Creative Director Online User Experience (m/f/x)


Thrive on innovation at a global technology leader. Develop exciting solutions in a diverse, stable work environment that’s focused on the future. Join us in a modern work environment with an open and inspiring culture and colleagues.
The Digital Innovation Partners unit based in Munich, Oberkochen and Jena is realizing cutting-edge and customer-centric digital solutions jointly with the ZEISS business units. For our Munich location we are seeking an experienced:

Your role at ZEISS Digital Innovation Partners

You will play a crucial role in growing our new Digital Innovation Partners unit and actively contribute to the success of the digital transformation at ZEISS. In this challenging function, you will be responsible to drive the conceptual and visual UI/UX design development of our online touchpoints. You will be responsible to lead UI and UX development within an agile (or project) set-up to create world class user experiences, covering day-to-day UI/UX design development, as well as strategic visions to inform the future of the ZEISS online touchpoints – and their increasing integration into ZEISS’ and customers’ digital workflows. As a Creative Director Online User Experience, you will be responsible for ensuring best possible outcomes for our users and customers, within the constraints of the business, continuously helping to grow a constructive and collaborative culture. You enable and guide teams to translate business requirements, user needs, and technical capabilities into designs and interface behaviors that are brand fitting, visually exciting, easy to use, and emotionally engaging.

You have

  • At least 12+ years of professional experience in leading UI/UX design agencies – or inhouse with a successful Agile track record. At least 6+ years experience in a creative lead role (creative director level)
  • A proven strength to guide design and engineering teams – as well as business owners and broader stakeholder groups – to arrive at brand shaping, conceptually sound and dynamic customer experiences that are innovative, elegant yet simple.
  • Experience in designing for front-end web technologies (e.g. React, Angular, Responsive Design, etc.) and content management platforms (e.g. Adobe Experience Manager, etc.) you understand their possibilities and limitations.
  • You excel at creating and managing design systems, UI pattern libraries and style guides, are well versed in leading mobile UI and Web patterns, translating brand essence into behavioral and visual principles that enable designers to execute.
  • Master’s degree in Interaction Design, Fine Arts, Graphic Design – or an equivalent work experience.
  • Very strong verbal, written and visual presentation skills in English and German. Strong ability to communicate the value of design within a design and business context
In a spacious modern setting full of opportunities for further development, ZEISS employees work in a place where expert knowledge and team spirit reign supreme. All of this is supported by a special ownership structure and the long-term goal of the Carl Zeiss Foundation: to bring science and society into the future together.

Join us today. Inspire people tomorrow.

Diversity is a part of ZEISS. We look forward to receiving your application regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, philosophy of life, disability, age, sexual orientation or identity.

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