Design Manager

Posted on: 
June 13, 2024

About Plum

At Plum, we're on a mission to maximise wealth for all. We’re making saving money effortless and turning investing into something everyone can do.

Our Journey

Our journey began back in 2017, when we became one of the first to use artificial intelligence and automation to simplify personal finance. Fast forward to today, and we've already helped people save £2 billion across 10 European markets.

Recognition

Named the UK's fastest-growing fintech in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50, our success is down to the passion and dedication of our diverse team. Based in our London, Athens and Nicosia offices, 180+ talented people work together to empower people to do more with their money. And now, the team is growing!

The Role

We are building towards our mission to maximise wealth for all. You will lead a talented team of 7 designers across London and Athens offices, fostering a collaborative and creative environment that drives innovation and excellence in design.

This isn’t solely a people management role - you will also shape product direction as well as be involved in the details of flagship projects. You will actively engage in the design cycle, product details, and business outcomes.

Responsibilities

  • Manage and mentor a team of 7 designers, providing guidance, feedback, and support for their professional growth
  • Lead in design critiques, workshops, and ideation sessions to build a culture of continuous improvement and innovation
  • Set high standards and support the team to deliver designs that build trust and long-term relationship with our users, and craft intuitive and delightful user experiences. Always challenge to do better
  • Collaborate closely with Group Product Managers and Engineering Leads to ensure seamless collaboration across teams and functions
  • Lead conversations from design perspective in quarterly planning and project prioritisation sessions
  • Influence cross-functional teams to continuously enhance product quality in accordance to data, user feedback, research findings and market trend
  • Establish and refine the design process in collaboration with Product and Engineering functions

Requirements

  • You have a minimum of 7 years of experience in product design, and 3 years in managing designers of all seniority levels
  • Proven track record of leading and mentoring design teams, fostering a collaborative and innovative environment
  • You come from a strong design background, preferably in the fintech and mobile app industry
  • You have experience working on product design at scale, with an international footprint especially in the European market
  • You understand business outcomes and are able to identify overlaps with user value, and further translate them into design strategies
  • You have an analytical mindset with a data-driven approach to problem-solving and decision-making
  • You are solution-oriented and result-driven. You are resilient and able to deal with fast-paced start-up environment
  • You have excellent interpersonal and stakeholder management skills

Plum's Perks

  • Own part of the company through stock options 💷
  • Annual training budget
  • Flexible approach to remote working, though we encourage at least 2-3 days a week in our beautiful office in central London for optimal collaboration
  • Team breakfast on Tuesdays and team lunch on Thursdays in the office, as well as a plentiful supply of fruit, snacks and coffee
  • Free Plum Premium subscription (normally £9.99 a month)
  • 2 weeks paid sabbatical after four years of service
  • 25 days holiday a year, excluding bank holidays (33 in total)
  • 45 days work from anywhere
  • Employee referral scheme up to £4000
  • 1 day paid leave for volunteering, supporting you giving back to society
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Team trip to secret destinations once a year ✈️
  • A vibe that’s 🦄🌈💯

If you think this sounds like you, don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Thanks,  

Plum Team 💜

Plum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Plum does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

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