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Product Design Manager

| Chicago

About The Role

Yello is looking for an experienced Product Design Manager to lead a team of designers. Candidates must have strong mentoring and communication skills.  You’ll work side-by-side with the product and engineering teams to imagine the future of recruiting.  The role combines growing and managing the team with shaping the design strategy.

How You'll Make An Impact

  • Manage and develop a team of designers by setting goals, managing projects, allocating time effectively.
  • Shape and communicate a compelling long-term design strategy and vision.
  • Set up individuals for success based on their strengths and interests.
  • Give feedback and direction for user research, designs, and prototypes done by the design team, driving for a cohesive user experience across all products.
  • Partner with product, engineering, marketing to ensure projects are well-defined, high impact, consistent, and successfully executed.
  • Grow the design team by attracting and hiring new talent.

What We're Looking For

  • 2+ years of managing or leading a design team.
  • 5+ years product design experience (web and/or mobile).
  • Design leadership, and the ability to assess team strengths and promote talent.
  • A customer-focused design approach with measurable goals for success.
  • Experience working with engineers and product managers to drive strategy and execution.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • A highly collaborative, low ego approach to teamwork.
  • A portfolio of work done by you and/or teams you have managed that showcases products that effectively solve a user problem.
  • Use research-based insights to spot opportunities for innovation within constraints.
  • Oversee the progress and growth of the design and UX team, providing support, design direction and mentorship. Strongly advocate for the design and UX process.
  • Help evolve the overall product process, including research, customer outreach, customer feedback loop, and user testing strategies

Additional Information

We are the trailblazers in our space and we continually strive to learn and grow, but there is always time to celebrate a colleague's birthday or a recent success. We dress casually, have one of the best views in the city and the whole team sports Apple laptops. Our CEO Jason Weingarten and President Dan Bartfield always have their office doors open. And with opportunities for professional advancement, medical, dental and vision insurance, and a 401K match – Yello has you covered.

  • Yello is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
  • Candidates local to Chicago are preferred.
  • You must be authorized to work in the United States.
  • Must be able to sit or stand for continuous periods of time
  • This role frequently communicates/interacts with individuals, must have strong written and oral communication skills
  • Yello reserves the right to assign or reassign the responsibilities and requirements to this job at any time
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases


We're located in the Loop, a block from the Art Institute and Millennium Park. Our office offers panoramic 360 degree views of Chicago.

What are Yello Perks + Benefits

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) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement

Additional Perks + Benefits

Yello sponsors office sports leagues and offers discounted memberships to Chicago Athletic Clubs. • Yello is dedicated to supporting career progression through professional development opportunities, mentorship and continued education • Yello offers healthy catered lunches each week and a fully stocked kitchen with fresh fruit and snacks.

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