Director of Product Design at The Farmer's Dog

| Greater NYC Area
Sorry, this job was removed at 6:40 a.m. (EST) on Thursday, February 4, 2021
Find out who's hiring in NYC.
See all Design + UX jobs in NYC
Apply now
By clicking continue you agree to Built In’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
Who We Are

The Farmer’s Dog was created to radically improve the $90 billion global pet food industry — starting with a subscription service that sends freshly-made food directly to customers’ doors. Long term, our aim is to simplify every part of pet care, bettering the lives of the animals who make our lives better. We recently raised our Series B and are backed by early investors of Warby Parker, Dollar Shave Club, Sweetgreen, and Glossier.

Join The Farmer’s Dog team as we continue to figure out ways of bringing peace of mind to customers, health to their companions, and much-needed change to the way people feed and care for their pets. 

#mustlovedogs

Where You'll Come In

The Farmer’s Dog is looking for a Director of Product Design to join our growing Design team. The Director of Product Design will help lead the vision, execution and optimization of our core user experience. They will be accountable for the end-to-end user journey, from acquiring new customers to enabling a seamless subscriber experience - and should be passionate about delivering an incredible - and holistic - user journey.

They will collaborate with Product Management and Engineering to improve current UI components, define user workflows, build new layouts, and oversee the visual language of our product utilizing tools such as user research, experience maps, prototyping, both within the broader design team as well as an individual contributor. They will also closely collaborate with Brand & Creative to support cross functional initiatives and ensure a strong, consistent consumer brand presence across the user journey.

As a leader within the broader Growth team, they'll work closely across multiple functions to strengthen design processes and culture, and promote design thinking in every area of our organization.

How You'll Make An Impact
  • Provide mentorship and help develop individuals on the design team, and work to unblock team members and provide support in removing impediments and distractions.
  • Give feedback to designers at various project stages (concepts, development of systems and elements, execution of screens, creation of animations and iconography, packaging and organizing files, UAT, et. al.) in design reviews, team critiques, and 1:1s to improve the output, efficiency, and quality of their design execution and deliverables.
  • Collaborate with counterparts from Growth, Engineering, and Brand/Creative to translate business objectives into design goals using the needs of our customers as a north star.
  • Establish design vision and strategy, both holistically and pursuant to key areas of focus, including: acquisition, conversion and retention.
  • Play a prominent role in moving from strategy to execution, as an internal thought leader and key facilitator of the design process. In addition to continuous improvement of existing products and services, they’ll help launch new and innovative experiences.
We're Excited About You Because
  • 10+ years of experience in product design
  • 3+ years managing teams of 3 or more
  • Ability to balance refined aesthetics with a strong understanding of software interfaces and UX - with a healthy appreciation for a strong consumer brand
  • Previous experience in planning, building, mentoring, and developing a design team; able to balance direction with empowerment, and can lead team members with a variety of working styles
  • Experienced with a variety of design subdisciplines and deliverables including style guides, UI kit, and design system development; animation; illustration; iconography; usability testing
  • A keen understanding of how modern technologies are used with design (HTML, CSS, JS)
Benefits
  • Brand new dog-friendly office in Greenwich Village (complete with free-roaming friendly dogs)
  • Comprehensive Healthcare, Dental, and Vision
  • Flexible PTO and WFH policy
  • Discounted fresh food for your pup
  • Strict daily belly rub quota
Read Full Job Description
Apply now
By clicking continue you agree to Built In’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks

Location

The Farmer's Dog is located in the heart of Greenwich Village right by Washington Square Park and NYU!

An Insider's view of The Farmer's Dog

What’s the vibe like in the office?

It's so refreshing to be able to walk into my job knowing that I'm truly making a difference. Every person on our team believes in our product and mission, so motivation and passion comes organically. Did I mention that our office is full of dogs?

Matt

Customer Experience

What projects are you most excited about?

We are changing the way people think about pet food by delivering fresh, healthy meals for dogs in personalized meal plans. Supply chain is exciting because it's basically the key differentiating factor for how we can be the most cost efficient, really impact the consumer experience for the better, and always make sure the dogs get fed.

Sana

Head of Operations

How does the company support your career growth?

I feel a crazy opportunity to grow my career the way I want to at The Farmer's Dog. We are encouraged to take risks and are surrounded by genuine, loving, and compassionate people. The culture is supportive of both dog and human health and wellness, and I love that I get to help dogs live longer lives with my dog, Emmy, by my side.

Adrian

Growth Manager

What is your vision for the company?

The Farmer's Dog is on a mission to change the way people think about feeding their pets. Our goal is to educate & give people the tools to give their pets the healthiest diet. We believe that once the world is educated about fresh food, people will stop feeding their pets processed food and the life expectancy for the entire species will increase.

Brett

Co-Founder & Head of Community

What does your typical day look like?

As CEO, I spend my days making the hard decisions, hiring the best people, protecting the team, and making sure the company is financially sound. I also get to choose which dogs are allowed in the office (all of them).

Jonathan

Co-Founder & CEO

What are The Farmer's Dog Perks + Benefits

The Farmer's Dog Benefits Overview

Brand new dog-friendly office in Greenwich Village
Discount on TFD food for your pup!
Comprehensive Healthcare, Dental, and Vision
Unlimited vacation & sick days
Flexible work-from-home policy
Team outings, coffee always brewed fresh, and a strong snack game (avocado toast always)

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
We love partnering with rescue organizations, adoption centers, and other organizations who are as passionate about dogs and dog people as we are.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Whether we're ordering in, going out, or bringing our own, we take lunch seriously.
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
We love a good offsite and have regular all-hands meetings led by the co-founders.
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
More Jobs at The Farmer's Dog17 open jobs
All Jobs
Data + Analytics
Dev + Engineer
HR + Recruiting
Marketing
Operations
Content
Developer
new
New York
Data + Analytics
new
New York
Developer
new
New York
Operations
new
New York
Developer
new
New York
Operations
new
New York
Developer
new
New York
Data + Analytics
new
New York
Content
new
New York
HR + Recruiting
new
New York
Developer
new
New York
Marketing
new
New York
Developer
new
New York
Developer
new
New York
Marketing
new
New York
Operations
new
New York
Data + Analytics
new
New York
Apply now
By clicking continue you agree to Built In’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
Save jobView The Farmer's Dog's full profileSee more The Farmer's Dog jobs