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Product Design Director

Auckland Job No. r00192377 Full-time

Job Description

Join Accenture Song, the world’s largest digital agency, and lead our product design team in some of the most exciting and impactful design work in Aotearoa today. 

About Accenture Song:

Accenture Song brings together designers, strategists and creatives, reimagining business through purpose and experience. 


Our teams were formerly known as Accenture Interactive, Fjord, Reactive, SecondRoad, and over 40 other design, brand and innovation agencies globally — coming together to form Accenture Song. We’re part of Accenture, the global technology consulting leader. 

Job Description:

As a Song Product Design Director, your mission is simple: you ship astonishing product in market thanks to creating a thriving design culture and product mindset that priorities impact for clients, champions innovation that drives outcomes and make everyone around you a product design shining star.  

You will be responsible for leading multidisciplinary teams to produce quality design work for our clients, both in Aotearoa and Australia. 


You will also establish processes, estimate level of effort, sell projects, and work with other Directors across ANZ and APAC to facilitate knowledge sharing. 


You are not only a product innovator but also a pragmatic thinker. You have years of experience designing, launching, and scaling new ventures from scratch but also delivering large product design within the constraints or experience platforms. 


Design Directors at Song drive creativity, craft and innovation at all levels. Our Design Leadership invests itself in strengthening the relationships between our teams, our clients, our work, and the people who use our products and services every day. 


As a Product Design Director, you: 

  • Focus on quality of UX and UI craft by growing practice capability and creating a healthy and innovative product design culture, ensuring each product we deliver is of the highest quality. 

  • Develop the product design team across ANZ and enable the individuals to grow and create meaningful connections with other teams to deliver on our cross-capability product innovation offering.  

  • Deeply understand the market and speak to our clients and the industry about our content, craft, and trends fluently and convincingly. 

  • Lead design points of view, proposal creation, and relationship management across key clients in studio. 

  • Manage and lead your project team and other product designers, maintain motivation and morale, addressing team performance, and growth.  

  • Establish and lead client and account relationships for successful account growth. 


Set yourself apart: 

  • Mastery in multiple areas of expertise including Service Design, Product Design, Graphic Design, Interaction Design, or Content Design. 

  • Highly proactive with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, high integrity, pragmatism, professionalism, and efficiency. 

  • Proven history of managing cross-functional teams to create a powerful, effective, and coherent design solution. 

  • Excellent leadership skills, problem resolution abilities, and good judgment


    Qualifications & Experience:

    • 12+ years of relevant industry experience; demonstrated experience leading a multidiscipline design practice. 

    • Qualifications or equivalent experience in a design discipline; a master’s degree is preferred.

    We are a family of Designers. Our living culture and borderless playground provide us with space to thrive, following simple core values that inform everything we do. Be adventurous. Bring a vision. Make an impact. Rely on empathy. Nurture collaboration. Stay transparent. Be bold and generous in all you do. 


    Thanks to Accenture Song’s position within broader Accenture, we’re able to do work that changes the world, and we’re always looking for kindred spirits. 


    We believe Design Leadership should empower design teams, providing guidance, provoking thought, and removing barriers so that all members can reach their full potential. In doing so, our design leaders inspire teams, clients, and users to push beyond boundaries and achieve our shared goals. If your strengths revolve around bringing out the strengths in others, we encourage you to join our Design Leadership team. 


    Apply Now! 

    Apply today with your CV and a design portfolio. 


    Preference will go to candidates that have current working rights for New Zealand. 

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    About Accenture:

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    A person with narrow vision has restricted horizon. 

    A person with wide vision has plentiful opportunities. 


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