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SENIOR DESIGNER RUN/TRAIN FOOTWEAR

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

  • Create designs and technical specification packages for Run/Train Footwear that help lead the direction for PUMA’s Run/Train footwear design
  • Create Regional product designs to supplement and fill gaps of inline range.
  • Consistently deliver innovative and appropriate disruptive design solutions to meet the briefed requirements
  • Design in one or more performance categories at an expert level both aesthetically and technically
  • Work closely with Key Accounts to create SMU projects
  • Create and drive category initiatives based on consumer, marketing, and product innovation insight combined with original design and performance technology applications
  • Deliver expert guidance to team in area of regional consumer and retail-centric focus; contribute to Global team discussions and milestones
  • Demonstrate high level of understanding of brand directives
  • Support and contribute to strategic brand and technology direction through product design
  • Travel to domestic and international markets to continuously develop industry, consumer and retail knowledge
  • Track and understand business development – constantly understand the numbers, gaps and opportunities
  • Work closely with suppliers in Asia and elsewhere to both source, brief in and develop new materials in line with the creative direction and commercial needs
  • Travel to factories to manage the footwear development process with our factory partners
  • Lead by example for design team, mentor, inspire and lead less experienced team members.

Your Talent

  • 8 + years of experience in product design and footwear design or related design experience
  • Very organized, team player and mentor mentality
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills in English
  • Experience presenting to retail buyers/accounts is a plus
  • Strong command of color and understanding of merchandising/line planning
  • Extensive knowledge of domestic and international retail, consumer trend, and product line dynamics
  • Exceptional and refined level of form, color, and material understanding
  • Technical and aesthetic understanding as well as knowledge and experience with functional based products and trend relevant detailing
  • Strong knowledge of and passion for sports industry, especially Run/Train and new industry technologies
  • Exceptional sketching skills
  • Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, Microsoft Office, and Keyshot. Other 3D software is a plus
  • Experience in international Footwear product development and manufacturing processes
  • International and domestic travel required. (~ 25% yearly)
  • Bachelor’s degree in industrial design, Graphic Design, Fashion
  • Please submit your PORTFOLIO with your application.

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 14,000 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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