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2023-01-26 Spread Group Full-time Berlin MA 186 South Street 02111 United States

Director UX/ UI (f/m/d)

In your role as our Director of UX/UI you will be a key member of Spread Group’s future and play an active role in leading the design of our digital products and services.  

Spread Group has a 20-year history of successful growth in the print on demand market. In our effort to evolve the brand to the next level becoming more customer centric is one of our key initiatives. This means providing the right products at the right quality level for the right price that customers will love.  

In order to accelerate growth, we want to evolve from being a service provider for garment refinement (in particular for print and embroidery on demand) to become a true brand in the eyes of our customers.  

To do so we are working to redefine our entire brand and domain strategy from the ground up and completely reimagine our digital experience to drive the future of made-to-order fashion and lifestyle e-commerce. Relaunching our approach to UX/UI and having an advocate for the Design Process at the Director level are important building blocks in this transformation. This role lives at the intersection of desirability, feasibility, and viability, to lead your team to align design strategies with our customers’ and business’ goals. 

Your Tasks 

  • You will lead and mentor an entire team of currently 9 FTEs – UX/UI Designers and User Researchers matrixed across the organization. As part of the role, you will assess the team’s skills and resource needs and hire additional resources where required 
  • You will work closely with external agencies and be the voice of design and aesthetics within the company.  
  • You will lead your team to establish and expand design systems and ensure consistency in the new design language of the company. 
  • Beyond the responsibility of UX/UI design for our 3 business fields, you will also advocate for the use of the design systems for other use cases, such as marketing channels and offline communication tools. 
  • You will build, mentor, and strengthen the skills and qualifications of the existing team of Designers and Researchers.  
  • As the company operates in many different European and American markets you can propose localized design approaches where needed. 
  • Your decisionmaking will always be led by the design thinking process and the latest UI standards, basing your decisions on analytics data, user research, and onsite KPIs. 
  • You will advocate for the customer throughout all stages of research, design, development, and go-to-market activities. 
  • You will collaborate closely with the Commercial Directors, the Director of Product and Product Owners, as well as the VP of Marketing/Brand. 
  • You will report to the Chief Commercial Officer. 

Your Profile 

  • You have at least 10 years of experience in UX/UI design of digital products and websites. Work experience in e-commerce and/or the consumer market are a plus. 
  • You have at least 3 years of experience managing and leading a design team (preferably a team with UX/UI Designers and Researchers). 
  • You employ a pragmatic approach in developing and executing design ideas with teams of Designers, Researchers, Business Leaders, Product Owners, and Engineers.  
  • You can lead people to turn complex interactions into intuitive user experiences. 
  • You have a proven track record of combining a strong design process with product development to create customer-centric, highly usable, and visually appealing digital experiences.  
  • You have experience working with a wide range of research methodologies. 
  • You have an excellent portfolio that shows your experience and process of designing digital experiences, apps, and websites at scale. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills in English.  

We value diversity at Spread Group. We are proud of and continue to encourage the increasing diversity of our company culture and community. Your skills, talents, and experience are our focus no matter your age, colour, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital or disability status.

We offer

  • An eclectic company atmosphere in our headquarters in Leipzig, with colleagues from around the world
  • Flexible working times on a basis of trust with remote working options as well as part-time positions and sabbaticals
  • 30 days of holiday, company pension plan and family friendly working options
  • Regular GAs, to communicate future plans and company goals in a transparent manner
  • Modern offices with a rooftop terrace and barbecue, large kitchens for breaks and after work events
  • An in-depth onboarding program including the chance to visit production sites in Poland and the Czech Republic
  • Regular team and company events, like hiking days, summer and Christmas parties as well as drinks on Fridays
  • ‚Feel Good’ Management with yoga, meditation and workshops for coping with stress
  • German & English courses with interdisciplinary workshops and training
  • Options for using our company car, 50% discount off all our products as well as discount codes for family and friends
  • Come as you are – there is no dress code, dogs are also allowed
  • Meet-a-Spreadster to find out more about the diverse world of Spread Group
  • For more impressions of working life at Spread Group, find us on kununu and Instagram

We look forward to receiving your application, preferably online via our career portal in German or English or as a PDF document to jobs@spreadgroup.com. Please state reference number V00_1599 and don't forget to let us know about salary expectations and your earliest starting date.

P.S.: We love creative CVs, a can-do attitude, and fresh perspectives. We want characters full of ideas and drive – no matter how old you are, where you come from or what your background is. Show us what you're made of!

Shazmin Hussein

Shazmin Hussein

Head of Talent Acquisition

WHAT WE OFFER

Diversity

Diversity

We believe inclusivity is essential – and act on it. We celebrate coming from 43 different countries, are proud of having 52% women in leadership roles and are thankful for our shared experiences.
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Modern Work Life

Regardless of place or time zone – digital work is the standard. Our global productivity is fueled by OKRs, agile management and flat hierarchies.
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Transparency

We keep our employees in-the-know. We’re radically transparent about our growth, revenue (currently $146 million), profit, future plans and achievements.
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Respect

We believe in respecting our planet, new ideas and each other. With leadership based on mutual respect: We want your input from day one, whatever your role.
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Flexibility

Interested in remote or part-time work in a leadership role? Need to leave early to pick up your kids? We see you, let’s talk about it.