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Bread // pay-over-time financing solns for retailers
Design, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2019
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Bread is a technology company that aims to transform the world of paper credit card applications & hidden interest rates by providing leading point-of-sale financing options for merchants across the e-commerce journey. We build tools, technologies & APIs that allow merchants to integrate an installment loan financing & checkout experience anywhere in their customers shopping journey. Bread was started in 2015 by financial technology veterans, & has experienced explosive growth to date. Were backed by top investors including Menlo Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Kinnevik, among others.

Were hiring a Director of Product Design to lead a talented group of Product Designers & Brand & Communications Designers at Bread. We are looking for a leader who combines creative vision, coaching & mentoring, & a focus on executional excellence.

At Bread, we build products that transform the way consumers pay for their purchases & help retailers grow their businesses. As the leader of the Design team at Bread, you will evolve the Design teams processes & practices in pursuit of that mission. Youll be part of a close-knit Product & Design team that plays an important role in shaping the future of Bread, reporting into the Head of Product.

NOTE: Please submit a link to your portfolio to be considered for this position.

You will:

  • Inspire, lead, manage, & expand a team of talented Product Designers & Brand & Communications Designers
  • Mentor & coach rising talent
  • Champion a strong, consistent point of view on the consumers & merchants experience at each stage in their journeys
  • Maintain a practical focus on agile squad execution while also leading product discovery efforts for new initiatives
  • Build intuition & vision of our core user problems & opportunities for innovation
  • Evolve & operationalize the right design processes that allows for innovation, testing, & collaboration while also shipping product
  • Work closely with the Marketing, Sales & Partnerships teams to ensure consistency between our experiences & our brand expression in other channels
  • Partner closely with the Head of Product on overall product strategy & direction
  • Nurture a culture that promotes & values design throughout Bread

You have:

  • 10+ years of experience designing digital products
  • Interest in & experience developing talent at all levels
  • Established track record of building Design Teams at multiple stages of company growth
  • Demonstrated ability to drive measurable improvement through evolving B2B & B2C experiences
  • Experience leading the entire product design process, from early problem discovery through prototyping to post launch enhancements, balancing product discovery & design execution
  • Ability to operate strategically & collaboratively with senior executives
  • Even better if you have experience leading Design in FinTech/Lending or other regulated industries
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