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Group Design Manager, UX & Design Systems

Tallinn - Design - Hybrid

We’re on the lookout for a Group Design Manager to drive the design strategy in our Design department.
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We believe it takes great people to create a great product. That’s why our team lives our company values, and we hire based on them, too. Since 2010, Pipedrive has been on a mission to support sales and marketing teams with easy-to-use, powerful tools that make everyday work faster and easier. Today, our cloud-based software is trusted by over 100,000 companies and used in 179 countries. We have grown from a five-person team to a truly international company of over 850+ people, representing more than 50 nationalities, with ten offices distributed across Europe and the US. In 2020, Pipedrive received a majority investment from Vista Equity Partners, a global investment firm that invests exclusively in enterprise software, data and technology-enabled businesses, making Pipedrive the fifth unicorn from Estonia.
We’re looking for a Group Design Manager in our Tallinn office. In this role, as the Group Design Manager, UX & Design Systems, you will play a pivotal role in driving design strategy, expanding our design system, fostering innovation, and managing a lean team of three super talented designers. You will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to ensure that our design efforts align with business objectives and deliver exceptional user experiences. This role requires a blend of strategic thinking, hands-on design expertise, and leadership capabilities to inspire and guide the team towards achieving our design goals. If you're passionate about design, strategic thinking, and leadership, and you're looking for an opportunity to make a significant impact, we'd love to hear from you!

Your new adventure:

  • Develop and execute design strategies aligned with Product objectives and user needs
  • Lead the exploration of new design initiatives to make significant improvements in usability and desirability 
  •  Continuously evolve and expand our design system across web and mobile to support product scalability, consistency, and efficiency
  • Collaborate with broader Product and Engineering Teams to identify and implement new components, patterns, and guidelines that enhance the usability and visual appeal of our products
  • Provide mentorship, guidance, and support to the team of designers, fostering their professional growth and development
  • Lead by example, promoting a collaborative and creative work environment that encourages experimentation and continuous learning
  • Oversee multiple design projects simultaneously, ensuring deadlines are met and deliverables are of high quality
  • Coordinate with cross-functional teams to prioritize design initiatives and allocate resources effectively
  • Foster strong collaboration between design, product, engineering, and marketing teams to drive alignment and achieve shared objectives
  • Communicate design concepts, strategies, and rationale effectively to stakeholders at all levels of the organization

Does this sound like you?

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Design, HCI, or related field.
  • 7+ years of experience in UX/UI design across web and mobile, with a focus on design strategy, design systems, and innovation.
  • Proven track record of successfully leading design initiatives and managing small design teams.
  • Strong portfolio showcasing innovative design solutions, strategic thinking, and attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in Figma and other design tools such as Adobe Creative Suite
  • Familiarity with agile methodologies and product development processes.
  • Fluency in english

Why Pipedrive?

  • A value-driven work environment where people come first
  • A lively bunch of colleagues from over 50 different countries, with offices in Tallinn, Tartu, Lisbon, Prague, London, Dublin, New York, Florida, Riga and Berlin
  • A team serious about getting things done while not taking ourselves too seriously
  • A world-class working environment full of perks like parties, craft workshops, snacks and, of course, office dogs
  • Flexible working hours as long as you’re there for your team members
  • Freedom to execute your ideas with a passionate and motivated team supporting you
  • Lots of room for personal and career development, with internal and external training opportunities
  • Competitive salary and bonus system and all the benefits you’d expect from a great employer (health and accident insurance, health days, a quarterly contribution to sports, in-house coaches, employee discounts and more) 

  • Based on this role's access to certain data, Pipedrive might conduct a pre-employment background investigation in conjunction with your application for employment with our company.  Such data will be handled in accordance with Pipedrive's Privacy Policy for Recruitment.

    Pipedrive is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity in the workplace regardless of age, gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.

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If this is something for you, send us your resume (in English) or a link to your LinkedIn profile and please add why we should pay extra attention to your application.

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