Senior Designer Footwear BU Originals & Style (m/f/d) Temporary until 30.4.2022

Date posted:
Company: Adidas
Location: Herzogenaurach (BY), N/A
Job Type: Full-Time

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

  • Develop industry leading creative solutions for assigned concept or category, to create a highly relevant, desirable and clear adidas brand image, from sell in to sellout (consumer-facing)

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Creative development for concept or category across multiple consumer touchpoints, from 2D to retail to digital
  • Develop concepts and creative strategies that fulfill objectives of category, concept, briefs
  • Collaborate with Product Design team to ensure holistic storytelling
  • Collaborate with cross-functional team members to ensure consumer- and brand focus
  • Lead the execution of creative strategies to ensure end to end creative excellence from sellin to sellout (consumer-facing)
  • Direct variety of creative resources (agencies, freelancers, writers, photographers, etc) on creative execution to ensure holistic creative excellence
  • Review and approve production stages of creative execution
  • Maximise results within given budget and timeframes
  • Participate in creation of annual and long-term Creative Direction strategies
  • Present and communicate creative solutions with clarity, effectively selling in ideas to variety of stakeholders
  • Identify opportunities of improvement and change, and initiate own proposals/projects
  • Seek out new Design resources that can deliver world class results

Key Relationships:

  • Design Directors, Creative Directors
  • Product Designers
  • Brand Communications
  • Retail, C2C
  • Product Teams
  • External Creative Resources (agencies, freelancers, photographers, etc)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • IT skills:  Excel, Word, PowerPoint: advanced /Outlook
  • Design apps: expert
  • Strong visual and verbal skills with the ability to create impactful/exciting visuals
  • Art Direction of photoshoots, pre-press reviews and approvals
  • Language: English: excellent

      Another European language: fluent

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • Under-graduate level Design education or combination thereof
  • Solid education and advanced experience in the creative development of communication tools
  • At least 6-8 years experience in Sporting Goods/Fashion Industry or Design on managerial level
  • Proven experience with the entire design process (project scope and time planning, design steps, production/execution of design solution, pre-press processes)
  • Passion for adidas and it’s mission
  • Passion for sports, culture, design