User Experience Design Manager (m/f)

Job Title: User Experience Design Manager (m/f)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Salary: €110000 - €145000
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BH6396
Contact Name: Tom Fernandez-Buckley
Contact Email: tomf@venquis.com
Job Published: June 27, 2017 12:22

Job Description

For an innovative new digital arm one of our global FSI clients we are currently looking for a User Experience Design Manager.


Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate both internal and external design teams.
  • Collect feedback and best-case examples from the design/UX team and collaborate with management heads to drive the potential creative futures of both current team and the broader goals of the organisation.
  • Participate in the creative role of new business pitches, proposal and partner development, and project initiation.
  • Take a creative leadership role to build up capabilities and ensure assets can be implemented successfully – from an experience as well as a business perspective.
  • Oversee the creative output of the creative/ UX team.
  • Monitor and drive an ideal balance in the available skills and personality of the team towards the needs of customers.
  • Mentor the careers of creative staff.
  • Oversee simultaneous projects from inception to completion, reviewing project plans, designs, and deliverables
  • Identify and implement process improvements to meet project and team needs
  • Participate in recruiting and hiring
  • Establish and nurture good working relationships with stakeholders, partners as well as the users of assets.
  • Participate in new business development activities
  • Promote a culture of innovation and teamwork – starting with the UX/design team to ensure it remains healthy, happy, inventive, curious, and open. Thereafter help leveraging successful methods to also support global scale out of “digital way of working“


Qualifications, Experience & Skills

  • University degree in design / arts or related topic
  • At least two years of experience managing a design team
  • At least five years professional digital creative experience
  • Strong leadership and people management skills
  • Proven ability to mentor and develop skills in junior digital creatives
  • Strong knowledge of user-centred design process, product innovation and project management
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills, including the ability to communicate effectively in small and large groups at all levels of a client organization.
  • Ability to negotiate and coordinate across multiple groups and disciplines
  • Experience in working in and transforming larger multinational companies as well as previous insurance experience preferred
  • Fluency in English, additional languages a plus


For consideration please send us your CV, portfolio and salary expectations and we'll be in touch for an initial conversation.

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