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Head of Design

Seegrid is the leading provider of mobile industrial automation solutions for materials handling with over three million production miles driven in some of the world’s biggest companies. We combine vision-guided industrial vehicles, fleet management, and enterprise intelligence data into a platform that empowers our customers to automate and optimize material flow. 

We put these autonomous vehicles to work today with an emphasis on safety, reliability, and flexibility. We are passionate about making our customers successful in deploying end-to-end automation solutions and foster a culture of collaboration, active and open communication, integrity, and respect. The challenges before us are great, but we are a high-performance team driven to change how the world does logistics.

The design team at Seegrid is on a mission to shape the next industrial revolution with a fleet of materials-moving autonomous vehicles. We are a rapidly growing company looking for a Head of Design to lead us in building an exceptional design organization that will reimagine and transform the logistics and manufacturing space. 

As the Head of Design, you will work with company executives to set design direction, scale and mature the design organization, and rally the company and board around a vision. This includes framing the end-to-end user experience for the company’s customers, establishing the processes and mindsets necessary to achieve it, contributing to executive-level planning initiatives, and working with your team to scale the design org. Focusing on high-leverage activities, you will oversee creative, managerial, and operational leadership of design to repeatedly deliver great experiences and grow design as an inspiring and powerful tool to the business.

You will:

Transform the user experience

  • Establish design as a business differentiator by supporting the development of innovative new business models and identifying disruption opportunities
  • Improve experiences for customers by owning and tracking all front-end interaction points, generating experience principles, and developing targeted strategies to transform end-to-end experiences
  • Set the bar for quality and drive design standardization across the organization

Transform the design team

  • Set the tone for the team by supporting a positive and inspired design team culture and embodying its values
  • Recruit talent and participate in outreach such as industry events and career fairs 
  • Develop design team skills, supporting growth mindsets with resources such as training and conference visits
  • Represent design inside and outside the organization by sharing its work, evangelizing its success, articulating its vision, and advocating for the team

Transform the organization

  • Spread design by establishing a common language and set of practices across the organization 
  • Represent design at the top level of the organization, working with executives to set direction and contribute to planning initiatives
  • Represent the organization’s brand at functions and in media 

 

You should have:

  • Passion for enabling people and building out a world-class and impactful design org
  • Exceptional communication with team, peers, customers, executives, and board members and representing design inside and outside the company to influence company-wide agendas
  • Experience rallying the company behind vision and framing and solving complex enterprise problems to uncover new value with new kinds of experiences
  • Deep understanding of modern design practices and processes and demonstrated record implementing them
  • Excellent handling of operational, managerial, and creative leadership backed by 10+ years track record scaling and leading in-house design teams 
  • Experience shipping 5+ major product and portfolio releases with measurable results
  • Extensive design experience (15+ years) and an inspirational portfolio that clearly demonstrates expertise in at least 1 core design skill and strong competency in the remaining areas

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Seegrid is an equal opportunity employer Minorities/Females/People with Disabilities/Protected Veterans/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

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