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Mar 22nd, 2022

Manager, User Research


At Scribd (pronounced “scribbed”), we believe reading is more important than ever. Join our cast of characters as we work to change the way the world reads by building the world’s largest and most fascinating digital library: giving subscribers access to a growing collection of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, documents, Scribd Originals, and more. In addition to works from major publishers and top authors, our community includes over 1.5M subscribers in nearly every country worldwide.

We’re defining the workforce of the future with Scribd Flex, a program that embraces multiple perspectives while leaning into our belief that no matter where each team member is, we trust them to accomplish our shared business goals. This program lets employees, in partnership with their manager, choose where they work while creating intentional in-person meetings with co-workers that build culture and connect us personally.

Remote employees must have their primary residence in: Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, DC, Florida, Hawaii, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Ontario (Canada), and British Columbia (Canada).
*This list may not be complete or accurate, and candidates should speak with their recruiter about their specific location for remote work.


About the Role

Leading our User Research team, you will manage and grow our team of researchers, supporting their efforts to discover, synthesize and deliver impactful insights that create trust, delightful discovery, and valued consumption experiences across Scribd products. You will evolve our research processes, manage our methods and tools, and mentor each team member to become better at their craft and increase their impact. In addition, you will champion and uphold research rigor and our Scribd values in service of discovering what truly drives our community of subscribers and first-time visitors. You will help continue to evolve our customer-centered culture within our organization and make sure that everyone working at Scribd has a deep, ongoing understanding of our customers. This position will report to our Director of Design.

What you'll do

Hire exceptional researchers to support and help guide our product team
Manage a team of researchers and coach them to improve their craft
Own our end-to-end research process and operations-ensuring an efficient and valuable partnership with product teams
Define and manage all inputs/outputs of the research organization, maximizing work transparency and external reference.
Partner closely with other leaders in our organization to understand our most important research questions and ensure that researchers engage where they are likely to have the most significant impact inspire people with research-maintain an informed and highly empathetic Scribd, empowering everyone to better understand and achieve our mission
Provide guidance and feedback on research project plans, study design, execution, analysis, and deliverables
Plan and execute broad strategic research that will influence the long-term vision and direction of our organization, providing a foundational understanding for more targeted research and strategy to be built upon.

What you’ll bring

Portfolio of successfully applied end-to-end user research efforts influencing the direction of great digital products and experiences.
Experience growing and managing a team of user researchers of varying levels
Experience guiding research and product teams towards high value areas through broader product and customer analysis
An excitement and passion towards your work, obsessing over critical insights, and pushing teams to better understand, empathize, and prioritize.
Excellent communication, presentation, interpersonal and analytical skills; the ability to inspire different audiences across the organization with research
Experience and ability to manage external vendors, manage budgets, and present executive summaries.
Ability to see patterns in day-to-day work and connect them to our big-picture product strategies and user experience visionsAn organized mindset, thinking about all the inputs and outputs of research efforts to maximize visibility and transparency of work.

What you’ll love about our team

We're customer-centered, letting research and data drive our decisions and prioritizing our work based on impact
We're supportive, always striving to connect, collaborate, and lift each other up
We're down-to-earth, leading confidently without arrogance, and maintaining humility in our work, our culture, and our product
We are a high-growth company with strong financial performance and plentiful opportunities for career growth
We are committed to personal growth and provide every team member an annual budget of $2,500 USD to invest in professional development
We are flexible, offering work-from-home, fully in-office, or hybrid options to allow for each individual at Scribd to thrive based on their needs
We offer a competitive salary, equity, benefits, and perks for all full-time employees
Benefits, Perks, and Wellbeing at Scribd

• Healthcare Insurance Coverage: Scribd pays for employee’s Medical, Vision, and Dental premiums and a portion of dependent premiums
• 401k/RSP plans provided, plus company matching with no vesting period
• Professional development: generous annual budget for our employees to attend conferences, classes, and other events
• Quarterly Wellness, Connectivity & Comfort Benefit
• Concern mental health digital platform
• Free subscription to Scribd + gift memberships for friends & family
• Leaves: 12 weeks paid parental leave, company paid short-term/long-term disability plans and milestone Sabbaticals
• Generous Paid Time Off: Paid Holidays, Flexible Sick Time, Volunteer Day + office closure between Christmas Eve and New Years Day
• Company-wide Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion programs which include learning & development opportunities, employee resource groups, and hiring best practices.

Want to learn more? Check out our office and meet some of the team at www.linkedin.com/company/scribd/life

Scribd is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply. We believe that a diversity of perspectives and experiences create a foundation for the best ideas. Come join us in building something meaningful.

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