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House of Blues Senior Director, Product Design - Global Marketplace in New York, New York

Job Summary


Location: New York, New York

Division: Ticketmaster

Contract Terms: Permanent


At Ticketmaster, we're at the start of an amazing new chapter. As the thrill of live events returns, we're unifying our fan platforms into a single best in class global experience to help millions of fans all over the world access the live entertainment they love and make unforgettable memories.

We're looking for a seasoned, impact-minded Senior Director, Product Design – Global Marketplace who can help us charter this new course with our amazing team around the world.


As Senior Director, Product Design – Global Marketplace , you will provide a compelling vision to create and anticipate best-of-breed, next generation fan experiences for key product areas within Ticketmaster’s flagship Global Marketplace. You will provide short- and medium-term product design strategy, research & brand vision, and design program management at global level, and contribute to medium to long term growth initiatives as required. You will also help build a bench of next generation design leaders for Ticketmaster and guide them to innovate and excel.

You will be accountable for the overall success and performance of your product areas, but also how our fan experiences and future-facing vision stack up against the exceptionally competitive and ever-changing digital landscape. You will also be measured on how successful your stream leads have cascaded Ticketmaster’s exceptionally high design standards and principles into their teams’ day-to-day product objectives and deliveries. The team under your management will be expected to achieve and demonstrate visible and measurable success in product and personal performance.


Product Delivery, Strategic Development and Alignment

  • Deliver best-in-class fan experience and help position Ticketmaster as a global leader in ticketing and tech

  • Be responsible for the definition and standards of success, its measurement and the continual optimisation of products and features in your area

  • Synthesize complex business requirements into insights-driven UX and brand strategies. Able to influence and activate your visions through strategic relationships and consensus-building.

  • Be highly influential amongst senior leadership and fellow directors across the board. Widen relationships across the business to further strengthen position of influence.

  • Communicate vision to inspire and lead your team towards success

  • Direct your stream leads to align goals, schedules, and processes with stakeholders and cross-functional counterparts to meet aims and timelines of Ticketmaster successfully.

  • Work with your teams to develop clear and effective design project plans, including user research and design delivery schedules, for all responsible product areas

  • Set clear channels of communications and expectations to ensure your team is communicating plans and progress explicitly and consistently with senior management, PMO, Product, Engineering and direct reports.

Design Programs and Infrastructure Management

  • Develop a robust UX program and research partnerships to evaluate, inform and validate design & product decisions at macro and micro level

  • Educate and influence wider business through accessible UX artefacts that provide empirical and quantifiable reference point/rationale for design decisions

  • Track and report the design value of the portfolio to senior stakeholders

  • Develop holistic view of brand portfolio, collaborate with business leads on brand development, and integrate/evolve aligned solutions into a cohesive fan experience

  • Ensure that Ticketmaster brand identity is integrated sympathetically into features and ensure that visual standards are constantly benchmarked and evolved to ensure competitive edge

  • Collaborate with other Marketplace leads to manage and evolve Marketplace Design System

  • Collaborate with Product Marketing to devise scalable product asset share and relevant brand systems.

  • Constantly think of ways to improve standards, processes and programs to ease the lives and workflow of designers and to set your teams up for success

Team Growth, Development, Innovation, and Thought Leadership

  • Mentor, challenge, and develop our bench of growing design leaders and support them through their myriad professional challenges

  • Coach stream leads how to lead and mentor their own teams by instilling standards of excellence within them and help them be accountable for their own team’s success

  • Evaluate and evolve skills to stay relevant; keep skills fresh and be informed of best practices, technical trends and developments

  • Continually introduce new methods and tools to the team to keep team competitive and help Ticketmaster attract and retain world class talent

  • Establish a presence as a discipline expert across the business and evangelize product design initiatives through frequent and effective workshops, communication, and storytelling

  • Increase involvement with external design community and participate in industry events and dialogue and frequently represent Ticketmaster in a professional capacity.


  • Deep experience leading teams and designing cross-channel, fan products at global and enterprise-scale. Experience with ecommerce and content management systems, non-negotiable.

  • Proven track record of launching successful products to market and crafting comprehensive product design strategies

  • Proven experience in multi-stream team and line management, professional development and mentoring

  • Expert grounding in principles, methodology and practices of digital product design with proven hands-on experience in a working environment, i.e. UX design, UX research, visual design, interface design, mobile app design, interaction design, content strategy, brand development, etc.

  • Ability to think critically and craft complex design strategies and maintain successful design programs

  • Ability to provide a range of top-of-the line, well-substantiated product design vision/solutions directly as well as through team

  • Excellent collaborator and team player

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills — able to adjust communication based on audience, able to present confidently at C-level.

  • Degree in HCI, Design, Social or Information Systems Sciences beneficial

  • Expertise in industry standard wireframing and design tools such as Axure, Sketch, Zeplin, Figma, Adobe CS Suite, InVision, etc. expected

  • Solid understanding of capabilities and limitations of technologies that are used to create powerful user experiences including JavaScript, AJAX, HTML, HTML5, CSS.

  • Understanding of both Agile and traditional project management methodologies and the know how to deploy them at relevant contexts;

  • Expert understanding of best/tried patterns and current trends in UX/UI practices

  • Exceptional portfolio demonstrating strong problem-solving capabilities and systematic or strategic approach to cross-platform product design.


The following attributes determine how the role will be carried out and are required to be a success:

  • Leadership - Evident leadership skills

  • Innovative - Proactive in learning and being fluent in latest product design & tech trends and manifesting/expecting that in the end solution

  • Accountability - Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills

  • Communication - Excellent written, verbal communication and presentation skills

  • Strategic - Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and independently

  • Integrity - Precision and unyielding desire for excellence


We are proud to be a part of Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s largest live entertainment company.

