Innovation Team



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

  • Initiate, plan and execute Innovation Performance Footwear projects according to project plans with focus on Teamsport, Running and Basketball products
  • Ensure the outcome of projects within given constraints
  • Regularly travel to suppliers, factories and sample room in Asia and maintain a strong relationship with innovation sample room staff and with PUMA Group Sourcing partners
  • Develop concept prototypes that match innovation and brand objectives
  • Plan prototyping in accordance with validation methodology
  • Serve as technical and manufacturing resource for the Innovation Team
  • Coordinate the Product development phase utilizing the available resources , in-house ,  in Asia and external ( T2 resources ) .
  • Expected to continually contribute ideas for product design, construction, materials, compounds and components to enhance product innovation, value and functionality.

Your Talent

  • At least 6 years of relevant work experience in the sports industry specializing in performance Footwear product development and commercialization
  • Strong project management and problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of Footwear manufacturing, costing and supply chain
  • Strong business acumen
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Fluent in English, further language skills are a plus
  • Relevant university degree.

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


  • 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 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