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UX Designer - Mobile app



Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posted on Tuesday, October 18, 2022

At Picnic, we’re designing an affordable, hassle-free grocery service for the many. We believe everyone should be able to enjoy the benefits of a truly online supermarket, so that people spend less time shopping for bulky groceries and more time enjoying life.
To offer this user-friendly proposition we are revolutionizing the logistical backbone of our service. A data driven and hyper efficient way of distributing goods enables us to cut down on food waste and energy usage in substantial ways.

If you’re a passionate UX Designer, we’re offering you the opportunity to join the diverse team at our Amsterdam HQ and make a real difference in a fast scaling environment.

🥜 In a nutshell

The store team shapes all shopping interactions within our mobile app used by hundreds of thousands on a daily basis. We design features in collaboration with our users that truly fit their everyday needs. This is especially interesting for grocery shopping since our customers make large amounts of very personal buying decisions, every week again. Taking care of themselves and their loved ones by ensuring a stocked up fridge and cooking a healthy variety of meals.

Next to being part of specific product teams, we also form a company wide UX guild. UX at Picnic covers many topics: from enterprise products and automated warehouses, to e-commerce platforms and even physical products like a custom built electric vehicle. As a distributed group of UX designers and thinkers, we come together to align and ensure an unprecedented customer experience in e-commerce. Next to that it is also a lot of fun to meet up with the UX peeps regularly 😉

🎯 What you’ll do

Your goal is to make in-app grocery shopping an effortless and personally rewarding journey. You will research user habits, identify opportunities and develop prototypes for new promising features. Supported by our UX research team you will evaluate your work with real customers in a weekly cycle!

Every project you will:

  • Have the autonomy to own the design of new features from beginning to end. Everything you do matters and will be developed and tested at a fast pace.
  • Sharpen project briefs based on explorative research together with UX researchers and product owners.
  • Build low and high fidelity prototypes to be tested and evaluated on a weekly basis with real users.
  • Document the final design requirements on interaction and UI level to brief and support developers during the development phase.
  • Learn and grow through the continuous feedback and mentoring by seasoned UX designers and researchers.
  • Support the development and maintenance of our design libraries and system.
  • Continuously explore new ideas in order to initiate new projects and improvements, design is never done ;).

⭐ About you

You are an opinionated designer that is excited by the prospect of simplifying the lives of ordinary people. Enabling our users to spend time in a more qualitative way while offering them a more sustainable way of ordering weekly groceries.

  • Excited about the idea of simplifying people's lives with respect to their values
  • 4-8 years of experience as UX Designer
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in a relevant design field
  • Experience in leading complex projects collaborating with various stakeholders
  • Excited about promoting UX thinking troughout an organisation
  • Ready to coach starting product designers on their craft skills
  • Solid understanding of UI concepts with great eye for detail
  • Fluent in English speaking and writing (no Dutch required)
  • Holder of an EU work permit

📖 Picnic perks

Every expert was once a beginner!

You’ll get plenty of opportunities to challenge yourself and grow, including the Picnic Tech Academy, Lunch & Learn sessions, and tailored soft skills training. We also offer free professional weekly language courses.

Make a difference

You’ll work in an awesome scale-up environment with the freedom to drive your own projects and create a visible impact. Our fully electric vehicles and sustainable business model mean you’ll also be contributing to making the world a better place!

Teamwork makes the dream work

With more than 80 nationalities across 3 countries, you’ll be part of a diverse company with plenty of cool stuff to get involved with, from board game evenings to after-work drinks to our company ski trip and more!

You are what you eat

You’ll get freshly prepared, healthy lunches and snacks (with plenty of vegetarian, vegan, and halal options). Coffee snob? Don’t worry, our amazing Picnic barista has you covered.

Stay healthy

Mental health is important. As well as having the option to speak with Picnic colleagues who act as confidential advisors, our collaboration with OpenUp gives you easy access to professional psychologists, along with workshops and materials.

There are plenty of sports communities and events to get involved with, from tennis to yoga to climbing!

Attractive package

We offer competitive compensation and a pension plan that looks out for your future self as well as 25 vacation days per year, so you can recharge your batteries

Work-life balance

Where possible, we like to enable people to work in ways that suit their working styles, which is why we have a hybrid-working model.

Benefits for expats

It can be daunting starting a new job AND moving to a new country. That’s why we offer lots of support for our many expat colleagues, including:
Relocation package: If you join Picnic from abroad, we’ll cover your trip to Amsterdam, sponsor your Visa, and offer you a month of accommodation while you settle in (as long as regulations allow).

In the Netherlands, we offer support with your first tax report as well as arranging the 30% ruling.

From health insurance to living arrangements to pet passports, there are always colleagues who’ve faced the same challenges and are more than happy to help!

Commitment to equal opportunities

Picnic is an equal opportunity employer—this means that all decisions regarding applications will be based on qualifications and merit. Applicants will be regarded independently of age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, skin color, civil status, religious beliefs, physical or mental disability, or any other factors protected by law.

At Picnic, we celebrate and value our differences and are committed to building a safe and inclusive working environment where everyone can be themselves.

Our recruitment process

Phone screening


Case day

Closing interview


The perks we offer