Senior Design Manager (Maternity cover)

8 month ago

About WeTransfer

Every day, millions of people rely on WeTransfer to share their creative ideas.

Having made its name in the game of quick and simple file-sharing, WeTransfer has grown into an end-to-end suite of digital solutions with more than 87 million monthly active users in 190 countries. Beyond the WeTransfer.com platform, we have the storytelling platform WePresent, quick slide-making tool Paste, immersive sketching app Paper, and inspiration-capturing tool Collect. We design and deliver delightful experiences that continue to feel obvious and intuitive to millions of people—from our moms to your favorite artists. As a certified B-Corp, WeTransfer aims to be a sustainable and responsible tech company, balancing people, planet, and profit

So, the work we do matters. Come and be a part of it.

WePresent is WeTransfer’s digital arts platform, acting as the company’s cultural torchbearer to a monthly audience of 3 million in 190 countries. Collaborating with emerging young talent to renowned artists such as Marina Abramovic, Riz Ahmed, FKA twigs and David Sedaris, WePresent showcases the best in art, photography, film, music, literature and more, championing diversity in everything it does. The platform’s commissions range from editorial features to films, illustrations, photography series, events, exhibitions and social media activations, with an aim to offer a fresh take on the magic and mystery of creative ideas.

Job Description

About you
As a Design Manager you’ll be part of our diverse, fast-paced advertising studio team, working alongside a talented team of designers, copywriters and developers to bring digital interactive ad experiences to life. You'll lead the crafting and execution of a wide range of digital projects and frequently collaborate with our brand, marketing and editorial teams. Working in the Advertising Studio means you'll collaborate with top tier brands on leading campaigns, all while helping shape the evolution of advertising and the creative studio at WeTransfer.

This is a maternity cover for 6 months starting in August.

Your role:
Day to day, you’ll help with the management of our team including mentorship and investing in the success of your direct reports, leading initiatives that build the long term culture. You’ll champion our team and culture at a project and team level, share inspiration widely and be considered a tastemaker on the team. You will ensure that the team has everything they need to do their jobs to the highest standard and impact. You will also proactively propose and own the implementation of processes and tools to increase productivity and improve results.

You will work closely with Studio leadership and well as will the Advertisement Sales and Strategy teams to ensure we are planning and delivering on all our strategic priorities in the most aligned way. You will also ensure these priorities are clear for all Advertising Studio team members and in full alignment with our project planning and resource allocation.

You will be providing guidance and feedback to team members across all stages of projects, enabling the team to deliver engaging digital advertisements on our transfer platform and beyond. You have impeccable design skills, a passion for art & technology, and always actively scanning the web for the latest design trends. You’re naturally a strategic thinker and someone who is always looking to extend the boundaries of what’s possible in digital design.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Taking responsibility for the day-to-day management and career growth of your direct reports, as well as the team’s creative output and business impact.

  • Facilitate collaboration with our diverse team of designers and developers

  • Lead pitches and craft presentations with supporting design concepts and mockups (static and animated)

  • Provide hands on guidance to the team to ensure each project meets our creative guidelines and maintains a high degree of quality and innovation

  • Mentor and lead all Designers that work alongside you on projects and provide constructive creative feedback

  • Foster a collaborative, creative and inclusive learning environment

  • Take ownership of internal initiatives that help inspire the team and streamline processes

  • Foster strong and collaborative relationships with key internal stakeholders within the company

  • Identify areas for growth and understand how to frame up opportunities for senior leadership to help action


  • 10+ years experience leading and designing high end digital interactive projects

  • Experience with management in a similar role

  • Experience inspiring, leading and managing designers and other creative disciplines

  • Experience working in a fast paced agency environment

  • Strong skills in UI visual design

  • An eye and passion for details

  • Understanding that with more responsibility comes more autonomy

  • Stellar interpersonal and communication skills with both internal and external stakeholders.

  • Fluent in English (both written and spoken).

  • Ability to handle multiple projects and be flexible and adaptable to client needs

  • Actively scans the web for the best of the best inspiration, examples of our craft and shares your exciting finds with the team

  • Ability to manage uncertainty and enjoys solving undefined problems

  • Based in AMS (not open to relocation)

This is a maternity cover for 6 months starting in August.

Equal Opportunities

WeTransfer is an equal opportunity employer and we pride ourselves on the diversity of our people. We welcome you, and everything that makes you—well, you. That includes your gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, or disability status.

A note on flexible working

Our goal is to provide you with flexibility to work however suits you best. Our baseline is working from home in our hub countries, all we ask is that you are able to access hub offices for team events. However, we also know that many employees enjoy coming to the office every week, and that's the joy of flexibility. You do you.

We also recognise that we have a diverse, globally mobile workforce, and we love that about WeTransfer! We offer employees the opportunity to work from anywhere* for up to six weeks per year. We want to give individuals the flexibility to change their working environment in order for them to stay healthy, productive and inspired.

Background screening

While it is not necessarily a determining or disqualifying factor for any role, you may be required to complete a standard employment background screening.

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