Design Manager, 12-Month Maternity Leave Contract at Envato

Customer - UX & Design, Melbourne / Australia & New Zealand melbourne design contract
Posted 22 days ago

The Opportunity

Our Design team is looking for a Design Manager to join them in a full-time, 12 month maternity leave contract role.  In this leadership position, you play a multifaceted role leading a team of eight UX Designers and researchers, playing a pivotal role as an active member of the Growth Leadership Team, and championing Envato’s values and design team expectations.  The Growth team strives to increase our customer base and customer satisfaction and comprises Engineering, Product, Marketing, Paid Growth, UX & Design, & Customer Success.  

As the Design Manager you will provide design leadership by informing design direction across our Market and Elements products and company initiatives and will be expected to present and rationalise design recommendations at the project and strategic level.  Your key stakeholders will be senior leaders, senior level product managers, designers and engineers who you'll collaborate with to tackle complex problems to design effective solutions. 

In Design, we fall in love with problems.  We work together to explore and unlock creative solutions as champions of our users.  We show our working and follow established patterns and processes.  As the leader, you will be expected to champion these values and behaviours as measures of success. 

What we’re looking for

  • Experience leading a team of designers and design leaders including defining and championing processes and rituals. 
  • Experienced product design background working in different design environments and frameworks.
  • Strength in collaborating with stakeholders across Product, Engineering, Marketing as well as senior leaders across the business. 
  • Confident presenting to senior leaders and facilitating 1:1 stakeholder interviews and workshops.
  • In depth understanding of web accessibility and responsive design.
  • Ideally experience working in an eCommerce / marketplace / digital environment.