Director of Design Job at Depop | The Dots
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1 month ago
  • Level Senior
  • Professions Design Director
  • Type Full Time
  • Location London, United Kingdom

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Description

Company:
Depop is the fashion marketplace where the next generation buy, sell and get inspired. We are headquartered in London, UK with locations in Manchester, New York, Los Angeles and Australia. We have more than 20 million registered users in 147 countries. In the UK, 1 in 3 Gen Z/Millennials are registered and in the US we have grown 300% over two years. We are also the only European player to have recently entered the top 25 shopping apps by daily active users.
Our mission is to empower the next generation to transform fashion, and our team of nearly 200 people are dedicated to serving the needs of our global community.
We operate on three pillars:
  1. Community: Our buyers, sellers and employees are inclusive, diverse and accessible. We are committed to empowering diversity within the fashion community.
  2. Entrepreneurship: We support our community and help them build their business with Depop. We thrive on supporting innovation by shaping an environment where creators, makers or hustlers can thrive.
  3. Sustainability: Depop helps extend the life of garments and reduce waste, we care about the world and want to make a positive change within the fashion industry.
Role:
This is a leadership role with responsibility for all Product Design supported by and reporting directly to the SVP Product. This is a global role where you will be setting the creative direction and a consistent design system for Product (apps and web), leading on all aspects to translate the brand identity into product design and implement an impeccable product experience. Our community expects high performance, high quality and constant innovation to stay current in the marketplace.  You will manage a team of driven and creative designers, user researchers and copywriters while maintaining high collaboration with many other teams and departments to formulate an overall design vision and identify areas of improvement for our business and community.
Responsibilities:
  • Define and drive the Product Design strategy that integrates with, and informs, the broader Product strategy.
  • Engage regularly with Senior Leadership where you will effectively represent design, your team's objectives, learnings and progress.
  • Be able to help our design team to produce creative projects to inspire our community.
  • Effectively manage, provide progression frameworks and opportunities to engage and retain your team of designers.
  • Foster and support intelligent innovation, UX and user testing in order to improve the consumer interaction and experience with the product
  • Design solutions to improve our product usability and be able to identify UX issues.
  • Be able to solve a wide range of product problems across all our products: mobile (iOS/Android) and website.
  • Work with our Design team to create and maintain our design system.
Requirements:
  • Considerable experience leading, managing, scaling design teams and design strategy
  • Technical awareness and knowledge of user research methods and user testing and how best to apply them within the development process.
  • Experience in a fast-paced, data-driven environment
  • Collaborative and happy to work with agile teams various departments across the business, such as engineering, product and marketing to provide unique insight and perspective to the design process.
  • Skilled at giving actionable, constructive feedback which enables people to do the best work possible.
  • Strong understanding of interaction design, UX and UI principles
Benefits:
Depop offers the opportunity to work in one of the UK's fastest-growing scale-ups, with a vibrant and diverse group of people, building a product we all deeply care about, in addition to:
  • Learn and Grow: We want to give our people the opportunity to learn. We sponsor and run a myriad of programs, conferences and meet-ups to upskill our employees and enhance their journey with us, just ask!
  • Wellbeing: We care about our employees wellbeing. We offer a cycle to work scheme, healthy fruit and snacks in the office, breakfast every Tuesday, eyecare vouchers and a discounted gym membership at Nuffield Health.
  • Mental Health: Our employees mental health is a top priority. We offer subsidised counseling appointments with a qualified therapist through SelfSpace, we have trained mental health first aiders and we also run yoga, meditation and more.
  • Work/life balance: We have 25 days of holiday with the opportunity to buy or sell 5 more, a day off for activism to allow you the opportunity to make a difference and we offer sabbaticals for our long serving employees.
  • Family life: We offer flexible working (based on the team you will be joining), generous maternity/paternity and parental leave policies which includes adoption and paid time off for fertility treatments. Also, all of our offices are dog-friendly! Do your best work with your best friend.
  • Financial: We match up to 6 percent on your pension and retail discounts through benefithub.
  • Fun: We love to hang out with each other at Depop. On Friday we finish an hour early to socialise with free food, and have amazing Winter and Summer Parties to celebrate our successes. We also host internal employee socials such as quiz night, games night, movie night and more.
Depop is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
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Skills Required

  • UX Design
  • Leadership
  • Product Design
  • Strategy

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