Director of Design at PowerReviews

| Chicago
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PowerReviews is a fast-growing software company who partners with more than 1,000 global brands and retailers to help them improve product and shopping experiences. Through user-generated feedback like reviews, questions and answers, and customer surveys, PowerReviews connects the entire shopping experience giving both businesses and consumers critical information for making informed decisions.

In your role as the Director of Product Design, you will contribute to pursuing this mission by taking responsibility for the PowerReviews brand and the ease-of-use of it's products.

About You
  • You've managed a team of designers before. You are comfortable with people and career management for the members of your team and are also comfortable working with other members of the org to make sure their needs are covered.
  • You're comfortable owning the quality and business goals of design. You are able to set the bar for and articulate the quality of design your team members should strive for while still pushing the team to meet business goals.
  • You're a solid mentor and coach. You're skilled at giving advice and guidance to designers on your team. You're able to help them navigate situations and are willing to step in and help solve problems where needed.
  • You're an experienced UI/UX designer. You're a goal-oriented designer who's created experiences across all types of devices and applications. You understand the principles of designing software and understand how your designs impact technical scope.
  • You embrace flexibility. You look at taking on tasks outside of your immediate set of responsibilities as a new opportunity to learn. You are comfortable when plans change and are able to inspire the team members around you to follow with. You want what’s best for the overall business and will jump in to help.
  • You are known to be the best. You pride yourself on constantly elevating all things for product design and user experience making all stakeholders better.
What You’ll Be Doing
  • Manage, mentor, and grow a team of product designers .
  • Collaborate with your team of product designers to refine the design process and to contribute to a consistent and effective system of design.
  • Coordinating with the product team to establish design priorities to drive the most impactful business results.
  • Creating wireframes, mock-ups, and prototypes to validate new product and feature ideas.
  • Collaborating with front-end and back-end development team members to create simple, scalable, and effective product experiences.
  • Run quantitative and qualitative tests and distill results into actionable plans for development initiatives.
Requirements & Preferred Skills:
  • 10+ years experience in a design role dealing with consumer-facing websites, apps, software and/or mobile experiences.
  • 3+ years managing a team
  • Strong visual design aesthetic and experience in designing in an agile environment
  • Familiarity in designing across multiple screen sizes and devices
  • Working knowledge of Adobe products and sketch in a mac environment
  • Working knowledge of HTML/CSS for prototyping and proofs of concept
  • Research and validation experience including usability testing and a/b testing
  • 4-year degree in design-related field

About Our Team

At PowerReviews, Design is a small team but one with a great amount of influence and responsibility. We are researchers, architects, designers, strategists, and feedback gatherers. On our teams, we are the advocates for the end-user perspective. We are the bearers of quality. We are committed to elevating the brand. We build trust with our teams by delivering consistently, by communicating frequently, and collaborating at every step.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • TableauAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

1 N. Dearborn, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60602

An Insider's view of PowerReviews

What's something quirky about your company?

You've probably heard of Casual Fridays... here at PowerReviews, we hold Formal Fridays!?! This started out as a fun, small initiative that our Tech department started. It's since grown to several more participants at PowerReviews, including our CEO.

Who doesn't look good in a tux?!?

RJ

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What makes someone successful on your team?

I believe that intellectual curiosity is the key to success on my team - not just identifying an issue and solving a problem, but truly understanding the root cause and implementing new process or controls that prevent the issue from happening again.

Jillian

Chief Financial Officer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

In the past year our teams have collaborated to deliver over 14 differentiated products, features and capabilities to bring value and ecommerce best practices to our clients and most importantly, delight their customers.

Rachel

Director, Product Management

What are PowerReviews Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
PowerReviews' PowerFit team plans and organizes group fitness classes in our office!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Employees get free lunch on Tuesdays
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
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