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Product Design Lead UX

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Date: 25-Nov-2021

Location: Amsterdam, NL, 1043 NV


Our dream at HEINEKEN is to help our customers grow by serving them better, faster and smarter with digital solutions. To do so, we created a brand-new E-Business team that combines a portfolio of solutions and services to meet the needs and solve the pain points of our customers. The HEINEKEN E-Business team is where product teams, Global Sales, Digital & Technology, as well as our Operating Companies work together in an agile way, break through classical silos and adopt new ways of working.


Because of the success and proven opportunities of the HEINEKEN E-Business, we are scaling up our by insourcing many activities and expanding our team with over 150 new team members into 2022.


Your role at HEINEKEN
In the role of Product Design Lead, you will take a large part in our new endeavours by building a team that will create unique designs for innovations on our E-Business platforms. As part of the product design team, you will own this agenda and create the design strategy. Besides this, You and the team will also focus on improvements of customer journeys and optimizations of current designs to improve the customer experience. As this is a new activity for HEINEKEN, this role offers you a “greenfield” situation, where you can lay the foundation for the innovation and best practices for the E-Business design team. 

In this role, you will be responsible for: 

  • Building and leading a design team
  • Delivering high-quality designs across many types of E-Business products at HEINEKEN
  • Create a design strategy and set-up for the team
  • Reviewing the overall design quality and output of the Design team
  • The Design team’s growth, development and maintaining its high performance
  • Maintaining relationships with different types of stakeholders (product owners, development teams, CXO specialists and local OpCo’s) 

Are we looking for you? 
We are looking for someone with an agile mindset who can easily work in changing conditions and collaborate with various people, cultures and stakeholder levels. For this role, in particular, we are hoping to find someone with creative, design and visualization skills, a pixel-perfect approach and an eye for details. 

As prequalification’s, our ideal candidate would have: 

  • A Bachelor or Master degree in Design
  • Over five years of experience in a similar Design Lead role
  • A strong and proven track record of Product design 
  • Experience in managing a team 
  • Experience in a foods or consumer goods company or a global role
  • Knowledge of experimentation (AB-testing) 
  • Understanding of how to use user data in your designs
  • Working experience with Sketch and Figma
  • Perfect English writing and speaking skills

What is in it for you?
At HEINEKEN, we have a proud reputation for the many career opportunities we offer our employees. Your career has the opportunity for being a unique journey, with a steep learning curve, across various brands, businesses or geographies. Next to a collaborative, international working environment, we will offer you a very rewarding salary and excellent secondary benefits. 

This includes:

  • An extensive and rewarding pension-plan
  • Various training courses as part of your personal development plan
  • Employee discount for health insurances
  • Remuneration for travel expenses
  • Flexible working hours and the flexibility for working from home


Our proud history as a family-owned, independent brewer stretches back 150 years. We brew the highest quality beers, build globally loved brands and strive to do both of these things as sustainably as possible. 
With a larger global presence than any other brewer in the business, we’re able to draw strength from the diverse regions we operate in and sell to – driving consumer trends and opening up new market opportunities in the process. 

No matter where our more than 84,000 global employees are based or what role they play, each one is driven by the same goals and united under the same values.

It’s what makes us proud to say We Are HEINEKEN.


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