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Head of Design & UX (d/f/m)

Berlin, Germany eBay Classifieds Group
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Head of Design & UX (d/f/m) for Global Motors Vertical

eBay Classifieds (eCG) is one of the fastest growing businesses within eBay that drives connected commerce by creating local marketplaces across the globe powered by simplicity and enriched personal interaction.  

We have built the world’s most successful classifieds company through strong local brands that help people find whatever they’re looking for in their communities. Every connection made or item found makes a difference by creating a world where people share more and waste less. 

People who want to connect and trade visit our sites because they’re fun, easy to use and built on trust. eBay Classifieds Group combines the entrepreneurial energy of a start-up with the resources and trusted leadership of a major corporation.

The  eBay Classifieds Motors team operates worldwide from our offices in Amsterdam and Berlin. As part of the product development team in Berlin Friedrichshain, you will have the opportunity to have an impact across all our markets by providing innovative capabilities for all of our apps and sites. This is an exciting opportunity to work on a new, innovative product and we are looking for you as a: 

Head of Design & UX (d/f/m) for Global Motors Vertical

As Head of Design, you will enable your team to iteratively improve our user experience with solutions that address our customer needs, while meeting our business objectives. You will be the primary driver in ideation, prototyping, usability testing, implementation and evaluation.

We combine human-centered design with data-driven decision-making to design, build, and test our way to transformative products. We’ve challenged ourselves to spend less time planning and more time doing, and, above all else, to see the world through the eyes of consumers and dealers. 

We’re looking for a leader to evolve a multi-disciplinary Design function for the Motors product team across design strategy and user experience design. We recognize that a strong design culture is critical to create world-class customer experiences that deliver on our mission to be the ultimate destination to buy and sell cars. 

Your Role & Responsibilities:

  • You act as an internal and international UX ambassador to drive our understanding of what UX is and how it impacts our users.

  • You have the broader picture in mind and influence our strategy from a UX perspective.

  • You drive the UX & design process from early discovery of a product to its end of life.

  • You understand the brand and establish a clear relationship between product and marketing.

  • You actively lead your team of (internal and external) UX Designers and UI Designers, ensuring alignment, collaboration and functional excellence across the team.

  • You serve as a mentor and coach to your team, assist in their development and training, provide constructive feedback, and direct them to develop solutions that push the boundaries of creativity while fulfilling strategic requirements.

  • Actively participate in user experience recruitment efforts, assisting with the identification and nurturing of top talent.

  • You are responsible for the UX budget and lead and steer UX support from external agencies.  

Your Profile:

  • Bachelor/Master degree or equivalent education.

  • You have 8+ years of experience in designing consumer digital products. 

  • You have minimum 3+ years of experience in leading a multi-disciplinary UX team in an agile environment.

  • A portfolio of work that contains examples of Interaction (UX) Design and Visual Systems Development for digital applications that work in cross browser environments.

  • You either have excellent visual and interaction design skills or UX research skills.

  • Experience co-leading product strategy and helping to drive innovation

  • You have a proven track record of growing and fostering the culture of existing teams.

  • You have a customer-centric mindset and couple it with a strong understanding of our business goals.

  • You have excellent communication skills in English 

Benefits:

  • Meaningful work with diverse, international, highly skilled and passionate teams which give you the chance to make a difference in our customers lives.
  • International career opportunities throughout eCG.
  • Competitive compensation, conference & education budget. We value your personal and professional development.
  • A healthy work-life balance, i.e. part-time work, an additional parental leave time, flexible working hours including working from home options.
  • A great atmosphere, open-minded company culture with several social team activities (online and offline).

We love building opportunities for others by connecting people from widely diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and geographies. So, being diverse and inclusive isn’t just something we strive for, it is who we are, and part of what we do every single day. We want to ensure that as an employee, you feel ebay Classifieds Group is a place where, no matter who you are, you feel safe, included, and that you have the opportunity to bring your unique self to work. To learn about us click here: http://www.ebayclassifiedsgroup.com/

Covid-19

People are the heart of the eBay Classifieds business, and their health and well-being are our first priority.

We continue to monitor local government guidance and partner closely with medical advisors to determine the safest and best next steps for everyone. As a result, most teams are working remotely, with a few teams able to collaborate in person with enhanced safety procedures. We will discuss the particular case for your region during the interview process. As a general rule, interviews will be completed remotely over video calls.

eBay Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, and disability, or other legally protected status.  If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at talent@ebay.com.  We will make every effort to respond to your request for disability assistance as soon as possible.

For more information see:  EEO is the Law Poster and EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

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