Innovation Team

INNOVATION

SENIOR MANAGER INNOVATION PROJECTS

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

  • Work closely with the Innovation team, Creative Direction and BU peers to support creating a research vision and plan
  • Create streams of workflow and communication on innovation stories across the brand
  • Connect the dots in all phases of research to provide a holistic evaluation of new concepts to achieve objectives as well as high level of efficiency and accountability
  • Question methods, results and applications and think outside normal paradigms to find creative ways around barriers
  • Set the framework to apply learnings for performance products and street-ready concepts
  • Drive research programs with external partners that focus on delivering proven performance insights both on hypothesis and validation level
  • Create the contractual outline with legal for external partners collaborations
  • Build strong relationships with all key stakeholders.

Your Talent

  • Industry experience in complex project management with at least 8 years of experience in product creation and development
  • Strong leadership skills including the ability to drive and mentor others (at least 2 years of leadership experience)
  • Broad knowledge of all aspects of performance Sportwear from positioning, creation to prototype making through to manufacturing
  • Display awareness and understanding of the athletic consumer and sportwear culture
  • Strong written and verbal communication, negotiation and social skills
  • Strong team player.

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
  • Organic canteen

Flex

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

Finance

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

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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PUMA Innovation

Drafting the Future

The history of PUMA is full of firsts, born from our daring to take a risks and create opportunities: for the brand, for athletes, for consumers. We want more than to innovate for innovation's sake – we want to deliver emotions through our products.

Meet the Team