Head of Design (f/m/d)

Berlin, Germany Requisition Number R0036961 Subsidiary eBay Classifieds Group

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 newly founded 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 (f/m/d).

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 user research, ideation, prototyping, usability testing, implementation and evaluation.

At eBay Classifieds, we’ve combined 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, user research 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. 


  • 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, UX Researchers 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. 

What we are looking for:

  • Bachelor/Master degree or equivalent education.

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

  • You have min 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.

  • 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

What do we offer?

  • Diverse, international teams with very skilled personalities, a passion for e-commerce, professionalism, drive, phenomenal team spirit and a good sense of humor.

  • The chance to work closely with other teams in eBay across Europe, North American and APAC.

  • High team autonomy and agile environment.

  • Work with advanced techniques and state of the art tools.

  • International career opportunities throughout eBay Inc.

  • A secure place for professional and personal growth.

  • Excellent working environment with flat hierarchies

  • We offer continuous development through active training and workshops & conferences.

  • Competitive salary and great benefits e.g. conference & education budget (language courses, soft skill training and mentoring), company pension scheme, employee stock plans, mobile phone for business and personal use, regular offsites & team events.

  • A wonderful office in the heart of Berlin Friedrichshain, Thursday brunch, drinks  & snacks like fresh fruits and sweets are available for free.

  • Beside working in our Friedrichshain-office you can work from home and/or 1day in our eBay campus in Dreilinden closed to Berlin-Wannsee, where you meet your colleagues from mobile.de and eBay Kleinanzeigen, use our own fitness center (yoga, Pilates, cycling) and eBay shuttle-service.

  • Family friendly company.


We are looking forward to your online application at https://jobs.ebayclassifiedsgroup.com/

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