VP, Product Design at Slickdeals

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THE PURPOSE:

As the VP of Product Design at Slickdeals, you will help our community of shoppers find the best products, at the best merchants, at the lowest prices every time they shop. You will lead the design system that guides our brand, visual, and product identity. You will lead product designers across the spectrum of research, prototyping, interface design, user testing, and iterative product releases. You will multiply the talents of individual team members through thoughtful critiques and regular design reviews. The ideal candidate for this position is adept at high-level, systems thinking, both in terms of products and people. You obsess over the details that take a product from good to exceptional. If you care deeply about design leadership and developing talent then Slickdeals has an amazing opportunity for you.


THE ROLE:

  • Create a roadmap for the future of the Slickdeals brand and visual language.
  • Focus relentlessly on solving problems for our shoppers and merchants.
  • Spearhead new creative and strategic thinking.
  • Draw from a broad methodological toolkit.
  • Lead strategic projects that impact multiple product teams and focus the efforts of the product design team on what matters most based on larger business objectives.
  • Establish a philosophy and mindset for how the product design team approaches its work.
  • Mentor and raise the performance of the product design team.
  • Foster an environment of feedback and continual improvement through design reviews and thoughtful critique.
  • Set the tone and shape the culture of the product design team while evangelizing design across the organization.
  • Leverage quantitative and qualitative data to support design decisions.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

THE CANDIDATE:

  • You love framing and solving hard problems.
  • A thought leader in your field.
  • Adamant about ensuring design quality while fulfilling business objectives and goals.
  • Extensive portfolio of excellent design work, showcasing your proven track record of shipping successful, polished products.
  • A strong point of view on how to build a great product design team.
  • Proven experience managing a high-functioning product design team.
  • Opportunity seeking and creating.
  • Familiarity with multivariate testing and analysis.
  • Excellent verbal and written business communication skills.
  • Highly self-directed and self-motivated.
  • Demonstrated improvement on KPIs via product releases.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience building and leading a product design team.
  • Experience establishing a design system.
  • Experience designing e-commerce and community products is strongly desired.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills with strong technical abilities.
  • Understanding of project management methodologies; Agile, Lean, Scrum.
  • Comfortable communicating design concepts to technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Experience using project delivery software and ticketing systems such as JIRA.
  • Experience using insights, reporting, and analytics tools like Google Analytics, Amplitude, Tableau, and Hotjar.

Work Authorization
Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States.
Slickdeals is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other protected status. Slickdeals will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with the "Ban the Box" legislation. We may access publicly available information as part of your application.


Slickdeals does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies and is not responsible for related fees.

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Location

Hollywood, CA 90028

An Insider's view of Slickdeals

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Powering the largest and most trusted deal-sharing community requires our teams to quickly and safely deliver software in real-time. To do this well, we leverage multi-site teams across LA and Vegas, that align around strategic objectives. Our goal is to avoid latent hierarchical decisions and empower our teams to make local necessary decisions.

Frank

Chief Technology Officer

What are Slickdeals Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Every year, we host an office-wide volunteer day to give back to our local communities. In 2019, we teamed up with TreePeople, and spent the day caring for the trees at Laurel Canyon Dog Park.
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Slickdeals has a wellness program which includes in-office yoga, in-office fitness classes, self defense classes and massage.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Slickdeals provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home on occasion, as needed.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Slickdeals employees receive between 10 and 18 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Winning.Team.Fun means we enjoy getting together outside of work, too. Events are scheduled by individual teams, and the office as a whole, during which we get together for some camaraderie and fun.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
As part of our Winning.Team.Fun mentality, we also host happy hours from time to time.
Parking
We offer employees free parking or commuter assistance, when appropriate.
Pet Friendly
Slickdeals allows employees who have been with the company for a while to bring their (well-behaved) dog to work. It's a great way to have employees be more engaged in their environment.
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Slickdeals offers employees professional development opportunities like onsite training courses and the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
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