Head of Design (f/x/m)

  • Ecosia
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Jan 14, 2020
Full time Government/Nonprofit Land Use

Job Description

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead and support all designers at Ecosia across teams: Coach them to create their best work, manage their performance, guide their growth and empower them to collaborate effectively
  • Strengthen design best practices and a healthy team setup to establish a lean, agile  design culture that supports our discovery and delivery processes
  • Collaborate successfully with stakeholders including leadership, marketing, product managers, developers and BI and representing design across the organisation
  • Define how the company’s purpose, values, strategy, and brand translate to a visual language and push for simplicity and consistency
  • Nurture an experimentation culture and enable all designers to optimize the user experience by regularly running qualitative and quantitative tests
  • Set the highest standard as an individual contributor in one of our product teams, which is responsible for engaging users along their journey across products and platforms, from first discovering the product to becoming a highly engaged advocate

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Heart that is beating for our users and our cause
  • Solid, relevant work experience: You worked on mobile-first, web based, consumer facing products. Your work was in a fast-paced environment as part of cross-functional teams that applied agile methodologies. You lead design teams and owned creative direction and brand
  • Fluent in all aspects of design, from user experience to UI and interaction design, from user research to visual and brand design and creative direction
  • Proven ability to create and optimize an outstanding user experience through iteration
  • Strategic and creative thinking, understanding how to make an impact
  • Great communication and collaboration skills
  • Confidence in leading projects, taking ownership and initiative
  • Ability to coach and empower others to take on increasingly challenging responsibilities
  • Fluent spoken and written English (German not required)
  • Respect and passion for our core values and the way we work