Head of Product Design

Yelp’s products are used by hundreds of millions of people every month.  As the leader of the Product Design team, you’ll have the opportunity to have a meaningful impact on a product that you actually use.  The product design team is creative, strategic, and fun. Yelp is a unique environment that combines the best parts of being at a startup with the stability and resources of a successful public company.

As the Head of Product Design you will oversee a talented team of designers and design managers across Yelp, Yelp Reservations and Yelp Eat24’s Product Design teams! The problem space you will encounter is vast and fascinating.  We are building delightful end-to-end experiences between consumers and business owners across verticals from making a reservation at a five star restaurant to requesting a quote for a wedding photographer.

What You Will Do:

  • Define clear roles and responsibilities for a fast growing team of 20+ designers.
  • Enable the team to translate Yelp’s product strategy into effective designs.
  • Promote team development by establishing objectives, providing feedback and defining career growth milestones.
  • Lead recruiting of top design talent.
  • Evangelize and advocate design goals to stakeholders across product management, engineering and data science.
  • Facilitate the development and adoption of design standards and principles across the company.

We Are Looking For:

  • A passion for Yelp and our mission of connecting people to great local businesses.
  • A leader who can make meaningful contributions at the creative, managerial and operational level.
  • An individual who unifies design voice and enables creative talent, empowering their team to make ideas a reality within a rapidly evolving product.
  • A desire to build a positive, inclusive, and accountable culture.
  • Ability to foster collaboration between groups and develop scalable processes while balancing quick decision-making with long-term objectives.
  • 3+ years experience managing design managers.
  • 7+ years of product design experience with a strong portfolio of work.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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