Top Employer 2023



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

  • Support the Business Unit and Creative Director to drive for market relevant design strategies and help to bring awareness to the design team of the bigger design organization
  • Lend with a considered, constructive product voice between Brand, Business Unit external Co-lab partners
  • Reinforce and strengthen the brand position and help to generate consumer demand
  • Identify opportunities for design support in order to improve business processes enhance customer/consumer intimacy
  • Ensure that design activities leverage learning across the PUMA organization
  • Work as a partner with Product Line Management to develop unique and relevant product stories and collection plans
  • Develop a team approach to create unique and market relevant Footwear Designs that address consumer, retailer and company goals on a seasonal timeline
  • Provide market research and design trend analysis supporting theme and design directions
  • Lead in creation and execution of innovative product designs 
  • Take over responsibility for assigned projects in coordination with the creative
  • Director and deliver results in line with PUMA's development calendar
  • Drive a close cooperation with designers from other product area (Apparel & Accessories) to ensure strong, aligned, 360 design concepts
  • Present concepts/sketches/designs to the Business Unit and Management
  • Manage, support, motivate, coordinate and develop the assigned team including yearly performance appraisal process.

Your Talent

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Design, Fashion and/or relevant field of study
  • Minimum 8+ years relevant experience in the fashion, sportswear or casual sports lifestyle space specializing in footwear
  • Experience of directly leading a small design is a strong advantage
  • Proficiency and refinement in all stages of presentation, from concept to final design review
  • Have a Broad knowledge of footwear manufacturing and prototype making
    Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong MAC, CAD and analytical skills
  • Ability to function autonomously as well as in a cooperative, diverse group
  • Leadership capabilities, including ability to motivate and mentor others within work group
  • Tremendous attention to detail, and extraordinary time-management skills
  • Team player with ability to adapt to change quickly and with minimum supervision

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 16,100 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
  • Company doctor


  • Buddy Program
  • Coffee bar
  • Community engagement
  • Company parties
  • Canteen


  • Cooperation with childcare facilities
  • Flextime
  • Mobile working
  • Parent child office


  • Employee discount
  • Private pension planning
  • Public transportation
  • Simple saving plans


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 Design

Our mission is to deliver the greatest product and experiences that help our athletes perform better and empower our consumers.

Meet the Team