Product Design Manager

Fleetio

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As a Product Design Manager at Fleetio, you'll shape the essence of our product's visual and user experience landscape and guide a dynamic team of designers toward realizing this vision. Balancing leadership with hands-on design contributions, you'll spearhead strategies, establish robust design frameworks, and ensure that every interface we create is innovative, intuitive, and impeccably aligned with our users' needs. Your role goes beyond individual contributions: you'll cultivate talent, foster collaboration across departments, and ensure that the Fleetio design language continues to evolve, staying both relevant and revolutionary.

A little about us…Fleetio is a modern software platform that helps thousands of organizations around the world manage their fleet operations. Transportation technology is a hot market and we’re leading the charge, with raving fans and new customers signing up every day. We raised $144M in Series C in June of 2023 and are on an exciting trajectory as a company. Fleetio is also a proud founding member of the Rails Foundation!

More about our team and company:

  • Watch our culture videos: https://fleet.io/culture
  • Fleetio overview video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlvIbwZT3oU
  • Our careers page: https://www.fleetio.com/careers

Who you are

Our ideal candidate is a design visionary with a managerial flair, someone who understands that the success of a product lies in the perfect blend of aesthetics, functionality, and the user's journey. Your commitment to user-centered design principles will be evident in the high-caliber visuals you produce and the guidance you offer your team. As you collaborate with engineers, product managers, and your design team, your overarching goal will be to refine and expand the Fleetio design ethos.

If you're an influential design leader and contributor who takes pride in crafting experiences that resonate with users and uplift their interactions, we would love to hear from you!

Your impact

  • Lead and guide the Product Design strategy, ensuring alignment with business objectives while personally contributing to pivotal design projects.
  • Supervise the design process from ideation to final execution, guaranteeing that features are launched efficiently and at the highest quality.
  • Establish and maintain robust design frameworks and guidelines, building upon and expanding the current style guide.
  • Drive user-centered design culture by setting the bar for product quality, promoting rigorous user research, feedback integration, and iterative design refinement.
  • Foster a team environment of understanding and empathy for our users, ensuring this understanding is central to all design decisions.
  • Manage stakeholder communications, presenting design strategies and decisions with clarity and conviction while fostering a two-way feedback loop.
  • Orchestrate collaborations across Product, Design, Engineering, and Marketing teams, ensuring smooth and efficient communication and problem-solving.
  • Work hands-on with engineers, merging the manager and IC roles to oversee and sometimes contribute to the design-implementation phase. This role is a hybrid player-leader-coach where you will spend 70% of your time in IC contributing directly to a team and 30% of your time managing a team of product designers.
  • Develop the talent within the design team, mentoring junior to mid-level designers, establishing growth paths, and ensuring continuous skill enhancement.
  • Manage team dynamics, ensuring effective communication, conflict resolution and fostering a positive environment.

This is a position we consider essential to the company’s success. Be sure to mention coffee in your cover letter so we know you actually read this.

Your experience

  • A proven track record of 5+ years in a SaaS environment, with evident experience in both hands-on design and team leadership.
  • A degree in Design or a related field is preferred.
  • Expertise in translating customer insights into actionable design strategies and initiatives.
  • A strong portfolio demonstrating leadership in visual design, UI patterns, typography, color, and detail orientation.
  • Ability to lead and execute user-centered design thinking across large product ecosystems.
  • Articulate communication skills, adept in conveying design rationales and managing stakeholder expectations.
  • Demonstrated experience in bringing cross-functional teams together, from research to engineering, ensuring harmonized product development.
  • Mastery of contemporary design tools and techniques, with the ability to guide teams in best practices.
  • A solid history of nurturing and elevating design talent, with evidence of team growth and individual success stories.

Benefits

  • Multiple health/dental coverage options
  • Vision insurance
  • Incentive stock options
  • 401(k) match of 4%
  • PTO - 4 weeks
  • 12 company holidays + 2 floating holidays
  • Parental leave- birthing parent (12 weeks paid) non-birthing (4 weeks paid)
  • FSA & HSA options
  • Short and long term disability (short term 100% paid)
  • Community service funds
  • Professional development funds
  • Wellbeing fund - $150 quarterly
  • Business expense stipend- $125 quarterly
  • Mac laptop + new hire equipment stipend
  • Monthly catered lunches
  • Fully stocked kitchen with tons of drinks & snacks
  • Remote working friendly since 2012 #LI-REMOTE

Fleetio provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants and prohibits discrimination and harassment. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

This application is not intended to and does not create a contract or offer of employment. Employment with Fleetio is at will.

If you have a disability or a special need that requires an accommodation to fill out the online application, please let us know by calling (205) 718-7500. 

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