BIRKENSTOCK is a global lifestyle brand that stands for quality, functionality and well-being in all aspects of life. The historical roots of this traditional, family-run company can be traced back to 1774. Today, the product range includes sandals, closed shoes, accessories, natural cosmetics, beds and sleep systems. With over 5,500 employees, BIRKENSTOCK is the biggest employer in the German footwear industry. BIRKENSTOCK has 16 sites in Germany. In Europe, Asia, and North America, BIRKENSTOCK is represented with its own sales offices.

                                                                         

Our Digital Europe team always has an eye on the future while keeping our heritage in mind. We’re passionate about digital trends, we seize opportunities, love to try something new and make the impossible happen. And for all of this, we need colleagues who think outside the box, see the bigger picture and love a challenge. We’re looking for people like you – people who want to grow, contribute and create, who put themselves in our customers’ shoes, keep the company’s interests in mind, are able to properly assess risks and never lose sight of their goals. 

 

Join us in shaping the future at our Munich location as a

Head of Frontend & UX (m/f/d) Europe 

 

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Design and implementation of our Birkenstock DTC e-commerce strategy in Europe and the associated technological platform in close coordination with business stakeholders and IT
  • Provide impetus in the context of frontend development and shaping the technology stack used as well as evaluating and introducing new technologies 
  • Responsibility for the continuous development of the frontend based on A/B testing, market monitoring and data analysis
  • Identification of optimization potentials in the European online stores and derivation of corresponding recommendations for action
  • Prioritization and successful implementation of projects, new features and use cases
  • Market and competition analyses and derivation of trends and measures for continuous performance improvement 
  • Management of external development agencies including management of the development budget
  • Responsibility for onsite KPIs and appropriate reporting to all relevant stakeholders
  • Disciplinary and functional leadership as well as setup and further development of the European Frontend & UX team (incl. localization, personalization, onsite merchandising, content, product owner, project manager, SEO)

 

YOUR PROFILE:

  • At least five years of professional experience in e-commerce (ideally lifestyle and/or fashion) with a focus on customer centricity, content management, UX, Webshop development and product management 
  • At least two years of experience in leading, building and developing a team
  • A conceptual and solution-oriented approach to work
  • Good analytical skills and a confident approach to numbers, data and facts, as well as the appropriate use of tools to derive decisions and recommended actions (GA, Tableau, Lighthouse, Google DataStudio, etc.)
  • Knowledge of HTML, XML, CSS, JavaScript is a plus
  • Proficient with e-commerce store systems, ideally Salesforce, as well as agile web development (SCRUM, Kanban or LeSS / Agile frameworks) and Microsoft Office
  • Extensive experience with different testing methods for web applications
  • Very good English skills, understanding of European markets and intercultural competence
  • Hands-on mentality and the will to make things happen as well as experience in change processes 

 

WE OFFER:
BIRKENSTOCK offers you all the advantages of a successful, fast growing, global company: dynamic work environment, considerable design freedom, authentic and open corporate culture and excellent development opportunities. Sounds exciting? It is. We are looking forward to receiving your online application, stating your salary expectations! If you have any further questions, please contact Lena Wulf (+49 151 17941030).


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