Implement creative direction for PUMA’s FAST Running/Training product line that supports the overall creative direction of the department and the company’s business needs, in alignment with the Senior Team Head, Design, Run Train Footwear.
Provide regional market research and design trend analysis in conjunction with inline and close to market key account timelines.
Manage and develop the design team through the recruitment of “best in industry talent
Design a full seasonal workload of footwear designs from concept to creation
Manage speed to market calendar, as well as manage and update design resource tools, including toolbox and data base management.
Travel to Asia development office to address design/development issues, manufacturing processes (once possible), while building relationships with Asia development staff.
Cultivate and maintain a positive, constructive working environment for internal and external design staff.
Represent Running/Training Footwear Design in internal/external group meetings (Key Account meetings, line-freeze, signoff, finance, Sales, etc.)
Coordinate with inline design team, and other Business Units within PUMA.
Support and develop collaborative inter-team relationships with Apparel, Brand Marketing, Development, and Product Marketing.
Organize and participate in market travel to international and domestic markets and key accounts.