Head of Product Design – Up to £100,000 + Bonus + Shares

Greater London Permanent £80000 - £100000 per annum + bonus + shares

Please note: This is a heavily hands on Head of Product Design role, but also requires proven experience of building and scaling product design teams. – The client has also requested the successful candidate has some form of startup experience. This role would suit a Lead Designer looking to take the step up or a proven Head of Design wanting autonomy and variety in their role.

My client are a fast growing startup (Currently around 150 people across UK and Europe) within the eCommerce / Social space. They have incredibly ambitious plans, not just for growth, but also for the range and variety of products and platforms planned to launch.

They are currently looking for a “Head of Product Design” to grow and lead the team working on a whole host of fresh platforms and products backed by some incredibly impressive investment figures!

The person they’re looking for will be a natural leader; someone who inspires, isn’t afraid to speak their mind, challenges the status quo and thinks differently. The ideal candidate will be heavily involved in the design & tech community, attending/speaking at meetups and events while also having a great understanding of launching fresh products into the market.

This opportunity offers true freedom to work on brand new projects while growing out a team of your own making in the process. My client offers a wonderful working environment, free from the usual red tape of being part of a larger organisation!


  • Proven background in hands on Product design and experience launching a product to market.
  • Continue to hire to build a diverse and inclusive world-class product design team, with strong vision on how to scale the team effectively.
  • Solid understanding of user-centred design principles & research methods
  • Collaborate with various other teams and departments, especially with Research, to formulate an overall design vision and identify areas of improvement for our business and customers.
  • Define and drive the Product Design strategy that integrates with, and informs, the broader Product strategy.
  • Engage regularly with other Senior Leadership where you will effectively represent design, your team’s objectives, learnings, progress and celebrate their achievements.
  • Effectively manage, provide progression frameworks and opportunities to engage and retain your team of designers.
  • Play a critical role in continuing to grow a healthy design culture.
  • Experience leading, managing, scaling design teams and design strategy
  • Experience in building a design library
  • Skilled at giving actionable, constructive feedback which enables people to do the best work possible.
  • Collaborative and happy to work with various departments across the business, such as engineering, marketing, pricing and commercial to provide unique insight and perspective to the design process.

To be considered for this unique role, please click “Apply”

Job Information

Job Reference: hadof
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + bonus + shares
Salary per: annum
Job Duration:
Job Start Date: ASAP
Job Industries: Product Jobs, Senior Appointments, UI & UX Jobs
Job Locations: Greater London
Job Types: Permanent
Job Skills: creative, Design, Digital, Director, manager, Product, research, Strategy, ui, Usability, User Experience, user interface, UX

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