Top Employer 2023



Herzogenaurach, Germany

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 and all genders are welcome. Simply click APPLY ONLINE and follow the steps to upload your application.

Your Mission

  • Reporting to the General Manager BU Sportstyle; be the driver for the Creative Approach towards Sportstyle Apparel
  • Manage, support, motivate, coordinate and develop a world class team and stimulate creativity, ownership to constantly aim for industry leadership
  • Compose a strategic plan, a vision, in view of creation and execution for product designs mid- to long term aimed at continuous design innovation and achieving set goals within business target
  • Ensure the brand’s DNA is reflected and strengthened in all applicable business segments to deliver a clear customer and consumer proposition and positioning
  • Reinforce and strengthen the brand position and help to generate consumer demand
  • Identify opportunities for design support in order to improve business processes enhance customer/consumer intimacy
  • Ensure that design activities leverage learning across the PUMA organization
  • Work as a partner with Product Line Management to develop unique and relevant product stories and collection plans
  • Develop a team approach to create unique and market relevant Apparel Designs that address consumer, retailer and company goals on a seasonal timeline
  • Provide market research and design trend analysis supporting theme and design directions
  • Lead in creation and execution of innovative product designs
  • Take over responsibility for assigned projects and deliver results in line with PUMA's development calendar
  • Drive a close cooperation with designers from other product area (Footwear & Accessories) to ensure strong, aligned, 360 design concepts
  • Present concepts/sketches/designs to the BU and management
  • Presentation of designs and collections to international partners and key accounts on senior management level
  • The position is a maternity cover and limited to one year.

Your Talent

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Apparel, Industrial, Fashion Design and/or relevant field of study
  • Minimum 10+ years relevant experience in the fashion, sportswear or casual sports lifestyle space specializing in apparel
  • Strong leadership skills including the ability to drive and mentor others (at least 4 years of leadership experience)
  • Proficiency and refinement in all stages of presentation, from concept to final design review using best available methods
  • Broad knowledge of all aspects of apparel product development from positioning to prototype making through to manufacturing
  • Display awareness and understanding of the athletic consumer and sportwear culture
  • Strong written and verbal communication, negotiation and influencing skills
  • A visionary team player with the ability to adapt quickly.

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.

PUMA Wellbeing at Herzo


  • Free gym
  • Company Sports
  • Company Doctor
  • Health Weeks


  • Buddy Program
  • Community engagement
  • Company parties
  • Canteen


  • Cooperation with childcare facilities
  • Flextime
  • Mobile working
  • Parent child office


  • Employee discount
  • Private pension planning
  • Public transportation
  • Simple saving plans


The PUMA corporate Headquarters are located in Herzogenaurach or Herzo, as we like to call our hometown, located in southern Germany close to Nuremberg.  Every day, more than 1000 colleagues walk through our doors, ready to push sport and fashion forward.  And if you’re lucky, you just might run into Usain Bolt or Antoine Griezmann walking down the hall.

Go big, go Herzo
Basketball court at the PUMA headquarters

PUMA Design

Our mission is to deliver the greatest product and experiences that help our athletes perform better and empower our consumers.

Meet the Team