Introduction

Are you interested in helping lead design in the world’s leading design company? Adobe is seeking a Director of Design Program Management to partner with the centralized design organization and its leadership team to execute against strategic objectives. You will be a key partner to the Vice President of Adobe Design!

The successful hire will operationalize the running of the Adobe Design organization as a business, including executing against critical initiatives, focusing on aligning and enabling teams to efficiently scale the business and deliver customer value. This individual will define and run programs that incorporate standard methodologies and the highest degree of operational rigor, while closely partnering with senior leaders across Adobe. This is a highly influential role across the organization and requires someone with a true passion for business strategy and operations, flawless execution of strategic objectives, and delivering the best experiences for users.

What you’ll be working on

Lead organizational planning initiatives, such as:

  • Work with senior leaders to identify forward-thinking initiatives to grow the business
  • Develop strategic and user-centric product development frameworks in partnership with Design, Product, Engineering, Marketing, and Corporate Strategy teams
  • Own the quarterly and annual business planning process that culminates in a presentation to Adobe’s Executive Staff. This involves working closely with the Product, Engineering, GTM, and other key partners on the Strategic and Operating teams
  • Lead operational execution of any M&A projects in the group
  • Be a leader with vision to help advance Adobe Design’s business strategy globally and challenge others in the organization to change. Amplify the voice of Design!
  • Lead a group of program managers to reliably achieve product and user goals while building a premier team that attracts the best, develops employees, and has an inclusive, winning culture
  • Drive portfolio and resource planning
  • Lead staff meetings as well as partner and strategy sessions to collect and publish meeting minutes, and follow up of actions to ensure accountability

What you’ll bring to the team

  • Proven experience leading and scaling operations for critical business units in SaaS or Digital environments
  • Experience understanding needs of business and end customers and translating them into the right solutions
  • Experience working with creative teams, including collaborating with designers, content strategists, researchers, and prototypers
  • Passion for user experience and design with an understanding of the design process
  • Demonstrated track record of applying creative thinking and analysis to solve business needs in ambiguous environments. Must have experience implementing operational rigor and programs across organizations
  • Lead logically and predictably, with a high degree of drive towards action and outcomes
  • Ability to communicate with a variety of people/personalities; respectfully hold people accountable. Frame business challenges for executive consumption
  • Organized, structured thinker
  • Ability to thrive in a multifaceted, fast-paced, environment where you must take on multiple responsibilities and do what it takes to get things done
  • Ability to establish credibility and rapport with senior executives and technical and non-technical team members
  • Experience building and fostering a robust team environment

How to Apply

To be considered for this role, please submit your resume and cover letter.

About Adobe Design

Adobe Design creates tools that amplify the world’s ability to create and communicate. We’re a global team of designers, researchers, prototypers, content strategists, program managers, and more who work across Adobe’s three product lines: Creative Cloud, Document Cloud, and Experience Cloud.