Senior Product Design Manager - Content Group (RELOCATE TO AUSTRALIA)



Product, Design
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Job Description

Join the team redefining how the world experiences design.

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Where and how you can work

Our flagship campus is in Sydney. We also have a campus in Melbourne and co-working spaces in Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. But you have choice in where and how you work. That means if you want to do your thing in the office (if you're near one), at home or a bit of both, it's up to you.

What you’d be doing in this role

As Canva scales change continues to be part of our DNA. But we like to think that's all part of the fun. So this will give you the flavour of the type of things you'll be working on when you start, but this will likely evolve.

At the moment, this role is focused on:

  • Coaching. You'll coach and mentor a team of Product Designers across different groups within the Content space, fostering their growth and development.
  • Product Design Leadership: You'll be responsible for ensuring that the product designs from the Content Group meet our high standards of simplicity and usability. Leading by example, you will guide the team towards achieving their goals.
  • Vision and Strategy. You'll define the design vision, strategy, and roadmap for the Content Group, collaborating with senior stakeholders. Your clear communication will simplify complex concepts and create clarity.
  • Scale the Product Design team. You'll plan for future design resourcing needs within your team.
  • Prioritisation. You'll collaborate with Product Managers and Engineering Leads to ensure the team prioritizes the most valuable features. Taking a broad, conceptual view, you'll ensure we deliver the most impactful results.
  • Research. You'll deeply understand competitors, trends, patterns, best practices, UX design inspiration, and user and business insights.
  • Shape and establish design processes. By driving design best practices, you'll enhance the team's impact and efficiency.

You're probably a match if you have

  • End-to-end product design experience: You've designed and shipped multiple products or features across various platforms.
  • Leadership experience: You've led a team of Product Designers and are dedicated to nurturing their development and growth, empowering them to achieve ambitious goals.
  • Effective communication skills: You can confidently communicate future design direction with senior stakeholders, including founders, and inspire positive action within your team to bring the vision to life.
  • A high bar for design: You advocate strongly for clean, elegant, and usable design. Your guidance and feedback consistently raise the bar for quality.
  • Exceptional visual communication skills: You can communicate ideas and information visually to inspire, influence and tell a compelling story.
  • A collaborative approach: You're happiest when working closely with other Designers, Engineers and Product Managers. You value feedback and brainstorming ideas.
  • A data-driven approach: You love using data to evaluate user problems, inform your design solutions and measure success.
  • A growth mindset: You're eager to learn and develop your skills while having fun along the way.

About the Group

The Content Group is on a bold mission to create a content library like no other. A library that's vibrant, diverse and reflects our local communities worldwide. To fulfil this vision, they're equipping a global community of content creators with the tools, inspiration, and resources they need to create and innovate within Canva and beyond.

The mix of content within our library continually changes, with the focus shifting between content created by our internal teams and Canva Creators. As Product Design Group Lead, you'll help us to ensure we have the optimal content mix in all of our global markets, and that our content contributors are engaged and productive.

What's in it for you?

Achieving our crazy big goals motivates us to work hard - and we do - but you'll experience lots of moments of magic, connectivity and fun woven throughout life at Canva, too. We also offer a stack of benefits to set you up for every success in and outside of work.

Here's a taste of what's on offer:

  • Equity packages - we want our success to be yours too
  • Inclusive parental leave policy that supports all parents & carers
  • An annual Vibe & Thrive allowance to support your wellbeing, social connection, office setup & more
  • Flexible leave options that empower you to be a force for good, take time to recharge and supports you personally

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Other stuff to know

We make hiring decisions based on your experience, skills and passion, as well as how you can enhance Canva and our culture. When you apply, please tell us the pronouns you use and any reasonable adjustments you may need during the interview process.

Please note that interviews are conducted virtually.