Head of Design (m/f/d)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Berlin

About us

We are Visual Meta, a successful & profitable internet company founded in 2009 and acquired by the Axel Springer Group in 2011. Operating from our well-designed office in the middle of Berlin, we run 13 comparison shopping portals in Europe under the brands LadenZeile and ShopAlike. Together, the sites drive up to 500,000 sessions a day, list 200 million offers from thousands of online shops and help consumers save time and find the product they love.

Our vision is to become a top reference for connecting online shops and consumers by creating reach for the shops and orientation for the consumers through cutting-edge tools and technologies. We work with the professionalism of a successfully grown company, while fostering the culture of a start-up. Our office is like a micro melting pot, where inspired individuals from all over the world connect their cultures, ideas and skills. In an atmosphere that is built on appreciation – right from the start. Every one of our 219 employees plays a vital role in our success story. If you want to be part of that and actively shape the future of e-commerce, then seize the opportunity and join our team!

Are you ready to bring design culture to the next level at Visual Meta? Are you comfortable building highly-performing design processes and ready to give guidance at all levels of the organisation? Your innovation skills, strong design portfolio full of well-crafted interactions and beautiful visuals, e-commerce expertise and user centered mobile-first eye make you exactly who we’re looking for. You and your team will own the design fields & strategy for Product Design, UX/UI and Graphic Design.
Your challenges and tasks
  • You own the design cycle and lead our highly motivated multi-disciplinary team of UX/UI Designers, Graphic Designers, Interaction Engineers and Product Owners as they redesign and build great B2B and B2C products
  • You mentor the team while ensuring best-performing design and experience for our internal, external and corporate users
  • You work closely with our Product Owners & Department Heads to grow strategic concepts through ideation, exploration and user validation processes
  • You inspire and lead your team to apply qualitative and quantitative data to create the best products
  • You empower art direction within the company so that all departments stay consistent with the visual language & Product strategy
  • You defend design decisions and incorporate feedback into the design cycle

You offer
  • You have demonstrated experience crafting and growing mobile-first e-commerce products and know the difference between a ‘good’ and an ‘amazing’ solution.you and your team will own the design fields & strategy for Product Design, UX/UI and Graphic Design
  • You have a deep knowledge of modern web UI and UX patterns
  • You have a proven leadership track record dealing with multidisciplinary and cross-departmental teams, whether as project lead or team lead
  • You know how to best organise and lead the strategic design collaboration between Product Owners, Stakeholders & Designers
  • You are passionate about finding the perfect balance between useful and beautiful
  • Experience in Ideation frameworks such as Design Thinking & Design Sprints is a plus
  • You have deep experience with UI/UX tools such as Sketch, Invision, Photoshop
What we offer
  • We are a successful e-commerce company hiring under any circumstances, we onboard our new colleagues remotely
  • We innovate, build products that matter and support entrepreneurial spirit and initiative
  • We work with thousands of e-commerce companies - Take responsibility and have an immediate impact on our portfolio
  • We love diversity - Our team contains over 50 nationalities
  • We see your development as our priority - Profit from a structured onboarding process, internal and external training possibilities as well as room for further professional development
  • We take responsibility - With us you have the option to become socially involved (e.g. charity lunch)
  • We care for you - Benefit from a company pension plan, flexible working hours, 27 vacation days, healthy snacks and sport activities (yoga, soccer, volleyball)
  • We enjoy spending time together - Join in for Friday beers, movie nights, team events, table football and ping-pong
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Go ahead and submit your application in English including CV, salary expectations and your availability. Your designated Talent Acquisition Manager Lascha Barbakadze is looking forward to your application!
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