Head of Product Design

Head of Product Design

You’ll be our first Head of Product Design.  Come define what design means at Fastic and be the go-to expert when it comes to the craft and logic of design.

What you’ll do 💻

  • Hire and develop top product designers and creative designers  to build a world class design organization at Fastic
  • Identify growth paths for your people and help them developed the skills they need to be invaluable members
  • Contribute to strategy making process towards Fastic’s overall vision and purpose
  • Partner with other leads across Product, Engineering, Marketing and Data to guide projects from discovery to delivery
  • Define Fastic’s design system as well as design processes and guidelines.  Ensure that it’s implementation across all design entities within the organization
  • Lead the evolution of Product Design and create a strong design team culture that attracts and retains top talent
  • Ensuring shipping world class user experience product increments
  • Provide systems thinking that solves design problems at scale, both strategically and tactically
  • Ensure Fastic’s brand values are consistently carries by all designs touching the customer
  • Work with and support variety of different stakeholders across the business, advocating user experience, product consistency and design excellence throughout Fastic
  • Drive effective process improvements, from creation to adoption and adapt the design process for fast and effective cross-functional problem solving
  • Mentor and coach product designers in the craft and logic of design

About you 👇🏼

  • Have an always curious and proactive mindset that is able to join dots and seize opportunities where design can add value to the wider Fastic business
  • Be self-motivated and proactive and able to demonstrate strong understanding of user experience and design
  • Able to handle multiple simultaneous projects, with exceptional problem-solving skills
  • Have strong understanding of how to utilise design specialties and how/when to integrate with partnering teams (PM, engineering, and various design disciplines)
  • Have a user-centric mindset with a solid understating of the importance of qualitative and quantitative research
  • Have a willingness to question established thinking in pursuit of better outcomes
  • Have the ability to coach other product designers on the craft and logic of design and provide honest and constructive feedback
  • You are comfortable with ambiguity and see that as an opportunity to drive change
  • You are comfortable working within a scale-up environment, and can navigate the challenges and advantages of a fast-paced, unstructured environment

What we are looking for 🔍

  • A minimum of 5 years commercial experience as a product designer as part of a product team
  • Experience creating and driving design consistency, processes and coordinating efforts across multiple cross-functional teams
  • Experience using modern design tools like Figma & work management tools (Jira, Asana and Google Suite)
  • Experience with the creation and improvement of design systems
  • Experience working with creative teams, including collaborating with visual & creative designers and content strategists
  • Proven and demonstrated managerial and leadership skills
  • Strong communication and organisational skills with high attention to detail
  • Excellent design project and documentation management and organisation skills
  • You’ve brought demonstrable operational efficiency to a growing team of Product Designers, Creative and Content designers who need to deliver digital products at speed, in a modern, agile environment
  • You share our  values: passion, self-responsibility and fast-growth

Location information 📍

This is a fully remote position. This means you can work from anywhere based within Europe +/-2hrs CET.


Why Join Fastic 🎉

  • Equity, participate in our employee shares programme and become a co-owner of Fastic
  • Hardware & equipment, we’ll provide everything needed to do your job
  • Flexible working hours, choose how you work your day, we give you the ability to do your work to your own schedule & build a flow that fits with your personal life
  • Travel to team events, usually in sunny destinations across Europe giving you the opportunity to spend time as a team face to face
  • Fully remote, we are a remote-first organisation & offer you the chance to work from wherever you want as long as it’s CET +/- 2 hours
  • Part of something global, our mission is global and so is our team. We have over 20 nationalities onboard from around the world. We want people of all backgrounds to see themselves represented and included in our work, so we actively seek to diversify our team and bring more voices to the table. Everyone is welcome!
  • Extensive learning opportunities, we value flat hierarchies and live accountability driven leadership. You will be given the opportunity to own your work and wear many hats to solve a variety of different problems
  • Autonomy & ownership, we give you responsibility from day one, the ability to make decisions and have a real impact
  • Weekly company updates, every Monday our founders host a company wide to keep everyone in the loop and we stay connected with social events like virtual pub quizzes etc

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