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

  • Steer innovation projects according to patent restrictions/specifications in the field of (sporting goods), new manufacturing and material innovations
  • Research patent application opportunities and perform patent searches (e.g. patentability, Freedom to Operate, patent validity/invalidity) in sport innovations (materials & technologies)
  • Collaborate closely with the company's External Patent Counsel and inhouse legal department
  • Act as liaison for interdepartmental initiatives
  • IP Monitoring of patent landscape and technology trends in close collaboration with Intellectual Property team
  • Prepare technical documents for later patent application 

Your Talent

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical/material/textile engineering or a similar scientific discipline
  • Prior experience in patent preparation and prosecution in a law firm environment is desired.
  • Awareness of and interest in current landscape of patents, innovative materials, new production techniques and constructions
  • Excellent communication skills in English and ideally German (both orally and in writing). Chinese is desirable, but not mandatory.
  • Knowledge in Adobe Illustrator, CATIA and Matlab are also considered a plus.
  • Strong analytical skills and good understanding of industry processes
  • Proactive and approachable team player
  • Willingness to travel.

This Opportunity will be available in Fulltime or Parttime

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

Ignite PUMA Legal

PUMA is a place of action, tirelessly pushing forward, and this is also true for PUMA Legal. Apply your legal knowledge in an international environment, face different challenges day-to-day, always be business-minded and stay close to your internal clients.

Meet the Team