Head of Design

Job description

About the job

Veyor’s mission is to make the construction industry more connected, efficient and collaborative.

Our product is a custom collaborative scheduling software for construction sites and loading docks.

Our clients include the largest construction firms and building operators in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. We have been growing fast and have recently closed a significant capital raise to help fuel our next phase of growth.

We are looking for a Head of Product Design that can lead, manage and grow our design team and inspire Veyor designers to do their best work and help us disrupt the construction industry.

This is an exciting opportunity for a brilliant product design leader that wants to lead a small team of designers and shape our design culture across the company, while still remaining a bit hands-on.

Very few opportunities exist to get in at the ground level with a company with so much potential.

The construction industry is one of the last frontiers for digital solutions, and we have demonstrated that we can build solutions that the industry loves. Do you want to help us take it to the next level?

What will I be Doing?

  • Partnering with product and engineering leadership to improve our product development process, shape our product roadmap and launch intuitive solutions that deliver results

  • Running the day to day operations of the design team: hiring, managing, mentoring and coaching team members and creating the conditions for them to thrive and grow with Veyor

  • Inspiring the team and the company to keep raising the quality bar for UX design and research

  • Fostering a great design culture across the organisation, evolve the processes, practices and rituals of the team to ensure we are building the right thing and with design excellence

  • Driving strategic initiatives to improve the way to conduct research, collect customer feedback and measure the impact of product and design (usage/business/product metrics and KPIs)

  • Coordinate efforts to optimise Design System, UX patterns, research repository, UX debt…

  • Provide insights and identify opportunities of improvement for the product roadmap

  • Contribute to our product success with some hands-on design work, while the team is small

Why Veyor?

  • We operate within a largely untapped market with endless possibilities. Be an early leader within a career defining company and help us shape the UX and design culture at Veyor

  • Work with a high-performing and ambitious team who are looking to make a global impact

  • Demonstrated product market fit with the largest construction companies and building operators in Australia, New Zealand and the UK

  • A strong product roadmap and a commitment to continued R&D

  • Well financed start-up/scale-up and in a position to keep growing

  • Equity with high growth potential, and a competitive salary


What do I Need to Bring?

  • 10+ years professional experience in UX, Product Design and User Research

  • Background, BA or Ms in Design, UX, HCI, or related field preferred but not required

  • You know how successful product-led organisations run product design to achieve results

  • You have excellent design leadership, people management and mentoring/coaching skills

  • You have a passion for collaboration, people, process, and excellence of execution

  • You are a thoughtful, empathetic, and caring manager, mentor and team member

  • You are comfortable launching imperfect solutions and taking tough decisions on priorities

  • You are an effective communicator across all levels and teams (written and verbal)

  • You build trusting relationships and collaborating with customers, peers and direct reports

  • You have experience making data-driven decisions based on a deep understanding of the users (their needs, motivations, their context...), our product vision and business goals/KPIs

  • Previous experience in a startup environment or high-growth company is a plus

  • Knowledge of the construction industry or loading docks is beneficial but not required