Creative & Design

Apprentice - Technical Design

Somerville, United States of America

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.

Your Talent

  • Internship or other work experience in a related area – apparel development/design, patternmaking, fitting, garment manufacturing

  • Associate’s Degree or higher in Technical Design, Fashion Design, or similar, from a credited school/university

  • 5 Days per week availability, in-person at our Somerville location

  • General knowledge of apparel construction, fabric/trims, costing, and overall manufacturing processes.

  • A pro-active, team-based personality.

  • Ability to use Microsoft Office/Adobe Illustrator/Web based applications. Basic Excel knowledge is needed

  • Ability to pivot and adapt when priorities change

  • Strong written/verbal communication skills

  • Some knowledge of sewing, garment construction, pattern making

Your Mission

Working closely with technical developers within the Puma Apparel Development team, you will be given the opportunity to work in a hands-on apparel development environment. In this role you will:

  • Review and measure garments to ensure they correspond with design sketches

  • Learn to create measurement charts

  • Organize samples

  • Schedule fit sessions, and book models

  • Maintain a shared data site and calendars

  • Attend relevant meetings such as design reviews, proto review/fittings, and line presentations

  • Research the market for innovation & newness to further grow & improve the apparel collection

  • Partner across functions, with design, product line managers, and development

  • Practice effective project time management

  • Adhere to corporate policies and procedures

  • Gain a better understanding of garment fit, pattern adjustments, garment construction, and 3D pattern software

  • Learn to manage several projects simultaneously, react to urgent requests, and self-manage priorities

PUMA provides equal opportunities for all job applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or disability. Equality for all is one of the core principles at PUMA and we do not tolerate any form of harassment or discrimination.

PUMA supports over 16,100 employees across 120+ countries. The PUMA Group owns the brand PUMA, Cobra Golf and stichd, and is headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Germany.

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