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Executive Director

In a nutshell:

IDEO in Munich would like to hire an Executive Director to join their studio leadership team. Helping to lead one of IDEO’s studios, you will have joint responsibility for a team of around 45 people, who collaborate closely with an amazing group of regional and international clients, on complex challenges that creating positive impact.

Why is this role important for IDEO’s work?

We hope this is an extraordinary opportunity for you as a creative leader. You will be able to create impact on many levels; on our team, on our design content, on the way we work with clients, as well as with other senior leaders at IDEO.

You will be tackling some of our clients' toughest systemic challenges; from building the future of manufacturing to evolving financial services, from designing health, retail and lifestyle experiences to building digital and physical products. We are interested in helping organisations make change, but always from a human centred perspective.

A little detail on this role:

There are four key areas of responsibility to this role:

Our business strategy

As IDEO constantly evolves in order to achieve its’ strategy and ambition, you will be part of a team who defines and executes strategic initiatives to help us build new capabilities, skills, processes and partnerships.

Our client relationships

Contributing to the overall impact of IDEO you will develop and lead multiple sizeable programmatic client relationships each year.

Our culture

Our culture is very important to us. As a leader at IDEO there is responsibility to not only be role models of our culture, but hold our teams accountable to the values that we hold dearly.  You have the opportunity to work with and lead some of the best talent in the world.

Our creative excellence

IDEO creates impact through design. At the core of this is our want to deliver the best work of our lives, to explore the edges of design, to create solutions that we are proud of and that have the positive impact we would like. This is an opportunity for you to help lead our teams, and to drive quality.

Your application

We recognise that you will have various degrees of expertise in each of these key areas, and as such we would like to hear from senior candidates with a proven track record of leadership in creative organisations, in and out of the design industry.  If you are interested in applying please can you provide your cv/ resume, a portfolio if that is relevant to your work experience, and a cover letter that touches on why you think your experience is relevant.

On review of your application, we will provide you with much more detail in a full job description including details about the hiring process.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Equal Opportunity Employer

IDEO is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.