Head of Design / User Experience (f/m/x)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Berlin

About us
iconmobile is an international product innovation company globally headquartered in Berlin (Germany) with further offices in Santa Monica, Detroit and Shanghai.

We are part of the WPP network blending more than a decade of design and user experience with deep technical expertise and business sense. With our clients from various industries like Automotive, Consumer Products, Financial Services and Health Care we aim for innovative solutions that are both commercially successful and game changing.

Our mission is to grow and transform businesses through the creation of new digital services and products with a focus on creating compelling user experiences to establish successful customer relationships.

Design is at the heart of what we do, fuelled by our curiosity and the passion to deliver the best possible results. Our creative thinking is end to end, starting with ideas and paper, informing design of user experiences, while in parallel we validate technical feasibility and implement software and hardware prototypes. Our efforts are punctuated with future showcases or industrialized products at scale.
about the position
As the Head of Design / User Experience (f/m/x) you are responsible for one of the core competencies of iconmobile and thus make a decisive contribution to the overall company’s success and future orientation.
We’re looking for an inspiring, passionate leader with a deep understanding of design, user experience and innovation, strong account growing and business development skills and a “can do” attitude.
your role
  • Accountable for further developing team in size and capabilities to adapt to strategic positioning of iconmobile GmbH as agency in the group
  • Representative for your competence center internally and externally
  • Establish the ICM design footprint and deliver on “excellence in design” in all projects
  • Collaborate with the Managing Director, making sure new business opportunities materialize in profitable projects
  • Accountable for generating additional revenues on existing clients to achieve financial targets
  • Lead a/multiple teams within your competence center
  • Develop a strategic approach for your competence center to combine actual client needs and future developments (and thus support in further develop the offering to position iconmobile as go-to-agency for digital innovation)
your profile
  • 8+ years working experience within digital transformation and product innovation
  • Experienced in leading, growing and challenging the team
  • Experience as founder or early leadership role at a start-up as plus
  • Deep understanding of latest design and business trends to apply in digital transformation and digital product innovation
  • An entrepreneurial spirit, flexibility and quick at grasping new topics and strong willingness to drive real innovation
  • Proven skills in managing high profile clients and developing strong client relationships at an executive or C-level
  • Experience in setting up and leading international projects and cross-functional teams
  • Experience in team development and growth planning (defining goals, tracking performance)
  • Excellent planning, organizational, analysis, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong interest and curiosity for digital trends and technologies across industries
  • Dedication to create a culture of creativity, self-direction, quality and rigor
We are looking forward to your application. Please submit your CV including references (as pdf), salary expectations and possible start date via "Apply now".
what do we offer
  • A global environment that still feels like a family
  • High level ownership and decision making
  • Ongoing skill development and continuous feedback loop
  • Unparalleled access to an international business environment
  • A well-stocked kitchen with snacks, coffee, tea, and other beverages
  • Prime Mitte office location
  • An annual program of company events such as all-staff offsites and office parties

Hello. We are glad about your interest and are looking foward to receive your application!

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