Manager, Product Design

| Chicago
We are looking for amazing people diverse in thought, perspective, and culture to join our team. We check our egos at the door, roll up our sleeves, work hard, move fast, and support each other. If that sounds like fun to you, please apply!
ABOUT THE ROLE 
We are looking for a great Manager, Product Design to join us in Chicago, Illinois. You are an experienced leader with a record of designing and delivering successful products to the market. Your strong foundation of UX knowledge is bolstered by broad familiarity with the modern design landscape. You have excellent communication skills and work well cross-functionally with other departments. Your comfortability with ambiguity is matched only by your desire to clarify it
ABOUT THE TEAM
Centro is looking for amazing people who are diverse in thought, perspective, and culture to join us in building a unified platform to execute every digital media advertising transaction. We are imaginative, passionate, determined and relentless in our efforts. We are fascinated by the complexity of problems at this scale — it’s what brings bright minds together. But what keeps us coming back (and why we love coming to work every day) is the chance to improve how work gets done: freeing up people’s time so that they can dream bigger and make life better. At Centro we take pride in our positive and collaborative culture; we want you to be part of that!

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage and mentor a diverse team of full stack software design professionals
  • Provide software feature teams day to day guidance to ensure consistency and quality of product as you drive the conceptualization and execution of new features supporting the product road map
  • Champion the experience with cross-functional collaborators from product, engineering, data, marketing, product marketing, quality assurance, and other teams
  • Assess and optimize the performance of new and existing features through test and learn methodologies that drive design iterations
  • Drive the teams to the right answer faster by leveraging existing research and supporting feature teams investigating customer and user needs

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 5+ years' experience UX/UI software design.
  • 2+ years' experience hiring, onboarding, and managing direct reports
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to build strong and positive cross-functional relationships
  • High degree of ownership and autonomy; a bias towards action.

BONUS

  • Familiarity with advertising/ad-tech landscape and SaaS
  • Experienced with full stack design toolkit such as Figma, ZeroHeight, UserTesting.com
  • Experience implementing and socializing design systems, personas, and testable prototypes

Centro is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect and support an inclusive workplace diverse in thought, perspective and culture. We celebrate all team members regardless of gender/identity, sexual orientation, race or cultural background, religion, physical disability and age. We are better together.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • Maria DBDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • MixpanelAnalytics
    • PixelmatorDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • Aha!Management
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • Oracle EloquaLead Gen

Location

The Chicago Loop is a great place to work, located in a central area of Chicago accessible to major public transportation, dining and shopping.

An Insider's view of Centro

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Instead of balancing work and life, it’s about blending the two. As a parent, I may need to leave for part of the day or before 5. Everyone here understands and I don’t feel guilty. Even if I’m not sitting at my desk from 9-5, my work and my teams work will still be done on time. Centro is giving me the opportunity to live the best life I can.

Matt Klaers

Manager, Financial Reporting

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

There’s an incredible balance of freedom, drive, and fun that I’ve only experienced at Centro. On an engineering team retreat this summer, the plan was to code from 10 AM – 2 PM on a fun team-based competition and then go outside to enjoy the day. The team would not stop coding until 10 PM! Of course, this was followed by 6 hours of karaoke.

Mike

VP, software engineering

What are Centro Perks + Benefits

Centro Benefits Overview

While our people work to change an industry, we reward them with industry-leading perks. It’s not just about the free snacks and onsite yoga (although they help)—it’s about making sure Centrons feel happy, healthy and fulfilled when they come to work.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Centro offers each employee one day per calendar year to use for community work or volunteering opportunities. Local offices regularly organizes group volunteer activities for employees.
Partners with Nonprofits
Centro partners with local non-profit organizations to support various causes and to organize group volunteer events for employees.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
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