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VP of Product Design - (m/w/d)



Product, Design
Berlin, Germany
Posted on Friday, August 12, 2022
<div class="content-intro"> <p><strong>To solve one of our generation's largest problems, we need the world’s best talent.</strong></p> <p><strong>Our vision is to enable a sustainable food system.</strong> Our technology is already enabling thousands of restaurants, wholesalers, and producers across 7 countries to operate waste-free and efficiently. Yet, this is a drop into the ocean. We just started. Our goal to connect the global food system is extremely ambitious and complex. A problem of this magnitude and complexity requires a massive scale and only the best people will be able to solve it. We are gathering the best people globally together in order to succeed in our mission. Are you in?</p> <p><strong>For us, it is always team-first.</strong> Teams in which everyone subordinates their individual success to the team's success will win against teams that don't. Can you put your ego aside?</p> <p><strong>We are looking for the hungry underdogs</strong> that will rather fail than not try. We look for humility because it makes us learn faster. And we look for people who understand that hard work is necessary and that shortcuts don’t exist. We are playing the long game and want to build a truly generational company.</p> <p><strong>Our mission requires us to be fast.</strong> We believe that urgency is a mindset. We look for people who act with speed in everything they do, yet never lose sight of the bigger picture.</p> <p><strong>Fun plays an important role</strong>. We want to succeed and celebrate when we do. It is important to us that our people form real bonds in and outside of work.</p> <p><strong>We have no small plans</strong>, we are assembling a championship team, with people that take real ownership of our company’s long-term success. If you feel this is for you, then deep inside you, you might be already one of us.</p> <p>See what we’ve been up to: <a href=""></a></p> </div><p><em><span style="font-weight:400;">As an office-first company, you’ll participate in our weekly face-to-face days (3 days a week). We’ve found that spending time together as a team enables collaboration, participation, and engagement that leads to innovation, faster execution, and shared ownership. Plus, we see the value of camaraderie and genuinely enjoy our time together. </span></em></p> <p><strong>Meet your team </strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight:400;">You will join Choco to lead our product design and research teams. Our product designers and user researchers act as advocates for our diverse customers ranging from chefs to restaurant managers, from farmers to food suppliers. Through research and interviews they develop a deep understanding of the user's needs and actively share these insights to help drive product decisions.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight:400;">Our product designers are deeply embedded in our product teams. They partner, as equals, with product managers and engineers to address user needs. Ultimately product designers are accountable for the quality and impact of the user experience.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight:400;">As the VP of Product Design, you will be part of the EPD (Engineering, Product &amp; Design) leadership team, and will be responsible for setting the holistic product design strategy and ensuring we are delivering an optimal user experience for our customers.</span></p> <p><strong>What you’ll do</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Lead and build a world-class, customer-centric and metrics-driven product design organisation, including the identification, recruitment, development, and retention of great talent</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Build a deep understanding of our users and the problems we are solving for them while becoming a subject matter expert in the food supply chain.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Drive a holistic UX vision by truly understanding and advocating our users, solving for outcomes, not solutions</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Move fast and solve big problems. Know the difference between urgent vs. important.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Advocate for design practices and continue building on a strong design culture</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Collaborate cross-functionally with product and engineering counterparts, as well as business stakeholders, brand teams, marketing and operations</span></li> </ul> <p><strong>What we’re looking for</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">You are a design leader, manager and collaborator. You are humble, driven and a team player. </span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Ideally, you have both B2B and B2C experience. You are customer obsessed, and understand the complexities of designing for a suite of products for SMB and Enterprise customers</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">You have experience leading, building and coaching a team of product designers and user researchers, ideally you have managed managers.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">You have an exceptional portfolio showcasing complex web and mobile applications across the entire product development cycle</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">You have a deep understanding of design tools (we use Figma) and how to bring design ideas to life with low and high fidelity prototypes</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">You thrive in complexity, ambiguity and unknowns. You are unafraid to ask questions and challenge the status quo. You have the right intuition, but back your ideas up with data.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">You have experienced massive scale in your design career, growing a product from an MVP to something used and loved by customers.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">You are an excellent communicator, and know how to influence up, down and across the organization</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <h3><strong>Did we spark your interest??</strong></h3> <p><span style="font-weight:400;">We would love to hear from you! Please send us your CV, portfolio and a short cover letter to explain your excitement and motivation to join Choco.</span></p> <p> </p><div class="content-conclusion"> <p><strong>About Choco</strong></p> <p>Choco was founded in Berlin in 2018 and has since expanded to a team of over 400 committed Chocorians working from Choco offices in the US, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, the UK, and Spain. Our ordering app is used by over 15K buyers and over 10K suppliers around the globe - processing hundreds of thousands of tons of food every month.</p> <p>We raised over $280mn from some of the world’s best investors like Bessemer Venture Partners, Insight Partners, Coatue Management, and LeftLane Capital. We are the first unicorn to reduce food waste.</p> <p>We’re working alongside those who built companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon, Uber, Rocket Internet, and more.</p> <p><em>Choco is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. We are committed to ensuring that our technology is available and accessible to everyone. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.</em></p> </div>
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