Gabriel Yap


Designer Accessories

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

  • Responsible for the creative design and execution of SMU product lines which includes sportstyle and performance products
  • Take direction and inspiration from the Accessories Creative Direction to incorporate PUMA seasonal initiatives into the Accessories ranges
  • Translate the briefings into innovative design ideas
  • Ensure that the balance between innovation and commerciality of the product offering is constantly maintained
  • Provide exact specifications for the development of the product lines
  • Lead product design reviews together with product line management; create and present seasonal trend and color overviews at design meetings
  • Partner with Development Team in research of fabrications, techniques and applications.  Develop thorough understanding of the capabilities, flexibility and limitations of source base
  • Create and execute accessories ranges that are brand appropriate and meet the needed cost and margin requirements.
  • Responsible for the timely and accurate completion of detail sheets, CADs, and tech packages based on design time and action calendar
  • Help the general product team needs which could include designs for additional categories
  • Be proactive in order to resolve design issues.

Your Talent

  • All genders are welcome
  • Bachelor Degree in Design and/or relevant field of study
  • 2+  years Design experience, ideally in Accessories
  • Advanced skill level in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop.
  • Self-starter attitude and willingness to take on any challenge
  • Strong graphic, material and silhouette driven design sensibility
  • Ability to sketch and communicate design ideas in a fast pace environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and under tight deadlines
  • Open-minded, self-starter willing to help other product categories
  • Highly organized, extremely accurate, with the ability to manage multiple projects at the same time
  • Ability to adapt to change quickly
  • Requires some domestic and/or international travel
  • Experience in international product development and manufacturing processes a plus
  • Fluent English (spoken and written)
  • Please add some examples of your work to your application.

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.