Gabriel Yap


Sr. Designer Color & Materials Sportstyle 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 color and material stories and designs that are both in line with the seasonal creative direction and consumer relevant for PUMA Sportstyle.
  • Collecting information on color, material trends and styling
  • Innovate in finishing level of Designs, driving 'firsts' in areas of color, material application and usage, construction, branding etc.
  • Work closely with development teams to ensure materials meet the testing and usage standards for PUMA Sportstyle products
  • Establish seasonal material palettes and build captivating seasonal stories that resonate with our key consumer in close collaboration with Team Head & Creative Direction Team
  • Create colorway and material specification for Footwear
  • Create graphic designs for Footwear          
  • Possible travel to sample rooms and factories in Asia to implement development and review prototypes.

Your Talent

  • All genders are welcome to apply
  • Bachelor’s Degree in design and/or relevant field of study
  • At least 5 years of progressive work experience of designing for a leading footwear/lifestyle/sports brand, ideally in the fashion or sports industry
  • Proven experience in colour and material design, color and material creation, selection as well as graphic & print design
  • Extensive knowledge of domestic and international retail, consumer trend, and product line dynamics
  • Experience in international product development, manufacturing processes, product conceptualization and technical package specification
  • Strong knowledge of international fashion/consumer trends and global market dynamics in footwear
  • Proficiency in Adobe Packages
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Very good verbal and written language 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.