Design Manager m/f
We're looking to add a talented Design Manager to our European Creative Team; a visionary leader who is ambitious, highly motivated and lives and breathes design. We need someone who focuses on creating pixel-perfect assets whilst still thinking big and pushing the long-term strategy of our unique brand forward. We’re growing fast and the volume of work we’re producing is high with expectations of quality that are even higher.
We need to see your work to know if you are a fit for our team! Please submit a link to your online portfolio. The link should be included in your CV.
Please note that only candidates with a portfolio of design work will be considered. Please review the links below, similar examples are required to consider for our Designer positions.
As the Design Manager in our team, you will be responsible for managing and developing a team of multidisciplinary designers. Using data as your compass, you'll be guiding your team through the execution of a broad range of design projects, continuously tracking performance and implementing new learnings along the way. This exciting role allows you to implement your strong design vision into tangible assets that directly impact the bottom line of our growing business.
- Manage and coach a team of talented designers whilst still executing on your own design work
- Deliver innovative ideas by contributing to collaborative brainstorms and concept development
- Evolve ideas and concepts into compelling visual solutions, then presenting those ideas, design rationale, and detail to team members and executives
- Work hand-in-hand with EU Creative leaders to ensure consistency, efficiency and quality
- Create testing plans to continuously analyze and improve performance of creative assets
- Interpret needs, objectives, and direction from multiple sources to ensure design concepts meet brand standards and business goals
- Communicate seamlessly with cross-functional partners
Your Skills and Experience:
- Excellent visual and graphic design composition skills, extensive experience in print and web design
- Strong creative vision and the ability to make that vision come to life
- University qualification in graphic design, web design or similar
- Extensive experience (full-time) in agencies, e-commerce or similar
- Proven experience in leading and developing a team
- Strong work ethic, positive attitude and leadership qualities with the effortless ability to multitask
- Entrepreneurial spirit and ability to work well in a fast-paced, data-driven environment
- Ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional partners
Our Offer to You:
- An industry competitive salary, bonus and equity package
- An awesome team right in the startup hub of Berlin, Kreuzberg
- A huge opportunity to be an early entrant and set the stage with us
- The opportunity to work cross-functionally and closely with senior leadership not only in the Berlin office, but also with Boston, London and Galway
- The opportunity to have a major tangible impact on Wayfair’s European expansion
- Clear career progression opportunities and pathways
- We also pitch in to your gym membership and office sport events
- Monthly team events (Laser tag? Check. Escape rooms? Check. Dinner & drinks? Double check.)
- And let’s not forget the chance to join the next global giant in e-commerce
Wayfair is one of the world’s largest online destinations for the home. Whether you work in our global headquarters in Boston or Berlin, or in our warehouses or offices throughout the world, we’re reinventing the way people shop for their homes. Through our commitment to industry-leading technology and creative problem-solving, we are confident that Wayfair will be home to the most rewarding work of your career. If you’re looking for rapid growth, constant learning, and dynamic challenges, then you’ll find that amazing career opportunities are knocking.
No matter who you are, Wayfair is a place you can call home. We’re a community of innovators, risk-takers, and trailblazers who celebrate our differences, and know that our unique perspectives make us stronger, smarter, and well-positioned for success. We value and rely on the collective voices of our employees, customers, community, and suppliers to help guide us as we build a better Wayfair – and world – for all. Every voice, every perspective matters. That’s why we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or genetic information.