Product Design Director Product
Xero
Wellington, Newzealand
6d ago
source : Hireejobs

At Xero we are rewiring the small business economy and want millions of small businesses to thrive through beautiful software advice and connections We aim to make being a small business more efficient and profitable for small business owners and more enjoyable too We re a global SaaS company with a team of over 2 500 Xeros doing beautiful work across our 17 offices across the globe Ranked No 1 by Forbes as the Worlds Most Innovative Growth Company two years running Glassdoor also named us one of the top 15 best SaaS companies in the world and we ve been rated Australia s best accounting software by Canstar Blue for four consecutive years from 20152018 About the teamOur Product Design team is a diverse group of 60plus people working across Xero s products in multiple locations in New Zealand Australia the USA and Canada The design team is a vital part of Xero s success and our product makes a meaningful difference in the lives and businesses of more than 1 5 million people around the world What is a Design Director at XeroDirectors are responsible for the design direction of Xero products as well as the operational excellence of the team You will support contribute to and coordinate with the overall design direction of a global design team based in New Zealand Australia and the USA You are also the local leader for our product design organisation and have responsibility for all team members in your office location including events rituals culture and space You ll build strong relationships with all parts of the business to define viable approaches methodologies in line with relevant industry standards and best practices Day to day this involves Working closely with the GM of Design and other Product Design Directors in your portfolio to help manage your product design team programs and processes that support a worldclass design team Defining the UX strategy and contributing to the product strategy for your product area in partnership with the product leadership team Influence have difficult conversations and help prioritise and focus the team on the most impactful work Work closely with our Marketing Product Management and Engineering teams to deliver stunning and effective product interfaces and processes What you ll bring Strong experience leading multidisciplinary design teams working on complex softwareDemonstrable success in creating launching scaling and maintaining digital productsYoull have a deep understanding of the design process and best practices and proven ability to define and improve a team s design practicesXero is ever changing so youll need to be comfortable navigating ambiguity You know how to influence and speak the language of business and design simultaneously and to mixed audiencesA genuine eagerness to work with mentor encourage and learn from a diverse and talented teamAnd of course youll have experience managing and building design teams Why XeroAt Xero we are rewiring the small business economy and want millions of small businesses to thrive through beautiful software advice and connections We see the value in worklife balance many of us take full advantage of our flexible working arrangements so whether you like to get a surf in before work like to head home in time to pick up the kids or you just like working from the comfort of your own home now and then we want to support you We trust you to build your career to the best of your ability and we will support your hunger to learn with training and career mentorship to help you flourish Our facilities and PX teams work hard to give us great workspaces with all the tech company perks so join us and experience our awesome culture What are you waiting for apply now with your CV and portfolio Report this job advert

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