Product Development

Manager Technical Materials Innovation Apparel

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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

  • Degree in Textile / Fashion / Clothing related discipline
  • Minimum 7-10 years’ relevant experience in garment/sportswear industry
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Creative, flexible with entrepreneur mind set
  • Excellent verbal & written English language skills
  • Good at Microsoft Office

Your Mission

  • This role represents the key connection between Puma Apparel Innovation and vendors in the Asian arena. Working closely with Innovation management and vendors – Identify what we currently do well or need to do better, and then help to develop further to improve performance, value, and appeal.  
  • This includes both the elements of materials and garment construction and will involve working closely with internal and external business partners
  • Communication to the wider Innovation team and Sourcing colleagues on a regular basis, is critical to the success if this role
  • Investigate material/garment/technical opportunities for improved performance and Sustainability – for today and tomorrows consumer.  
  • Develop new and innovative solutions for performance apparel concepts – through fibers, material, and garment manufacturing methods
  • Bring ideas and inspiring concepts to the table on a regular basis, based on your research and input for the research team and translate to our future consumer’s needs.  (3-4 ideas per quarter/year). 
  • Ensure costing parameters are considered when advancing innovations. Support the development of Innovations from concept stage through to commercialization.  
  • Work with Product Development both at headquarters and PGS to execute material/garment/technical innovations ensure a clean ‘handover’ of innovations to the inline businesses
  • Visit tradeshows within the textile arena and beyond to build up a portfolio of new inspiration. Carry out assignments at the discretion of your line manager

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 21,000 employees across 51 countries. The PUMA Group owns the brand PUMA, Cobra Golf and stichd, and is headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Germany.

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