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Product Design Manager

This is a flexible position and has the option of working in our Toronto office full time, hybrid throughout the week or working entirely remotely.

About the Role

Vena is looking for a collaborative and empathetic Manager of Product Design to join a cross-functional team. You’ll become a member of a fast-growing high-impact product design team that touches every aspect of Vena’s user experience. You should have an understanding of iterative design, be comfortable with complexity, can represent design to different stakeholders, and most importantly have a stellar positive attitude. 

We want you to join because you don’t see challenges, you see opportunities to be at your best and bring out the best in your team. This role requires expert leadership, bold innovation, attention to detail, obsession with quality, fearlessness, and optimism to be inspired by the unknown!

Your Impact
  • Leading a team of designers by embodying leadership traits that include collaboration, empathy, diversity, humility, and critical thinking
  • Fostering an environment that balances high performance with happiness and health, identifying and supporting when we need to advocate for more time or rigour
  • Working closely with Director of Design to implement strategy, identify improvements to processes and track career growth for product designers
  • Working closely with Product Designers to set performance goals and evolve them on a continual basis while ensuring designers practice inclusive and user-centered design
  • Working with engineering and product leaders to establish both near-term and long-term product vision while advocating for customers’ feedback
  • Embracing a continuous personal development mentality, always seeking to learn and improve in line with the current role and future development path
  • Identifying opportunities for cross-departmental work and understanding the shared dependencies that connect all of our products and services
  • Rolling up your sleeves and helping out on projects where tight deadlines are required
What You Bring to the Team
  • 7+ years working on an in-house team designing for enterprise software solutions with a willingness to do design production work
  • You have led design teams in the past, effectively formulating direction and strategy
  • Entrepreneurial spirit in solving problems and overcoming obstacles with knowledge of agile and development lifecycles
  • Passion for user-centered design, creating powerful products that inspire and delight users
  • A creative problem solver and strong passion for analysis with the ability to break down problems into logical pieces
  • Familiarity with a variety of tools such as Figma, Pendo, Miro, AirTable, Sketch and strong passion for detailed interaction design
  • You can design and navigate through conflicting priorities, turning ambiguity into clarity in a fast-changing environment

Why Choose Vena? 

  • Total Rewards: Grow with Vena and celebrate its success with our Employee Stock Option Program (ESOP). We look ahead and invest in your future with our Retirement Savings Matching Program. We also provide comprehensive health benefits through our employer group plan effective from day one.
  • Unique Culture: Join us in our ongoing commitment to build a diverse and inclusive workplace. Every voice, action and idea matters at Vena.
  • Career Growth: We invest in your job training, professional development and continuing education and offer an Education Subsidy. Pursue your interests and chart your growth towards a new position on your current team or a new one.  Vena had 100+ employee promotions and internal moves to new roles in 2020!
  • Executive Leadership: Be inspired by our executive leadership as they lead and motivate our team. 
  • Read what employees say about working at Vena!
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Please note: Due to COVID-19 Guidelines, all interviews will be conducted using Zoom. As we continue to monitor the situation and follow public health guidelines, our commitment to ensuring the safety and health of our employees, customers, candidates and community around the world remains a top priority. We will continue to offer flexible working arrangements that include working remotely or on site with proper safety and health measures in place. 

Vena celebrates the differences that make us all unique and strives to make our workplace accessible however we can.

Should you require accommodation throughout any stage of the recruitment and selection process, please specify your requirements to when submitting your application and we will work with you to accommodate your needs.

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