Design Manager

22 days ago

Job Description

Location: Remote, East Coast

As our Design Manager, youโ€™ll manage a small, talented design team split between North America and Europe, fostering a culture of quality, innovation, and collaboration. Youโ€™ll be responsible for design strategy and ops, advocating for design's strong strategic presence and highlighting the impact of the work the team do. You will also partner with marketing to ensure brand consistency between product and marketing. Youโ€™ll report into the VP of Product in this role, managing a lean team of 5 split between North America and Europe.

What will you be doing? 

  • People management: Leading, mentor, and managing our lovely design team, promoting a positive, balanced, inclusive and people-centric work environment
  • Strategy: Guiding the direction of projects, aligning design initiatives with our business objectives, and ensuring a cohesive and impactful cross-platform UX 
  • Ops: Streamlining design workflows, collaborating closely with Product, and overseeing project timelines to enhance efficiency and productivity in design processes.
  • Design organisational maturity: Elevating design as a discipline and a strategic driver across the company.

What are we looking for? 

  • Experience in managing teams: youโ€™ll be able to support our team with confidence and ease, advocate for them, and push and enable them to do their best possible work
  • Proficiency in design software (ideally Figma) so as to support the design team; this is not an IC role, but you should be able to unblock your team and support their initiatives
  • Proven ability to use data in informing design decisions and confidence coaching the wider team in best practices on this topic 
  • Excellent organisational skills, with an emphasis on efficiency and effective cross-discipline collaboration; you'll also be able to prioritise effectively and contribute to resource planning
  • Decisiveness, with confidence in proposing opinions based on insights and experience 
  • The ability to quickly establish and build relationships across the wider team, and persuade and influence where needed 
  • Capable of managing overcommunication in a remote setting, favouring action over excessive meetings
  • Fun! Itโ€™s essential that you believe that work/life balance is key to an innovative design culture, where time to explore, experiment and be playful (as well as time to take guilt-free, no questions asked vacation) are as important as velocity 
  • Genuine interest in combating climate change with us! 

How will we support you?

  • Work remotely and work well - we'll provide the tools you need to do your best (including a Macbook Pro), and can provide access to co-working spaces
  • Access to conferences, meet-ups and training through our L&D allowance
  • A structured career progression framework and advancement opportunities
  • Great benefits - including health insurance, 401(k) or pension, paid parental leave 
  • Annual team gatherings - in previous years the whole company has spent a week together in London, Bath and Manchester in the UK 

If you donโ€™t have all of the requirements, but youโ€™re really interested in what weโ€™re doing, please apply anyway and we can consider your application now and in future! We value applicants regardless of their background or years of experience. We'll also do our best to accommodate reasonable adjustments to the interview process if needed. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity: we do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status. If you'd like a copy of our DE&I policy you can reach us at [email protected]

Compensation Range: $140K - $160K

About ev.energy

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ev.energy set up in 2018 with a simple aim -  to make electric vehicle charging simpler, greener, and cheaper for everyone. Drivers download our app and charge their vehicle overnight; and, in the background, weโ€™re ingesting real-time data and using our proprietary smart-charging algorithm to align charging sessions with energy from renewable sources. This reduces carbon emissions caused by EV charging by as much as 70%.

This is a growing industry, with growing demand for our solution - a third of new cars by 2030 will be electric. Simultaneously, thereโ€™s increasing strain on the power grid (power outages have already jumped by 64% in the last decade in the USA). We are already working with over 30 utilities in the US, Canada and Europe, offering a way to reduce demand on the grid. 

To achieve this weโ€™ve brought together a team of over 100 people, bringing expertise from previous roles at National Grid, Tesla, Amazon, Arcadia, and Chargepoint; weโ€™ve secured over 50m USD from leading VCs in the automotive and energy space including National Grid Partners, WEX Venture Capital, Energy Impact Partners and JLRโ€™s InMotion Ventures. Come help us drive change for the better.

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