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2023-01-20 Spread Group Full-time Leipzig SN Gießerstraße 27 04229 Germany

UX Lead Designer (f/m/d)

Our global flagship consumer brand Spreadshirt is planning to completely reimagine our digital experience and drive the future of made-to-order fashion and lifestyle e-commerce. We’re looking for a visionary UX Design Lead (f/m/d) who can empower our teams to take Spreadshirt’s customer experience to a whole new level. This role would give you the important responsibility of translating high-level ideas into world-class digital products that delight our customers. You will find yourself at the intersection of desirability, feasibility, and viability, aligning UX strategies with our customers’ goals and business goals. As an inspirational source of ideas, you are the driving force behind innovative experiences, collaborating closely with Product Owners, UI Designers, Engineers, User Researchers, Web Analysts, and commercial teams.

Your Tasks

  • You develop a UX vision and strategy for Spreadshirt, as well as design principles to set us up for success.
  • You develop interaction and product strategies and collaborate with UI Designers and Product Teams to see them through to implementation.
  • You work closely with our product and engineering teams, providing your design perspective to help ensure a consistent and cohesive experience across Spreadshirt.
  • You conduct user needs assessments, identify key tasks for user research, contribute to competitive analyses and co-create usability test plans with researchers.
  • You create end-to-end detailed design deliverables such as a series of experience maps, service design blueprints, storyboards, and wireframes.
  • You bring best practices and industry experience, new ideas, and ways of working to continually evolve how we do design within Spreadshirt
  • You lead cross-functional design sessions and coach others on how to leverage user-centric design principles to deliver exceptional customer experiences
  • You recruit, manage and mentor a growing team

Your Profile

  • You have 7+ years of relevant work experience
  • You have excellent UX-related design skills, strong UI design skills are a plus
  • You have developed a visionary product concept and seen it through to implementation in an agile environment
  • You have proven experience of coupling a customer-centric mindset with business goals
  • You are a strong communicator with excellent English, and you are able to energize your audience with effective storytelling skills to get your ideas across
  • You have a Can-do growth attitude: you’re unwaveringly resilient, thrive in ambiguity, and love seemingly impossible challenges
  • You have outstanding empathy and ability to put yourself into users’ shoes, coupled with a deep understanding of users’ behaviors and underlying psychological processes
  • You relentlessly pursue perfection, working in an iterative and agile development environment.
  • You ideally have a University degree in Communication/Media Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Interaction Design, Information Design, or related field
  • You ideally have experience in B2C-e-commerce or online retailing

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, ethnicity, 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 with a portfolio showcasing your past design projects, preferably online via our career portal in German or English or as a PDF document to jobs@spreadgroup.com. Please state reference number V00-1588 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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Feel-Good Benefits

It’s not all fresh fruit and free drinks (but we have those too). Our feel-good efforts strengthen our culture and encourage networking and cross-departmental collaboration.
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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

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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.