Design Manager / Project Manager [m/f/x]


We’re looking for a design manager/project manager for our office in Detroit.

A design manager at icon incar is a specialized project manager. He or she is the link between clients and the design team. He or she is responsible for operative project management and a bulk of the communication. Since we typically work directly with our clients’ design departments, fundamental know-how is essential, thus you must be familiar with user experience design. Our design managers work alongside an experienced designer for contextual support.

Our projects range from innovation and research projects in small teams to projects for mass production. Here, over the course of one to two years, interdisciplinary teams of up to 20 people develop new HMI generations.

A design manager independently oversees one complex or multiple less-complex projects in collaboration with a design lead. He or she is convincing when facing customers, works in a highly structured way and reports directly to the account director or creative director.

Your abilities

  • Lead and structure projects related to automotive user experience design
  • Create project plans, time and cost calculations
  • Manage resources
  • Oversee timelines and budget
  • Support design and conceptual teams with the topic, especially in the kick-off phase or during complex challenges during the project
  • Be convincing in client presentation and discussions
  • Communicate between all involved in a project within an interdisciplinary team and with the client
  • Support and improve internal processes and workflows
  • Enjoy national and international travel
  • Actively contribute to our company culture, mutual exchanges and inspiration, as well as iconmobile’s overarching ‘thought leadership program’

Our requirements

  • Degree in UX design, psychology (focus on human-machine interaction, ergonomics, etc.) or a career changer with experience in automotive HMI
  • At least 2 years professional experience
  • Experience in HMI frontend development is a plus
  • Structured way of working, even with multiple projects running in parallel
  • Digital native who’s familiar with and helps drives the latest technological trends
  • Straightforward and a good sense of humor
  • Team player who’s a doer
  • Fluent in German and business level English


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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, citizenship, HIV/AIDS status or any other legally protected factor. Applicants for U.S. based positions are generally required to be eligible to work in the U.S. without the need for current or future sponsorship.