Senior Design Manager

  • Contract Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Barcelone, Spain (08007)


BackMarket is the number one European (and soon global) marketplace specializing in the sale of fully refurbished tech devices.

Job Description

Back Market is the #1 marketplace for refurbished electronic devices in Europe and in the US, leading the way in a shift towards a circular economy, freeing the planet from electronic waste. We are proud to sabotage ‘new’ by connecting highly certified professionals to consumers who are looking for a more affordable, reliable and an ecological alternative to purchasing brand new products.  

Back Market is undergoing meteoric growth and has raised over 884M€ already! We have the objective of reaching 1000 Back Makers (or Saboteurs) by the end of 2022! 

We are thrilled to have an inclusive, fulfilling and caring work environment in all our offices (Paris, Bordeaux, Barcelona, Berlin, London, Prague, New-York and Tokyo). This is an opportunity for you to join a talented, humble and passionate team at the heart of innovation. 

Be a part of the movement. Join the refurb revolution.

About the company  

Back Market is the world’s leading refurbished electronics marketplace with a team of more than 500 strong powering operations in 16 countries (and counting!). We work with over 1,500 professional sellers worldwide, with the goal of improving customer experience so that buying refurb is better than buying new.

Our mission is simple: empower people to tech sustainably by offering folks a high quality, accessible, and more eco-friendly alternative to buying new electronics. Why? Refurbished tech helpslower our environmental impactand keeps toxic e-waste out of our landfills, water, soil, and air.

We love people that are kind, conscientious, and a true expert in a given field. (A love for good chuckles and puns are a bonus).For the right person we meet, we promise the chance to be part of a great and growing adventure that (we hope) will change the way the world consumes tech. 

The role and team 

As a Senior Design Manager, you’ll be responsible for the growth and maturity of the design function within one of our tribes by co-owning the vision and translating inspiration into action with peers and stakeholders.  

You’ll enable the best work to be done by building the best environment for success, challenging the status quo, and evangelising opportunities. You are an empathetic leader that’s filled to the brim with positive passion and purpose.  

You will form part of the product design leadership team where our role is to craft the best group of people that are passionate about building interfaces with a user-centric mindset (would you expect less?!). We zoom out to see the bigger picture but also understand the devil is in the details. We’re responsible for the user experience on Back Market, whether that be our customers or sellers, and through designing, prototyping, testing, and iterating, we evolve it in collaboration with extraordinary people. 

We do this because we want to make the world a better place (that sounds cheesy, but we mean it). After all our goal is to offer more than just an alternative avenue to buy tech products, we want to do e-commerce differently. <3

You’ll be responsible for:

  • Building the best in class design team within your tribe
  • Setting the tone for constructive collaboration and help design the best environment, with the cross functional leadership team, to deliver a kick ass product
  • Teaching relevant tools and methods to upskill and grow designers & researchers and finding operational standards enabling the highest quality bar we can
  • Taking full design ownership of your product area from demonstrating responsibility for every last detail every step of the way, to sharing and learning from how you and your team contributed
  • Helping to drive cross team initiatives that elevate our maturity and mindset
  • You're perfect for this role if:

  • You love building strong positive relationships, high performing teams and products that challenge the status quo
  • You can bring clarity to unclear situations, and enjoy making an impact in fluid environments
  • You can demonstrate strong track record in working with peers and stakeholders, you bring positive energy and can drive excitement around your team’s purpose
  • You’re an excellent communicator - you know how to establish buy-in and drive strong deliveryYou have strong hypotheses about our impact area but are inherently curious. You challenge the status quo responsibility but can always find the middle ground, you know how to engender these traits in your team
  • You demonstrate strong emotional intelligence. You’re humble, caring, fun and empathetic.
  • You get the best out of those that you work with and build robust growth paths to enable future leaders
  • You are comfortable in communicating professionally in English as we are an international team

    - A meaningful job: through hard work, you will help avoid thousands of tons of electronic waste and fight against planned obsolescence. It counts!

    - An attractive salary, equity, multiple benefits (meal tickets, health insurance, etc...), parental benefits, relocation package, internal events, etc… 

    - Be in an environment where you can make a difference: you will have the freedom to innovate and adopt new ideas!

    - Grow your career with a flexible career path, Back Market can help you evolve!

    - A booming scale-up: our environment is rapidly growing in Europe, the USA and in Asia!

    - We embrace work life balance which includes flexible working hours and the opportunity to work from home. 

    - A lot of fun: you will have the opportunity to work in a fast-paced, open-minded and friendly environment.  

    Back Market is an Equal Opportunity Employer for any minority, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation.

    Additional Information

    • Contract Type: Full-Time
    • Location: Barcelone, Spain (08007)