Product & Visual Design Manager in Munich, Germany

AmazonBuyVIP is a leading and fast growing "Members Only" Shopping Community with websites in Spanish, Italian and German. We offer fashion and lifestyle products through sales events to our community members – desirable products at great prices delivered by Amazon’s shipping and service experience. Our focus is on fashion brands (apparel, shoes, accessories, beauty) – we offer also premium brands in the home, electronics or sports area.

The Design Team is building the best online shopping experience through photography, graphic design, and usability design enabling the customers to make more informed purchasing decisions.

Amazon BuyVIP is looking for an exceptionally motivated and talented Product & Visual Design Manager to lead a creative team ensuring a perfect process for high quality imagery and strong customer focus.

The Product & Visual Design Manager will be responsible to review consistency and quality of all graphics, the constant optimization of the workflow and monthly KPI creation towards internal Digital Imaging Services subsidiary. Further more the Product & Visual Design Manager will work closely with the Creative Director following the creative direction and to coordinate additional projects, collaborate with Marketing / CRM team and Tech POC to continue working on the overall CX.

Responsibilities include:

  • Management of an international team of designers based in Germany, Italy and Spain

  • Production with the team of elevated editorial images for our events, in line with design style guide, and meeting production due dates.

  • Product selection for daily event creation

  • Planning, coordinating and overseeing the production flow for daily events and marketing specific graphics, determine how best to represent a concept visually, review and approve designs and graphics developed by staff members

  • Production of ad hoc graphic requests

  • Align and exchange with Imaging at Amazon BuyVIP and Amazon

  • Coordinate activities with other artistic or creative departments in order to share best practices, learnings, processes and improve efficiency driven by innovation

  • Partner with all cross functional teams (MKT, Deman, Sourcing Team) to ensure best process & CX

  • Develop detailed budgets and timelines

  • Design and deploy technical solutions to reduce manual work on non-value added activities

  • Streamline production and planning process

  • Standardize production quality and proficiency among designers

  • Bachelor’s degree or completed education in photography / graphic design or a similar qualification

  • Professional experience in a high volume, high production operations environment

  • Proficient creating and analyzing operational performance metrics

  • Experience managing a team/function

  • Previous operational leadership experience in a high volume commercial studio Proficiency using multiple platforms and software to create/measure productivity and other operational metrics

  • Proficiency in Excel and Photoshop

  • More than 3 years’ experience in leading a creative team, ideally with international experience

  • Demonstrated ability to manage high volumes of workflow including prioritization, planning and task delegation under tight deadlines

  • Experience successfully leading teams/functions through change

  • Obsession with delighting customers

  • Strong project management skills

  • Excellent analytical & problem solving skills

AMZR Req ID: 463723