Gabriel Yap

Design

Designer, Golf Apparel

Carlsbad, California, 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

  • Responsible for the creative design and execution of seasonal international product lines – leading the future of PUMA Golf Women’s Product & Graphics Design direction.
  • Must have knowledge of both product Design and Development for creation of tech packs.
  • Take Direction and Inspiration from Golf Performance Creative Director to incorporate PUMA seasonal initiatives into the Puma Golf Apparel ranges.
  • Lead product design reviews for 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.
  • Conduct regular store visits to key accounts and competition to assure thorough knowledge of the market place. Must have knowledge of the sporting and consumer soft goods industry as well as the look and quality of PUMA's and direct competitors' products and their positioning;
  • Create and execute product 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.
  • Update and create appropriate product category specific color CADs
  • Upload designs and colors into online product database.
  • Maintain and organize accessories materials library and storage.
  • Help with general product team design needs which could include art production for additional categories.
  • Create apparel and other soft goods advanced concepts through sketching and rendering
  • Create and maintain accessories seasonal line sheets – merchandising knowledge and experience major plus.
  • Open-minded, self-starter willing to help other product categories when called upon in the spirit of creating best in class product and designs.

Your Talent

  • Bachelor’s degree in Product/Graphic Design/Illustration or relevant field   
  • Minimum 3-Years Design Experience
  • 4 year’s experience in lieu of a degree   
  • Advanced skill level in Adobe Illustrator and 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 detail.
  • Skilled at utilizing product data-base development tools.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple projects at various stages at the same time.
  • Knowledge of accessories market, color and trends.     
  • Understanding of sports inspired design direction a plus
  • Ability to effectively use Microsoft Office applications.
  • Requires some domestic and/or international travel
  • Passion for Sports and Golf

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.

PUMA is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of PUMA to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, gender, physical or mental disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.For additional information, please contact: us-hrrecruiter@puma.com