Product Design Manager



Product, Design
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Saturday, October 28, 2023

Your work days are brighter here.

At Workday, it all began with a conversation over breakfast. When our founders met at a sunny California diner, they came up with an idea to revolutionize the enterprise software market. And when we began to rise, one thing that really set us apart was our culture. A culture which was driven by our value of putting our people first. And ever since, the happiness, development, and contribution of every Workmate is central to who we are. Our Workmates believe a healthy employee-centric, collaborative culture is the essential mix of ingredients for success in business. That’s why we look after our people, communities and the planet while still being profitable. Feel encouraged to shine, however that manifests: you don’t need to hide who you are. You can feel the energy and the passion, it's what makes us unique. Inspired to make a brighter work day for all and transform with us to the next stage of our growth journey? Bring your brightest version of you and have a brighter work day here.

About the Team

The Workday Analytics UX team modernizes how humans and computers work together. Our analytics products help our customers make sense of complex data and guide them in making data-driven decisions. We keep our product teams focused on providing the most value possible to our customers in this space. Our team is growing and we need individuals who can take the best of what’s already there, and innovate to deliver something extraordinary!

About the Role

As a Design Manager, you will direct a team of product designers tackling enterprise challenges. Your primary responsibilities will be design team development and design direction. Team development consists of hiring, coaching, mentoring, empowering and unblocking your team. Providing design direction involves giving feedback, contributing to product definition and creation, influencing and collaborating across teams and pushing teams to both think big and reduce complexity.

You will empower designers to generate multiple concepts that solve customer problems and evolve them into complete, well-documented solutions that deliver results against team and business goals. Our ideal candidate pushes relentlessly for simplification and works with their team to drive and create a well-defined vision. They move with speed and work to uphold the highest standards of quality.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Inspiring and mentoring team members; helping them grow in their careers; championing and highlighting their work

  • Growing the team by hiring diverse and passionate people that complement the existing team

  • Guiding the team in their work; balancing the work across your team; rolling up your sleeves and jumping in when needed to help out with design deliverables

  • Supporting team in envisioning and delivering end-to-end experiences that help users to feel connected, productive, and successful at work

  • Critiquing design work and providing actionable feedback to ensure design quality

  • Collaborating cross-functionally with product management, engineering, and other design and research groups to ensure a smooth product development process

About You

Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years professional experience as a UX lead

  • 2+ years managing UX designers

  • A portfolio of design work/case studies

Other Qualifications

  • Experience shepherding designs throughout an agile development process

  • Strong cross-functional collaboration skills

  • Solid understanding of design for various platforms and device types

  • Experience designing or coaching teams to design mobile first

  • Strong storytelling skills to facilitate communication about the work

  • BA/BS or Master's degree in a User Centered Design or related field preferred

A Bit About Uur Vancouver Office

  • New space in a prime downtown Vancouver location, with great views

  • Easy access to public transit

  • 250+ employees and growing, across many Workday product areas

  • 50+ Analytics team members and growing

  • Most importantly, there is a Tim Hortons across the street (besides many nice restaurants and food courts around the block)

Workday Pay Transparency Statement

The annualized base salary ranges for the primary location and any additional locations are listed below. Workday pay ranges vary based on work location. As a part of the total compensation package, this role may be eligible for the Workday Bonus Plan or a role-specific commission/bonus, as well as annual refresh stock grants. Recruiters can share more detail during the hiring process. Each candidate’s compensation offer will be based on multiple factors including, but not limited to, geography, experience, skills, job duties, and business need, among other things. For more information regarding Workday’s comprehensive benefits, please click here.

Primary Location: CAN.BC.VancouverPrimary CAN Base Pay Range: $117,900 - $176,900 CADAdditional CAN Location(s) Base Pay Range: $117,900 - $176,900 CAD

Our Approach to Flexible Work

With Flex Work, we’re combining the best of both worlds: in-person time and remote. Our approach enables our teams to deepen connections, maintain a strong community, and do their best work. We know that flexibility can take shape in many ways, so rather than a number of required days in-office each week, we simply spend at least half (50%) of our time each quarter in the office or in the field with our customers, prospects, and partners (depending on role). This means you'll have the freedom to create a flexible schedule that caters to your business, team, and personal needs, while being intentional to make the most of time spent together. Those in our remote "home office" roles also have the opportunity to come together in our offices for important moments that matter.

Pursuant to applicable Fair Chance law, Workday will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Workday is an Equal Opportunity Employer including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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