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Product Design Manager - Design Systems

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Xero is a beautiful, easy-to-use platform that helps small businesses and their accounting and bookkeeping advisors grow and thrive. 

At Xero, our purpose is to make life better for people in small business, their advisors, and communities around the world. This purpose sits at the centre of everything we do. We support our people to do the best work of their lives so that they can help small businesses succeed through better tools, information and connections. Because when they succeed they make a difference, and when millions of small businesses are making a difference, the world is a more beautiful place.

About the role

We're looking for two Product Design Managers to join our Design Systems team. Each manager will be working closely with their cross-functional pod, collaborating with engineering and product partners, and coaching a team of Product Designers to meet their career goals and deliver our aspirational vision for the future of design systems at Xero. 

Managers work closely with their Design Directors to share in the strategy work and conversations. You’ll also work very closely with teams across all of Xero, forging strong relationships and building a vibrant community of active collaboration, innovation and participation in the evolution of our design systems.

As part of the wider leadership team you’ll share responsibility for aspects of making the design team better, such as: Helping to deliver the team’s professional development programme, and continuously improving our ways of working together.

What you'll do

  • Work closely with your cross-functional pod and our other design systems teams to influence priorities and roadmaps
  • Love connecting with people across the business, bringing them together to create #beautiful customer experiences
  • Advocate for systems thinking at Xero, with design quality and the Xero customer front of mind
  • Offer design critique to designers, sharing your thoughts and domain knowledge in a useful and constructive way
  • Understand your team deeply to evolve their careers and enable them to be the best they can be at Xero
  • Align your team to the overall strategy of Design, reviewing your teams performance, and managing resource requests for your portfolio of work
  • Manage stakeholders with differing needs in a pragmatic and human way
  • Present design and design strategy to a variety of internal and external groups, from product colleagues to C-level executives 
  • At Xero we’re always growing! This means you’ll also be responsible for the recruitment, onboarding, engagement and management of new team members.

What you'll bring

  • An inclusive, collaborative approach that aligns with our values and contributes to making Xero a great place to work
  • A passion and ability to bring people together
  • Strong stakeholder engagement
  • Experience delivering product at scale
  • A systems thinking approach
  • An expert understanding of interaction design principles
  • You’re well-organised, passionate, pragmatic and empathetic
  • Expert communication skills 
  • Thoughtful, effective, leadership skills
  • A mentality to scale
What you can look forward to

Working at Xero will provide you with a diverse and inclusive environment alongside people who will respect, challenge, support and mentor you. Who says you can't have fun while you do the best work of your life?

We see the value in work-life balance, many of us take full advantage of our flexible working arrangements, so whether you like to get a surf in before work, like to head home in time to pick up the kids or you just like working from the comfort of your own home now and then, we want to support you.

We trust you to build your career to the best of your ability and we will support your hunger to learn with training and career mentorship, to help you flourish. Our facilities and PX teams work hard to give us great workspaces with all the tech company perks so join us and experience our awesome culture!

Xero is continuing to grow and so are the opportunities to join us!

Xero is a Rainbow Tick certified employer.

Xero strongly encourages employees and contractors to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to work from a Xero office, or engage in any face-to-face Xero business.  Xero will work with anyone who is not vaccinated, or prefers not to disclose their vaccination status, to determine what reasonable accommodations can be provided to ensure their role can be performed safely.

Please include a cover letter in your application, telling us why you’re a great fit for this position.
Questions & answers for this position
  • What is the type of contract for this position?
    The contract for this position is a Full-time contract
  • Is telecommuting possible for this position?
    No, telecommuting is not possible for this position
About Xero
Xero is a New Zealand–domiciled public technology company, listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.
Accounting, Billing
1K-5K employees

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