Design Manager - Platform Product - FARFETCH

PT Porto
11 Nov 2021
27 Apr 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 Portugal offices are located in four of the country's most vibrant cities - Braga, GuimarĂ£es, Lisbon and Porto, known for their rich historical background and warm atmosphere. The teams working in Portugal cover all areas of FARFETCH, from Digital Production to Operations, People and Technology. In our GuimarĂ£es and Porto offices you can experience the latest fashion trends in our European Production sites, and in our Braga, Porto and Lisbon offices you can immerse yourself in the tech world!


We are looking for an experienced design-leader who can help develop multi-year product strategy and organisational design for broad areas of Farfetch's B2B experience. As a Design Manager, you oversee the quality of the output of your team, ensuring solutions meet expectations. You are someone who can help teams break down complexity and provide clear context and direction for their work. You create links between teams and their work and preempt where collaboration will be required. You have experience forming and leading a team, and can show how you have mentored and managed others.


    • Reporting to the Head of Product Design, you will motivate and inspire your team to build impactful products that people love
    • You will guide your team to develop an experience vision for your users, working with peers in Product Management and Engineering
    • You will line manage other designers, developing and mentoring them to maximise potential and facilitate growth.
    • You will plan and grow the team inline with product and engineering to best meet business and product needs and create an environment which nurtures and retains design talent


    • You have experience leading teams working on enterprise-level applications. You can find simplicity out of complexity
    • You have experience working with global teams, and understand how to create products that address user needs and behaviours
    • You have excellent collaboration skills, and can constructively direct and inspire action within your team
    • 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
    • You can advocate for your discipline across a wider enterprise company


    • Health insurance for the whole family, flexible working environment and well-being support and tools
    • Extra days off, sabbatical program and days for you to give back for the community
    • Training opportunities and free access to Udemy
    • Flexible benefits program
    • FARFETCH Equity plan


    • 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 a people manager you oversee the personal and professional development of others in your reporting line. You'll enrich the wider Platform Product team's capabilities, culture and social activities.${description2}

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