Director of Product Design

Job title: Director of Product Design
Job type: Contract
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: IT
Expertise: Design & Creative Project & Product Management
Salary type: Annual
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Ireland
Job published: 08/03/2024
Job ID: 52183097

Job Description

12 months FTCWork model: Hybrid ( 2 days - Tuesdays and Wednesdays every week)
Location: Swords ( Airside Business Park)
Salary: € 100k - € 120k ( DOE )

Here at GemPool, an IT Recruitment Agency,  we are urgently seeking applications for a Director of Product Design for our client who is a leading global and domestic direct-to-consumer (DTC) e-commerce company, empowering the world's best-loved brands to create safer, simpler, and faster shopping experiences for consumers all around the globe.
This 12-month Fixed-term Contract position requires someone to play a pivotal role in shaping our client’s product design strategy, leading a dynamic team of designers, and collaborating closely with cross-functional partners.
  • Serve as the primary advocate for design both internally and externally, setting and articulating strategic direction, fostering alignment, sharing a vision for a cohesive and impactful user experience, and championing its success.
  • Lead a centralized design team comprising 15 product designers and researchers, supporting the needs of over 30 scrum teams. Drive the advancement of Product Design at ESW through team expansion and the implementation of Design Ops practices.
  • Provide leadership and mentorship to the team, setting clear objectives, establishing efficient workflows, facilitating career development, and nurturing a culture of collaboration.
  • Advocate for the customer through research, insights, and regular engagement with our customer base, actively influencing and enhancing our customer-centric focus.
  • Cultivate partnerships and robust working relationships for Product Design across the organization and with our customer base, ensuring alignment with the strategic direction of ESW and our valued customers.
  • Act as a key member of Product and Technology leadership, ensuring that Product Design is seamlessly integrated into the product and development lifecycle.
  • Play a critical role in ensuring that ESW's products adhere to digital accessibility practices and are prepared for compliance with the European Accessibility Act, effective June 2025.
  • Lead ESW's Conversion Rate Optimization Program.
  • Drive the evolution and adoption of ESW's design system.
Experience & Skills:
  • 7+ years of experience in UI, UX, or HCI-related fields, preferably within eCommerce or SaaS organizations, with at least 3 years of experience leading a design team.
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in a relevant product design discipline.
  • A portfolio demonstrating your leadership in Product Design roles, showcasing strategic direction and impact within previous and current positions.
  • Experience in setting design direction and implementing it within a large organization.
  • Prior experience in the eCommerce space would be advantageous.
  • Demonstrated ability to strengthen teams and positively influence work environments through effective leadership.
  • Enthusiasm for working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Excellent English communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Willingness to embrace a hybrid working model, with the expectation of working from their office in Swords, Co. Dublin, 2-3 days per week.

If you think this job sounds interesting please apply or get in touch with or call +353 19052946

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Tanisha Barkakaty