Product Design Manager

Job description

OpenClassrooms makes education and career mobility accessible to everyone, everywhere. 🌎

We are the leading online education platform in Europe and Africa, offering fully accredited online diplomas based on the skills of the future and gathering each month a passionate community of 2 million students from around the world.

As part of our development in France and internationally, we are looking for a Product Design Manager.

The role

Today, the Design team is composed of User researchers, UX Writers and Product Designers. Your role will be to lead and manage the Product Designers (6 to 8 people, integrated into squads) and grow the team to the next level. You’ll report directly to Audrey Hacq, Design Director and build with her the vision of Design for OpenClassrooms.

To know more about OpenClassrooms Product Design team organization, you can check this article.

What will you do?

  • Manage Product Designers who work on different OpenClassrooms major product areas and motivate them to do their best and grow every day

  • Scale the team and recruit new Product Designers

  • Support the design team in achieving a high level of quality

  • Establish common knowledge of key concepts, strategies, and brand positioning.

  • Define and maintain design processes to ensure timely delivery

  • Proactively seek ways to enhance department productivity

  • Contribute to design-wide initiatives and shape the design team’s culture

  • Impact business goals through effective and efficient design strategy and relevant processes

  • Collaborate with User researchers and Ux Writers from the Design team

  • Build tight connections with Product Managers, Engineers, Marketing and Data

Job requirements

You might be a fit for this position if: 

  • You already have 2+ year of successful experience as a Lead Product Designer and as a manager

  • You possess excellent organisational skills

  • You know how to manage designers from different background with different skills and recruit the right people to grow your team

  • You proactively anticipate needs for different teams and projects

  • You are able to lead design projects from conception, through iteration, and to completion.

  • You have an excellent knowledge of UX methodologies, and a technical understanding of layouts, graphic fundamentals, typography, and design tools. 

  • You are familiar with budget and reporting requirements

  • You master storytelling and can communicate effectively both orally and in writing, both in French and English

  • You bring a collaborative approach and belief that the best products are built through a partnership with Product, Design, and Engineering

  • You have a “systemic” mindset and know-how to maintain a Design system

  • You have an eagerness to give and receive constructive feedback in a transparent work environment

Hiring process

After your application you’ll:

  • Be contacted by a member of the design team by phone

  • Discuss your skills with the Product Design Team in our office or online

  • Meet HR and team members from outside the Tech Team (Student Success, Revenue, Marketing, etc.) to learn about our values and our company culture

  • Meet with our CTO to understand the Tech Team’s vision: this is an opportunity for you to understand our upcoming challenges and to ask any remaining questions

  • You’ll also be asked to provide professional references.

What do we offer?

A work environment and a strong culture built on agility, openness, respect and high quality
A competitive salary
Health insurance (“Mutuelle”) monthly fee entirely paid by OpenClassrooms and remote medical consultations for free
Possibility to access professional development training sponsored by OpenClassrooms
Pass Navigo entirely paid by OpenClassrooms
Meal vouchers (Employer contribution at 60%, the max authorised by law)
Access to the gym for free (Gymlib paid by OpenClassrooms)
Unlimited days off, and after 1 year at OpenClassrooms, a 1.000€ premium once a year for 15+ days off taken
“Remote First” work policy
A company MacBook

Feel free to get a gist of who we are:

More about us

👉  OpenClassrooms is a French hyper-growth company eligible for the French Tech Visa program. That means, for foreign candidates, benefiting from the accelerated procedure to apply for a "Talent Passport" residence permit. There is also a simplified "accompanying family" procedure available for spouse and dependent minor children.


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👉  We value diversity and welcome everyone who wants to join us and make education accessible. We are at an exciting moment and we deeply believe that various backgrounds and experiences will lead to a better product for our students.

👉  Working at OpenClassrooms means joining a dynamic and stimulating team, taking up challenges, meeting awesome people every week, and changing the world, a little bit, every day! 🌎