Tech

Design Manager (Remote)

Preferable Location: Mumbai   |   Full Time

About OML:

OML is a new media and entertainment company that partners with influencers to build content, IPs & live experiences that impact culture and help brands come closer to consumers. Headquartered in Mumbai with teams in Russia, Poland & Thailand, OML was founded in 2001 to book and manage artists across all genres of entertainment. Today our operations span a prolific and award-winning content studio that packages and produces shows for OTT platforms, live events production and a global brand solutions business. 

From the beginnings of OML as an artist management agency to the advent of modern-day content marketing, we have helped our clients thrive in the face of disruption while setting trends in talent representation, marketing and sponsorship; inspiring industry change in events and licensing; and helping reshape the digital landscape. As technology further shifts the balance of power in media and puts more power in the hands of the influencer, OML is uniquely positioned to create opportunities for our clients and partners around the globe. 

About the Product:

OML has lived in a unique cross-section of brands and influencers, putting us in the distinctive position of appreciating the influencer marketing universe with first-hand experience, thus gathering deep knowledge of this ecosystem. We are putting this tribal knowledge to use by developing a product that not only serves to empower influencers to be the best versions of themselves but also serves as a powerhouse of information, insights & tools for all digital content marketing needs be it designing and executing a campaign, gathering landscape intelligence, finding the right influencers for a brand or even tracking a campaign in real time and sharing results seamlessly. Our unique proprietary content measurement system has already served 500+ creators in 20+ countries – it's time now to roll this out to other artists and clients by way of this tech platform. Join us on this adventurous journey!


About the Role:

As we build out our product offerings for the content creators, talent managers, brands, agencies & publishers, we are looking for an experienced  Design Manager to lead a team within this new vertical at OML. 

 

The Design Manager will be responsible for building, managing, and scaling a team of talented designers and engineers to contribute to developing a compelling and scalable SaaS product. They will also be responsible for upholding OML values and building those into the team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support and lead a team of product designers, by applying your expertise in strategic design methods and efficient design processes, across a multi-disciplinary team (UX, UX research, IxD, UI, VD, Graphics, etc) 
  • Illustrate design ideas using storyboards, process flows and sitemaps

  • A key contributor to product team working closely with PM and key stakeholders (product, engineering, data science, sales, marketing & PR) to define a long term strategy that delivers on the vision

  • Be able to deliver value for end-to-end user experience design with a focus on interaction design and visual design.

  • Develop process flows, wireframes, and mockups to effectively conceptualize and communicate design strategies and detailed interaction models

  • Be accountable for the system designs within the scope of your team to fulfill both functional and non-functional requirements, that enables building a scalable and reliable product

  • Bring predictability & visibility of the team’s delivery to all relevant stakeholders, which includes making complex technological context more accessible to improve the quality of decision making

  • Continually research the user experience through interviews/systematic feedback from internal/external customers to dive into root problems and uncover opportunities to improve our product

  • Responsible for building & growing the design team - skills development, personal development, mentoring & leadership growth

  • Work towards inculcating a Design Thinking culture within the team

Skills:

  • Experience managing a design project from start to finish

  • Ability to communicate effectively to different audiences within the organization

  • A keen sense of design - both interaction design and visual design

  • Knowledge of wireframe tools (e.g. Sketch and InVision)

  • Experience developing UX wireframes, interactive prototypes and mock-ups 

  • Team spirit; strong communication skills to collaborate with various stakeholders

  • Can get hands dirty with all parts of the design process

  • Understanding of influencer marketing space is a good to have


Qualification & Prior Experience:

  • 4-7+ years of hands-on experience in product design preferably in B2B space, working collaboratively with tech, product, engineering & data science team
  • 3-4 years experience managing a multi-disciplinary product design team

  • Previous work experience in a fast growth product start-up is a huge plus


Location: Mumbai / WFH till opening

Reports to: Line reporting to VP Product / Dotted Line Reporting to CEO


Reasons you should apply if you fit the bill : 

Aside from the fact that you can chance upon your favorite comedians, bump into our furry friends while you grab a cup of coffee and get inside access to some of the coolest festivals in the country;

We ensure all our team members get enough down-time : We have monthly mandatory offs since WFH. We don't have a punch-in-punch-out culture. As long as you take ownership of your work and remain accountable for your outcomes, we don’t need to know when you get work done.

Get ready to level up everyday : You bring the passion, we deliver the (countless) opportunities.

Everyone in the OML fam is taken care of : We offer free mental health care for all team members, we have gender neutral POSH & Parental policies, our insurance policies extends to your in-laws as well!

We have fun while we're at it : Game nights, Team-Up-Thursdays, KnOML


Our Values:

  1. We build opportunities for our artists, brands and fans; and it’s important for us to be reliable and efficient 

  2. We demonstrate honesty, excellence and commitment to success 

  3. ‘It’s not my job’ is not part of our vocabulary, we even stuff envelopes 

  4. We make mistakes, but only to learn from them to build resilience 

  5. We take care of ourselves and our colleagues 

  6. We are our own managers 

  7. We are committed to equality and inclusion 

  8. We are mindful of the strain on the Earth's resources and are committed to reversing the trend with our behaviours where possible


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