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The Opportunity

PHOENIX is a design and innovation studio that creates experiences that touch people - today for tomorrow - always driven by Logik, Moral und Magie. As an independent, award-winning design and innovation studio, PHOENIX makes the often foggy future visible and tangible for its partners, accompanying them from idea to market success. Today, the team of around 70 international experts designs at the Stuttgart, Munich and Shanghai locations and thus stands for excellent design - as confirmed by over 900 design awards since our founding in 1987 and our first-place rank in the category design studio of the iF World Design Index.

We are certain that economic success and social progress are the results of having of a deep understanding of people, their needs and desires. Our mission is to develop stimulating product experiences that are enriching for users and their personal wellbeing.

We work with leading and forward-thinking brands such as Audi, BSH, Hansgrohe, Haier, Huawei, Interstuhl, Stiebel Eltron, Telekom, Trumpf, Vorwerk, and Zeiss. Together and with trust, we are taking the path to the future - day after day since 1987.

Your tasks

  • As Principal Industrial Designer you will inspire and motivate our team with extraordinary ideas
  • You are capable of tracing the newest trends in all areas, demonstrate unusual solution methods and strive to break new ground
  • With your unconventional way of thinking you can trigger enthusiasm in our international clients like Audi, BSH, Deli, Fraunhofer IPA, Haier, Hansgrohe, Huawei, LG, LUQEL, Rittal, Stiebel Eltron, Still, Trumpf, Vorwerk, Wilkhahn
  • You know and apply specific procedures and techniques from the areas of innovation, creativity and research. Hence you will initiate the introduction of design tools and strategies to specifically improve the creativity and innovation power of the teams

Your expertise

  • At least 10 years of professional experience, preferably in an international setting (Experience on the Chinese market would be a nice add-on)
  • Exceptional design competence coupled with a high level of analytical and conceptual skills within the framework of complex and challenging projects
  • Deep understanding of holistic user experience with regard to the brand and to user needs
  • Experience in preparing and conducting pitch presentations
  • Very good English verbal and written skills
  • Chinese and/or German skills would be beneficial
  • Strong knowledge of design processes and methods as well as strong presentation and communication skills

Our offer

  • A fun and passionate team that places high importance not only on professional skills, but also on great personalities, as well as an honest and friendly way of being and working together
  • A friendly, family-like work-environment, flextime workdays, home-office support and low levels of hierarchy
  • An onboarding program which will prepare you well for your new role and introduction to your new team
  • Opportunity to receive on- and off-the-job training, as well as travel to events, trade-shows, conferences, and exhibitions
  • Opportunity to work on a diverse range of projects with a diverse range of professionals – from researchers and technologists to industrial designers and model-makers
  • Regular team-events – planned and spontaneous: from annual all-hands trips and X-mas parties, to ad-hoc Karaoke, good vibes, and of course the Oktoberfest


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