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Team Head Design Sportstyle Apparel Rapid Response/SMU

Herzogenaurach, Germany

At PUMA, we are in constant pursuit of faster. That extends beyond our support of the fastest athletes in the world. We also work to be fast in how we adapt to and connect with the constantly changing world around us. Through innovative design, iconic footwear and apparel, and authentic partnerships, we aim to always push what’s next in both sport and culture.

That hustler’s spirit can be felt across PUMA categories, partnerships, offices, and countries. And we are always in search of talent that can help us set the pace at which sport and culture collide, as well as finding better ways to connect and collaborate with our communities.

PUMA supports over 14,000 employees across 120+ countries. The PUMA Group owns the brand PUMA, Cobra Golf and Dobotex, and is headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Germany.

Your Mission

  • Drive for market relevant design strategies and help to bring awareness to the design team of the bigger design organization
  • Reinforce and strengthen the brand position and help to generate consumer demand
  • Lead in creation and execution of innovative product designs
  • Manage product and technical developments across given product design areas and critical paths
  • Lead design team to produce, maintain and update creative powerpoints / sketches / Illustrator drawings / specifications / material overviews / colour directions / boards supporting the process and meeting all deadlines accordingly
  • Guide team to attend fit meetings for prototypes and making amendments, where and when required
  • Identify functionality requirements and ensure accurate use of information technology systems in order to gain competitive advantage
  • Together with your peers, ensure the sharing of designs, technology and design information across divisions
  • Drive a close cooperation with designers from other product area (Footwear & Accessories) to ensure strong 360 design concepts when needed
  • Present concepts/sketches/designs to the category and Management
  • Track sell in and sell through data and utilize market intelligence and design trend information to continuously inspire the product creation process
  • Manage, support, motivate, coordinate and develop the assigned team including yearly performance appraisal process.

Your Talent

  • All genders are welcome to apply
  • Bachelor/Master degree focused on Design or similar education
  • At least 7 years of experience in the Apparel Design area (Sport/Lifestyle industry)
  • At least 1-2 years of experience in a leadership position  
  • Strong knowledge of Sport/Lifestyle industry, fabrics and new industry technologies
  • Very good sense for colors, creativity and design talent
  • Excellent Macintosh skills and knowledge including Adobe creative suite
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Excellent verbal and written English skills are a must
  • Flexible and well organized Teamplayer.

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.

PUMA Wellbeing at Herzo


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


  • Buddy Program
  • Coffee bar
  • Community engagement
  • Company parties
  • Organic canteen


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


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


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.

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