Director Experience Design

  • Berlin, Germany

Director Experience Design

Job description

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a global team of the world’s most remarkable entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, venture architects, product experts and investors. The ventures they develop, create a strategic advantage for the most important global companies. And so they have already successfully launched more than 100 ventures worldwide. Their Design Team consists of world-class business strategists, researchers, product specialists and designers. Together, they are helping corporations own the next horizon of innovation.

On behalf of our client, we are looking for a

Director Experience Design (m/f/d) (full-time)

to join their design leadership team in Berlin

The Director Experience Design leads innovation-driven ventures with interdisciplinary teams. He provides value by elevating the quality of design, feasibility, workflow, collaboration, client/partner relationship, and mentorship of designers’ apprenticeship and growth. The Director Experience Design is expected to be inspiring, nurturing, craft-oriented, and able to add value throughout numerous stages in the creation of new ventures. Berlin is the location of the role ("Teams first" hybrid-remote-model dependent on projects and needs).

Why is this a fantastic opportunity?

  • Design, launch and scale game-changing businesses with the world's most influential corporations and create innovation that can be helpful to a broader society
  • Develop yourself further in an organisation that puts a lot of emphasis on personal growth and development
  • Be part of a dedicated team of thought leaders, inspire and be inspired by the latest developments in technology, innovation and venture development
  • Berlin is at the political, entrepreneurial and geographical centre of Europe and the Berlin office has active partnerships throughout Europe and the Middle East, creating transformational digital products for a diverse range of companies and geographies
  • The role has potential development opportunities into a VP Design & Partner position


Your Responsibilities

  • Create unique products and solutions to engage users with valuable experiences
  • Communicate and defend the design team’s vision to managing directors, product managers, venture architects, clients and customers to test and explore venture opportunities
  • Be hands-on in problem-solving with the Strategic Designers, Venture Architects and Product Managers
  • Create design briefs that outline clear design intent for iterations, prioritized concepts and timelines
  • Help shape the design discourse, engage with the community at a local level and help designers become better practitioners through career and skill development
  • Evolve and guide best practices in the usage of the design patterns, frameworks, tools and processes

Your Profile

  • A truly impressive background with experience creating mobile apps, websites, and software applications
  • 10+ years experience, with a minimum of 5 years in a leadership role with direct reports
  • A portfolio of human-centred digital products for various clients across multiple platforms that you have not only had oversight but were also a hands-on contributor
  • Experience in a start-up and/or agency environment with demonstrable exposure to cross-discipline processes
  • Experience with workshops, client management and design presentation
  • Proven knowledge of the fundamentals: UX, UI, IA, Communication design, as well as new platforms and technologies
  • Willingness to travel

Your benefits

  • A competitive base salary, bonus and benefits scheme with pension and family support
  • Company discounts on gym packages, in-house meditation, massages, and yoga classes
  • MeetUps, Startup Talks, Tech Talks, tailored events for Design and Engineering
  • Relocation support
  • A coaching culture with 360° feedback
  • 30 days of vacation and sabbatical option
  • Full remote support set up

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