Product Design Manager

Job title: Product Design Manager

Company: Pennylane

Location: Paris

Job Description: Our mission at Pennylane is to empower accountants and businesses to become more productive and collaborative. Through our B2B SaaS platform accountants and businesses are able to save significant amounts of time by simplifying data-entry, invoice management and reconciliation tasks allowing them to spend more time advising their clients and building new business opportunities. We aim to become the most beloved financial operating system in Europe.Our progress (so far)💻 We have managed to make ourselves known as a groundbreaking accounting and financial software for small businesses and their accountants within France.💰 We have raised a total of €84 million so far from serious venture capital firms such as Sequoia.👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Grown from 7 co-founders to over 300 happy Pennylaners (180 of them on the Product & Tech side) : we’re now recognized as one of the greatest places to work in France (but also remotely), with a 5/5 rating on and an e-NPS of 94.🌍 Built an international environment with more than 33 nationalities, with a strong remote-friendly culture, where 35% of the employees are already working from all parts of Europe🤝 Earned the trust of thousands of customers and accounting firms and obtainDesign at PennylaneDesign sits at the centre of this mission and its purpose is to deliver a seamless, accessible and enjoyable experience for our users. Our team of 20+ product designers work across different tracks that are divided into cross-functional squads each consisting of Engineering, Product and Design. Autonomy, trust and transparency are the key values upon which our culture is built, this is directly reflected in how our designers operate on a day-to-day basis. At Pennylane, designers are expected to actively contribute all the way from defining the problem space, to research and testing.We are seeking a Product Design Manager, for our SME track, with a strong strategic and analytical mindset who has extensive experience working in complex B2B product environments. You will have the opportunity to mentor, coach and lead a team of talented designers in our accounting track to ensure our partners have the best user experience possible.Your key responsibilitiesScale and level-up your team of 5 product designers. You will partner closely with other design leaders, cross-functional partners, and HR partners to hire, develop and retain design talent in alignment with the growth trajectory of our organisation.Identify strategic UX opportunities that will help our accountants become more productive and drive these forward with your product and engineering peers at track level.Orchestrate user research with product leads and your team to understand the behaviour, needs and wants for our most important accounting partners and convert it into actionable insights.Continuously contribute expertise back to the business in the form of insights and best practices for our accounting users.Help your team balance speed, quality, and design consistency, always focusing on customer impact and business goals.Shaping and establishing design processes. By driving design best practices, you’ll enable more significant impact and efficiency across the team.Working very closely with our lead product designer on the accounting track to define the bar for design quality.Your profileFluency in French and proficiency in English is required.You have a strong track record of leading product design teams in B2B organisations.You have an excellent eye for design and are capable of creating both low-fi sketches and pixel-perfect visual designs to assist the team with ideas and creative inputs.You have a strong skill to organize UI elements understandably while calling attention to essential actionsYou enjoy discovering and solving complex problems through data and insights.You have experience fostering an inclusive, open, and engaged design team culture.You are comfortable communicating future design directions with senior stakeholders, including founders and inspiring positive action within your team.You have a a collaborative approach. You have experience working closely with other Designers, Engineers and Product Managers. You value feedback and brainstorming ideas.What we do to make your work life easier🏢 You’ll be able to work remotely from anywhere in Europe, as long as your contract allows you to.📈 You’ll get company shares to enjoy a piece of the success story you’re building with us🏡 You’ll have a budget to turn your home into a more comfortable workspace, as well as a monthly allowance to work from a co-working space whenever you feel like it⛹️Through our partner Gymlib, you’ll have access to 8000 fitness spaces in Europe and more than 300 activities related to wellness🇬🇧 You’ll have access to to perfect your english or your french💻 You’ll get the latest Apple equipment🎉 You’ll be part of a vibrant social community : we do lots of sports together (Foot, running, climbing…), we love to hang out and have a drink together (Thursday afterwork drinks on our rooftop is a usual thing. Twice-a-year we do company seminars, last time we went to enjoy the late summer in Provence – and it was amazing !)And.. If you’re based in France :🏢 You’ll be able to work fully from your home or any co-working space in France, or from our wonderful office in the center of Paris🏝You’ll get 10 additional days off (to the 25 standard ones) to rest and do what you love each year🍜 You’ll have lunch credits (Swile card) to buy your favorite food every day🏥 You’ll have a great healthcare cover (Alan Blue) to take care of yourself and your familyWe’re working on providing those last advantages to our people based outside of France as well, but it can be quite more complex depending on different countries.


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