28 Apr 2016


Puma – Posted by joballianceBoston, Massachusetts, United States

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Job Description

We want to be the fastest sports brand in the world. Thinking fast. Acting fast. But nevertheless sustainable. This mission statement is mirrored not only by our new brand promise, “Forever Faster,” but also by our guiding principle for the entire company. To achieve our objectives, we require individuals that do not merely break the rules, but change the game. Sounds like you? Then contact us and become a Gamechanger.

We are looking for a mid-level footwear designer that enjoys working in a fast paced environment, creating compelling themed based designs that are trend relevant and meet the needs of our consumers and retailers. This self-starter should demonstrate a strong understanding of construction, graphics, color and materials when addressing design briefs. They will work closely with internal partners (Development, Product Management, Marketing, and Sales & Merchandising teams) while meeting deadlines on multiple seasonal timelines.

+ Provide market research and design trend reports, while demonstrating a high level of understanding of consumers, street fashion, sporting goods & apparel industries.
+ Conduct trend analyses, looking beyond footwear for ideas that could be relevant for PUMA, specifically including music, street culture and sports.
+ Manage a wide spectrum of projects ranging from high profile athlete/musician collabs to independent streetwear retailers and athletic chains (Footlocker, Champs, etc.)
+ Apply strong visual presentation skills in internal and external client meetings, using color, graphics, materials and drawings.
+ Spec innovative material packages for both Lifestyle and Performance Footwear- with a focus on street savvy consumers and retailers.
+ Create detailed technical packages for partner suppliers and factories.
+ Collaborate with Development Team to insure successful 3-D product manufacturing, using creative problem-solving skills.
+ Adhere to daily and seasonal timelines with multiple projects of varying sizes and scopes, and maintain creative direction and brand guidelines.
+ Attend key account off-site meetings, sales meetings, material/vendor fairs, tradeshows and events.
+ Represent the Regional Creation Center design team and brand when working with global cross functional partners.

+ 3-5 years of footwear design experience required.
+ BA, BS, BFA in Industrial Design, Graphic Design, Fashion/Apparel or related.
+ Passionate about sneaker culture and lifestyle brands.
+ Strong knowledge of global design trends, music and sports highly preferred.
+ Demonstrate both hand sketching ability and digital methods of drawing (CAD).
+ Knowledge of footwear construction methods, manufacturing processes, molding, sewing, printing, etc.
+ Confident understanding of footwear consumer needs from different regions.
+ Must possess a refined eye for last silhouettes, trims, finishes and textures.
+ Excellent organizational skills.
+ Fluidity in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Microsoft Office Suite.
+ Approximately 25% travel annually (international and domestic)

How to Apply

Apply online at: http://about.puma.com/en/careers/jobs-at-puma/25199

Job Categories: Footwear Design. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: 3D CAD.

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