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Job Description

Lead a team of Designers (UX/UI/Graphic/Product) in a growing tech company with an international team!


  • Lead a team of designers that develop and design products for the company's app.
  • Collaborate with the Product Manager, Engineers, and the business to implement creative solutions and improve design standards.
  • Mentor and coach junior designers in the team and upskill the team in general.
  • Provide creative direction for design guidelines, as well as for improving on structures in the company's design processes.

Required skills

  • 10 years of experience with Product or UI/UX Design, ideally focused on the web or native apps, with an accompanying portfolio.
  • 3+ years of managing team members, both offshore and onshore.
  • Experience (3+ years) with mobile app design.
  • Understanding of Agile production process, user-centered design, and interaction design principles.
  • Experience leading creative design workshops.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to get people on board with their plans.
  • Business-level Japanese and English are required.

*Please note that we can only consider applicants who are in Japan

Preferred skills

  • Thorough experience developing mobile apps (Android and iOS)
  • Understanding of online advertising
  • Good understanding of data analytics

Personal Attributes

  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work with a team with minimal supervision, including teams outside of Japan

About our client

The company is one of Japan's fast-growing tech firms, that provides users with essential updates, blogs and news directly to their mobiles every day. It is an international team of people, spread out over their global offices.
This is a company where results matter. Many young people with a good track record have grown their careers to become team and even division managers, regardless of years of service. The company has a flat atmosphere, and communication is easy. They have big growth plans for the future!

*** Benefits ***
Stock Options available
Support for self-study
Support for wellbeing
Lunch is available at the office, cooked on-site by the company chef
Coffee stand at the office (free of charge)
Full flexibility to work from home

Morgan McKinley Asia Pac is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.


Consultant Details

Consultant Details

Mieke Aarsman
Mieke Aarsman
  • Manager | IT Recruitment