Design Director (Product)

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Who you are (one of three)

  • An experienced Design Director working within in-house Product Team (Startup/Agency/Enterprise) and looking to expand your expertise.
  • A Senior Product Designer aspiring to grow into Design Director role and take on more strategic & managing responsibilities.
  • A Product Owner/Manager within in-house Product Team (Startup/Agency/Enterprise) leaning towards more Product Design & Strategy focused career.

What you'll do

As a Design Director at Umain you excel at spotting opportunities for improvement and up-scale.

While working with clients like McDonald's, XXL or Espresso-House, you are responsible for the strategic Product Design direction, as well as ensure facilitating excellent execution & delivery.

As a Design Director, you partner with two other Directors from Business & Tech departments to form a Studio, together you are the managing unit in every project assigned to your studio.

Responsibilities & delivery

  • Form a tight bond with Tech & Business Directors in your studio to ensure that delivery is shaped equally excellent in three aspects: Design, Tech, Business.
  • Transform complex and abstract business challenges into well-articulated, tangible design strategy documentation and communicate/execute it clearly throughout the project.
  • Rapidly transform business and user challenges into tangible prototypes and solutions.
  • Support New Business & Sales: participating in pitches & proposals, proactively spotting opportunities and bringing back to the Studio.
  • Ensure spotless delivery in every aspect, from Figma boards to long term strategy solutions.
  • Mentor and help boost team's development in an open and friendly forum, manage theirs and communicate your expectations clearly and regularly.
  • Identify the need of new talent, resources or investments within the scope of the project.
  • Secure excellent integration between the Studio and Design Team.
  • Lead by example and share your excellent knowledge and experience with Product Design & UX trends & best practices among the extended team.

Required when applying

  • 7+ years plus experience in Product Design and/or Product Management, within an agency, consultancy or in-house team;
  • A valid work permit and residence permit for Sweden;
  • Your up-to-date resume/portfolio with clear track record of designing and shipping digital products and relevant leadership experiences and practices combined.
  • Relevant higher education qualifications in related field as a bonus.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills in English (Swedish will be a significant plus).

What you get

Apart from being a part of a great fun team, and working on innovative projects we offer a set of perks, like having breakfast together every Monday, Sharpening Hours (designated paid hours to immerse yourself in your own development), health care contribution (SATS is located right next to the office) and your own YAY-DAY! (the meaning of that you will find out during the interview).

Interested? Yay! Send in your application now, and we will be reviewing applications upon arrival.

If you have any questions about the position please contact: Yosra Axling

About Umain

Umain is a digital product design and software engineering consultancy that is committed to help organisations uncover opportunities and realise them at pace. We apply an entrepreneurial mindset and practice the art of possible to get things done. We create impact by putting humans in the centre of decisions and by leveraging future technology. We don’t just talk about the future. We build it.

We are made up of 50 people of all ages, in a marvellous mix between coders, designers and business people. We are all from different backgrounds and different parts of the world. What we all share is a passion for creating great work for our clients. Since 2001 we’ve been part of more than 100 innovative projects helping brands grow, creating value and increasing profit for local and global clients like McDonald’s, XXL, Espresso House, MTG, Fortum, TV4, IKEA, Autoliv and many more!

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Perks & Benefits

A part from working with a tightly knit team, on innovative projects, your employment at Umain will additionally give you access to a wide range of Perks & Benefits such as:

  • Sharpening Hours

    A certain amount of paid hours dedicated to development.

  • Yay-Day

    Every year, on your birthday, you are off the hook! Take a day off and spend your birthday exactly the way you want to.

  • Benify

    A discount and perk platform with countless and very strong discounts for anything from tickets to tech gadgets and clothing.

  • Personal Educational Fund

    Every year you can spend up to 5000 kr to get certified, attend courses or lectures to even further sharpen your senses.

  • Personal Book Budget

  • Extra Vacation Pay

  • Salary Exchange

Workplace & Culture

In a giant office that's oozing with creativity, filled with music, not to mention, where the occasional nerf darts fly through the air, is where we conjure our magic. 

We have many rituals that we enjoy together, like the sporadic lego or board game evenings, video game or table tennis tournaments, and the smell of melted cheese grilled sandwiches that fill the office most afternoons. We also have the best kick-offs,  off the hook office parties, and mad AWs to brings us all together.

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