Design Lead - Platform Products - FARFETCH

PT Porto
10 Nov 2021
16 Mar 2022
Full Time
FARFETCH exists for the love of fashion. Our mission is to be the global platform for luxury fashion, connecting creators, curators and consumers.

We're a positive platform for good, bringing together an incredible creative community made up by our people, our partners and our customers. This community is at the heart of our business success. We welcome differences, empower individuality and celebrate diverse skills and perspectives, creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We are FARFETCH for All.


We're the customer experts and advocates. Our teams work on the end-to-end product lifecycle; from understanding the motivations and needs of our customers and partners, to designing and testing hypotheses, to creating industry-leading experiences for luxury shoppers, sellers and service providers. We set our Product vision and achieve our strategy in close partnership with teams across the business.


Our office is located in Old Street, London's tech hub. Our open-plan space is ideal for collaborative working. When you're not doing what's never been done, you can enjoy a team lunch on our large outdoor terrace, or join a yoga class in our dedicated studio.


We're looking for a Design Lead to join our Platform Product Design team. We want a leader and enabler who will help develop the product strategy for their team and fine tune their design approach. The Platform Product Design team creates the experiences that help our our users leverage the power of the FARFETCH platform. We explore user needs and champion them throughout the product design process, producing apps that allow them to make an impact.


    • Reporting to the Head of Product Design, you will work with your area leadership (Product Management, Engineering) to ensure that designers in your team are understood about their goals and missions, and that they have the clarity of purpose to move quickly.
    • You will directly line-manage a small team of designers, being responsible for their personal and professional development
    • You'll contribute to the wider Platform Product team's practice, culture and community
    • You will gain an understanding of the needs and goals of your users and develop good knowledge of the technical foundations behind the platform capabilities
    • You'll provide regular coaching, mentoring and guidance to your team, ensuring each designer has a clear growth plan and the support they need to thrive in their roles
    • You'll sync and work with the wider Platform Product team to align the experience, making sure journeys and design patterns across our tools are consistent


    • You are regarded as an expert in designing functional, task-oriented products for digital platforms
    • You have excellent collaboration skills, and can constructively direct and inspire action within your team
    • You have experience working with global teams, and understand how to create products that address user needs.
    • You have a talent for breaking down complexity and creating context for others
    • You are an expert in bringing a lean, evidence-based approach to product development teams


    • FARFETCH Equity plan and annual discretionary bonus
    • Flexible benefits - Private Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Gym Memberships, Pension scheme and more
    • Critical Illness Insurance and Life Assurance
    • Access to Unmind: an independent and completely confidential digital mental health platform
    • Flexible working environment and more!


    • FARFETCH is an equal opportunities employer ensuring that all applicants are treated equally and fairly throughout our recruitment process. We are determined that no applicant experiences discrimination on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, disability, age, gender identity, ancestry, sexual orientation, veteran status, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. We continue to build our consciously inclusive culture as part of our Positively FARFETCH strategy throughout our business, partnerships and communities.

As part of a global team, we're shaping the digital experience of the fashion industry by pushing the boundaries of what's technologically possible and applying revolutionary thinking to everything we do.${description2}

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