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Manager, Product Design



Product, Design
New York, NY, USA · Remote
Posted on Friday, April 12, 2024

Dandy is transforming the massive ($200B) but antiquated dental industry. Backed by some of the world's leading venture capital investors, we are on an ambitious mission to integrate and simplify every function of the dental practice through technology. By building the operating system for every dental office in America, Dandy is empowering dentists with technology, innovation, and world-class support to achieve more for their practice, their people, and their patients.

About the Role

Dandy is on the lookout for a visionary Design Manager to lead our dynamic product design team. This role is perfect for someone with a deep passion for user-centered design, boasting over 8+ years of experience in product design, ideally within fast-paced tech startups. Our ideal candidate has a track record of managing design teams through the complete product lifecycle, from ideation to launch, across both physical and digital touchpoints. As a leader in our product team, you'll mentor designers, collaborate with cross-functional teams including product managers, engineers, operators, and dental professionals. You will not only drive the creation of products that are fostering a growing level of engagement and efficiency for both internal and external customers, but also ones that are exceptionally user-friendly and delightful.

What You'll Do

  • Lead and expand the product design team, fostering a culture of innovation, excellence, and collaboration.

  • Strategize and oversee the design process, ensuring seamless integration of user research, wireframing, prototyping, and high-fidelity designs into the product development lifecycle.

  • Mentor team members, helping them grow their skills and career paths, while maintaining high design standards and practices.

  • Collaborate with product managers, engineering, and go-to-market leaders to define product strategy, ensuring design solutions meet customer needs and business goals.

  • Drive the evolution of our design system, ensuring it supports efficient and effective design and development processes.

  • Balance long-term vision with short-term objectives, making strategic decisions on design priorities and trade-offs.

  • Champion user-centered design principles across the organization, advocating for user needs and ensuring the delivery of optimal user experiences.

What We're Looking For

  • A seasoned design leader with 8+ years of product design experience, including substantial time leading design teams.

  • A portfolio showcasing excellence in UX and visual design, with a strong emphasis on user-centric methodologies and a successful track record of leading projects from conception to completion.

  • Expertise in prototyping, interaction design, and utilizing design systems, with a preference for those proficient in Figma.

  • Exceptional problem-solving skills, with a knack for delivering simple solutions to complex challenges.

  • Experience fostering team growth and advocating for design best practices and processes within a collaborative, iterative design environment.

  • Strategic and product thinking capabilities, with a focus on understanding the 'why' behind design decisions and product directions.

  • Adaptability in a fast-paced startup environment, comfortable with juggling multiple roles and responsibilities.

Bonus Points For

  • Experience in designing and building CAD tools and/or dental related interfaces

  • Experience with illustration, animation, and print design skills to enhance product storytelling and brand experience.

Join us at Dandy to lead a team of talented designers to create the best dental experience the world has ever seen, and where your vision will shape not just the aesthetics of our products, but the very way our users interact with the physical and digital world.

Req ID: J-204

We offer a wide range of best in class, comprehensive and inclusive employee benefits including healthcare, dental, parental planning, mental health benefits, a 401(k) plan, and paid time off.

Dandy is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture that celebrates authenticity to win as one. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, citizenship or immigration status, or any other legally protected characteristics.

Dandy also fully complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). We are dedicated to embracing challenges and creating an accessible, inclusive workplace for all individuals. If you require any accommodations for your interview or have any questions beforehand, rest assured that we will move at Dandy speed and do everything in our power to meet your needs.