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Product Design Manager

France - Courbevoie

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Egencia

The Product Design Team at Egencia, an Expedia Group company, creates business travel products and services loved by over 8 million users. Our simple, seamless travel management platform makes it a snap for the world’s largest companies to manage their complex business travel needs. Egencia’s global Product Design team is seeking a Product Designer Manager with a passion for travel and technology, and capable of leading a growing team.

About the work

We are the original disruptors in managed travel. That innovation-minded culture empowers design to have great influence within the organization: the right leader will possess the communication and interaction skills necessary to leverage that influence. If you want to lead others, and attack large product design challenges, there is no better opportunity than the scale and impact of travel. Design teams at Egencia don’t just create interfaces, they help build and ship sophisticated travel management products that empower millions of business travelers, travel coordinators, and agents.

The Product Designer Manager will manage the EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST, AFRICA region (Paris, Gurgaon) of Egencia’s global design program. The EMEA design team is responsible for shipping best-in-class experiences for our Air, Car, and Rail Shopping; Expense; Checkout; and our Travel Management suite of products. Individual responsibility for this role is very high, but the impact and reward of leading these teams is huge.

Product Designers Managers at Egencia:

  • Establish expertise necessary to guide and participate in design across small, large, and varying types of product concepts (ex: e-commerce shopping psychology vs. efficiency needs for company management tools).
  • Work with their design team to develop, articulate, and deliver a product vision that helps our business and our users co-exist in success.
  • A passion for building Relationships; leverages Relationships to gain Influence; uses Influence to grow personal / team Mastery across different domains.
  • Grow a strong design research program built on top of qualitative user observation, and quantitative data sources.
  • Mentor individuals, and groups of designers, on framing, rationalizing, and defending design decisions.
  • Possess strong written and spoken communication skills; can articulately describe decisions, and can express appropriate details to varying audiences.
  • Lead and facilitate design workshops, planning sessions, and other user-centered design activities.
  • Possess a functional knowledge of front-end markup (HTML/CSS).

About you

Culture is paramount. We like big thinkers with small egos. You are a proven designer who can organize and lead output across multiple designers. You easily earn the trust and respect required in this role through thoughtful, purpose-driven interactions with others. You are recognized and sought out by colleagues as the expert in your focus areas. You can analyze, optimize and simplify the work of others. You challenge others and continually tread a path toward stunning, effective design. You are able to teach, eager to learn, and ready to lead in a high-visibility role.

Product Designer Manager requirements:

  • Candidates with a background in travel (such as airline or GDS experience) will be given preference.
  • Fluent English speaker, and an effective communicator, presenter, and negotiator.
  • A minimum of 5 years experience as a senior, lead, or manager of design.
  • Experience working in an e-commerce company; preferably shipping multiple products and lines of business to users.
  • Develops expert knowledge of industry, competitive, and complementary products.
  • Experience working in a global culture (as it relates to meetings, travel-for-work needs, and working across languages, borders, cultures).
  • Delivers results in a test-and-learn, iterative design environment.
  • A bold portfolio of product and interaction design work.
  • Up to speed on modern design software (team currently using Sketch, Invision, Framer, HTML/CSS).

Benefits

In addition to all of the perks that come with being a big company, we also practice what we preach when it comes to shipping global products. Norway, France, London, India, Chicago and Seattle are just some of the places your work can take you to learn from our users. We also offer leisure travel benefits, personal wellness and health equipment benefits, company sponsored events, and a culture of fun, support, and personal growth.

Relocation available. Egencia is not currently sponsoring work visas for this position.

Expedia Group recognizes our success is dependent on the success of our people. We are the world's travel platform, made up of the most knowledgeable, passionate, and creative people in our business. Our brands recognize the power of travel to break down barriers and make people's lives better – that responsibility inspires us to be the place where exceptional people want to do their best work, and to provide them with the tools to do so.

Whether you're applying to work in engineering or customer support, marketing or lodging supply, at Expedia Group we act as one team, working towards a common goal; to bring the world within reach. We relentlessly strive for better, but not at the cost of the customer. We act with humility and optimism, respecting ideas big and small. We value diversity and voices of all volumes. We are a global organization but keep our feet on the ground so we can act fast and stay simple. Our teams also have the chance to give back on a local level and make a difference through our corporate social responsibility program, Expedia Cares.

If you have a hunger to make a difference with one of the most loved consumer brands in the world and to work in the dynamic travel industry, this is the job for you.

Our family of travel brands includes: Brand Expedia®, Hotels.com®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Egencia®, trivago®, HomeAway®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Wotif®, lastminute.com.au®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Hotwire®, Classic Vacations®, Expedia® Media Solutions, CarRentals.com™, Expedia Local Expert®, Expedia® CruiseShipCenters®, SilverRail Technologies, Inc., ALICE and Traveldoo®.

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Expedia is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.
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R-38309

Job Category
Technology Group

Job Function
UI/UX

Locations
France - Courbevoie
France - Paris

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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