Innovation Team

INNOVATION

MANAGER, FOOTWEAR INNOVATION

Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

SPEED & SPIRIT is what we look for in our candidates, defined by some simple values that inspire us to BE DRIVEN in our performance, BE VIBRANT in our sporting legacy, BE TOGETHER in our team spirit, and BE YOU to let our individual talent and experience shine. Applying for a job at PUMA is easy and all genders are welcome. Simply click APPLY ONLINE and follow the steps to upload your application.

Your Mission

In this role, you will act as the key liaison between the Boston based business units Basketball and Run/Train and the global Innovation team, bringing new concepts to these teams.  You will be the on -the- ground representative of the Innovation team, representing how innovation will shape our future product designs and competitive advantage in the global marketplace.

  • Develop relationships with internal stakeholders and work closely with international cross functional teams to support the creation of research visions and plans
  • Provide a holistic evaluation of new concepts to achieve objectives and high levels of efficiency and accountability
  • Act as critical internal communication liaison and collaborator between the US based external partners and internal Business Units, as well as the Innovation team in Germany
  • Work closely with our legal teams to create contractual language standards
  • Analyze and interpret research studies and data while providing top line overviews and summaries to internal teams
  • Work across Business Units to develop and define unique product stories that speak to our innovation technologies
  • Visualize high quality overview of product concepts rollout by creating, building, and presenting in depth product storytelling

Your Talent

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design, Project Management or related field
  • 5 years+ product creation experience, ideally within footwear or apparel
  • Demonstrated knowledge of all aspects of Performance Sportswear including positioning, creation, prototype making, and manufacturing
  • Understanding of the athletic consumer, specifically related to Running and Basketball
  • Experience communicating, working with international teams, collaborating with subgroups, and managing different priorities within a global, matrixed organization
  • 10-15% domestic and international travel required

PUMA supports over 14,000 employees across 120+ countries. The PUMA Group owns the brand PUMA, Cobra Golf and stichd, and is headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Germany.

PUMA is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of PUMA to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, gender, physical or mental disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.For additional information, please contact: us-hrrecruiter@puma.com