Principal Product Designer



Product, Design
Berlin, Germany · Copenhagen, Denmark · Stockholm, Sweden
Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2024

Principal Product Designer, Core Experience

Let’s face it: out-of-pocket expenses suck. Manual expense spreadsheets are old-school. No one wants to wait until payday to be reimbursed for something they bought for work, and finance teams have better things to do than spend hours tapping away on Excel.

At Pleo, we’re on a mission to change this. We’re here to make spend management surprisingly effective and empowering – for finance teams and employees.

And that's what we're here to do. But we need your help.

We are looking for an absolutely awesome Principal Product Designer who thinks in leaps and holistic experiences and pays attention to the details and the finer points.

You dream in 4K, you are a designer heart, body and soul and you are never satisfied as things can always be better and you are here to make them so.

You will report into the VP of Design and be responsible for shaping and driving the conceptual direction of our product experience. You will be part of our Core Experience team who owns cross-product team elements (such as navigation, home screen etc) as well as holistic themes like aesthetics.

What you will do

  • Be a beacon of creative inspiration for our designers, product teams and company in general.
  • Work in leaps to drive exceptional experiences that delight our customers whether they are card end-users or finance admins.
  • Shape and evolve how our brand identity shows up in our product experience by being a strong partner to our brand design team.
  • Work with our design directors to bring together holistic experiences across product teams.
  • Push us forward as a company. We are our own biggest competitor.

What you bring

  • A nagging sense that things can always be better.
  • Strong empathy and understanding of customers. You want to know them far better than their immediate product needs and you have a curiosity in human nature and behaviour.
  • Lateral thinking comes natural to you allowing you to bring unexpected and novel experience concepts and solutions to the table.
  • Exceptional design skills. Traditional design theory mixed with years of experience delivering the best digital experience, an instinct for industry trends and a badass creative gutfeel.
  • You know all the design tools, methods and processes, but you also know they are just means to an end.
  • You radiate a passion for all things design with a surplus of creativity that inspires your colleagues and the design industry as a whole.
  • Experience in the financial sector a plus.

Does this sound like you?

Send us your CV, your portfolio, your thoughts on how you would land at Pleo and one cool thing you have seen recently.

Show Me The Benefits

  • Your own Pleo card (no more out-of-pocket spending!)
  • Lunch is on us - with catering in our Lisbon, Copenhagen and London offices or a monthly lunch allowance paid directly together with your salary in other markets 🍜
  • Private health insurance to ensure you’re fit in body and mind to do your best work
  • We offer 25 days of holiday + your public holidays
  • For our Team we offer both hybrid and fully remote working options
  • Option to purchase 5 additional days of holiday through a salary sacrifice
  • Wellbeing days - fully paid days off designed for a slower pace, allowing you to take time to recharge and prioritise self-care
  • We’re trialling MyndUp to give our employees access to free mental health and wellbeing support with great success so far ❤️‍🩹
  • Access to LinkedIn Learning - acquire new skills, stay abreast of industry trends and fuel your personal and professional development continuously
  • Paid parental leave - we want to make sure that we're supportive of families and help you feel that you don't have to compromise your family due to work 👶
  • All of us have a stake in Pleo’s success - ask us about our equity grant scheme

Why join us?

Working at Pleo means you're working on something very exciting: the future of work. Our mission is to help every company go beyond the books. Pleo itself means ‘more than you’d expect’, and it’s been the secret to our success over the last 8 years. So it’s only fitting that we’d pass this philosophy onto our customers to help them make the most of their finances.

We think company spending should be delegated to all employees and teams, that it should be as automated as possible, and that it should drive a culture of responsible spending. Finance teams shouldn’t be siloed from the rest of the organisation – they should work in unity with marketing, sales, IT and everyone else.

Speaking of working in unity, our values tell the story of how we work at Pleo. We have four core values, the first of which is ‘champion the customer’, which means we address real pain points that businesses face. Next up is ‘succeed as a team’, which highlights how our strength lies in our diversity and trust in each other. We also ‘make it happen’ by taking bold decisions and following through to deliver results. Last but not least, we ‘build to scale’, creating lasting solutions that address today’s challenges and anticipate tomorrow’s needs.

So, in a nutshell, that's Pleo. Today we are a 850+ team, from over 100 nations, sitting in our Copenhagen HQ, London, Stockholm, Berlin, Madrid, Montreal and Lisbon offices —and quite a few full-time remotes in 35 other countries! Being HQ'd out of Copenhagen means we're inspired by things like a good work-life balance. If you don't work in the office with us, we'll help you set up the best remote setup possible and make sure you still have time to connect with your team.

About your application

  • Please submit your application in English; it’s our company language so you’ll be speaking lots of it if you join 💕
  • We treat all candidates equally: If you are interested please apply through our application system - any correspondence should come from there! Our lovely support isn't able to pass on any calls/ emails our way - and this makes sure that the candidate experience is smooth and fair to everyone 😊
  • We’re on a mission to make everyone feel valued at work. That’s only achievable if our team reflects the diversity of the world around us - and that starts with you, hitting apply, even if you are worried you might not tick all the boxes! We embrace and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply - regardless of race/ethnicity, colour, religion, nationality, gender, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, neurodiversity, socio-economic status, culture or beliefs.
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