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Job Description

We are looking for a Design Manager to lead one of our consumer-focused design teams. Your goal will be to support, coach, and manage a team of designers focused on crafting the future of how consumers obtain their next mobility solution. You will be the strategic partner for UX within your product area, acting as a voice to other functions and a champion of UX within mobile.de.

You will work alongside other design managers as part of the broader UX chapter consisting of 30+ designers, researchers and content specialists. You will report to the Head of UX. You will not be an individual contributor, but will focus on your team and the tactical and strategic involvement of UX. 

We believe in working iteratively in cross-functional teams. We create hypotheses, test them with our users, and utilize data and insights to learn and find the right solution. We believe in working collaboratively within UX and with other roles toward a common goal.

Your responsibilities: 

  • Manage a team of four or more Product Designers, ensuring their growth and development
  • Act as a mentor and coach
  • Drive Product Design and UX excellence in your product area and design team, advocating for users and user value while maintaining a strong understanding of the business context
  • Drive collaboration across the entire UX team, connecting your team with the rest of the organization
  • Help shape product strategies and define and drive a design strategy for your product
  • Become a specialist on our users - how they work, what their needs are, and how we can support them


  • First experience with people leadership and mentoring others
  • Great communicator; you know how to work with other roles and functions
  • Experience in shaping teams and team processes, especially with a focus on collaboration
  • Extensive experience as a UX or product designer
  • Practice in developing and implementing strategies and advocating for UX
  • Driven to grow and learn
  • Passion for design, collaboration, and people
  • Effective English, German is a plus

Additional Information

  • Opportunity to shape the way we work. Your feedback and opinions are valued at all levels of the organisation
  • Benefits including stock purchase plan and annual bonus plans
  • Flexibility to work when and how you want - flexible hours, autonomy to set your own agenda, choice of phone and computer
  • Smart Working Policy - work remotely some of the time, balanced with time in the office together with your team - between 5 and 45 days per quarter in the office depending on each team. (Please clarify this for your team during your first interviews!). 
  • ‘Work from anywhere’ weeks - up to four weeks working from anywhere, including from another country, as long as you have an internet connection!
  • Additional three months fully-paid parental leave time
  • Career development, including individual training budget and language classes
  • 28 days of holidays

Adevinta is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. 

Covid-19: We’re reviewing the situation on a regular basis to ensure that we follow all local government guidelines and put the health of our people first. All interviews are currently taking place virtually. 

Company Description

Founded in 1996, mobile.de disrupted the status quo of buying and selling cars with the first online vehicle marketplace, driven by the idea to create something new. As a driver of change for growth and innovation, we became more than just a platform. We are an ecosystem of skilled and entrepreneurially minded people, a community to unite sellers and buyers. As the No 1 marketplace in Germany we closely cooperate with a powerful network of around 42,000 dealers and connect them with almost 17 million unique users per month. 

Mobile.de is part of Adevinta: a global online classifieds specialist and sustainability leader with 40+ products in 15 countries.