Our vision at Ticketmaster is to connect people around the world to the live events they love. As the world’s largest ticket marketplace and the leading global provider of enterprise tools and services for the live entertainment business, we are uniquely positioned to successfully deliver on that vision.

We do it all with an intense passion for Live and an inspiring and diverse culture driven by accessible leaders, attentive managers, and enthusiastic teams. If you’re passionate about live entertainment like we are, and you want to work at a company dedicated to helping millions of fans experience it, we want to hear from you.

Our work is guided by our values:

Reliability - We understand that fans and clients rely on us to power their live event experiences, and we rely on each other to make it happen.

Teamwork - We believe individual achievement pales in comparison to the level of success that can be achieved by a team

Integrity - We are committed to the highest moral and ethical standards on behalf of the countless partners and stakeholders we represent

Belonging - We are committed to building a culture in which all people can be their authentic selves, have an equal voice and opportunities to thrive


We are passionate and committed to our people and go beyond the rhetoric of diversity and inclusion. You will be working in an inclusive environment and be encouraged to bring your whole self to work. We will do all that we can to help you successfully balance your work and homelife. As a growing business we will encourage you to develop your professional and personal aspirations, enjoy new experiences, and learn from the talented people you will be working with. It’s talent that matters to us and we encourage applications from people irrespective of their gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status or caring responsibilities.

Ticketmaster strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of age (40 and over), ancestry, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), family and medical care leave or the denial of family and medical care leave, mental or physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), marital status, domestic partner status, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, military and veteran status, political affiliation, national origin (including language use restrictions), citizenship, race, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, and gender expression, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law, rule, ordinance or regulation.

We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance, San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and the California Fair Chance Act and consistent with other similar and / or applicable laws in other areas.

We also afford equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability. For this reason, Ticketmaster will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant consistent with its legal obligations to do so, including reasonable accommodations related to pregnancy in accordance with applicable local, state and / or federal law. As part of its commitment to make reasonable accommodations, Ticketmaster also wishes to participate in a timely, good faith, interactive process with a disabled applicant to determine effective reasonable accommodations, if any, which can be made in response to a request for accommodations. Applicants are invited to identify reasonable accommodations that can be made to assist them to perform the essential functions of the position they seek. Any applicant who requires an accommodation in order to perform the essential functions of the job should contact a Human Resources Representative to request the opportunity to participate in a timely interactive process. Ticketmaster will also provide reasonable religious accommodations on a case-by-case basis.

HIRING PRACTICESThe preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Ticketmaster recruitment policies are designed to place the most highly qualified persons available in a timely and efficient manner. Ticketmaster may pursue all avenues available, including promotion from within, employee referrals, outside advertising, employment agencies, internet recruiting, job fairs, college recruiting and search firms.


The expected compensation for this position in NYC is:

$220,000.00 USD - $275,000.00 USD

The expected compensation for this position in Westchester is

$220,000.00 USD - $275,000.00 USD

**Please note that the compensation information provided is a good faith estimate for this position only and is provided pursuant to the New York Salary Transparency in Job Advertisements Law. It is estimated based on what a successful New York City applicant might be paid. It assumes that the successful candidate will be in New York City or perform the position from New York City. Similar positions located outside of New York City will not necessarily receive the same compensation. Live Nation takes into consideration a candidate’s education, training, and experience, as well as the position’s work location, expected quality and quantity of work, required travel (if any), external market and internal value, including seniority and merit systems, and internal pay alignment when determining the salary level for potential new employees. In compliance with the NYC Law, a potential new employee’s salary history will not be used in compensation decisions.

**Please note that the compensation information provided is a good faith estimate for this position only and is provided pursuant to the Westchester County Human Rights Law . It is estimated based on what a successful Westchester County applicant might be paid. It assumes that the successful candidate will be in Westchester County or perform the position from Westchester County . Similar positions located outside of Westchester County will not necessarily receive the same compensation. Live Nation takes into consideration a candidate’s education, training, and experience, as well as the position’s work location, expected quality and quantity of work, required travel (if any), external market and internal value, including seniority and merit systems, and internal pay alignment when determining the salary level for potential new employees. In compliance with the Westchester County , a potential new employee’s salary history will not be used in compensation decisions.

About Us

Recognized three years in a row by Great Place to Work® and named one of People Magazine’s top 50 Companies that Care, Live Nation Entertainment is the global leader in live entertainment and ticketing. Our world-class portfolio reaches all aspects of the live event and ticketing industry, from ground-breaking software in Ticketmaster, mix of legendary venues and restaurants in House of Blues, production leaders in Concerts, exceptional brand partnerships in Media & Sponsorship, and unparalleled team of artist managers in Artist Nation supported by diverse professionals in all facets of Corporate operations.

We recognize that our most important assets are our employees, the rock stars who keep the live experience going. Generous vacation, healthcare, and retirement benefits are just some of the great perks we offer to support our global workforce of more than 38,000. For any stage in your career, our many unique benefit programs are designed to help you live life to the fullest. We offer student loan repayment to support recent grads, six months of paid caregiver leave to support new parents, perks like Roadie Babies (bring your little ones & a caretaker along with you on work trips) and Music @ Home (stipend to cultivate your little ones’ music interest), and tuition reimbursement to fuel your ongoing professional development. Plus, working for the world's largest live event and ticketing company means you'll have access to free concerts, festivals, sports games, and more through our exclusive employee ticket concierge.

There is no bigger stage for your career. See what your future looks like at Live Nation Entertainment.