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INNOVATION

JUNIOR MANAGER RESEARCH & INSIGHTS

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

This role contributes PUMA‘s mission to be the fastest sports brand in the world by exploring sports performance opportunities within the creation and evaluation of innovative sport products and concepts.

  • Support the Senior Manager with internal and external programs which deliver sports science insights to increase the understanding of the athlete and athlete-product interactions (footwear mainly)
  • Utilise scientific expertise to develop and implement protocols that deliver performance insights
  • Support research programs with external partners (athletes, universities, sport science experts etc.)
  • Develop new validation strategies, including both perception and performance testing
  • Manage and execute testing of prototypes and innovative product concepts in close cooperation with other members of the team
  • Build product testing reports to further enhance product performance, durability and relevance for athletes and consumers
  • Collaborate with the cross-functional innovation team (design, development, project management) to bring new concepts to life via sports science insights which enable an increased performance
  • Transfer research and insights into new product ideation with product design and development team.

Your Talent

  • University degree in sport science, biomechanics or relevant field
  • First work experience in the related field
  • Passion for surfacing insights in the field of sport
  • Ability to understand scientific and complex information and communicate this to the innovation team
  • Ability to educate and train colleagues by sharing knowledge on an on-going basis
  • Demonstrate the ability to work independently and within a team atmosphere
  • Fluent English is required, German is a plus
  • Strong communication skills
  • Plan working time efficiently - balancing short term tasks with long term goals
  • Strong analytical skills, solution driven and result oriented
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally (10% of the time).

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

Athlete

  • Company sports
  • Free gym
  • Health weeks
  • Massage/Physiotherapy
  • Soccer Field & Basketball Court

Social

  • Buddy Program
  • Coffee bar
  • Community engagement
  • Company parties
  • Canteen

Flex

  • Family Services
  • Flextime
  • Kids camp
  • Mobile working
  • Parent child office

Finance

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

Herzogen­aurach

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
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PUMA Innovation

Drafting the Future

The history of PUMA is full of firsts, born from our daring to take a risks and create opportunities: for the brand, for athletes, for consumers. We want more than to innovate for innovation's sake – we want to deliver emotions through our products.

Meet the Team