Searching for a Product Manager/Designer (m/f/d)

WE MAKE THINGS – Searching for a Product Designer/Manager (m/f/d)

As an innovative and steadily growing company with a high grade of authenticity, Cologne based bicycle company WE MAKE THINGS GmbH is searching for a Product Designer/Manager (m/f/d) to join the company.

WE MAKE THINGS had its roots established in 1996 as an idea between a group of friends, as well as passionate riders, who were unsatisfied with what BMX frames and forks were available at the time and has grown into a company with a strong focus across all things bike related. These roots are reflected through the various brand engagements and still continues to grow to this very day. The minds behind the brands have steadily aimed to blast everyday conventions and to create novel and innovative bikes for all types of riders. Today one can find both technically and aesthetically designed freestyle, BMX, CX, road, and all-road bicycles under the WE MAKE THINGS brands. Within the realm of bicycle WE MAKE THINGS has left remarkable paths and will continue to serve the explorers, the daredevils, the adventurers, the escapists, and all other bike enthusiast in-between.

Credibility, passion, non-conformity, as well as a high degree of technological and creative competence is what is leading the WETHEPEOPLE identity and will continue to lead the brands into the future.


As a Product Designer/Manager (m/f/d), with experience with the bicycle industry, you will be able to hit the ground running and work on new product designs with sketches and CAD drawings. As your designs develop, your knowledge and experience will allow you to manage the product from its prototype all the way through its release onto the market.

This role would suit someone who likes to take ownership of his/her work and is naturally creative and very organized. With so many projects the workflow is varied and fast paced, so you need to be able to switch between tasks effortlessly. You will also be working within a close knit team of graphic and product designers, so a friendly and open personality is a must.

Design Skills

  • Generate original design concepts
  • Communicate ideas through quick sketches
  • Develop ideas into 3D CAD designs
  • An understanding of materials and manufacturing techniques

Management Skills

  • Maintaining a controlled overview of the development of multiple products
  • Communicate clearly with manufacturers
  • Assess and confirm detail drawings for manufacture

Computer Skills

  • 3D CAD software, ideally Solidworks
  • Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator
  • Microsoft Office

If you think you’ve got what we’re looking for, please send Nina Wittkowsky your portfolio and CV (PDF) including your salary expectation and the earliest possible start date to:


Nina Wittkowsky
Richard-Byrd-Strasse 12
D-50829 Köln / Cologne

tel +49 221 5000 57-265
fax +49 221 5000 57-29


Nina Wittkowsky

Richard-Byrd-Str. 12
50829 Köln