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Head of Design

Schibsted Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Full time

In general
This senior position will be responsible for the definition and implementation of our creative strategy for the company’s websites and apps.
This role goes far beyond simple aesthetics: you will coach both engineering and product to empathise with the user and build creative, beautiful, and highly usable experiences. You will define and lead the creative processes, ensuring tight and effective collaboration across the vertical teams. You own the responsibility for delivering the highest quality product with our talented designers, and be the design visionary for Schibsted Spain products (Infojobs, Fotocasa, Milanuncios, Segundamano,, etc..).

You will have the overall responsibility for all work completed within the graphical design area in Schibsted Spain Verticals, in addition to ensure processes for collaboration across the different vertical teams, sharing of knowledge and resources, and advancing the organisation to its fullest potential. You will ensure to bring the sites from web design to mobile/app design in a scalable way to have the best app experience and to bring the sites from manual design to an automated scalable way of working (common repositories and libraries, common image servers etc.)

This includes
Ensure that all design work is completed to the highest standard.
Develop an environment to bring a seamless experience to users between communication and design.
Contribute to the evolution and maintenance of each creative discipline workflow.
Work with the product directors, ux-specialists, and technical managers to create creative processes that align with the company's overall goals and objectives.
Define and improve the toolsets, processes and deliverables for all aspects of the design process.
Partner strategically and creatively with stakeholders, ensuring quality while delivering fast.
Rally teams around a common design language and put a high-impact bow around our company vision.
Inspire creativity, experimentation, collaboration and sharing within the design community.
Ensure staffing and personal growth in the company’s designers, including performance appraisals and training programs.

Tasks to do
Shape, define and implement the creative strategy for the company’s websites.
Maintain visual appearance, implement the corporate style guide.
Coach, mentor and develop the visual Designers teams .
Ensure coherence and consistency in designs proposal.
Work effectively across a variety of media (Web, Tablet, Mobile).
Managing outsider creative resources when necessary.
Aggressively reviewing and staying abreast of markets trends.
Selecting, developing and evaluation the visual Designers.

Personal capabilities
You’re a champion for design and user research.
You want to invent and build something new.
Passionate about digital product design and enjoy the thrill of creating a great user experience.
Ability to thrive in a rapid paced environment on multiple projects.
Great at rallying designers to do the best work of their career.
Experience from being part of a design team that has demonstrated clear benefits.
Experience in designing mobile web and native applications.
Fluency in how social products engage and grow.
Web enthusiast.
Self-driven, fearless interest and curiosity in gadgets, inventions and world-changing leaps in technology, along with a healthy disrespect for the impossible.

Minimum required
Over 5 years of practical in-house visual design experience for online services, including having worked on al transactional website.
Experience in lead UI teams and lead, agile or scrum environments.
A portfolio that clearly demonstrates ability to conceptualize and create digital designs.
Ability to balance the needs of Business and design constraints.
Solid analytical skills, sound Business judgment.
Proved strategist with solid project Management skills and Access managing objectives from inception/completion, on time and on Budget.
Strong Communications skills: verbal, written and visual.
Passion for creating awesome design.
B.A or B.F.A in Graphics Design or related discipline.


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Head of Design
Schibsted Spain
Barcelona, Spain
38k - 63k
Pl. Xavier Cugat 2, Edif. A | 08174 Sant Cugat del Vallès | Barcelona