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Wayfair Senior Product Design Lead, Planning & Collaboration in Boston, Massachusetts

<p><strong>Who We Are</strong></p>

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We’re the Experience Design team at Wayfair, and we’re tackling exciting challenges that are reshaping how people discover, find, purchase and have goods delivered to their homes. We’re a diverse, multidisciplinary team of world-class designers who are hard at work transforming the experience of shopping for your home. Our design practice is collaborative, data-driven, and fast-paced.</span></p>

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">How might we enable users to create a plan for a renovation project? How might we help them generate a shopping list for a new home? How might we empower them with design services to get the perfect custom piece? If you're interested in answering these types of questions, you’ll love our innovative and dynamic team!</span></p>

<p><strong>What You’ll Do</strong></p>

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A strong candidate will relish the opportunity to provide tools for customers who are looking for project inspiration, enable collaboration &amp; validation with their trusted contacts, and then create an actionable plan to execute on. You are a thought leader, and skilled in design operations management. Additionally, you’re gifted in UX design, are customer-centered, and love turning quantitative and qualitative findings into insights and strategy to drive product priorities.</span></p>

<p><strong>Your Responsibilities</strong></p>

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<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Utilize design thinking principles to build engaging customer experiences which solve goals with elegant simplicity</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Collaborate with product managers, developers, content strategists, user researchers, and other experience designers to execute design concepts that deliver on brand goals, business goals, and are technically feasible to implement</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Drive a sense of urgency in the team to deliver work, emphasizing the use of lean tools and techniques to more rapidly deliver work.</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Day-to-day work will consist of a combination of product leadership, design execution, and design operations management.</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Demonstrate strong leadership and communication skills. Be a thought leader who can take a step back on overarching goals and opportunities, while also acting as a product practitioner who can meticulously work alongside their teams with domain knowledge and design prowess.</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Guide cross-functional team through clear, regular feedback and coaching.</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">You’ll lead design efforts for these sites &amp; interfaces: Wayfair + Allmodern + Birch Lane + Joss &amp; Main + Perigold. Desktop + Mobile web + iOS + Android</span></li>

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<p><strong>What You’ll Need</strong></p>

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<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Information Architecture, or related field</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">7+ years of professional UX experience</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Strong understanding of design processes; knowledge of what is possible and what will be hard to achieve and/or implement in a digital environment</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Communication and interpersonal skills: Ability to present and articulate ideas, openness to evolve opinions that challenge beliefs</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Strong skills in modern design tools like Sketch, Abstract, Invision, Framer, UX Pin, and Creative Suite</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Expertise in producing relevant deliverables, including detailed site maps, user flows/task flows, user journeys, page flows, taxonomies/folksonomies, paths to purchase, wireframes, annotations, and prototypes that represent interaction recommendations, etc.</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Working knowledge of HTML/CSS/JS. Hands-on skills a plus.</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">An online portfolio of case studies that demonstrates unfailing advocacy for the user, highlighting: e-commerce design work, mobile design work, analytical decision-making, and strategic thinking.</span></li>

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<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Interested in learning more about Wayfair’s Experience Design team? Check out our Wayfair Design Medium:</span><a href="https://medium.com/wayfair-design"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">https://medium.com/wayfair-design</span></a></p><div class="content-conclusion"><p><strong>About Wayfair Inc.</strong></p>

<p>Wayfair is one of the world’s largest online destinations for the home. Whether you work in our global headquarters in Boston or Berlin, or in our warehouses or offices throughout the world, we’re reinventing the way people shop for their homes. Through our commitment to industry-leading technology and creative problem-solving, we are confident that Wayfair will be home to the most rewarding work of your career. If you’re looking for rapid growth, constant learning, and dynamic challenges, then you’ll find that amazing career opportunities are knocking.</p>

<p>No matter who you are, Wayfair is a place you can call home. We’re a community of innovators, risk-takers, and trailblazers who celebrate our differences, and know that our unique perspectives make us stronger, smarter, and well-positioned for success. We value and rely on the collective voices of our employees, customers, community, and suppliers to help guide us as we build a better Wayfair – and world – for all. Every voice, every perspective matters. That’s why we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or genetic information.</p></div>

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