Head of GTM Operations Shane

Product Development

Apparel Materials Developer, Fabric & Trim

Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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

  • Initiate & follow up on performance and lifestyle material developments (fabrics & trims) under consideration of requirements set
  • Work to consolidate and educate the product team regarding the material toolbox and global consolidation
  • Ensure that the material concepts are continuously assessed to support the category/market needs and the overall cost-engineering of the products
  • Ensure that quality standards are met with regard to suitable fabric & trim applications on garments and puma requirements for fabrics and trims 
  • Work with overseas offices as a colorist for fabrics and trims running through the Boston office 
  • Establish and maintain a close relationship with apparel development, product management, design, sourcing and external partners/suppliers
  • Support internal and external partners with technical and commercial expertise on fabrics and trims   
  • Manage internal material library for fabrics and trims
  • Ensure internal systems are up to date with correct product specifications
  • Ensure that international and regional seasonal timelines are met   
  • Participating in collection-related meetings as needed, such as design, fabric and accessories meetings, meeting with manufacturers and fitting meetings
  • Support off shore offices resolve any issues arises during production.
  • Support the brand with any new projects.

Your Talent

  • Education:  Bachelor’s degree in a textile or apparel related field
  • Strong knowledge of fabric constructions, yarn and fiber types, and international testing standards
  • Excellent eye for color
  • Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator
  • Self-motivated and comfortable working in a busy office environment
  • Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple projects at various stages at the same time
  • Requires 10% domestic and international travel

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.

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