Head of Search & Recommendations
Canva, Los Angeles, California, United States
Amazingly Simple Graphic Design Software
A bit about the person we're looking for:
- A holistic, natural leader. Build great teams of experts in their craft including technologists beyond the product specialty.
- Strategic thinker and problem solver. Identify strengths and gaps, with an ability to bring chaos to and align goals across the business for a cohesive product experience.
- Have a growth mindset. Understand growth for scalability with the ability to accelerate and motivate others at pace.
- A product expert with a technical mindset. You’ll have the perfect marriage of product and technical skills to place ideas at the forefront of S&R capabilities.
- A visionary. Identify a clear future roadmap to be able to build this space from the ground up.
The experience you'll bring to the role:
- Deep experience in search and recommendations, we are looking for a world-class leader to accelerate our success
- Be a T-shaped technologist with the ability to connect dots across Canva
- A strong product lens and comprehensive understanding of product features and Canva’s capabilities
- Management and strong strategic leadership experience
- Ability to drive people, teams, projects and goals
- An in-depth understanding of the technologies to power search
- Experience working with different stakeholders
- Proactively resolve strategic issues and unblock others with a solution-focused approach
- Goal-driven. Able to manage multiple, complex projects, with differing deadlines - keep people on track and informed, and ensure the goals are clear and met
- Experience working with different stakeholders, collaborative mindset, and communicating clearly (whether that's to your team, training and up-leveling others, or presenting to the business)
What you'll achieve
- You'll help set crazy big goals, and empower teams to achieve them. You’ll find ways to help our global library surface content for scale to millions, if not billions of diverse users.
Some early goals will include
- Understand our current processes to identify key opportunities and pain points for improvement
- Build and drive the S&R vision and strategy using a data and user-centric approach, identifying measures for success
- Apply your deep expertise to Canva context
Other achievements as this role develops:
- Play an active role in shaping a world class team
- Align stakeholders and rally others to deliver on our roadmap, accelerating Canva, and your team for growth
- Make the grand vision a reality
About us At Canva, we create tools that empower the world to design. Our platform combines a drag-and-drop design tool with a stock library of over 1 million photographs, illustrations and imagery. You can also choose from hundreds of professional templates to create social media graphics, presentations, flyers, posters, invitations and so much more. Our mission is to make design simple for everyone. Driven by a team of talented thinkers, an amazing culture and remarkable growth trajectory – we’re out to change the world, one design at a time.
Want to learn more about Canva? Visit Canva's website.
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