From our employee experience to our products, design matters at Sprout Social. We're looking for a Product Design Manager to join our team as we continue to build beautiful, helpful and easy-to-use software that powers human connection. You'll be surrounded by smart, ambitious and caring teammates that want to build great things, together.
As a Product Design Manager, you'll have the opportunity to play the role of 'player-coach.' While you continue to flex your honed set of individual contributor skills, you'll also tackle cultivating the people growth of a small team of direct reports. We are looking for someone who welcomes the opportunity to nurture quality craft in their people, as well as to demonstrate quality craft through design.
Our people leaders strengthen our team, processes, culture and work. In concert with your peer Design Managers and Design Leadership, you'll help Sprout continue to be a great place to practice your craft as a designer. You'll sharpen the skills of your direct reports, plan org-wide design education, improve rituals, bolster critiques, and influence product strategy.
You'll also own the experience of key areas in our software. From project kickoff to release, you'll have your hand in the direction of what we make, how we make it and how we tell its story. You'll put all of your design skills on display. Even better: you'll learn new ones along the way.
As you spend time growing others, our Design Leadership team will spend time growing you. You'll develop your leadership profile and hone your management style. You'll collaborate with other designers, engineers, writers, marketers and product executives. With our feedback-driven culture, you'll help designers run workshops to get project input while offering helpful advice of your own to teammates across the company.
We care deeply about our people and strive to be great bosses. We're eager to hear your favorite 1:1 questions you ask direct reports. We're excited to trade tips on leading effective meetings. We're looking forward to exchanging management articles and advice. Hopefully, we'll learn new leadership practices from you, too! We've built a thoughtful and strong design culture, and we're looking forward to you adding your own influence to all that we do.
These are the minimum qualifications that our hiring team is looking for in this role:
Additionally, these are the preferred qualifications that would indicate a particularly strong candidate:
Note: When applying, please share a link to a portfolio that showcases your recent work.Within 1 month, you will...
Of course what is outlined above is the ideal timeline, but things may shift based on business needs and other projects and tasks could be added at the discretion of your manager.
About Sprout Social
Sprout Social powers open communication between individuals, brands and communities through elegant, sophisticated software. We are relentless about solving hard problems for our customers and committed to both customer and team success. Our team's shared belief in Sprout's mission promotes a culture of openness, empowerment and fun.
We're proud to regularly be recognized for our team, product and culture. Our benefits program includes:
Whenever possible, Sprout wants to provide our team with the flexibility to work in the location that makes the most sense for them. For those that prefer an office setting, this role may be based in our Chicago or Seattle locations. If you prefer to work from your home, we can accommodate that for many locations across the United States. We are not set up in all states, however, so please take a look at the drop down box in our application to see whether your state is listed.
Sprout Social is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and an Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate based on identity- race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex (including sexual identity), age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, veteran or military status, unfavorable discharge from military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, order of protection status, citizenship status, arrest record or expunged or sealed convictions, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law. Learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in our .
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