Monsanto Product Design Lead - Customer Platform in ST. LOUIS, Missouri

Our Team:

We’re a passionate and highly-collaborative team of product designers working closely with engineers, product managers, and platform leads to research, explore, and iterate on well-crafted user experiences that are innovative, engaging and delightful. We build consensus around our work in everyday interactions through design reviews, workshops, user testing, and presentations to influence the direction of a product, and to inspire the company as a whole.

About You:

As a Platform Design Lead , you have successfully managed the growth and work of a small group of designers. You are a great cross-functional collaborator and are able to lead the creative strategy for a core product team. You are invested in building a great team and setting that team up for success. You can provide feedback at every level—from strategy to UI—and can also roll-up your sleeves and dive into the work. You advocate for the user through human-centered design principles resulting in intuitive and beautiful experiences. You believe in the power of quantitative and qualitative research to help validate our hypotheses and know your way around analytics.


  • Team building and management

  • Mentor and manage a small team of designers—caring for their professional and personal development—including, defining clear goals, prioritizing work, and creating an environment that fosters collaboration, trust, and respect.

  • Collaborate with platform leads, product managers, and engineers to define goals, process, and prioritize the work.

  • Organize and lead workshop experiences and facilitate colleagues through design led exercises.

  • Communicate the platform vision and roadmap to other design leads.

  • Design

  • Provide leadership in human-centered design (HCD) to our ways of working while expressing both confidence and empathy.

  • Owning and impacting the design of a core part of our product experience through team and individual contribution.

  • Express concepts through powerful visuals and tangible form.

  • Encourage and uphold high standards for our product experiences.

  • Serve as an ambassador for Product Design within the org and in the broader design community.

Required Education and Skills/Experience:

  • Minimum of an Bachelor's Degree

  • At least 5-7 years of experience working as part of a design team

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience managing/leading product, service, or brand design initiatives

  • Experience in and a desire to mentor and develop designers

  • An inspiring portfolio of mobile and web-based projects that highlights your approach to problem solving as well as the solutions themselves

  • A demonstrated ability to lead a project end-to-end with a cross-functional team.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to facilitate the work in teams and influence across the organization.

  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills.

  • Strong interaction design, visual design, prototyping skills, and the ability to help shape product strategy

  • Demonstrates emotional intelligence

  • Passionate about human-centered design (HCD)

  • Fluency in Sketch, Adobe CS, Axure (or other prototyping products)

Who is Monsanto?

Monsanto is an agriculture company with more than 20,000 employees focused on making a balanced meal accessible to everyone. We work to help farmers produce food in a more sustainable way. We think about how our food is grown so farmers have the tools they need to have better harvests.

We believe that bringing diverse perspectives together is the most effective way to develop creative solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. Career opportunities at Monsanto range from farming, plant breeding, chemistry and engineering to marketing, environmental science, IT and many other areas. We’re always looking for exceptional professionals interested in developing a strong career while collaborating to develop solutions for sustainable agriculture. Sound like a job for you?

Why work with us?

  • Life at Monsanto means collaborating with dedicated professionals in a stimulating environment

  • Our people demonstrate our winning culture through positive and meaningful relationships

  • You will work with market leading brand products in a global organization

  • We provide competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and some of the best career development opportunities in the industry

  • Monsanto is named Great Place to Work in many countries around the world

Join our global team where your contribution will make a real difference!

Organization: GLB IT P&E Product Management51183699_

Title: Product Design Lead - Customer Platform

Location: North America-USA-Missouri-St. Louis

Requisition ID: 01ONS

Job: Information Technology

Schedule: Full-time

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