Senior Manager, Product Design

Senior Manager, Product Design Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Senior Manager, Product Design to join our team.


  • Manage the overall health, well-being and career development of the product design team;
  • Represent Recurly’s design culture both internally and externally;
  • Develop design processes to scale design thinking;
  • Take feedback and continuously improve yourself as a design leader;
  • Partner with the Director of Brand Design to define the design team’s vision and to help set team and individual goals;
  • Ensure the team is delivering great design quickly, predictably, and with appropriately defined scope;
  • Gauge performance of individual contributors and managers, and have candid conversations focused on helping them improve;
  • Remain hands-on to lead specific projects and efforts when needed;
  • Know empathy is the most important design skill you possess;
  • Guide the team towards simple and intuitive solutions for our customers;
  • Recruit new designers and actively participate in the hiring process;
  • Be responsible for all user experiences across the product, and ensure that everything Recurly puts out meets our high standard of design.


  • Understand technical products, and are excited to take complicated problems and make them simple for our customers to control and manage;
  • Scrappy enough to dive into the details and work through particularly tough problems yourself;
  • You bring out the absolute best in the designers who work for you — they know it, and can’t wait to work with you again;
  • Highly collaborative, low-ego approach to design;
  • 3+ years of direct experience managing design teams – you are skilled at mentoring and growing designers, and have experience as a people leader;
  • Are always ready to question assumptions and previous decisions whether they are in the product or in business decisions;
  • A portfolio of relevant design work, executed either by yourself or a team that you led, that showcases your ability to ship successful products;
  • 6+ years of experience as a hands-on Product Designer working across a wide range of products and driving creative solutions;
  • Ability to champion roadmap execution and build strong design team culture simultaneously;
  • 8+ years of industry experience and proven track record of leading Design and/or Product teams with a user-centered focus in an agile environment.