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Adidas America Developer FW - Originals & Style (temp. until Aug. 31, 2021) (m/f/d) in Herzogenaurach, Germany

Developer FW - Originals & Style (temp. until Aug. 31, 2021) (m/f/d)

Purpose for the Organisation:

Manage the footwear product development process by supporting the respective Business Unit(s) and directly interact with Tier 1 supply partners and LO’s. Provide an effective transition of footwear designs from prototyping into production. Handle development projects of lower complexity levels with the guidance and support of the Team Leader Development and/or other Managers Development in the team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Take ownership for the entire development process for assigned products, with an emphasis on quality product development and timely completion of all tasks in accordance with the applicable operating calendar.

  • Engineer workable prototypes which address desired function, cosmetics, market appeal and manufacturability and meet adidas quality standards.

  • Collaborate and interact directly with dedicated development teams at our Tier 1 partners under the guidance of your manager to ensure that all critical deliverables for key development milestones are met, specifically OTIF provision of high-quality development prototypes.

  • Ensure that new projects are engineered to cost targets.

  • Communicate all necessary information/coordinate all tasks that support on time Color Way Activation for all assigned projects.

  • Support the inception of lower complex footwear designs, components, processes, materials and concepts into a manufacturable and marketable finished product.

  • Ensure that all materials, processes and development samples are fully tested to ensure adherence to adidas quality standards.

  • With guidance from your line manager and peers, you monitor and guide the creation of Bill of Material information at Tier 1 according to established guidelines and calendar milestones.

  • Own full accountability for the accuracy of Bill of material information at key development milestones.

  • With guidance from your line manager and peers, you assume basic costing responsibilities as laid out in the project manager job description, in particular for predictive costing and pre-costing, you participate in costing meetings driven by your line manager or peers, you contribute to the creation of seasonal costing recaps for projects assigned to you.

  • Establish and maintain a strong working relationship with key partners as listed below, managing designated projects to

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Ability to understand 2D images in 3D.

  • Ability to create, plan and deliver presentations.

  • Fluent English; German an advantage.

  • MS office skill

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • Four-year college or university degree.

  • Exposure to the latest in materials, components, processes, and concepts.

  • 1-3-year related work experience in the athletic footwear industry preferred, specializing in product development, design and / or marketing.

At adidas we have a winning culture. But to win, physical power is not enough. Just like athletes our employees need mental strength in their game. We foster the athlete‘s mindset through a set of behaviors that we want to enable and develop in our people and that are at the core of our unique company culture – the 3Cs: CONFIDENCE, COLLABORATION and CREATIVITY.

  • CONFIDENCE allows athletes to make quick decisions on the field, to reach higher. For us at adidas confidence means acknowledging that we don’t have all the answers. But we are willing to take risks, we try new things. And if we fail, then this is part of our learning – it helps us improve.

  • COLLABORATION . Every elite athlete relies on partners: coaches, teammates, and nutritionists. We, too, know that we are stronger together. Winning as one team takes open and candid dialogue, inclusiveness and trust in each other’s abilities and talents.

  • Being the best sports company in the world takes CREATIVITY . No great athlete succeeds by copying their predecessors’ training plans and strategies. We have to be open to new ideas, explore, gain an edge and stand out. Only then can we succeed.

adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title: Developer FW - Originals & Style (temp. until Aug. 31, 2021) (m/f/d)

Brand: adidas

Location: Herzogenaurach

TEAM: Global Operations

State: BY

Country/Region: DE

Contract Type: Temp

Number: 299073

Date: Feb 9, 2021