Design Manager, EMEA

Design - Design

Uber Overview

About Uber

We’re changing the way people think about transportation. Not that long ago we were just an app to request premium black cars in a few metropolitan areas. Now we’re a part of the logistical fabric of more than 600 cities around the world. Whether it’s a ride, a sandwich, or a package, we use technology to give people what they want, when they want it.


For the people who drive with Uber, our app represents a flexible new way to earn money. For cities, we help strengthen local economies, improve access to transportation, and make streets safer.


And that’s just what we’re doing today. We’re thinking about the future, too. With teams working on autonomous trucking and self-driving cars, we’re in for the long haul. We’re reimagining how people and things move from one place to the next.

Job Description

About the Role

Uber is building a central creative team in Amsterdam to support all EMEA markets. We're seeking a skilled digital design manager to lead and support the digital design team. The multi talented digital design team consists of copywriters, designers, content strategist and production designers. The role demands great execution, bold innovation, passion with quality, boldness and optimism to be inspired by the unknown and never settle, solving problems with creativity while keeping the user in mind and passion to take projects to the finish line. We are highly user-centric and we sincerely believe we can innovate our way out of any box.  

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What You’ll Do

  • You teach the soft and the hard skills. You help designers and copywriters become a source of inspiration for marketing efforts that inspires marketing management to be even more potent. You can help designers strengthen their voices to become a thought and creative leader. You build teams with watertight comradery.
  • You’re still an amazing designer. Your portfolio is so inspiring that we’d consider you for a staff level position, but your interests also lie in helping others become amazing designers. You still love to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty. You have creative dexterity to craft and lead world class digital executions that range from crm to performance media design.
  • You know how high to set the bar. Uber ships fast. You know what quality looks like and how to help teams ship at that quality with minimal effects on velocity. You don’t have to sacrifice quality for speed and you have mastered a variety of techniques to help your team move at the same pace.
  • You’re a force multiplier for the entire team. You improve the entire design and marketing teams, not just your direct reports. As a leader and example-setter you should be more effective when you’re not even in the room. Your processes will be celebrated, emulated and copied by teams throughout the organization.

What You’ll Need

  • Able to present a strong body of work across print and digital channels
  • Strong conceptual thinker
  • At least 7 years of visual design experience
  • Experience leading and growing teams
  • Cross disciplinary experience in print, interactive and digital design
  • Comfortable with digital channel media testing
  • A solid understanding of designing to achieve business objectives while meeting an expected brand standard and high bar for aesthetic quality
  • Experience creating lean and scalable workflows and implementing process improvements
  • Proficiency with project management and asset management tools (e.g., JIRA, Basecamp, Box, Google Drive, etc).
  • Clear and effective written, verbal, and visual communication skills
  • Strong analytical ability, conflict resolution and negotiation skills
  • Superior organizational, time management, and prioritization skills
  • Highly productive and ability to execute with limited direction. Initiative to solve problems big and small.
  • Experience writing creative briefs and scopes of work, creating and managing budgets


Bonus Points If

  • Agency experience a plus, but not necessary
  • Experience working on projects that reached across multiple EMEA markets


About the Team

The EMEA central creative team consists copywriters, designers, content strategist and production designers. Like the region we serve the team holds a variety of nationalities. Each team member bringing their own expertise and knowledge.

True to the startup spirit that Uber has the team has a go-can-do mentality.
We work with an extensive network external creative partners to realize projects.


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