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TEAMHEAD DESIGN SPORTSTYLE 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

  • Lead in creation and execution of innovative product designs and deliver results in line with PUMA's seasonal development calendar

  • Reinforce and strengthen the brand position and help to generate consumer demand by ensuring the seasonal creative direction is expressed through RCC (Regional Creation Center) collections

  • Work closely with the Creative Director and Head of Design to drive forward the brand DNA, market relevant design and desirability in the Sportstyle channels for PUMA

  • Lead design team to produce, maintain and update creative decks / sketches / Illustrator drawings / specifications / material overviews / colour directions / boards, supporting the process and meeting all deadlines accordingly

  • Manage product and technical developments across given product design areas and critical paths

  • Guide team to attend product development meetings, where and when required

  • Track sell in and sell through data, utilize market intelligence, and design trend information to continuously inspire the product creation process

  • Drive a close cooperation with designers from inline, other RCC designers and other product areas (Apparel & Accessories) to ensure strong collaboration and 360 design concepts when needed

  • Lead, inspire and develop the individual team members and foster a strong team dynamic

  • Manage, support, motivate, coordinate and develop the assigned team, including yearly performance appraisal process, goal setting and budget planning.

  • Represent your design areas as design spokesperson at internal and external meetings to present new designs, concepts, creative direction and to be the key representative of the Sportstyle product team working closely with Development, Product Line Management and Marketing

  • International and domestic travel as required for Key Account meetings, market research, trend and inspiration trips, consumer insights and factories/development centers to assist and review commercialization and production on key products.

Your Talent

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Footwear, Industrial,  Fashion Design 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 team is a strong advantage

  • Proficiency and refinement in all stages of presentation, from concept to final design review

  • Strong concept and storytelling skills

  • Have a Broad knowledge of footwear manufacturing and prototyping

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong MAC, CAD and analytical skills

  • Ability to function autonomously as well as in a cooperative within a diverse group

  • Leadership capabilities, including ability to motivate and mentor others within working 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

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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PUMA Design

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