams to a compelling product vision and you actively build this skill within your team.