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We are a leading international manufacturer of high-quality medical technology products. At our headquarters in Tuttlingen (Germany) and various production, sales and service offices, we employ 8,500 people in over 40 countries worldwide.

To strengthen our team in the Global Innovation Management area at our Tuttlingen or Schaffhausen location, we are looking for a
Director Usability & Design (m/f/d)
Reference number: 45440JME_FSZ
Your tasks:
  • Disciplinary and functional management of the Usability & Design department
  • Strategic development of the department, coaching and development of the assigned direct reports 
  • Initiate and implement process optimizations to further develop the department, processes, and systems 
  • Owns the Usability processes and performance across all KARL STORZ sites globally
  • Ensures Usability processes and responsibilities are harmonized globally allowing for local adaptations to ensure maximum customer value delivery efficiency
  • Ensures adequate Usability resources are available to meet global KARL STORZ portfolio delivery demands. Communicate early and objectively when demand exceeds resource supply
  • Maximize Usability component reuse across the global KARL STORZ portfolio through the efficient and lean structuring of top-level stakeholder needs/requirements and next level system and device requirements
  • Strengthen and grow all Usability technical, tools and process synergies globally across all KARL STORZ systems and devices
  • Works closely and effectively with global KARL STORZ stakeholders to ensure the correct business and technical balance is met for Usability Needs/Requirements input to ensure most efficient and timely project execution
Your profile:
  • Successful completion of a degree (or equivalent) in an engineering discipline such as Usability & Design
  • >5 years working in the usability/interaction engineering development and architecture environment desired
  • >5 years management experience desired
  • >7 years of operating in an International Product Development environment desired
  • Experience in developing and continuously improving Usability processes and tools
  • Knowledge of internal company development processes 
  • Strong leadership personality with proven management experience 
  • An analytical, goal- and result-oriented approach as well as strong communication skills 
  • Very high willingness to take responsibility, personal responsibility as well as commitment and ability to work under pressure 
  • Extensive project experience and holistic process thinking 
  • Communication skills as well as assertiveness, teamwork and conflict management skills 
  • Solution orientation with a focus on the success of the company 
  • Very good written and spoken German and English skills 
Your application:
If you are interested in this position, we would be happy to meet you. Please submit your application online through our career portal, including all necessary documentation (cover letter, curriculum vitae and references). If you have any queries, please feel free to contact Franziska Schwarz-Zanke via E-Mail at Franziska.Schwarz-Zanke[AT]
We look forward to receiving your application.

KARL STORZ SE & Co. KG · Human Resources
Dr.-Karl-Storz-Straße 34 · 78532 Tuttlingen

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