Lead Product Designer (f/m/d)

Permanent contract, full-time, Cologne

Who we are

We are real.digital: Several thousand merchants and millions of products make our multi-channel portal one of the largest marketplaces in Germany. Our work is characterised by a dynamic corporate culture, with a start-up mentality and the opportunities offered by a large corporation in the background. We combine knowledge and many years of experience in e-commerce with flat hierarchies and a highly motivated team. Whether as an intern or an executive: We take every idea seriously, because we want to work together in shaping the future of e-commerce!

Day-by-day, our development team of about 150 experts pursues the goal of creating the best-possible customer shopping experience for the real.de marketplace. We are here to inspire millions of customers, to help them find, purchase and get the things they love. To enrich the lives of our customers, we collaborate in cross-functional teams, in which product owners, product designers, frontend and backend engineers, data scientists and lean managers join forces. Details regarding the challenges of the respective product areas can be found here: https://www.real-digital.de/team/tech/

Your tasks – this is what awaits you in detail

  • You lead a team of product designers and constantly motivate, challenge and help them in their personal development and growth 
  • You influence our product and shape product strategy based on research and data
  • You identify customer needs and problems which are worth solving
  • You break down large problems into simple solutions and drive them from concept through completion
  • You work on product discovery and measure your impact on the success of your product
  • You create a unified, end-to-end experience through close collaboration with Product Managers and Engineers
  • You advocate for design by sharing your work and presenting cross-functionally, while being able to precisely articulate design rationale
  • You raise the bar on design quality across the organization

Your profile – this is what we expect from you

  • You have several years of relevant professional experience
  • You have experience in designing digital products, including the information architecture, interaction design and visual design
  • You understand that good user experience (UX) is bigger than user interface (UI), it’s the total value of a product provided to the customer
  • You can think at a high level about product strategy and vision
  • You speak the language of design and business
  • You are aware about our company challenges and KPIs and you identify impactful initiatives
  • You know how to use UX research methods to figure out relevant customer jobs
  • You have no ego and hero design problems
  • You are able to bring ideas to life by setting up prototypes and quickly iterating on these early and often by using qualitative and quantitative user research methods

What we offer

  • A great opportunity to kickstart your career and further build and manage a motivated Product Design team
  • A highly-motivated and qualified team from different fields and numerous nations
  • A sophisticated product with millions of users and a broadly-based technology stack
  • A dynamic environment with a start-up mentality, no superfluous red tape and hierarchy, as well as plenty of courage and trust to break new ground
  • A central, modern office in the heart of Cologne
  • Free choice of hardware – we provide you with the development environment of your choice
  • Always up-to-date – you receive four days of special leave and a budget of €1,300 per year to attend relevant fairs and conferences
  • Top conditions at the Urban Sports Club for fitness, team sports, yoga and more
Why are you the perfect fit for this position? Don't bother with cover letters - we're interested in facts and figures!
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Your contact person: Hanna Frost


real.digital
real,- Digital Payment & Technology Services GmbH
Habsburgerring 2
50674 Köln