VP Product Design (f/m/x)

VP Product Design (f/m/x)
Native Instruments - Berlin, Germany
Full Time
Product Management
Product design

Who We Are
For over 25 years, Native Instruments has been the backbeat to the music industry. As leaders in digital music creation and performance, we’re right there on stage and in the studio with global stars and legends in the making. Guided by our mission to make music creation more inclusive and accessible, our hardware, software and digital services provide innovative, fully-integrated solutions for music producers of all styles and genres.


Ready to make a real change for creators & musicians? We’re looking for a senior design leader who can manage and develop our team of designers, UX researchers and design managers to create the future of music software, services and hardware. We are looking for someone to help us lead and develop design across the entire organization, to simplify user experience from discovery and installation to usage and support. You will support us in further establishing design as a key driver for innovation, accessibility and commercial success.



What You’ll Do
Reporting directly to the Chief Product Officer, and working closely with Engineering and Marketing, you will be accountable for the overall experience of the NI user journey from the first touch point on the web across our entire product ecosystem.
You will lead design across the NI product ecosystem of award-winning music software and hardware as well as the customer & community experience on native-instruments.com
You are accountable for the design mission & strategy and will help us to implement processes and systems to come up with world class design at scale
You will help to establish a seamless user journey between all products & services and make our ecosystem accessible to the next generation of music creators
You will inspire, lead & develop the design team at NI consisting of more than 20 user interface, interaction & industrial designers and UX researchers working inside cross functional product development teams
As a part of the senior leadership team in product, engineering & marketing you will make sure design and its requirements and impact on the customer and business are represented and balanced appropriately

What You’ll Need
Your extensive experience in leading and mentoring digital design teams within complex or matrix style organisations will be critical for this role 
A broad knowledge relating to user centered design methodologies and how they can be applied in agile development setups for software and hardware products
Guided by your motivation for design innovation, your proven track record of modernizing and developing design across an entire user journey and ecosystem
Your demonstrated ability to influence others through thought leadership, your  collaborative approach and your commitment to champion our journey to become a more diverse and inclusive work space
As a key leader within our business, your ability to motivate and inspire design specialists across various design disciplines will be a key success factor and support your success in building and developing your team
Extensive experience setting up design strategy & processes
Strong  and persuasive communication skills, adaptable to various audiences – from executives to product owners and designers
Passion for music and deep desire to help creators succeed – an understanding of music creation and the music creator space is a plus.

About Us
Native Instruments embraces diversity. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we believe the foundation of our dynamic and pioneering spirit starts with a fair and inclusive culture. Our company culture focuses on bringing unique ideas together to fuel innovation. We are based in the heart of the German capital’s creative hub employing more than 400 people across our seven offices in Berlin, Los Angeles, Tokyo, London, Toronto, Paris, and Shenzhen.


All applicants will receive equal consideration for employment at Native Instruments and we encourage everyone to apply – regardless of gender identity, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. 


Help us reach our goal in making the future of music diverse, inclusive, and exciting! We encourage you to submit your application without the requirement for a photograph, identifying factors or personal status information.