Department Manager, Interaction Design
Are you an inspiring and visionary designer with solid experience in interaction design, user experience (UX) and digital product design? Our Interaction & Branding Design department is growing, and we’re looking for another ambitious and energetic manager to co-lead this department within Experience Design.
What will you be doing?
Your main responsibility will be to lead, coach and develop a group of designers within the department who specialize in interaction design, UX, visual, branding and motion design. In your role as department manager you will enable people to grow their competence and further develop the strong design culture we have in Making Waves.
You will work strategically to strengthen the position of human-centered design and design-led processes throughout digital product creation. You will use your ability to win people over with your persona, insight and knowledge in client assignments and sales processes. You will find a good balance between skillsets, motivation and professional challenges to encourage personal growth of the team and achieve high quality results. You will work to match our talented designers with clients and assignments, and see the potential in people and where they are most likely to succeed and grow.
Together with your colleagues you will engage in recruitment events and processes, inspiring designers to choose Making Waves for their first or next career move.
Who are you?
With several years of experience as a designer, you feel ready to face new challenges. You have previous management experience and you are motivated for the task. You are a real digital thinker and an ambassador for human-centric design and co-creation. You are able to execute your ideas and plans and make things happen through your ability to convince and lead others.
You are positive and enthusiastic, and genuinely interested in people. You get motivated by contributing to others’ well being and development. Your colleagues like coming to you for support and you inspire, motivate and challenge them.
Why do we need you?
We need you to lead one of our most important competence areas, and ensure that both Making Waves as an organization and our employees can continue to grow. We need you to see beyond today’s design market, and understand where to focus our attention in this fast-changing sector.
We strive to create products, services and experiences that generate true value now and for future generations. As a manager in Experience Design you will be leading one of our key delivery areas that secures this.
What we can offer
This is a place where you will truly love your job. When you meet us and see how we work with our customers, you will notice that our goal is first and foremost to create a great place to work and be of value to our customers. We think with both our heads and our hearts, and do our jobs with integrity and pride.
Because we are a mature organization, we have well-developed internal processes, routines and systems which enable our employees to grow into the best versions of themselves within their disciplines.
We compete at the highest level, earning and retaining the trust of the bravest companies in the Nordic region that is committing to digital transformation journeys.
We offer opportunities for international networking and career development.
Of course, we have competitive terms and conditions. We look forward to hearing from you!
Portfolio or work samples must be included for your application to be considered.