Gabriel Yap


Footwear Designer 2, Performance Running

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

  • The Footwear Designer 2, Performance Running position will be responsible for meeting seasonal and category design objectives within the parameters of the PUMA International timeline.
  • The candidate will design into the Performance Run footwear category by combining the applied logic of biomechanics, provocative and enduring style to bring unique products to market.
  • Conceptualize new Performance Running footwear designs.
  • Provide Running market research and design trend analysis inclusive of North America, Europe and Global regions.
  • Prepare design review presentations.
  • Execute footwear design detailing and technical packages.
  • Design and specify trend relevant color and material options.
  • Refine and finish footwear designs through multiple prototyping process.
  • Prepare original designs and execute to the highest level of quality without direct supervision.

Your Talent

  • Minimum 4-year College/University degree in Industrial Design or related field.
  • 3-5 years product design experience in the Performance Running category.
  • Understand footwear manufacturing materials and processes.
  • A strong sense of biomechanical and user centric design solutions for runners.
  • Demonstrate a high level of understanding in consumer trends, retail/market/product line dynamics and how the products you design affect those environments.
  • Strong drawing, rendering and presentation skills.
  • Refined design conceptualization and communication skills.
  • Competency in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Microsoft Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to travel and work internationally 25% yearly.

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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