Head of Product Design (m/w/x)

  • Product
  • Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Head of Product Design (m/w/x)

Job description

Grover is the alternative to ordinary - rethink things

Grover is the new choice for renting or financing tech products. We offer a simple, monthly subscription model for the tech you love. We are the first financing company whose main focus is the circular economy, breaking the barrier between ownership and usage. For a small monthly fee, private customers, as well as businesses, get access to a wide assortment of tech products at a fraction of the purchase price. We're on a mission to re-invent consumption and to make innovative technology accessible to everyone. As a member of the CE100 group of leading companies in the circular economy worldwide, we are at the forefront of reducing e-waste and establishing a more sustainable way of using products. To date, we have raised over €275 million in equity and debt financing from investors including Samsung, Commerzbank, and Global Founders Capital. LinkedIn ranked Grover as one of the Top 10 hottest startups to work for in Germany in 2019.

We are now looking for a Head of Product Design to build the future of our product strategy and lead our Product and Brand Designers. You will report to our CPO.


As our Head of Product Design, you will:

  • Lead cross-functional design reviews for all design projects
  • Lead design sprints with various product teams from growth to subscription management to payments
  • Conduct weekly 1-on-1’s with all Product Designers, managing their goals and performance
  • Work with Product Owners to ensure Designers are meeting project requirements and deadlines
  • Make sure that the team feels cared for and has the tools they need to do their job effectively
  • Manage our design system to ensure that the overall visual Grover style is maintained consistently
  • Hire new designers as needed, and ensure a smooth and effective onboarding
  • Work with the user research team to ensure all designs are user-tested before going into production
  • Close collaboration with the frontend development team to ensure designs are being built according to design specs
  • Partner with product teams throughout the design and development process, becoming familiar with different data collection techniques and making changes to the product based on data analysis
  • Share insights and seek out constructive feedback from the CPO, stakeholders and the product design team
  • Keep the vision and key objectives for the company always in mind, taking cues from product owners and engineering leads
  • Consistently consider how the design team’s vision can support the team's goals, the broader product vision, and company objectives
  • Craft intuitive, elegant, and shippable product experiences, leveraging Grover UX design standards and industry best practices
  • Produce designs using Figma (if you currently use Sketch, no problem)

You care about:

  • Ownership: you easily communicate ideas, implement them, and take responsibility for your actions
  • Helping others: sharing knowledge with your colleagues is on top of your priorities
  • Fast-paced startups: you love adapting to different situations, and you know how and when to iterate fast and with high quality
  • Our product: you believe in our vision, and are willing to give your best to build the future of Grover

We are looking for a passionate Head of Product Design with:

  • Experience coaching small to medium-sized design teams
  • Expertise in Figma, Sketch, or other design and prototyping tools like Framer, InVision, or Principle
  • An online portfolio that demonstrates an unfailing advocacy for the user along with excellent visual and UX design skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency in and understanding of information architecture, multi-step and cross-platform flows
  • Basic understanding of engineering and web technologies
  • Ability to manage a holistic user experience and potential states (errors, successes, dead-ends) in your work
  • The ability to clearly present work, and articulate the rationale for the decisions that led to it
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, whether in one-on-one or group situations
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas, goals, and problems in a way that is accessible even to those unfamiliar with the project. In design conversations, you'll keep discussions on track and focused on delivering actionable next steps

What we offer:

  • Flexible working hours
  • 2 days of home office per month
  • Entrepreneurial responsibility and flat-hierarchies
  • Career growth
  • Modern, spacious office located in central Berlin
  • Open-minded variety of nationalities
  • German classes in the office
  • Smunch
  • Fresh Fruit & drinks
  • Team Events

About us

Grover is the European market leader in technology rentals, bringing the access economy to the consumer electronics market. We value entrepreneurship, intelligence, and purpose in everything we do. We’re a team of over 100 creative and motivated minds, from over 31 countries - this shapes our way of thinking and work approach. Open communication, teamwork, and drive all go a long way at Grover. Our HQ in Berlin Mitte offers plenty of space for fun, collaboration, and rethinking things.