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CBS Corporation Vice President, Product Design in Burbank, California

Vice President, Product Design

REF#: 34542


JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff




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Division Overview:

CBS All Access is CBS’ direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service. CBS All Access gives subscribers the ability to watch more than 10,000 episodes on demand - spanning exclusive original series, CBS Television Network’s primetime, daytime and late-night shows, plus classic TV hits - as well as the ability to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. CBS All Access’ original series include THE GOOD FIGHT, THE TWILIGHT ZONE, STRANGE ANGEL, TELL ME A STORY and NO ACTIVITY. CBS All Access is also the exclusive domestic home to STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS and a new "Star Trek" series featuring Sir Patrick Stewart. CBS All Access also includes the ability to stream CBS Interactive’s other live channels, CBSN for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis, and ET Live for entertainment coverage.

Role Details:

Our mission with CBS All Access is to bring people the best in premium entertainment in convenient and enjoyable ways across streaming platforms. We have an impressive foundation with millions of subscribers using our service and ambitious plans to grow.

We are actively seeking an experienced Vice President of Product Design to lead a team of talented designers throughout all aspects of the product development process. This position reports to the SVP of Product.

This senior leadership role is responsible for driving the strategic design vision and direction of our product’s design across the CBS All Access product experience as well as the operational excellence of a large, multidiscipline design team. We’re looking for someone who is focused on design outcomes that create clarity of purpose and can drive design excellence and growth throughout the organization.

This design professional should think broadly about our product vision, but also manage day-to-day execution in a fast-paced environment, juggling many competing priorities. A successful candidate will have a strong voice and vision, but must also be collaborative and skilled at driving consensus in an environment with many stakeholders who are all passionate about our products.

Your Day-to-Day:

  • Hire, mentor, develop and lead a team of 15 talented product and production designers to continually improve the experience of using our products

  • Improve and formalize the design language used across all of our platforms

  • Own end-to-end user experience and user interface design across the full user journey, including on-boarding, wireframes, prototypes to polished UI designs with motion

  • Juggle a dynamic list of priorities that will help us execute on our product vision

  • Lead design production, juggling the asset production needs of various teams

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including engineering, product, research and marketing to ensure design consistency and quality

  • Create product designs that are scalable across platforms and can be maintained in smart ways

  • Define product interactions, animations and transitions using prototypes

  • Partner with engineering to ensure designs are executed as envisioned

  • Look at product usage data and user research to consider the best execution of every product feature

Key Projects:

  • Define design strategy and guidelines including establishment of design best practices

  • Creation of a product style guide that defines product design across all platforms

  • Maintain reference designs for responsive web, mobile, tablet and connected TV apps Own design of all ongoing feature enhancements across all products

  • Design of new and innovative features across the CBS All Access product experience

  • Redefine the design process and collaborate with team leads across all functions to improve process efficiency

  • Review and improve the design production process to gain efficiency

  • Conceive of the optimal structure for the design team and implement changes that will make the team more effective


What you bring to the team:

You have -

  • 15+ years of professional experience, of which, 8+ in leadership; skilled in hiring, coaching and leading effective teams

  • An impressive portfolio of effective and innovative products across many device platforms

  • Able to build close / collaborative partner relationships with peer leaders across broader division

  • Ability to inspire design org on the vision and mission of the larger organization and mobilize group’s ability to contribute, deliver and realize that vision

  • Able to mentor designers to maximize team productivity and individual growth by effectively monitoring quality standards and allocating work and across team members

  • Foster a culture that values the importance of design and the impact it can have on customer engagement and business results

  • Dedication to quality and passionate about always improving the experience of using our products

  • A track-record of success, including experience growing a design organization

  • Formal design education and training

  • Comfort and confidence in presenting your ideas to senior leaders within the organization

  • Experience and appreciation for using data to inform design decisions, including A/B testing

  • A passion for entertainment

  • An obsession with product quality and consistency

You might also have -

  • Experience working on a streaming service, digital entertainment or video-based product

  • A strong sense of how to create effective user interactions with video across platforms

  • E-commerce or other relevant experience designing transactions and payment flows


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