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Designer Innovation Footwear

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.

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.

Your Mission

  • Provide strategic design and related support to Head of Design Innovation Footwear
  • Display awareness and understanding of the sports consumer and marketplace
  • Deliver lead designs against strategic team and brand initiatives
  • Strive to create new products that perform and excite
  • Conceptualize unique and relevant footwear concepts that leverage research and insights from the team
  • Work with biomechanical and wear test partners to understand research data
  • Work with project management team members to transfer designs that adhere to costing goals while advancing innovation initiatives
  • Create concept story material
  • Execute design deliverables in adherence to project timeline
  • Follow-up on designs and design deliverables in a timely manner
  • Be an engineering partner through on-site factory presence.

Your Talent

  • All genders are welcome to apply
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Design and/or relevant field of study
  • 2 - 3 years of work experience in designing for a leading footwear/lifestyle/sports brand, ideally in the fashion or sports industry
  • Strong influencing skills and ability to interact across the businesses and functions
  • Ability to collaborate and consult with cross functional innovation partners to create project roadmaps together
  • Address both the interests of production and the product/project ambition
  • Build connections across organizational, departmental, and geographical boundaries where applicable
  • Passion for beauty and love for aesthetic
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent communicator, strong writing and presentation skills.

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.

Meet the Team