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Senior Design Manager (m/f/d)


Job description

In this multi-disciplinary senior function, you will play an important role in the interaction with our clients and the processes within our teams in Germany as well as Austria.  You will be responsible for new inquiries (acquisition), finding opportunities for new projects. Together with our clients, you clarify the objectives, realistic potentials and framework conditions which we want to achieve. You develop initial approaches as to how and in which constellation we can tackle the topic. You understand the business, design and IT processes and dovetail them with our methods and tools. You make sure that the processes are transparent and run smoothly. During the project you take care of the team, performance in order to deliver the results in the planned time, quality and budget. You proactively deal with changes in topics or obstacles along the process and coordinate solutions that are suitable and practicable. You act as a central contact person for our clients and colleagues. Wherever you are on board, there is clarity, transparency and reliability.

Your tasks at wr&co.

  • Creation of optimal framework conditions for design projects across all touchpoints.
  • Analysis, definition and management of design competencies and resources.
  • Active total workforce management of internal and external resources.
  • Development, implementation and realization of KPI systems for measuring the success of user experience and design performance (design value).
  • Management and organization along the complete “Customer Journey”.
  • Handling and use of instruments, tools and methods to develop, drive and continuously improve the customer experience in the corporate environment of our customers.
  • Acquisition of multipliers and supporters for the topic of design and user and/or customer experience.
  • Practicing “cultural change” in terms of culture, methods and processes (especially product development processes).

Must-have experience and mindset

This task not only requires know-how and professional experience from a creative design background. Strong communication skills, openness and the ability to build trust and maintain relationships are just as important. Curiosity, a hand for strong brands, relevant trends and innovations complete your profile. This also applies to the joy of not simply taking existing methods, design tools, processes and workflows for granted, but constantly checking whether they should be further developed for better results and fun at work.


  • Educational focus on business administration with design and/or technology background.
  • Experience in leading complex projects in the Internet/media environment, consumer electronics or telecommunications industry.
  • Knowledge of key design disciplines and implementation approaches of Product Design in digital service industries.
  • Passion and motivation to design and manage processes, information and tools of Product Design in a simple and effective way from a designer’s perspective.
  • Natural persuasiveness, innovative spirit, communication skills and assertiveness.
  • Ability to present content concisely and persuasively (up to management level).
  • Excellent knowledge of all standard office applications (MS Outlook / Word / PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Methodological knowledge in the implementation of agile projects(SCRUM, Canban) and agile DevOps environments such as SAFe or LeSS.

What you can expect

We are a growing team of thoughtful individuals working on diverse projects, from large-scale digital products and experiences to holistic strategic targets
in transforming environments.
We encourage and respect the need for a healthy work-life balance, offering remote working opportunities but we also see the benefit of regular on-site work for project-related and social face-to-face time. In our offices in Bonn and Vienna and project locations throughout Europe, we foster an open working culture as a team that stands up for and helps each other.

To apply please include a resume, a portfolio and your view on well-designed digital experiences in the world right now.


We look forward to meeting you and working with you to provide a great customer experience.

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To apply please include a resume, a portfolio and your view on well-designed digital experiences in the world right now.

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