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.