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Senior Product Design Manager



Product, Design
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Did you know someone completes a Go1 course or learning resource almost three times every second? We've grown from humble beginnings into the most diverse learning content aggregator on the planet. Our platform bridges the gap between individual aspirations and organizational goals, empowering personal development while fuelling business strategies. Our people are endlessly curious, collaborative, and inspired by life-long learning, we may come from different backgrounds, but we share the same vision: to reach one billion learners as we unlock positive potential through a love of learning.

  • Go where passion meets purpose: Spend your days changing the world, one learner at a time.
  • Go beyond the ordinary: Get true autonomy to channel your inner entrepreneur, problem-solver and change-maker.
  • Go where growth is unlimited: You will be stretched beyond your limits, leaning into the uncomfortable is where the magic happens.
  • Go make your mark: We offer the best of both worlds where you’ll have a global community behind you but one person can make a huge impact.
  • Go work with good humans: We do it with heart by being kind on people, tough on topics.

The next chapter of our growth story needs you. GO there with us.

As a Senior Manager of Design, you'll play a key role in shaping the user experience and design strategy for our Go1, Blinkist and CoorpAcademy products. You'll lead a team of 8 product designers embedded within cross-functional product teams across EMEA and APAC time zones. Your team is part of a broader design org that includes Brand (and Motion) Design Research & Insights. Your expertise and leadership will enable the creation of design solutions that reflect our product strategy, enhance the learning journey, and maintain consistency for our users across all touch points.

Here’s a taste of what you'll be doing:

  • Design Influence – Advocate for Design’s strategic contribution and impact by building strong relationships with peers and leadership.
  • Quality & Innovation - Set a high bar for design quality, supporting teams in consistently delivering designs that align with strategy and product vision. Advocate with leadership on the importance of design to give designers the runway to achieve this.
  • Inspire and Teach - Contribute to strategic design discussions, providing insights and recommendations based on design trends, user feedback, and industry best practices. Work with designers to set growth goals and support them in achieving the
  • Foster Collaboration - Ensure close collaboration between designers (mutual feedback, co-design, cross-team alignment) for better consistency and alignment and beyond, including Product Management and Engineering. Resolve tension and conflict when they arise.
  • Strategic Initiatives - Depending on an initiative, provide hands-on experience or set the vision and delegate tasks to other designers. Enable designers to own their product domains and proactively work ahead.
  • Challenge Status Quo - Encourage designers to think outside of the Design System and existing components, especially when they work on fresh initiatives
  • Getting Stuff Done - Unlock, guide, and inspire your direct reports in any possible way. Make sure they don’t exceed their capacity and have all the tools and information to move forward.

You will have:

  • Extensive hands-on design experience with a strong portfolio showcasing impactful projects, experience with complex B2B SaaS products is a big plus.
  • Proven track record of design leadership in fast-paced, digital product development environments, ideally including remote settings.
  • Experience leading and managing designers, providing mentorship and guidance in a collaborative environment.
  • Demonstrated design chops you can dust off from time to time and work in the file with your designers.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to articulate design concepts and decisions to cross-functional teams.
  • A passion for continuous learning, staying updated on industry trends, design best practices, and emerging technologies.



We work hard to create an environment that empowers our people to reach their full potential. Central to this, is providing opportunities for personal growth and development within an inclusive and flexible environment. We recognize that when our employees thrive, our collective impact soars. We offer comprehensive benefits to support our people including:

  • In addition to your base salary: Annual bonus or commission plan.
  • Employee Stock Option Plan: Opportunity to share directly in our success through stock options.
  • Public Holiday Swap: Swap a public holiday for another preferred day.
  • Wellbeing & Learning Days: Additional five days paid leave per year.
  • Learning Budget: $500 USD per financial year, plus access to additional Career Growth Budget.
  • WFH/Transport Budget: Monthly allowance for internet/phone expenses or public transport.
  • Home Office Setup Budget: One-off allowance for desk, chair and/or monitor.
  • Parental Leave: Minimum of 18 weeks paid parental leave for primary carers + 6 weeks paid parental leave for secondary carers.
  • Wellbeing Support: TELUS Health EAP or Spill.

Research shows that women and non-binary people are less likely to apply if they don’t meet 100% of the qualifications. While technical skills are important, it is just as important for us to find people who will positively add to our diverse culture. We welcome you to apply, even if you don't exactly meet the criteria above.

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