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Footwear Designer 1, Run Train

Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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

  • Work closely with the Creative Design Director and Head of Design, Running, Training, Footwear you will create unique new footwear designs that address consumer, retailer, and company needs on a seasonal timeline.
  • Design seasonal fashion and performance driven footwear and address fast paced design requests for footwear design detailing: color and material selection, presentation preparation, market research, and logistical support.
  • Prepare original designs and execute to the highest level of quality without direct supervision.
  • Engineer value considered alternatives of in-line product.
  • Provide market research and design trend analysis.
  • Prepare design review presentations.
  • Execute footwear design detailing and technical packages.
  • Design, refine and specify trend relevant color and material options.
  • Refine and finish footwear designs through multiple prototyping process.
  • Manage and update design data base.
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with your fellow POD and team members

Your Talent

  • 4-year College/University degree in Industrial Design or related field.
  • 2 years product design experience with strong drawing, rendering and presentation skills.
  • Competency in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Microsoft Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to travel and work internationally 25% yearly.
  • Developed skills/knowledge in the areas of: Three-dimensional design/footwear design, product conceptualization, technical package specification, design for best practices in product function and manufacturing, color and material creation/selection, prototyping and sample creation, manufacturing processes and procedures, design presentation skills, fashion/consumer trends and global market dynamics in footwear.
  • Creative and innovative design skills within multiple areas of the design process.
  • Excellent organizational skills coupled with a pro-active, team-based personality.
  • Ability to effectively interface and communicate with an international team located on multiple continents.
  • Show effective project time management.
  • Understand footwear manufacturing materials and processes.
  • Demonstrate a high level of understanding in consumer trends, retail/market/product line dynamics and how the products you design affect those environments.
  • Show self-motivation, drive and the desire to learn and grow professionally.

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 is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of PUMA to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, gender, physical or mental disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.For additional information, please contact: us-hrrecruiter@puma.com

PUMA Wellbeing at Boston


  • Corporate races
  • Free Boston Sports Club Gym membership
  • Massages
  • Soccer and basketball leagues


  • Company parties
  • Free coffee, tea and beer
  • Healthy Snacks
  • Social areas
  • Quarterly catered lunch
  • Ice Cream Wednesdays (Summer)


  • Cooperation with childcare facilities
  • Nursing Mother’s Room
  • Parental Leave Policy
  • Summer Fridays


  • Employee discount
  • Pre-tax public transportation
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 401K Employer Match

Boston MA

The large running presence in Boston drives our passion to be to the Fastest Sports Brand in the World.

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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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