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Team Lead Design (m/f/x)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Berlin

Your role

As the Team Lead for Design, you mentor and collaborate with 3 Digital Product and Communications designers on Kitchen Stories’ visual appearance. Under the Head of Arts, you are part of the creative team along with Photographers, Videographers, and Video Editors. In a cross-functional, agile environment, you help the design team to grow through mentorship, empowerment, and a hands-on mentality.

  • As the design team lead, you are responsible for building an environment in which all designers continuously evolve and grow by driving personal development in one-on-ones, moderating workshops with the larger group, and identifying and recruiting top talent to join the team as needed.
  • You help to define and oversee new features and designs within a cross-functional, creative team together with product managers, engineers, testers, and creatives.
  • You coach and empower the team to deliver high quality infographics, iconography, UI elements, print material, and illustrations, and support them by managing stakeholders and expectations.
  • Together with the Sales team you take a lead role in managing the design elements of client presentations and making them shine.
  • You ensure our designs are consistent across all channels and products and that our corporate identity is represented and developed in the best way possible.
  • You are an advocate for design process, system, and documentation.
Your profile
  • You have a strong portfolio showcasing both visual and UX design work.
  • You are passionate about digital product design – you have an up-to-date understanding of best practices and trends in web and mobile app design.
  • You have experience in leading a team with a mindset for empowering, motivating, and encouraging personal development.
  • You have excellent organizational and communication skills and an ability to manage multiple projects at once.
  • You have the ability to storyboard or translate ideas to designers and others, influencing external and internal stakeholders.
  • You have a deep knowledge of layouts, graphic fundamentals, typography, and the limitations of online and offline design work.
  • You are confident using Figma, Adobe Creative Suite, and other design tools, along with Powerpoint; knowledge in Premiere and After Effects is a plus.
  • You have strong English skills, German is a plus.
  • You love cooking and eating and are inspired by food as a topic.
Our offer
  • The opportunity to be part of an engaged, motivated, and international team, working together to build the ultimate cooking platform for our community
  • Our “House of Training” program, which empowers employees with a dedicated minimum budget of 1,000€ per person for trainings
  • A supportive and appreciative working environment, which ensures that you will not only grow professionally but also personally
  • Flexible working arrangements (e.g. home office), which allow you to organize your working day individually
  • A brand new office, boasting 5 kitchens, flexible work spaces for creative thinking and quiet time, and a well-stocked bar!
  • Team events, from lunch parties and Friday beers, to summer boat rides and barbecues
  • A strong awareness of the importance of heterogeneous and diverse teams and a continuous emphasis on cross-functional collaboration
  • Tons of great food to test and try from our shoot and test kitchens every day
  • A competitive compensation package, including additional days off for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve
About us
Founded in 2013, Kitchen Stories encourages everyday cooking through trusted recipes, intuitive technology, and an engaged community. We reach millions worldwide through our award-winning apps, and website, as well as smart TVs, Amazon Echo, and other platforms. Our international team of 56 is creative, tech-driven, and industrious - we spend our days perfecting the home cooking experience from the heart of Berlin. Most importantly, we love food and celebrate the diversity of a global cooking culture, as well as its people.
We are looking forward to your application!
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