Auckland CBD
Full Time Job

Head of Design

At Halter, we're unlocking the connection between humans and animals, starting with cows and then expanding to other animals. Driven to revolutionise farming, our world-first technology helps farmers break free from the time-intensive constraints of conventional farming and empowers a more sustainable future for farmers, their cows and our land.

Halter is giving farmers the freedom to spend more time with their families, the technology to increase production and meet the growing demand for food and the data to help them care for their cows, which we know is paramount for farmers.

About the role:

The Head of Design is an exciting new role at Halter. We are looking for someone with a world-class experience that is ready to make a genuine impact in farming. We have a unique opportunity to make farming more efficient, and more sustainable for our farmers and the environment. This is a chance to play a strategically important role in changing an entire industry, solving interesting problems, managing a great team, and having a huge impact on the trajectory of our app and product design.

We pride ourselves on having a beautiful and delightful experience for farmers. As we continue to scale at a fast pace, we are looking for a design leader to take Halter to the next level. This person will lead and grow the design team and influence the strategic direction of Halters’ product strategy.

What your day could look like:

• Solving unique real-world problems alongside an epic team in a culture designed around growth
• Taking responsibility for the creative vision and the standard of output across the design team at Halter
• Making strategic visual design and user-experience design decisions that drive Halter towards its product vision
• Playing a key role in influencing the product direction and strategy
• Driving best practices of design systems and design processes.
• Hiring, developing and inspiring the creative team.
• Delivering industry-leading, polished, delightful, and easy to use experiences, thinking in terms of the whole experience, not just screens in isolation.
• Ensuring high standards of design and brand consistency throughout the product experience.
• Being the advocate for the users. Get into the headspace of our customers on farms, with hands-on research and involve customer feedback in all stages of the design process. Facilitate the process of testing, experimenting, and iterating on concepts with users
• Working through product problems from opportunity and definition to shipping value to farmers.

What we’re looking for:

• You are a strong product design visionary, executor, and team-builder, with a strong portfolio of distinctive work that spans product, service and platform design.
• You’re an experienced design manager who can lead, inspire and empower your team through your passion and drive.
• You have a high bar for everything your team ships, believing that every last detail is important and collectively makes a difference to the user experience.
• You are a problem solver that’s excited by a challenge. You enjoy sitting in a room or on a farm and whiteboarding ideas to create simple, elegant solutions.
• You’re fearless, yet pragmatic and take ownership of deliverables and outcomes – you gotta have hustle.

Why our team loves working at Halter:

• A genuine and shared connection to our mission to make a difference in the world.
• The excitement, risk, and reward of a high-growth technology scale-up.
• The pride of joining an iconic New Zealand technology company growing successfully on the global stage.
• The opportunity to work with and grow alongside a dynamic, and highly talented team with diverse backgrounds.
• The opportunity to supercharge your career in a supportive and caring environment.
• Our ideas are truly valued, we are able to move fast, and our impact is real.
• State of the art, dog-friendly office that’s been thoughtfully designed right in the heart of Auckland city.
• Delicious snacks and drinks are available for your daily flow.
• Our personal growth is important. Halter offers an annual $1000 self-development budget to be used for anything that fuels personal growth.
• Our time to recharge is valued, we’re offered wellness leave & unlimited paid annual leave.
• Importantly, we offer a competitive remuneration package made up of salary, benefits and an employee stock ownership plan.

Halter is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace — a place where we can each be ourselves and do the best work of our lives. Research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the requirements, women and under-represented groups of candidates tend to only apply when they meet every requirement. If you think you have what it takes but don’t necessarily tick every requirement on this job description, please still get in touch and apply to Halter. We’d love to chat to see if you’ll be an epic fit!

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