Head of GTM Operations Shane

Product Development

Sr Material Developer

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

  • Continuous assessment and improvement of the material portfolio for the assigned business units to meet their needs as well as sustainability targets and quality standards
  • Gather market data and trends as well as monitor social media closely
  • Research into new technologies, seasonal trends, competition and products/market
  • Provide market intelligence to the business to develop new trends and bring newness to the business
  • Responsible for the development process of fabrics and trims
  • Establish and maintain close relationships with Apparel Development, Product Management, Design, Innovation Team, Sourcing and external partners/suppliers, Material Management Team, Technical Team and respective Fabric Developer at Source
  • Provide Development, Product Management and Design with new ideas as well as  technical and commercial expertise
  • Update and maintain the material systems with product specifications
  • Follow up and support global fabric and trim initiatives and projects.

Your Talent

  • Graduate Engineer in Textile / Clothing Technology or similar education
  • At least 5 years of experience in apparel/ materials development in the sports industry
  • Very good knowledge of the product/ material development process
  • Proven project management experience 
  • Creative and innovative thinking
  • Strong communication skills and cultural awareness
  • Team player
  • Excellent English skills
  • All genders are welcome to apply.

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.