Senior Apparel Designer - Training Men (f/m)
Herzogenaurach, Germany / adidas
Posted: Oct 9, 2017
Being an inspirational Senior Designer who is working on key designs which have the right impact and visibility within and across categories.
Implement the seasonal Direction of the Category according to market trends as well as overall Design Direction and ensure consistency though products and ranges
Advance category strategy through innovative concepts
Influence the creative vision for specific ranges across different categories
Visualize seasonal ideas for ranges and product concept
Conceptualize and design ranges in the specific Category and manage the creation process of the line range, especially on key projects which also influence other categories
Proactively manage the creation of innovative products and prototypes
Execute design work according to the visual language of adidas as well as given Corporate Identity guidelines according to legal guidance.
Create professional level presentations of ideas; from loose sketch to detailed renderings to PowerPoint
Ensure an efficient process and communication flow between design, marketing and development (within x- functional team) for all issues regarding your projects.
Ensure proper handover of product design to the mechanical production department and into development. Main duty is to submit all relevant information needed for the development process such as original design, color indication, execution information, and design parts sizes.
Create and communicate a color merchandizing and roll out plan for respective concepts
Initiate and lead future shaping design projects.
Knowledge, Capabilities and Experience
Profound knowledge of fashion product and fashion design/industrial product or industrial design
Excellent communication skills
High level of initiative and maturity
Problem solving attitude & can-do personality
Expert knowledge in one specific design area (e.g. 3D, Materials, specific project)
Knowledge and use of Macintosh computer design software/systems (Photoshop, Illustrator)
Fluent in English (spoken and written)
Bachelor degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university in design or equivalent combination of education and experience
Minimum 6 years practical experience in design