Design Manager (Remote Friendly)

Saskatoon, SK

Experience Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule

Job Description

At Vendasta, we believe in helping great local businesses survive and thrive in a world that’s more competitive than ever—and we’re growing our team! This is an opportunity to join one of the fastest growing tech companies in Canada and make a direct impact on local economies worldwide. In a world where local businesses all over the globe have had their livelihoods turned upside down, Vendasta continues to help them embrace digital solutions and flourish. 

Vendasta is a certified Great Place to Work and Best Workplace™ for Today’s Youth and Women. Keep reading if you’d like to join us on our mission to support small businesses all over the world.

About the Job

You’re no stranger to advancing design culture and you’ve fostered the growth of designers at various levels in their careers. You’ve pushed a few pixels yourself back in the day, and now take pride in supporting other people and teams. Business strategy makes sense to you, but you refuse to drop your commitment to human-centric product development. Agility, change management, and cross-functionality are fused into your DNA. Perhaps you’ve even become, dare I say it, influential. You network well with other leaders, establish frameworks that nod heads, and communicate with such passion and clarity that sales teams wonder how you ever ended up in R&D. Let’s face it, you’re reading this posting, which means you’re getting ready for that next chapter in your career. If you’d like to explore an opportunity with Vendasta, and help grow and shape a passionate team of designers, we’d love to meet you.

The impact you'll have

  • Provide mentorship, guidance, and feedback to the product design team
  • Build and maintain frameworks for career advancement and develop bespoke progression plans for individual contributors
  • Assist with the recruitment and onboarding of design team members
  • Assess employee experience metrics to inform workplace improvement strategies
  • Facilitate workshops, conduct interviews, lead sessions, and drive meetings 
  • Monitor R&D processes in an effort to drive efficiency and best practices 
  • Promote user-centered outcomes as key performance indicators
  • Understand the business context of the company’s product development initiatives
  • Help bridge communication gaps between the business and teams 
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary experts to manage risk and maintain alignment
  • Manage stakeholder relationships and provide status updates

Job Requirements
The value you'll bring

5+ years experience in Product Design operating as an individual contributor, with an additional 2+ years experience in a management or leadership role
Experience recruiting, onboarding, and coaching designers
Proficiency in agile design processes and strategies
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
A benefit mindset that values the interdependencies across people and teams

About Vendasta

So what do we actually do? We create an entire platform full of digital products & solutions that help small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) have a stronger presence online through digital advertising, online listings, reputation management, website creation, social media marketing … and much more! Our platform is used exclusively by channel partners, who sell products and services to SMBs, allowing them to leverage us to scale and grow their business. We’re trusted by 60,000+ channel partners, serving over 5.5 million small to medium businesses worldwide!


Benefits - health, dental, life, and disability insurance, an employee assistance program (EAP)*, and $500 annual Health Spending Account. Premiums for health & dental insurance will be covered by Vendasta!
Vacation - Minimum 3 weeks paid vacation per year; uncapped sick time policy.
Employee Options Program - get in on Vendasta’s growth and success!
Sweet Eats - On site cafeteria with beverages & snacks all day and free catered lunch every Friday
Training & Career Development - Education reimbursement program, professional development plans, leadership workshops, mentorship program, and so much more!
Culture - comprised of our core values: Drive, Innovation, Respect, and Agility
Social Events - Ideas on Tap, ski trips, virtual talent shows, yoga classes, and more!
Giving Back - endless opportunities to take part in programs and initiatives that give back to the community we work in, including paid volunteer time.