Gabriel Yap


• Senior Designer Materials Teamsport Footwear

Herzogenaurach, Germany

At PUMA, we are in constant pursuit of faster. That extends beyond our support of the fastest athletes in the world. We also work to be fast in how we adapt to and connect with the constantly changing world around us. Through innovative design, iconic footwear and apparel, and authentic partnerships, we aim to always push what’s next in both sport and culture.

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.

Your Mission

  • Deliver seasonal Material stories and designs that are both in line with the seasonal creative direction and consumer relevant for PUMA Teamsport (Football)
  • Work proactively with the Head of Design Teamsport Footwear and Innovation team to deliver compelling Material innovations on a seasonal basis
  • Co-ordinate material development with the in house development team, sourcing, and suppliers. Provide testing evaluation, and interpretation of results, and communicating them to the team
  • Provide consumer analysis, market research, and material exploration to the cross functional team
  • Collaborate with external suppliers to create new innovative materials that push the boundaries in sports performance.
  • Establish seasonal Material palettes and build captivating seasonal stories that resonate with our key consumer in close collaboration with the Head of Design Teamsport Footwear and Creative Direction Team
  • Responsible for translating the seasonal stories into tangible Material design solutions for the entire Teamsport Footwear portfolio, accountable for the completion and update of all Colour and Material specification packages to a consistent format
  • Execute design deliverables in adherence to product creation timeline
  • Work with the Product Development team to execute designs that adhere to costing goals while advancing category initiatives and be a development partner through on-site factory presence.

Your Talent

  • All genders are welcome to apply
  • College/University degree or equivalent in Design, Material Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Fashion, Apparel & Textile Design or related
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience within Design Industry as a Designer or related
  • In depth knowledge of materials (leather, textile, woven and non-woven, plastic, print) regarding properties, functional value and limitations, within product design
  • Strong understanding of the relationship between Material and Product Design
  • In depth knowledge of the Sports Performance market, most notably in Football and knowledge/experience with function based technical products
  • Proficient in Adobe suite and Microsoft office
  • A creative flair and a passion for all design disciplines
  • Solution driven mindset with a strong emphasis on collaboration
  • Ability to travel and work internationally 25% yearly
  • Excellent professional presentation and communication skills in English.

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. Simply click APPLY ONLINE and follow the steps to upload your application.