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Wayfair Senior Product Design Lead - Merchandising in Boston, Massachusetts

<p><strong>This Position is based in Boston, Massachusetts</strong></p>

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<p><strong>Who We Are</strong></p>

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We’re the Experience Design team at Wayfair, and we’re tackling exciting challenges that are reshaping how people discover, find, purchase and have goods delivered to their homes. We’re a diverse, multidisciplinary team of world-class designers who are hard at work transforming the experience of shopping for your home. Our design practice is collaborative, data-driven, and fast-paced.</span></p>

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">How can we leverage AR to make it easier for our customers to imagine how furniture would fit in their space? How can we seamlessly connect them with gig economy assembly and installation pros to get that new chandelier installed before the next dinner party? If you're interested in answering these types of questions, you’ll love our innovative and dynamic team!</span></p>

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We’re looking for a motivated leader to join our Physical Retail team at Wayfair, focused on providing&nbsp; new and existing customers with a tangible and elevated way to experience our brand. This role will specifically be focused on creating in-store tools and services that not only deliver a best-in-class customer experience while shopping, but also connect back to Wayfair online experiences in a productive and&nbsp; meaningful way.</span></p>

<p><strong>What You’ll Do</strong></p>

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<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Take complex operational processes across the global merchandising org and tie them into a seamless, scalable, and unified interface/experience that will unlock flexibility for teams</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Own the design strategy for our central merchandising platform in an effort to drive standardization, automation, and testing of merchandising levers</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Conduct user research and translate findings into actionable, innovative, and scalable solutions, with an eye on speed to value</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Create effective user personas by becoming a deep expert in the merchandising space, and learn enough about related platforms (e.g. customer and supplier facing technology/processes) to understand all upstream/downstream impact</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Collaborate with product managers, software engineers, and various merchandising teams to create workflows, wireframes, mock ups, and prototypes</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Influence and guide the product roadmap by clearly articulating the value of design decisions when collaborating with cross-functional stakeholders, adapting your communication style based on the audience and scenario</span></li>

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<p><strong>Example Projects You Will Lead</strong></p>

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<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Optimize the end to end merchandising management experience to increase operational efficiency and improve the quality of our catalog’s descriptive data&nbsp;</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Partner with individual product teams to design internal tools where merchandisers can manage the collection and presentation of product information</span></li>

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<p><strong>What You’ll Need</strong></p>

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<li><span style="font-weight: 400;">10+ years of professional UX experience</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Passion for building functional and scalable user experiences with a strong user-centric focus</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Expertise in strategic and creative thinking</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ability to keep both the big picture and the details in mind</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Comfort in navigating ambiguity</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">A proactive mindset, with a passion and curiosity for learning</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ample experience in aligning and coordinating across multiple stakeholder groups while balancing/negotiating priorities across teams&nbsp;</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ability to work in a fast paced environment, and comfortably pivot where needed</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience</span></li>

</ul><div class="content-conclusion"><p><strong>About Wayfair Inc.</strong></p>

<p>Wayfair is one of the world’s largest online destinations for the home. Whether you work in our global headquarters in Boston or Berlin, or in our warehouses or offices throughout the world, we’re reinventing the way people shop for their homes. Through our commitment to industry-leading technology and creative problem-solving, we are confident that Wayfair will be home to the most rewarding work of your career. If you’re looking for rapid growth, constant learning, and dynamic challenges, then you’ll find that amazing career opportunities are knocking.</p>

<p>No matter who you are, Wayfair is a place you can call home. We’re a community of innovators, risk-takers, and trailblazers who celebrate our differences, and know that our unique perspectives make us stronger, smarter, and well-positioned for success. We value and rely on the collective voices of our employees, customers, community, and suppliers to help guide us as we build a better Wayfair – and world – for all. Every voice, every perspective matters. That’s why we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or genetic information.</p></div>

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