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Job ID: 50734

Design Manager
Our client is looking for a Design Manager to lead their team in Portland, Oregon. As a Design Manager, you’ll be responsible for the growth and development of your team. You’ll also partner closely with product and engineering leaders in the Member Experience group to drive our vision and guide the work to bring that vision to life.

Lead a team of designers working on desktop and mobile app experiences for our 2+ million members.
Guide the design team through their day-to-day work while also keeping an eye on the bigger picture and driving the overall vision.
Identify and grow talent within the design team. Guide individual goal-setting and support your team with coaching and mentorship.
Be comfortable jumping in and getting hands-on, partnering with other designers, product managers and development teams.
Collaborate closely with cross-functional partners and leaders to shape our vision for the member experience and create space for others to collaborate. 
Help turn business objectives into customer centered problems and steer team strategy.
Design, guide, and drive collaboration processes. Meet regularly with designers to provide and gather feedback on project progress.
Help define and drive design hiring goals. Recruit and interview designers and actively improve our design hiring and onboarding processes.

You’re a fantastic communicator and storyteller.
You’re happy to jump into Sketch or Figma on occasion, applying your own outstanding interaction design, service design, and research skills to help your team deliver impactful experiences.
You’re comfortable evangelizing human-centered design and coaching cross-functional partners and teams that are less familiar with design.
You’ve worked in an agile environment with fellow design, product, engineering and research leaders to align on product strategy and deliver as a team.
You’re passionate about solving problems and having a positive impact on peoples’ lives. And you’re not satisfied with a solution until it’s vetted with real end-users.
You’re an expert in your craft and you’re still hungry to learn and grow as a designer, leader, and team member.
You see the best in your teammates and believe that great design is collaborative.
You have an online portfolio that effectively demonstrates your expertise.
Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years of experience managing other designers, and 8+ years of experience designing at consumer-focused product companies, or for agencies with clients in those areas. 
You’re able to foster and grow design culture in cross-functional teams through advocacy, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Benefits are available to eligible VanderHouwen contractors and include coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, and matching 401k.

About VanderHouwen
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide.  Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.

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