Head of Design at Safety Culture

Product Design, Full-time Permanent, Sydney sydney design product full-time
Posted 15 days ago

SafetyCulture is a customer and product-lead SAAS company with an ambitious mission: empower front line workers to drive operational excellence and take ownership of their safety and wellbeing. The company started in Townsville, our HQ is in Sydney, and we have offices in Kansas City, Manchester, Amsterdam and Manila. Our mission is to help solve the challenges faced in an increasingly distributed workforce, our technology platform and products give front line workers a voice and leaders the visibility to make smart decisions when driving safety, quality and continuous improvement.
We are growing as a business and looking for self-motivated people that value collaboration, trust, growth and are customer obsessed to join our team.

As we rapidly scale an opportunity has arisen to lead our Design function and help teams create beautiful, engaging design that delights our customers at every moment. You will be quality obsessed and be passionate to drive your teams to do the very same. It's all about the customer experience. 

As Head of Design, you will set the design vision, strategy, workflow and team structure to achieve world-class design status for SafetyCulture. You will also work to enable streamlined collaboration among our designers and our product, marketing, and engineering teams at scale.

How you will spend your time

  • Lead SafetyCulture's entire product design function, building a fit for purpose team structure and ways of working to meet stakeholder needs;
  • Collaborating with stakeholders around the company to understand the needs of their teams and establishing a team structure and end-to-end workflow designed to best serve those needs;
  • Build processes that ensure all designs delivered are consistent and have high quality;
  • Understand the company goals and help your team make impactful decisions that drive these;
  • Lead and mentor designers on your team, building a collaborative and positive environment within a quickly expanding team;
  • Accurately forecast the needs of the teams and hire accordingly;
  • Be bold and bring action. Push your team to take smart risks and take an iterative approach to design;
  • Develop and maintain design competencies frameworks that help coach and lead designers in their career growth;
  • Create best-in-class, industry-leading design systems across product teams that position SafetyCulture as a leader of great design;
  • Work with Product, Engineering, and Marketing to develop simple yet impactful processes that help drive consistent and elegant designs.
  • About You

  • Product Design Leadership;
  • Best-in-class, industry-leading design systems across product and brand;
  • Experience navigating relationships with large teams, dealing with high levels of interdependency and complexity;
  • An exceptional ability to empower and manage teams of designers;
  • Authentic leadership style, with proven ability to clearly articulate your vision for Design and achieve quality results, that delight your customers and team;
  • People Leadership - building and retaining a high performance team;
  • Ideally experience scaling design in a SAAS/Tech business;A growth mindset and focus on continuous improvement;
  • Experience driving excellence and best practice;
  • A self starter, creative, self aware, knowledgeable and proactive;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with both technical and business stakeholders;
  • Able to demonstrate SafetyCulture values (Think Customer, Open Honest Always, Better as a Team, Be Bold Bring Action).
  • More than a Job!

  • Equity with high growth potential, and a competitive salary;
  • Hybrid working, we encourage you to create the best work blend while working from your home and the local SafetyCulture office;
  • Access to professional and personal training and development opportunities; 
  • Hackathons, Workshops, Lunch & Learns;
  • We encourage involvement in the community, open source work, attending talks and events, and experimenting with new technologies.
  • Office Day Benefits

  • In-house Culinary Crew serving up daily breakfast, lunch and snacks;
  • Barista coffee machine, craft beer on tap, boutique wines and a range of non-alcoholic beverages;
  • Quarterly celebrations and team events:
  • Table tennis, board games, books library, and pet-friendly office.

  • We’re committed to building inclusive teams and cultivating a sense of belonging so our people can bring their whole authentic selves to work each day. We seek to make reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process to create an even playing field for all candidates. Thanks to the tireless efforts of the entire SafetyCulture team we’ve built an incredible culture which has seen us recognised as a Best Place to Work in Australia, the US and the UK. 
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