Head of Design (m/f/d)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Berlin

What you will do

We are looking for a Head of Design (m/f/d) with a passion for creating products that people love to use. We believe that the key to generating growth is designing great experiences that retain and engage users. We are looking for an experienced Head of Design to lead our talented team of product and visual designers, and drive our user experience vision across product and marketing.

As our Head of Design, you will:

  • Provide design direction and mentor our collaborative team of 4 product and visual designers to deliver their best work.

  • Drive the vision and ensure delivery of exceptional UX for our B2B2C products across multiple platforms.

  • Build bridges between product and marketing design to build a powerful and consistent brand and visual identity.

  • Be the advocate of our users, because you understand that everything begins and ends with them.

  • Collaborate with product owners to create and maintain product roadmaps. 

  • Demonstrate and advocate for a hypothesis & data-driven design approach.

What you bring to the table
  • Degree in Interaction Design, Human-Computer Interaction, User Interface Design, or related field. 

  • 5-8 years of experience designing digital experiences and 3-5 years leading design teams.

  • Demonstrated track record of producing exceptional UX and visual identity for consumer facing products. B2B experience is a plus.

  • An entrepreneurial mindset and an urge to change the status quo.

  • Excellent command of business English. German is a plus.

  • A will to maintain a best in class experience for our end users and to drive product development from a user-centric perspective.

  • Persistence and an ability to persuade others of the value of your ideas.  

  • A desire to nurture talent in others.

It would be great if you additionally: 

  • Are an articulate and influential storyteller able to effectively communicate about design to different audiences.

  • Have experience performing user research to inform product development, marketing and company strategy.

  • Have experience advocating design-driven innovation in agile/SCRUM teams.

  • Are passionate about bringing innovation to life that affects millions of people on a daily basis, and would love to join us in solving this opportunity in a new way.

  • Are passionate about audio and exploring the shared landscape between audio experience,  visual design and overall user experience.

What success looks like in this role:

In 3 months:

  • Shape our design process within agile cross-functional teams, and coach designers on best practices.

In 6 months:

  • Collaborate with senior stakeholders on aligning design direction with company strategic decisions.

  • Have an impact on the value proposition of our product to attract and retain partners and users, focusing on our core metrics.

In 1 year:

  • Inspire trust towards creativity and communicate the value of design across the company.

What we offer
  • The opportunity to make an impact on an untapped market and contribute to the development of a truly innovative product and company
  •  An entrepreneurial experience in a young, fast moving startup located in the heart of trendy Berlin-Friedrichshain
  • A welcoming work culture which nourishes personal growth as the base for company growth
  • A team of people who start doing things, fail and learn fast in order to keep moving instead of waiting and drafting the perfect solutions
  • A top calibre diverse international team
  • Competitive compensation packages
About us

Will you fit our culture?
At Mimi, we pride ourselves in the amazing team we have built. A team that amplifies connections; both within our team, and for our users. A team with a strong and diverse culture, loving and respecting towards everyone’s individual strengths but also their imperfections. We are solving a real problem through strong emergent leadership and ownership; proactively seeking out challenges, tackling them boldly and inspiring everyone involved.
We are committed to creating a culture which nourishes personal growth as a basis for company growth. We are a learning organization; we love to work with people who take initiative and are not afraid to try, fail and try again. In doing so we create a learning environment. We don’t wait to get to the perfect solution but ask for feedback early. 

Mimi Hearing Technologies GmbH is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all of our employees.

This can be your workplace

Our vision is to be the standard for personalized audio by 2022, in a world where hearing loss is no barrier to sound enjoyment. We are developing a data-driven audio experience which tests your ears, protects them, and adjusts sound to match your unique hearing ability. Giving you the crisp, clear sound which you deserve.

The Mimi team is a diverse group of innovators with expertise in audio engineering, product development, business design, and communication. The origins of our team are deeply rooted in psychoacoustics. Our Hearing Test is the most accurate hearing test app in the App Store! 

Joining Mimi means you‘ll help shape innovative products in an emerging market. We are a growing team of 60 learners, with regular team breakfasts, team building exercises, and our annual summer trip.  

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