The automotive industry is undergoing massive transformation a digital transformation. Software, connectivity and cloud-connected services are redefining the driving experience.
Here at Telenav, we’re proud and excited to be a part of this transformation. We started with in-car navigation and location-based services over a decade ago and are now enabling leading automotive companies like GM, Ford, Toyota and Mercedes to redefine the overall connected car digital experiences.
Telenav’s Automotive Business Unit is seeking a Creative Director to lead the Europe Design Studio based in Cluj, Romania.
The Creative Director works directly with automotive customers to create brand appropriate software experiences in the vehicle, on mobile phones, wearables and computers.
As Creative Director you will drive design strategy for multiple simultaneous customer engagements, as well as plan, design and produce industry leading solutions that meet the customers’ business objectives and create experiences that will delight consumers.
The Creative Director, reports to the Global Head of Design and collaborates closely with the UX Research team, the Product Design teams and directly manages the Custom Experience Design team (CxD).
You will play a key leadership role working with Account, Marketing, Technology and Business Development to deliver quality solutions and drive new opportunities for Telenav.
Telenav creates world-class software for vehicles and mobile phones for a rapidly expanding list of the world’s top automakers.
Our mission is help reduce stress, improve productivity, and make life more fun for people on the go.
Manage the Design Studio to serve Telenav’s business needs- including hiring, establishing the right culture, and set-up the right processes and relationships with other teams
Inject design thinking into the milieu of the Cluj office
Lead the design of beautiful, branded experiences that delight end-users across the multitude of screens that people use in the automotive context : vehicle center stack, instrument cluster, head up display, mobile phones, wearables and personal computers
Lead and direct the CxD team from project concept to completion
Interact directly with automakers and be an educator, listener, and advocate for their brand and the end consumer experience.
Manage and track ongoing engagements, generate estimates, manage risks, issues and resolutions
Work closely with Product Managers, Software Engineers, QA Engineers and Project Managers to define customer solutions
Work closely with reference product and core technology teams to enhance and refine underlying software.
Work closely with customization engineers to flawlessly implement the design
Work with user experience researchers to identify and fix usability challenges.
Ensure efficient team performance and continuous product improvement
At least 5 years experience as Creative Director
10+ years of design experience in a well-established, creative role with a proven track record of success, agency experience a plus
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a studio-based design degree, Graphic Design or Computer Science
Must have been in a client-facing role and have project experience in working with teams on large scale, long-term projects
Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to inspire the creative team to give their best
Excellent interpersonal and communication (verbal, written, and presentation) skills
Candidates must be well-versed in user-centered design methods and techniques
Deep understanding of branding as it relates to user experience
Deep understanding of interaction design patterns for mobile, desktop and web applications
Excellent analytical and process-oriented skills
Ability to gracefully handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
Passionate attitude and enthusiasm to raise the bar on the state of automotive software design
What we offer :
An opportunity to work in a global company working on cutting edge products in a rapidly innovating industry
A challenging, fast paced environment working with very smart highly skilled team mates;
Be part of a great community
Competitive and attractive benefits package