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Manager, Brand Design

Who we are

Samsara (NYSE: IOT) is the pioneer of the Connected Operations™ Cloud, which is a platform that enables organizations that depend on physical operations to harness Internet of Things (IoT) data to develop actionable insights and improve their operations. At Samsara, we are helping improve the safety, efficiency and sustainability of the physical operations that power our global economy. Representing more than 40% of global GDP, these industries are the infrastructure of our planet, including agriculture, construction, field services, transportation, and manufacturing — and we are excited to help digitally transform their operations at scale.

Working at Samsara means you’ll help define the future of physical operations and be on a team that’s shaping an exciting array of product solutions, including Video-Based Safety, Vehicle Telematics, Apps and Driver Workflows, Equipment Monitoring, and Site Visibility. As part of a recently public company, you’ll have the autonomy and support to make an impact as we build for the long term. 

Recent awards we’ve won include:

Glassdoor's Best Places to Work 2024

Best Places to Work by Built In 2024

Great Place To Work Certified™ 2023

Fast Company's Best Workplaces for Innovators 2023

Financial Times The Americas’ Fastest Growing Companies 2023

We see a profound opportunity for data to improve the safety, efficiency, and sustainability of operations, and hope you consider joining us on this exciting journey. 

About the role:

We are looking for a motivated, highly creative, and strategic design leader who is passionate about pushing the boundaries of design to rise above the mundane. Working within Marketing and reporting to the Creative Director, you’ll join our amazing team of designers, strategists, producers, filmmakers, and copywriters. In this role, you’ll manage, mentor, and inspire a team of brand designers to help elevate and evolve the way we communicate our brand to the world. 

You will manage a defined set of brand design objectives and outcomes. You will oversee the planning and execution of a myriad of design projects from stakeholders across the organization. You will serve as a Samsara brand guardian to maintain consistency with every project to ensure alignment with our brand guidelines and design best practices. Initiatives include projects ranging in scope, media channel, and audience, from digital, like social media and web, to print, like trade show booths and OOH advertising campaigns. The ideal candidate is obsessed with design excellence and stresses the details, is a passionate leader, and an effective communicator across all levels of the organization.

You should apply if:

  • You want to impact the industries that run our world: Your efforts will result in real-world impact—helping to keep the lights on, get food into grocery stores, reduce emissions, and most importantly, ensure workers return home safely.

  • You are the architect of your own career: If you put in the work, this role won’t be your last at Samsara. We set up our employees for success and have built a culture that encourages rapid career development, countless opportunities to experiment and master your craft in a hyper growth environment.

  • You’re energized by our opportunity: The vision we have to digitize large sectors of the global economy requires your full focus and best efforts to bring forth creative, ambitious ideas for our customers.

  • You want to be with the best: At Samsara, we win together, celebrate together and support each other. You will be surrounded by a high-caliber team that will encourage you to do your best. 

Click here to learn about what we value at Samsara.

In this role, you will: 

  • Work closely with the Creative Director and other creative leaders on conceptual development, design and execution across key marketing briefs

  • Manage, mentor, and inspire brand designers to execute strategy/roadmap

  • Partner with creative and cross-functional teams to diagnose, recommend, and deliver effective design solutions

  • Solve standard and complex design problems and requirements

  • Spearhead and/or collaborate with a variety of vendors depending on the project

  • Have a clear understanding of project briefs and the ability to craft thoughtful design solutions

  • Articulate and present ideas clearly and concisely; accept constructive feedback and execute against it efficiently

  • Ensure the consistency of the brand and highest quality of design across all projects

  • Have a natural curiosity and passion to learn about and share insights on design and industry trends

  • Work on problems of diverse scope where evaluation of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors

  • Demonstrate good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions 

  • Network with senior internal and external personnel in own area of expertise

  • Oversee the interview and hiring process for design talent

  • Champion, role model, and embed Samsara’s cultural principles (Focus on Customer Success, Build for the Long Term, Adopt a Growth Mindset, Be Inclusive, Win as a Team) as we scale globally and across new offices

  • Hire, develop and lead an inclusive, engaged, and high performing team

Minimum requirements for the role:

  • 6+ years experience in art direction and design in a creative agency or client-side group; B2B / tech experience is a plus

  • BA/BFA in Art, Design, a related field or equivalent experience required 

  • Proficient in Google Slides, Keynote, PowerPoint, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Figma, Social Media designs (Paid + Organic Ads) and creation of Zoom backgrounds

  • Extraordinary design skills; top-notch portfolio of work

  • Strong understanding of page layout and graphic design principles

  • Strong storyteller (understands how messaging and visuals work together)

  • Knowledge of the production process; ability to collaborate with 3rd party vendors

  • Ability to design soft goods (shirts, hats, bags) and large-scale items for events (stages, window clings, banners)

  • Strong communication presentation skills; proven ability to present to executives/leaders

  • Solid knowledge of all aspects of creative across channels and mediums, especially print and digital

An ideal candidate also has:

  • An inspiring, positive, force of nature who is always bringing new ideas to the table

  • Passionate for design and keen to take on new challenges to further professional development

  • Someone who has strong interpersonal & communication skills and a collaborative approach

  • Able to be adaptable and able to multitask and thrive in a fast-paced environment

  • A positive attitude and are eager to learn

At Samsara, we welcome everyone regardless of their background. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, and other characteristics protected by law. We depend on the unique approaches of our team members to help us solve complex problems. We are committed to increasing diversity across our team and ensuring that Samsara is a place where people from all backgrounds can make an impact.

Benefits

Full time employees receive a competitive total compensation package along with employee-led remote and flexible working, health benefits, Samsara for Good charity fund, and much, much more. Take a look at our Benefits site to learn more.

Accommodations 

Samsara is an inclusive work environment, and we are committed to ensuring equal opportunity in employment for qualified persons with disabilities. Please email accessibleinterviewing@samsara.com or click here if you require any reasonable accommodations throughout the recruiting process.

Flexible Working 

At Samsara, we have adopted a flexible way of working, enabling teams and individuals to do their best work, regardless of where they’re based. We value in-person collaboration and know a change of scenery and quiet space to work is welcomed from time to time, but also appreciate that the world of work has changed. Our offices remain open for those who prefer to collaborate or work in-office, but we also encourage fully remote applicants. As most roles are not required to be in the office, we are able to hire remotely where Samsara has an established presence. If a role is required to be in a certain location and candidates do not have work authorization for that location, Samsara will conduct an immigration assessment. If the role is not required to be in a specific location, Samsara will move forward with the remote location that works best for the business. All offers of employment are contingent upon an individual’s ability to secure and maintain the legal right to work at the company. 

Fraudulent Employment Offers

Samsara is aware of scams involving fake job interviews and offers. Please know we do not charge fees to applicants at any stage of the hiring process. Official communication about your application will only come from emails ending in ‘@samsara.com’ or ‘@us-greenhouse-mail.io’. For more information regarding fraudulent employment offers, please visit our blog post here.

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