Staff Product Designer, Marketplace

  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Design
  • Vinted Marketplace

Brief info about Vinted 

Vinted Marketplace is the largest online international C2C marketplace in Europe dedicated to second-hand fashion, with millions of registered members spanning 20 markets in Europe and North America. With a mission to make second-hand the first choice worldwide, Vinted enables people to sell and buy second-hand clothes and lifestyle items from each other, helping give those items a second or even third life.   

Vinted Go launched in 2022,  with a focus on developing products and solutions for more seamless shipping and delivery across Europe. Vinted Go has connected more than 40 carriers and more than 200,000 PUDO points across Europe to support the delivery of millions of parcels per year.  

The Vinted Group, composed of Vinted Marketplace and Vinted Go, is headquartered in Vilnius, with workplaces in Germany, Lithuania, France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and over 2,000 employees. It is backed by six leading venture capital firms: Accel, Burda Principal Investments, EQT Growth, Insight Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Sprints Capital. 

Information about the position 

The design function contributes to achieving Vinted's mission by creating an unmatched user experience. We strive to develop products and services that are indispensably useful, trustworthy & easy to use.

Achieving Vinted’s mission will require crafting an experience that spans across multiple verticals and is useful and valuable for a large group of people (everyone!). We're looking for a highly ambitious, energetic, and experienced staff-level Product designer to drive the success of our strategic initiatives (Programs) and be a force multiplier for our design practice in the Marketplace.

As our new Staff Product Designer, you will join the Marketplace product design leadership team. You will also be a part of the craft leadership group, which consists of a fellow Staff Product Designer and Senior Product Designers from multiple domains. You will focus on our largest and most ambiguous problems, break them down effectively and mobilise teams to deliver them. You will become a design craft authority at Vinted, with influence and trust across multiple teams, functions and projects.

 

In this position, you’ll 

  • Drive the success of strategic marketplace initiatives by defining, validating and shipping unmatched member experiences.
  • Lead design excellence across multiple domains - supporting/driving pre-discovery/discovery for critical projects in the domain. 
  • Take a leading role in domain-level design critiques.
  • Join and foster a strong craft-leadership group - ensuring the quality bar is consistently raised across the Marketplace.
  • Build scalable and foundational practices in the design team.
  • Collaborate successfully with peers and partners from design and other functions.
  • Communicate effectively with senior leadership.

About you 

  • An eye and passion for great design.
  • 8+ years as a Product Designer for digital consumer products. Experience in designing marketplaces is a big plus.
  • A proven track record of leading complex, high-impact design initiatives from concept to execution.
  • Works autonomously, collaborates well with leads and peers on the design and UX vision, informs roadmap and strategy, and executes implementing designs and systems with cross-functional partners such as engineering, research, data science, and PM.
  • Experience building, contributing to, and consuming component-based design systems.
  • Expert in core product design and prototyping tools (Figma, Origami, or other)
  • Able to collaborate with engineers through implementation and beyond (not necessary to know code)
  • Excellent communication skills that excite stakeholders and articulate a vision.
  • A willingness to fail and learn. Earnest, mature, and ego-free. You welcome candid feedback and can constructively give it as well.

Work perks 

  • The opportunity to benefit from our share options programme
  • 25 days of paid annual leave
  • Newest MacBook models
  • Mental and emotional health support through the Mindletic app
  • Frequent team-building events
  • Home office support: we provide IT workstation equipment and a personal budget of up to €540 for home workplace furniture
  • A daily lunch allowance
  • ClassPass (Gym Membership subsidy)
  • Frequent team-building events
  • A personal monthly budget for shopping on Vinted
  • Pension plan with total contribution of 12%, 8% by the Company and 4% by employee
  • An NS mobility card
  • The opportunity to spend up to 90 days per year - 21 of which can be spent working outside of the EU - on workation
  • A dog-friendly office

Working at Vinted 

Individual Learning Budget

Vinted will set aside a yearly sum equal to 10% of your annual salary to be invested in your continuous professional development. You’ll be able to take the initiative to use it for covering relevant learning activities that benefit your role.

Hybrid Work

We’ve adopted a hybrid workplace model where 2 days in the office are recommended but not enforced. It’s up to you and your team to decide on the exact days you’ll spend working together in person.

Equal Opportunity

The Vinted Group is committed to building an inclusive workplace where people from all walks of life feel a sense of belonging. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, identities and life experiences. At Vinted, all applicants are treated fairly without regard to their race, age, religion or belief, sex, national origin, citizenship, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or any other protected characteristic.