Provide creative oxygen by empowering the design team to maximize its productivity; manage its design requirements/initiatives and operational needs.
Lead the Experience Design (XD) team in process and prioritization to align the delivery of high quality design work to the most important product areas
Collaborate with and support XD team in delivering high quality designs; act as a bridge between the XD team and the Development and Product Management teams, connecting all groups and making sure inter-dependencies are understood and planned for effectively
Identify team needs with regards to process, tools, documentation, asset management, etc.
Implement or drive required changes to make sure designers are working at optimum efficiency.
Lead or collaborate with XD team leadership in key project decision-making, including: requirements gathering, scheduling, resource allocation, and coordination of teams and approval processes
Bring all the critical pieces together strategy, business goals, design, execution, technology, and customer needs to produce amazing experiences for multiple platforms
Establish project timelines and tasks and manage large offline projects through all phases of implementation
Define and create process to receive design requests and prioritize them
Own the product lifecycle from requirements gathering through production and release
Interface with internal business partners throughout various departments
Field incoming project requests and define projects for the Experience Design team (specifically visual design and prototyping teams)
Bachelor degree or equivalent experience
5+ years of production/project management
Deep experience working with creative/design teams, understanding how to integrate process with creative minds
Experience with Agile development and methodologies
Thorough understanding of the creative development processes
Ability to understand complex programs, scope and prioritize projects, define schedules, and work independently
Know online and mobile technologies and their impact on the feasibility of design solutions.
A driving passion for creating products that resonates on an emotional level with customers