Director UX Design / Creative Product Owner

Do you have a liking for top brands, advanced UX, and convincing digital platforms? Your work makes complex digital products, interfaces, and platforms easy to understand and fun to use? It connects business strategy and UX/UI to create exhilarating user experiences? And you bring a proven experience as a Director UX or Teamlead UX plus some Product Owner experience to the table?

Here is your opportunity: Join our international team as Director UX / Creative Product Owner to build up and lead our UX team working for multinational clients.

About us:
Cocomore is not only a digital agency providing products and communication services for international clients like Nestlé, Procter & Gamble, Samsung, Sanofi, and Groupe SEB but also an incubator for digital start-ups, having already sold to Deutsche Telekom, Axel Springer, and Pro7Sat1.

Our team of 200 professionals is located across Europe, with a strong presence in Barcelona, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt (headquarters), Hamburg, and Seville. And while we all have different skills and talents, we share a common spirit: we are human, entrepreneurial, and creative. This is our way of working together with colleagues, partners, and clients.

You can find our statement on diversity, equality, and inclusiveness here:

https://www.cocomore.com/diversity-statement.

Our offer to you:

  • This is a great opportunity to assume responsibility for our UX team and to lead, enable, and grow it.
  • Lay the foundation for digital platforms, services, features, and interfaces we create, develop, and deliver to international clients
  • As part of Cocomore’s Creative Division, you work in close cooperation with our UI and creative directors and our CCO to bring our clients to the next level
  • You work in a highly inspiring, innovative, and entrepreneurial environment
  • You get the opportunity to grow together with top-notch multinational clients and the skilled and experienced Cocomore team
  • Team spirit and start-up atmosphere while working in a well-run organization for one of the world’s biggest companies
  • Competitive compensation, plus the possibility to work in one of our offices or remotely

Your responsibilities

  • Lead, enable, and grow Cocomore’s UX team
  • Together with your team, develop, iterate, and maintain concepts, wireframes, user flows, mock-ups, and prototypes for our client projects between digital platforms, services, and interfaces
  • Collaborate closely with our CCO, our creative directors, cross-disciplinary teams of engineers, product managers, designers, UX colleagues, and clients
  • Continuously improve the digital user experience of brands by challenging the status quo based on a clear user-centered and business-driven perspective
  • Lead UX design projects across the entire product lifecycle
  • Integrate user feedback and business requirements
  • Be autonomous and take full ownership of your work
  • Partner with your team in prioritization planning in a fast-paced environment 
  • Develop and run user tests of all kinds
  • Apply UX techniques, including atomic design, lean UX, and design sprint methods, and continue to develop them further
  • Be a mentor to your team members and help them strengthen their UX skills

What we are looking for

  • You have at least 7 years of experience as a UX designer and at least two years of that in a leadership role
  • You have experience and resilience in dealing with complex project situations in the areas of UX, product design, and user-friendly database development
  • You can manage your projects and customer contacts confidently in both German and English
  • You also have some experience as a product owner
  • You have worked cross-device and cross-channel and can provide a strong portfolio
  • You are experienced in leading UX teams along agile workflows using tools like Figma, Miro, and other design tools
  • You are experienced in leading and guiding multiple UX disciplines (concept, research, benchmarks, prototyping, visuals, user tests, workshops, design thinking, and design sprints)
  • You are experienced in working closely with user interface designers, developers, and project management
  • You’re able to set up frameworks and brainstorm initial UX concepts to make business strategy come to life
  • You love to present and defend your work in front of your team and the client
  • You overcome industry standards and automatism, striving for the difference and the better solution

What to expect from Cocomore’s UX team

At Cocomore’s UX team, we value the diversity of our employees as much as our team environment. The power of our team grows with the variety of individual perspectives. Our culture embraces a workplace that fits in with your way of life. Together, we build leading digital products. Some of the things we offer include:

  • Exciting and varied projects for large customers
  • Your work-life balance is important to us, so we offer you flexible working hours and home office options
  • You benefit from employee discounts and other discounts at partner companies
  • Team spirit in a start-up atmosphere and working at eye level in an experienced and interdisciplinary team
  • You have the opportunity to help shape and advance cross-departmental topics
  • Our onboarding program will help you to orientate yourself better in the beginning, and you will also have a personal buddy by your side

What will happen after you applied?

  • You will receive an email confirming that we received your documents.
  • Afterwards, our recruitment team will inform you if your experience matches our requirements.
  • If yes, you will receive an invitation for an online interview.

Tell us how you want to work, in one of our offices, remote, full-time or part-time, in a shared position – or any combination of these. We will do our best to make it happen!

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