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Senior Product Design Manager, Shopping Experiences

Etsy, New York, NY

Peer-to-peer e-commerce website focused on handmade or vintage items and supplies


As a Senior Product Design Manager on the Shopping Experience team, you’ll connect unique small businesses with interested consumers and makers from around the world.

If that sounds like something you’d be good at, read on. 

Product Designer Managers lead our design team to create human-centered experiences across Etsy’s web and native products. They collaborate with small, multidisciplinary teams to empower creative people around the world to buy and sell the things they love.

Through rigorous market and user research, you’ll help set a design vision that supports the needs of both sides of our marketplace—our buyers and sellers. One where people with a passion can connect with others to build a more personal and sustainable future. Simply put, you’ll be designing experiences that always put people first. 

Day to day, you’ll collaborate with partners from all sorts of disciplines and perspectives across the company to bring products to life. You’ll lead your team through the design process, helping create a customer-centric design vision while mentoring, coaching, and growing a talented team of designers. You’ll partner with our user researchers and data teams to understand user needs and market opportunities. You’ll work with art directors and writers to make design delightful and brand-aligned. You’ll help the team build experiences our customers love, by making sure every last design detail is ready for launch.

About the Role:

  • Work with leaders across Etsy to identify and anticipate design needs and opportunities, increasing everyone’s design know-how along the way
  • Recruit and hire exceptional design talent and facilitate onboarding of those new awesome designers
  • Encourage and create adaptive teams with growth mindsets
  • Help establish clear, challenging, and growth-centered goals for designers
  • Shape the team’s vision and strategy by bringing in strong perspectives informed by qualitative and quantitative insights and external opportunities
  • Think strategically about how to roll out designs in small steps to validate assumptions while balancing taking larger leaps to materially change the customer experience
  • Lead regular design reviews, critiques, and ideation sessions for team members
  • Facilitate continuous learning and improvement for the product design team and its members
  • Collaborate with every team at Etsy: Product, Engineering, Research, Data, Support, Business, Operations, Brand Design and Marketing. Only together can we develop and ship holistic, brand-aligned experiences.
  • Work with people who are passionate about design, but who also sing, clog, skateboard, build motorcycles, bike, embroider emoji, host podcasts, design jewelry, draw comic books, and juggle literal knives. It's not all computers and colors over here.
  • Live in, or be willing to commute to, Brooklyn, NY

About You:

  • Have 3-4+ years of experience working as a Design Manager
  • Have 7+ years of cross-platform product design experience
  • Have built customer facing ecommerce experiences
  • You have a portfolio demonstrating strong experience in consumer products or ecommerce space with examples of work that show creative, user-centered UX solutions, strong visual design and solid information architecture
  • Believe that product, brand, and design decisions are inextricably linked
  • Are a great design team leader, manager, systems-level design thinker, and visionary—with strong instincts and outstanding intuition
  • Are a fierce advocate for the customer, and are committed to creating elegantly simple user experiences from complex workflows
  • Are an expert mentor and coach able to give and receive honest, thoughtful, and direct feedback to encourage learning and growth
  • Are unafraid to change your opinion in the face of new information—you have strong beliefs and you’re open-minded
  • Have partnered with research teams—or better yet, led research experiments—to validate and inform product thinking
  • Communicate design decisions openly and confidently, regardless of the audience—engineers, PMs, executives, other designers, etc.
  • Are willing to work outside your comfort zone—maybe even excited about it! 
  • Are super excited about learning and growing to take your professional skills to the next level
About Us:
We, your peer group of designers (and likely future friends), will help you craft cohesive UIs that support the product and the larger Etsy brand. We’ll help you learn and grow. Hey, we want you to teach us some new tricks. If you’re a jack-of-all-trades and a master of one, you’ll thrive at Etsy. Also, if you like to have fun. We like fun here. 

At Etsy, we value individuality and variety. That means we don’t discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Our Employee Resource Groups aim to create a positive and inclusive workplace culture – one where employees with different backgrounds, lifestyles, and abilities have access to programs that foster a sense of community, contribute to personal development, and amplify diverse voices within the organization. You can read more about our commitment to diversity here: https://www.etsy.com/diversity.

Curious to learn more about what the Etsy Design team is up to? Check out our Design Blog.

What’s Next

Interested in working with us? Send us a cover letter and your CV or resume explaining why you’d be great for the job. We value your unique talents and point of view, so feel free to tell us what you are all about. And if you write, draw, craft, or contribute to something you’re proud of, we’d love to hear about it.
 
At Etsy, we believe that a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace makes us a more relevant, more competitive, and more resilient company. We welcome people from all backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, and experiences. Etsy is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or family status, disability, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

About Etsy

Etsy is a marketplace where people around the world connect, both online and offline, to make, sell and buy unique goods.

The heart and soul of Etsy is our global community: the creative entrepreneurs who use Etsy to sell what they make or curate, the shoppers looking for things they can’t find anywhere else, the manufacturers who partner with Etsy sellers to help them grow, and the Etsy employees who maintain and nurture our marketplace.

Want to learn more about Etsy? Visit Etsy's website.