Content & Discovery Product Manager, China

Canva, Beijing, China

Amazingly Simple Graphic Design Software

Duration: Full-Time

Canva’s Commitment and Mission                                                   

At Canva, we celebrate diversity. We deeply believe that bringing together diversity of thoughts, perspectives and expression is key to building the best product, team and company. We look for many different skills and abilities, as well as how you can enhance Canva and our culture. So, even if you don’t think you quite meet all of the skills listed or tick all the boxes, we’d still love to hear from you! 

Our mission at Canva is to empower the world to design and since launching in 2013, we have grown exponentially, amassing over 86 million monthly active users across 190 different countries and a team of over 3,000 people… and the best bit is that we’ve only achieved 1% of what we know we’re capable of. 

Join us and design your future.

About the group/team
At Canva, we create tools that empower the world to design. Our mission is to democratize design and empower creativity for anyone and everyone, on every platform! Inspired 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.

Since launch in August 2013 we have grown exponentially, amassing over 30 million active users across 190 different countries who have created more than 2 Billion designs. In late 2017 we set out to bring the world’s most loved design tool to the world’s largest internet market, China. We were thrilled to have launched Canva China in August 2018. We are one of the world’s fastest-growing technology companies and we have only achieved about 1% of what we are capable of!

Canva China is a team of over 80 people, spanning from engineering, growth, design and operations, and are supported by our Sydney Headquarters. As a product manager, you will be responsible for scaling and growing Canva in China. You will collaborate on the Canva China strategy, as well as work on experiments and features that help our users become more successful. You will work closely with both your onsite team in China and the growing team of Product Managers in Canva headquarters on a daily basis.  

About the role/specialty

The mission of Product Managers at Canva is to create the most accessible design tool for every person in the world. We believe that we can improve the world by empowering everyone to design and communicate visually. As a Product Manager at Canva you help set this vision, define what that future looks like, and build the products that get us there. 

Product Managers collaborate with business leaders to set the strategic direction, scope, and success metrics for product initiatives. We work across teams of designers, software engineers, marketers and analysts to ensure we're delivering an exceptional experience to all our users. We are responsible for implementing and collaborating on product strategy, road mapping, and prioritization as our product grows. 

It’s our responsibility to see products through their entire lifecycle—from concept through to validation, build, post-launch analytics and iterations. Every day is a different challenge—one day you might be in a room full of product designers preparing research and UX flows, the next you’ll be leading go-to-market efforts in collaboration with leaders and other teams. 

What you’ll do (Responsibilities)
Build out strategy, requirements and road mapping of content features for China (and Japan & Korea) – from mocks, to wireframes, project phasing, analytics, and development success measures. 

Analyze, evaluate, and iterate on content related product features – You are very comfortable with data. You are able to identify when things we’ve built are not working out, and use data to prioritize issues and iterate on them, achieving buy-in from decision-makers around you. 

You will champion product collaboration between Beijing and Sydney, gather information from Sydney team experiments and playbooks to pass learnings on and adapt to Canva China’s offering, proactively sharing successes across offices.

What we’re looking for 
You have at least 3 years of experience in product management for a content-focused product.
You feel at home when using data to make decisions—whether that’s analytics, user research, survey feedback, or in-person user testing.
You have worked with engineers and have a solid understanding of China web tech stacks and popular feature-sets. You’re familiar with the backend, frontend, machine learning, and everything in between.
You are a problem solver who is excited by a challenge. You have a structured process for problem-solving and can take a problem—with many moving parts—and break it down into small achievable actions.
You rally the team to work together and constantly motivate those around you through your passion, ensuring everyone’s doing their best.
You enjoy a little flexibility in your work. Our growth means there are constantly new things to work on every day, and as such it’s likely that you’ll be working on new and exciting projects pretty often.
(Not required) You have experience with Japanese/Korean markets, and are passionate about applying what’s learned in China to those markets.

What the candidate will learn and how will they develop at Canva
At Canva, We believe in the power of a growth mindset, which begins with valuing learning over knowing —seeking out new ideas, embracing challenges, learning from failure, and improving over time. We provide ample resources for you to continuously develop your skills and capabilities.

Your coach will be your first point of contact and constant navigator through your role and performance, our team, and Canva. He/She will be responsible for setting development goals and tasks, upskilling, unblocking, and helping you be successful in your first 6 months and beyond.

At Canva, we encourage sharing of learnings, successes, and even failures, across the groups. You will have plenty of opportunities to attend sessions including PM Show & Tell, Deep-Dive Workshops, Group Sit-downs, to learn about what each group is up to, and share your own learnings as well!

We have developed a Goal Development Framework which includes the key skills and behaviors to be successful at Canva. This framework will help you receive and give feedback, seek for improvement, and grow in your career journey.

Working at Canva                                                                                          

Our culture is unlike anywhere else and we design your #CanvaLife experience to empower you to do the best work of your life.  

Whether you’re in the office, working from home or choosing your own adventure, our benefits for permanent Canvanauts include: 

Competitive salary, plus equity options where you will enjoy the rapid growth of Canva and have impact every day. 
Flexible working hours that cater to how you best work. We value work-life balance and you decided what works best for you.
Healthy and delicious breakfast, lunch, fruit, drinks and snacks options. You can enjoy the TGIF special drinks and live cooking.
Unique and flexible leave that goes beyond just standard annual leave including flexible leave, carer’s leave, Force for Good leave, education leave so you can recharge, give back, support others or focus on your own development. 
An annual Vibe & Thrive allowance. This is for you to spend on whatever will support your wellbeing and development. It could be anything, from a fitness center membership to personal development training, or dinner out with a teammate. Because you know what you need, better than anyone.
Virtual and in-office wellness benefits including; Canva University, Fitness Classes (Yoga & Meditation) Employee Assistant Programs, social clubs and team events that are sponsored by the company.   

We make hiring decisions based on your experience, skills and passion. Please note that interviews are conducted virtually. When you apply, please tell us the pronouns you use and any reasonable adjustments you may need during the interview process. / 我们会根据你的经验、技能和对于职位的热情来做出雇佣决定。当你进行申请时,请告诉我们你希望我们对你使用的称谓,以及在面试过程中你可能需要的任何合理调整。

About Canva

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.

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