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Product Design Manager, Core Product

Webflow

Webflow

Product, Design
Remote
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024

At Webflow, our mission is to bring development superpowers to everyone. Webflow is the leading visual development platform for building powerful websites without writing code. By combining modern web development technologies into one platform, Webflow enables people to build websites visually, saving engineering time, while clean code seamlessly generates in the background. From independent designers and creative agencies to Fortune 500 companies, millions worldwide use Webflow to be more nimble, creative, and collaborative. It’s the web, made better.

We’re looking for a Product Design Manager to foster the team of designers building the next generation of web design and development products used by the best brands in the world. You’ll own the outcomes for design projects across our core design tooling, including Webflow’s navigator, styles, code, and interaction tools, as well as yet to be released AI features. You’ll partner closely with engineering and product management to plan and execute on exciting new solutions for Webflow customers.

About the role

  • Location: Remote-first (United States; BC & ON, Canada; Ireland; United Kingdom)
  • Full-time
  • Permanent
  • Exempt
  • The cash compensation for this role is tailored to align with the cost of labor in different geographic markets. We've structured the base pay ranges for this role into zones for our geographic markets, and the specific base pay within the range will be determined by the candidate’s geographic location, job-related experience, knowledge, qualifications, and skills.
    • United States (all figures cited below in USD and pertain to workers in the United States)
      • Zone A: [$191,600 - $260,600]
      • Zone B: [$180,100 - $245,000]
      • Zone C: [$168,600 - $229,350]
    • Canada (All figures cited below in CAD and pertain to workers in ON & BC, Canada)
      • [$217,900- $296,350]
    • Ireland (All figures cited below in EUR and pertain to workers in Ireland)
      • [$91,500 - $121,650]
    • United Kingdom (All figures cited below in GBP and pertain to workers in the United Kingdom)
      • Zone A: [$93,100 - $126,650]
      • Zone B: [$83,800 - $113,950]

Please visit our Careers page for more information on which locations are included in each of our geographic pay zones. However, please confirm the zone for your specific location with your recruiter.

This role will be reporting to the Director of Product Design.

As a Product Design Manager, you will:

  • Review designs to ensure intuitive, aesthetically pleasing, and technically sophisticated products.
  • Prioritize and evangelize user research initiatives with our UXR team to uncover deep insights that inform design strategies and product decisions.
  • Collaborate with data scientists, researchers, engineers, and product managers to align design visions and strategies across departments.
  • Get into the weeds enough on designs to ensure principled and confident decisions, and proactively ensure key milestones are communicated and met.
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging design trends in HTML, CSS, JS, and AI to keep our products innovative and competitive.
  • Advocate for design excellence, inclusivity, and accessibility across all aspects of our product development process.
  • Work with design management to create and uphold cultural initiatives that keep our design team engaged, excited, and close knit.

In addition to the responsibilities outlined above, at Webflow we will support you in identifying where your interests and development opportunities lie and we'll help you incorporate them into your role.

About you

You’ll thrive here if you have:

  • An extensive portfolio showcasing expertise in designing highly technical products, with proven success in high-impact projects.
  • Some leadership experience managing designers on complex projects.
  • Comfort with stakeholder collaboration in a fully remote environment.
  • Solid understanding of HTML, CSS, and accessibility, and optionally some Javascript, with the ability to translate technical capabilities into user-centered designs.
  • Exceptional people-problem-solving skills, with a track record of improving design processes, supporting career growth, and collaborating with cross-functional managers as a team.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to articulate design vision and strategy at all organizational levels.
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to see the big picture, get alignment on long-term vision, while focusing on achievable but aspirational key objectives and results.
  • Have a bias towards action working on complex products at a high growth, scaling company.
  • Aren’t afraid of sweating the details to ensure that the products that ship continuously exceed our customer’s expectations.
  • Also possess any one of these qualities: a growth mindset, motivated to make things better, comfortable with ambiguity, a love of craft, and optimistic about the future.

Even if you don’t meet 100% of the above qualifications, you should still seriously consider applying. Research shows that you may still be considered for a role if you meet just half of the requirements.

Our Core Behaviors:

  • Obsess over customer experience. We deeply understand what we’re building and who we’re building for and serving. We define the leading edge of what’s possible in our industry and deliver the future for our customers
  • Move with heartfelt urgency. We have a healthy relationship with impatience, channeling it thoughtfully to show up better and faster for our customers and for each other. Time is the most limited thing we have, and we make the most of every moment
  • Say the hard thing with care. Our best work often comes from intelligent debate, critique, and even difficult conversations. We speak our minds and don’t sugarcoat things — and we do so with respect, maturity, and care
  • Make your mark. We seek out new and unique ways to create meaningful impact, and we champion the same from our colleagues. We work as a team to get the job done, and we go out of our way to celebrate and reward those going above and beyond for our customers and our teammates

Benefits & wellness

  • Equity ownership (RSUs) in a growing, privately-owned company
  • 100% employer-paid healthcare, vision, and dental insurance coverage for employees and dependents (full-time employees working 30+ hours per week), as well as Health Savings Account/Health Reimbursement Account, dependent care Flexible Spending Account (US only), dependent on insurance plan selection where applicable in the respective country of employment; Employees may also have voluntary insurance options, such as life, disability, hospital protection, accident, and critical illness where applicable in the respective country of employment
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave for both birthing and non-birthing caregivers, as well as an additional 6-8 weeks of pregnancy disability for birthing parents to be used before child bonding leave (where local requirements are more generous employees receive the greater benefit); Employees also have access to family planning care and reimbursement
  • Flexible PTO with a mandatory annual minimum of 10 days paid time off for all locations (where local requirements are more generous employees receive the greater benefit), and sabbatical program
  • Access to mental wellness and professional coaching, therapy, and Employee Assistance Program
  • Monthly stipends to support health and wellness, smart work, and professional growth
  • Professional career coaching, internal learning & development programs
  • 401k plan and pension schemes (in countries where statutorily required) financial wellness benefits, like CPA or financial advisor coverage
  • Discounted Pet Insurance offering (US only)
  • Commuter benefits for in-office employees

Temporary employees are not eligible for paid holiday time off, accrued paid time off, paid leaves of absence, or company-sponsored perks unless otherwise required by law.

Be you, with us

At Webflow, equality is a core tenet of our culture. We are an Equal Opportunity (EEO)/Veterans/Disabled Employer and are committed to building an inclusive global team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, beliefs, and experiences. Employment decisions are made on the basis of job-related criteria without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Webflow will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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Please note:

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Upon interview scheduling, instructions for confidential accommodation requests will be administered.

To join Webflow, you'll need a valid right to work authorization depending on the country of employment.

If you are extended an offer, that offer may be contingent upon your successful completion of a background check, which will be conducted in accordance with applicable laws. We may obtain one or more background screening reports about you, solely for employment purposes.

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