Product Design Lead

Product Design Lead


About Ankorstore

At Ankorstore, we believe that local independent retailers have a great impact on the soul of our cities and villages, and we believe that they will flourish even more if they are provided with great tools and exceptional shopping conditions. With this in mind, we are building the largest marketplace that connects authentic European brands with thousands of independent retailers. We are extremely proud to be able to support these amazing entrepreneurs every day. Ankorstore was founded in 2019 and has recently closed a $100 million Series B funding. We already have over 400 employees, already present in 28 countries and want to continue to scale strongly.

About your role

The Lead product designer is responsible for the design. As an empathic person he/she must provide a coherent and appropriate solution to a given problem. His role does not stop at producing an interface, but at translating the business issues of a roadmap by a high-performance UX.

Manage a team of 3 to 5 user designers, lead and prioritize their roadmaps in collaboration and synchronisation with the other Leads product designers.

Make sure every design initiative in you tribe works on is delivered on time with the highest standard of quality.

Coach the members of the product team and create an efficient environment for them to learn and grow.

Collaborate and coordinate with our user researchers in order to leverage what we learn from our user researches and turn those insights into best-in-class user experiences by defining and creating functional and delightful solutions

Identify opportunities, frame and solve problems weaving together experiences that take the user needs, business goals and technology into account

Distill ideas, clearly communicate and articulate the design strategy of your scope in order to influence your stakeholders and co-build the Product roadmaps

Work closely with product managers and engineers to break silos and deliver meaningful projects for our customers.

Increase design quality by defining standards, improve them, and train your teammates at learning them.

Hire new team members and make the Product Design team grow as fast as the company.

What we are looking for

8+ years of experience as a Product Designer, UX designer with at least 2 years managing a team of designers

Make an impact: You want to design a product that is used by thousands of companies, in a fast-growing environment.

Leadership skills: You are interested in management and demonstrated your ability to grow people through mentoring junior designers or apprentices.

A demonstrated ability to communicate UX vision and to align vision with product vision stakeholders and an intended market.

An exceptional ability to conceptualize, pitch and implement UX concepts

Extensive knowledge and experience designing in Figma.

Continuous improvement: You thrive to get better every day even if it means learning from your own mistakes.

Positive attitude and an ability to receive and provide objective feedback

Eager to be part of a fast-paced environment in a hyper-growth company.

Fluency in English




Strong communication

Why work for Ankorstore?

Working with a very ambitious & mission driven team backed by powerful VCs (Index Ventures, GFC, Alven, Aglae).

You will join at an early stage a unique project, working with a mission driven team backed by powerful investors with extremely high ambitions

Mentoring from a high-pedigree leadership team who will challenge you, build on your strengths and invest in your personal development

Ideal playground to shape the future of a very fast-scaling company, and drive the hyper growth that is only starting

Compensation: Ankorstore is offering a competitive remuneration package including stock options and additional benefits

Europe based: UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Spain

Competitive package

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