Design I Product Management Team

DESIGN

HEAD OF PRODUCT DESIGN, PUMA GOLF

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

Your Mission

  • This position supports the COBRA PUMA GOLF brand in Carlsbad, CA.
  • Lead and oversee team of Apparel, Footwear and Accessories Designers. This includes Product & Graphic Design. Close partnership with organization GM, Creative Directors, PLM, Marketing & Development teams to ensure seasonal direction alignment. 
  • Drive desirability, innovation, and inspiration to create future products that align with PUMA international design, brand and quality standards while interpreting and changing as necessary for the Golf Market.
  • Manage the product lines through a process of ideation, seasonal creative direction, internal design and PLM/development meetings. Ensure 360-degree alignment across all product categories for creative direction, color and graphics.
  • Drive sustainable initiatives. Ensure accurate and timely set up and maintenance of all articles as required in the internal product line management systems.
  • Lead and drive the Go-to-market process from a design perspective to ensure all tasks within the GTM calendar are achieved within the given timelines.
  • Work hand in hand with cross-functional team members in Design, Development, Merchandising, Sourcing and the Tech Team to foster an effective and aligned Go-To-Market process.
  • Carry out market research including benchmarking (competitor, best practice, etc.), consumer and retail price studies (desk and field).  Be pro-active and keep team updated through frequent status reports.
  • Lead organization and preparation of key meeting tools for Creative Kick-Off, Category Creative Direction, Design Reviews, Proto Reviews, and 360 Launch/Confirmation.  
  • Ensure excellent aligned apparel, footwear, accessories and graphic design concept and product presentations in front of small and large groups.

Your Talent

  • University or Art School Degree in Apparel Design, Graphic Design and or other Apparel/Fashion related discipline.  Or extensive work experience and proven track record in lieu of degree.
  • 10+ years of relevant design experience within sporting goods or performance footwear/apparel industry in a senior level position with 5+ years managing a team.  Industrial design and graphic design experience a plus.  
  • Ability to convincingly present concepts, stories and ideas to audience, both in person and digitally. Must be able to communicate effectively with clear, concise written communication to a global audience.
  • Must have excellent skills in product design, creative product development and execution.  Experience working with technical products, footwear uppers/toolings, fabrics, trims, product development and quality requirements. 
  • Knowledge of the Sports and/Sportlifestyle market (Competition, Distribution, Price, Product, Consumer, Retail environment)
  • Excellent trend, color analysis/selection and future product planning. Expert in creative trend services (i.e. WGSN)
  • Expert in Adobe Creative suite and proficient in Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel and Word). 
  • Domestic and International travel required: up 20%.
  • Passion for Sports and Golf

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.

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

PUMA Wellbeing at Carlsbad

Athlete

  • Company sports
  •  Fruit
  • Gym contribution
  • Health weeks
  • On-site gym equipment

Social

  • Breakfast
  • Coffee
  • Community engagement
  • Company parties

Flex

  • Employee assistance services
  • Parental leave policy
  • Summer Fridays

Finance

  • 401K employer match
  • Childcare discount
  • Employee discount
  • Medical & dental insurance contr.
  • Pre-tax benefit plans

Carlsbad CA

Carlsbad is where COBRA PUMA GOLF takes a strong swing at introducing joy into the game of golf.

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