Lead Product Designer

Bristol, England, United Kingdom · Product & Design


Cookpad is the largest recipe sharing community in the world and we believe we can build a better world through encouraging even more people to cook.

Everyday, home cooking has a profound impact on ourselves and the world around us: it makes us healthier, connects us with our friends and family, and makes our environment more sustainable. Through solving the problems related to everyday cooking, we help people live happier and healthier lives. That’s how we want to change the world.

Cookpad is a product-driven company and our newly formed Product team moves fast, shares brave ideas and take chances to deliver a great product experience.

The role

As a User Experience Lead you will be a persuasive advocate for users in your product stream, responsible for using your deep and rich insights and strategic thinking to help inform and shape the product roadmap.

You will work closely with Product and Engineering Leads to design great experiences for a global audience of almost 100-million users while also conceptualising and developing strategies to gain the next 100-million.

Your experience in leading, growing and inspiring great UX Design-led teams will allow you to identify and attract the top talent that you will in-turn help to develop further and ensure that as a team you produce incredible experiences for your users.

As a start-up team in the global market we are looking for people with drive, desire and the know-how to get one step ahead of the need. Ways in which you’ll contribute will include:


What we are looking for:

Skills to be successful:


Why Work for Cookpad?

People join us because they share our vision to improve people’s lives. We hire smart people who thrive in small, highly collaborative, and energised teams, and who look at what we do and want to be part of it.

Uniquely, we have a mature product in Japan but in the global market-space we are a start-up team with a new product vision and freedom to be innovative and explore brave ideas.


Valuing our team means we offer competitive salaries and benefits you’d expect from a company wanting great people, including a generous 7% employer pension contribution and an exceptional employee referral scheme, plus cycle to work and childcare voucher schemes.

We also do a few things you might not expect. We keep you going with fresh fruit and delicious edible gifts from visiting team members, days off for charity work and peace of mind with group income protection, life assurance and private medical insurance.

We are central to transport hubs and bike routes which helps with flexible working and all-important downtime with family and friends.

Finally the physical space we are creating for the Bristol team inspires us. We love having natural light and windows that open, sit-stand desks and a choice of Macs or PCs.

Simply put - we like working here and think you will too.

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