Job Description

Our Company

Changing the world through digital experiences is what Adobe’s all about. We give everyone—from emerging artists to global brands—everything they need to design and deliver exceptional digital experiences! We’re passionate about empowering people to create beautiful and powerful images, videos, and apps, and transform how companies interact with customers across every screen. 

We’re on a mission to hire the very best and are committed to creating exceptional employee experiences where everyone is respected and has access to equal opportunity. We realize that new ideas can come from everywhere in the organization, and we know the next big idea could be yours!

The Opportunity

Are you interested in helping lead design in the world's leading design company? Adobe is seeking a Director of Design Operations to partner with the centralized design organization and its leadership team to complete strategic objectives. You will be a key partner to the Vice President of Adobe Design! 

The individual will operationalize the running of the Adobe Design organization as a business including completing critical initiatives, focusing on aligning and enabling teams to efficiently scale the business and deliver customer value. This individual will define and run programs that incorporate standard methodologies and the highest degree of operational rigor, while closely partnering with senior leaders across Adobe. This is a highly influential role across the organization and requires someone with a true passion for business strategy and operations, flawless execution of strategic objectives, and delivering the best experiences for users.  

What you’ll do  

  • Lead organizational planning initiatives
  • Partner closely with the VP of Enterprise Design as a trusted advisor and thought partner (Chief of Staff), to craft the design strategy, vision and operational excellence within Digital Experience (DX) design org
  • Work the senior leaders to identify forward-thinking initiatives to grow the business
  • Develop strategic and user-centric product development frameworks in partnership with Design, Product, Engineering, Marketing, and Corporate Strategy teams
  • Annual Plan: Lead the quarter and annual business planning process that culminates in a presentation to Adobe's Executive Staff. This involves working closely with the Product, Engineering, GTM, and other key partners on the Strategic and Operating teams
  • Coordinate operational execution of any M&A projects in the group
  • Be a leader with vision to help advance Adobe Design’s Business strategy globally and challenge others in the organization to change. Amplify the voice of Design!
  • Grow and lead a group of program managers to successfully achieve product and user goals while building a best-in-class team that attracts the best, develops employees, and has an inclusive, winning culture
  • Partner with Design Managers and Sr/Directors to complete and streamline portfolio and resource planning

What you need to succeed  

  • Demonstrated experience leading and scaling operations for critical business units in SaaS or Digital environments
  • Experience understanding the needs of business and end customers and translating them into the right solutions
  • Experience working with creative teams, including collaborating with designers, content strategists, researchers, prototypers, engineers, and product management.
  • Passion for user experience and design with an understanding of the design process
  • Consistent track record of applying creative thinking and analysis to tackle business needs in ambiguous environments. Must have experience implementing operational rigor and programs across organizations
  • Lead logically and predictably, with a high degree of drive towards action and outcomes
  • Communication – Work with a variety of people/personalities; respectfully hold people accountable. Frame business challenges for executive consumption
  • Organized, structured, systems thinker who can translate symptoms into root causes and identify appropriate, scalable solutions
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced, environment where you must take on multiple responsibilities and do what it takes to get things done
  • Ability to establish credibility and rapport with senior executives and technical and non-technical team members
  • Experience building and fostering a robust, collaborative, inclusive team environment

Adobe is an equal opportunity employer. We hire hardworking individuals, regardless of gender, race or color, ethnicity or national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. We know that when our employees feel appreciated and included, they can be more creative, innovative, and successful. This is what it means to be Adobe For All. Learn more about our vision here.

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several  U.S. geographic markets, and we pay differently based on those defined markets. The U.S. pay range for this position is $155,100 -- $300,300 annually. Pay within this range varies by work location and may also depend on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for the job location during the hiring process.

At Adobe, for sales roles starting salaries are expressed as total target compensation (TTC = base + commission), and short-term incentives are in the form of sales commission plans.  Non-sales roles starting salaries are expressed as base salary and short-term incentives are in the form of the Annual Incentive Plan (AIP).

In addition, certain roles may be eligible for long-term incentives in the form of a new hire equity award.

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Job Overview
Job Posted:
1 year ago
Job Type
Full Time
Job Role
Bachelor Degree
3+ Years
  • Founded In
    Mar 14, 2023
  • Company Size
    500+ Members
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