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TEAM HEAD, DESIGN, RUNNING/TRAINING FOOTWEAR

Somerville, Massachusetts, United States of America

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

  • Implement creative direction for PUMA’s FAST Running/Training product line that supports the overall creative direction of the department and the company’s business needs, in alignment with the Senior Team Head, Design, Run Train Footwear. 

  • Provide regional market research and design trend analysis in conjunction with inline and close to market key account timelines.  

  • Manage and develop the design team through the recruitment of “best in industry talent 

  • Design a full seasonal workload of footwear designs from concept to creation 

  • Manage speed to market calendar, as well as manage and update design resource tools, including toolbox and data base management. 

  • Travel to Asia development office to address design/development issues, manufacturing processes (once possible), while building relationships with Asia development staff.  

  • Cultivate and maintain a positive, constructive working environment for internal and external design staff. 

  • Represent Running/Training Footwear Design in internal/external group meetings (Key Account meetings, line-freeze, signoff, finance, Sales, etc.) 

  • Coordinate with inline design team, and other Business Units within PUMA.  

  • Support and develop collaborative inter-team relationships with Apparel, Brand Marketing, Development, and Product Marketing.  

  • Organize and participate in market travel to international and domestic markets and key accounts.  

Your Talent

  • 10+ years of performance and lifestyle footwear design experience, with at least 3 years of experience managing designers 

  • Experience building a creative direction from conception to sell-in. 

  • Knowledge of the performance and lifestyle footwear industry. 

  • Mastery of the footwear design process –including blueprint creation, shell corrections, material expertise, and cost-effective design expertise. 

  • Expert level sketching/rapid visualization skills 

  • Excellent presentation skills. 

  • Knowledge of U.S. key accounts (e.g., Footlocker, Finish Line, and Dick’s Sporting Goods, Famous, Rack, Off Broadway, Shoe Carnival, Shoe Show, Tier 2 Family accts). 

  • Mastery of Illustrator, Photoshop, and Microsoft Office and knowledge of Keyshot for 3D color/material rendering 

  • Experience working in international setting 

  • 25% domestic and international travel  

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 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

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