We are looking for a
Innovation Manager / Project Lead (f/m/x)

At IXDS, we are working towards enabling fluid mobility in all aspects of life. Want to join the ride? Get in touch!


IXDS is a collective of designers, technologists, researchers and entrepreneurs in Berlin and Munich. Collectively, we work towards a shared purpose: To create desirable and lasting impact by empowering individuals, teams, and businesses.

With a unique set of tools and methods, we uncover relevant user and market insights and leverage the best of existing technology to transform these insights into desirable product and service experiences. We work across the digital and analogue to create an enduring impact on organizations and people: Every day, we are getting our heads around how people will live their lives in the future – in smart homes or when they shop, how they manage their health intelligently or get from A to B in a seamless way, how they collaborate and live together in totally new formats. We think about how companies can offer smarter services to their clients and employees, finding smarter ways to manufacture and distribute goods. And we love to prototype this future, day by day: By continuously delivering reference experience prototypes we accelerate the invention and market readiness of meaningful products and services.



  • You will lead innovation projects with our automotive OEM clients, combining technology and design to create radically new user experiences
  • You have experience in managing project scopes based on uncertain and ambiguous briefings and take responsibility for the budget 
  • You inspire our clients and actively seek opportunities to deliver beyond their expectations 
  • You will manage projects, lead it on the creative as well as on the team level - all parts are equally important to us


  • You have a strong background in organising based on uncertain and ambiguous briefings
  • Ideally, you are experienced in the mobility sector or automotive industry
  • You are confident leading multidisciplinary teams and have a design or technology background
  • Ideally, you have an understanding of one or more the following fields: service design, user research, industrial design and manufacturing methods, UX/UI design, business design or creative technology
  • You have great communication skills to successfully negotiate with clients, present outcomes, lead workshops, guide teams as well as acquire new projects
  • You are truly ambidextrous and can work in agile and traditional project setups, depending on the project’s requirements
  • You are fluent in English; and your German is on a native-speaker level.


  • A purpose-driven, collaborative working culture and studio atmosphere
  • Work with clients ranging from startups to big corporates
  • Great variety of projects in diverse contexts and industries
  • Interdisciplinary teams to build and share knowledge and tackle complex challenges
  • Supportive team culture cultivated in collective team lunches, thirsty thursdays, coffee dates etc.
  • Balanced working hours and a 4-day work week (80%)
  • The opportunity to take over responsibility quickly and shape your own career
  • Fair pay and a bonus program for every team member
  • Flexible collaboration tools and working hours/places to take your personal life situation into account 


If this sounds like the job for you, let’s talk! Send an email to work@ixds.com with your CV/portfolio, links to prior work and your salary expectations (80%).