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Senior Lead
Design Program Manager
Posted on 11/16/2022
Palo Alto, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
UI/UX Design
  • 10+ years of experience in project/program management, working closely with creatives (i.e. designers, copywriters, strategists), product managers, engineering, stakeholders
  • Demonstrated experience in and understanding of digital production, UX research, UX design and customer journey development
  • Demonstrated track record of establishing systems, and programmatic approaches to organizational challenges that are flexible in execution
  • You know how to balance long-term strategic thinking and near-term execution
  • Proven experience managing complex programs and/or multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to operate effectively in ambiguity and a willingness to pivot as needed
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail and superior organizational skills
  • Ability to work as well independently as within a team
  • Proficient in Jira, Confluence, Figma, Asana, Slack, Microsoft Suite
  • Collaborate with Studio leadership to define operational properties across design, planning, reporting, risk management and resource management
  • Partner with Associate Creative Director to establish a bridge between design, engineering, product management and marketing teams by ensuring interdependencies are understood and planned for
  • Assess and improve flows of communication from working teams up to design leadership and outward to cross-functional partners
  • Drive large initiatives and align stakeholders across different teams, including senior leadership and executives
  • Develop and manage extensive program roadmaps, timelines, and communications across vertical programs spanning across multiple channels and products functions
  • Communicate and negotiate priorities, scope, expectations, dates, and milestones with cross functional team members, including product management, engineering, quality assurance, and senior leadership and executives
  • Manage end-to-end program and project lifecycle from prioritization, briefing, creative development, delivery, VQA, to post launch maintenance and iteration
  • Creates a plan around team health for the design team (lunch & learns, speaker series, workshops, etc.) and collaboration with cross-functional partners (work sessions, retros, etc.)
  • Partner with finance and the supplier team on budget forecasting and freelancer and or vendor contracts

10,001+ employees

Electric vehicles manufacturer
Company Overview
Rivian is on a mission to keep the world adventurous forever. The company believes there is a more responsible way to explore the world and is determined to make the transition to sustainable transportation an exciting one. Rivian designed their emissions-free Electric Adventure Vehicles to challenge what's possible.
  • Ownership for All: We offer every employee the opportunity to own Rivian stock through equity programs, supporting their financial wellness.
  • Mental and Emotional Wellness: We provide employees and their families access to mental wellness platforms and our Employees Assistance Program
  • Fertility and Family Planning: We support diverse family-building journeys, providing employees with benefits such as paid parental leave and financial support for adoption, fertility treatments or surrogacy.
  • Competitive Compensation: We offer competitive compensation packages driven by mutual investment in our long-term growth and success.
  • Career Development: We enable all employees to own their development. Continuous learning opportunities and tuition reimbursement help drive performance, boost engagement and develop future leaders.
  • Transgender Benefits: In alignment with WPATH guidelines, our 2022 plans provide coverage toward medical, pharmacy and cosmetic needs.
Company Core Values
  • A diverse workforce
  • Embracing active allyship
  • Purpose-driven partnerships
  • Supporting our team