Team Lead — Digital Product Design

Design - Düsseldorf, Germany

  • Level: Professionals
  • Start date: As soon as possible

Team Lead — Digital Product Design

Our Design department is currently looking for a Team Lead to empower, inspire and develop our Digital Product Design Team further. We’re looking for someone who has experience in managing a creative team, loves to develop talents and is passionate about building user-centred products. In this role you will continuously improve the user experience of our core product, Hotelsearch, and of our B2B products, as well as communication websites. You’ll be leading a fantastic team of 10-15 designers of different experience levels, working on web and native apps. You will design for cross-channel user journeys, develop the planning for your team with our stakeholders and contribute to evolve the Digital Design direction for trivago. We want a UX/UI expert who can guide the team within a complex operational environment and keep their eye on the bigger picture to develop cohesive product families and to strengthen the trivago brand. If you are passionate about digital design and eager to empower and motivate a diverse team of international designers, then please read on.

The ideal candidate:

  • Has extensive digital design experience and a great sense for digital products
  • Has previously led a team of creatives for 3-4 years. People management skills are essential to this role.
  • Has experience in working with agile teams and integrating design into such environments.
  • Possesses the ability to translate business and technical requirements into great design ideas.
  • Has an academic background in Design, UX, HCI Design, Media, Design or similar.
  • Is a natural leader due to their excellent communication skills and self-confidence.
  • Has an excellent understanding of HTML/CSS.
  • Has a positive attitude and is enthusiastic about working with a team
  • Is a creative soul who speaks their mind and can be trusted to give open, honest feedback.
  • Speaks English (our company language) fluently.
  • Can start as soon as possible.

Life at trivago is…

  • The belief that factual proof, not seniority, determines which path to take.
  • Self-determined working hours based on measuring productivity through goals rather than number of hours spent in the office.
  • Being supported in all your needs, including relocation assistance and language classes for international arrivals.
  • The freedom to embrace small-scale failures as a path to large-scale success.
  • The opportunity to develop personally and professionally with regular free workshops, seminars, sports and activities.
  • The ability to push your ideas through to execution without being held back by bureaucracy.
  • Living in Düsseldorf, a city boasting the 6th highest quality of life in the world for expats.


Additional information:

  • Please note that your CV and motivation letter must be written in English.

If you would like to learn more about the application process at trivago, please click here.

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