Assistant Technical Engineer Footwear Tooling - Temp. until 31.12.2024

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization

We’ll never launch a product unless we consider it perfect. Our product development teams create every shirt, every shoe and every piece of equipment for thousands of athletes and fashion lovers as if it was one of a kind. And it truly is, as they weave their passion into every single product. But translating designs, drawings and renderings into real products requires a lot of decision making.


As Assistant Technical Product Engineer Footwear - Tooling you are a key contributor in the footwear product development process by assisting in steering the footwear engineering and providing technical consultancy. You will work in strong partnership with footwear developers, technicians, digital experts, material experts as well as marketing, design, quality, sourcing and supply chain.


Key Responsibilities

  • Act as a technical consultant to cross functional product creation teams by analyzing designs for manufacturability, production efficiencies, potential functional or quality issues and costing issues and offer alternative, economic and efficient solutions.
  • Support the conversation of design information into a confirmed set of technical data. Drive creation of tooling prototyping and own the tooling creation process.
  • Organize and supervise the creation of technical information in collaboration with Tier 1 resources and if applicable adidas employees at the operational center.
  • Offer technical solutions to the product team taking into consideration functional requirements of products, adidas quality standards, target costs and manufacturing constraints.
  • Assist in project review meetings with key stakeholders to ensure that each shoe is engineered and constructed to meet adidas quality standards, functional requirements and potential cost opportunities are identified.
  • Put the consumer in the center of everything you do and inspire our product creation teams through technical solutions enhancing product sustainability, concept credibility and consumer experience.
  • Continuously refresh your knowledge regarding latest technology trends in the field of footwear, engineering systems, prototyping possibilities, and footwear manufacturing.
  • Assist in consulting and supporting (digital) creator team on design concepts into technical solutions and manufacturable products.


Key Relationships

  • Product Development
  • Design
  • Marketing
  • Materials Team
  • Innovation Team
  • Product Testing
  • Digital Creator Team
  • Liaison Offices and supply partners (Tier 1/2/3)
  • Concept Excellence
  • Costing


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Basic knowledge in mold making and/or shoe making
  • First experience in CAD (Rhino preferred); 2D/3D CAD application required
  • Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and/or Adobe Photoshop; Microsoft 365
  • English language proficiency required (reading and writing); German is an advantage
  • Well organized team player who feels comfortable communicating in an international and diverse environment and work in a fast-changing footwear world
  • Continuous learning/growth mindset


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications

  • Degree as a mold maker, mold constructor, shoemaker, or technical/engineering degree (e.g. mechanical engineer) or Technical Product Designer, Technical Draftsman
  • Alternatively, combination of relevant education, experience, and training
  • First practical experience through internships or work experience required

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:  Assistant Technical Engineer Footwear Tooling - Temp. until 31.12.2024

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Engineering
State:  BY
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Limited Duration
Number:  501835
Date:  Nov 15, 2023