Technical Manager Footwear Pattern - OGLA

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organisation

Responsible for the management of the Technical information for the Footwear Development process.  Responsible to create and collaborate technical information with Design, Marketing, FW Development and Sourcing teams in order to provide effective transition of footwear designs into prototypes all the way through Commercialization.


Key Responsibilities

  • Analyze, Create and/or organize the constructions of 2D/3D models and patterns to be used for the technical product description.
  • Support the Product Team by analyzing designs for manufacturability, production and material properties, offering economic and efficient solutions to achieve cost targets.
  • Actively participate in cross-training for CAD and Pattern engineering with the goal to provide customers in Design and Development with the complete range of technical product data (Uppers and Bottoms).
  • Collaborate with Sourcing to enable them to execute product demands.
  • Conduct tear down meetings (i.e. with Product testing, Development) to ensure that each shoe is engineered and constructed to meet adidas quality standards.
  • Mentor new employees in technical product development by teaching them about adidas specific  technical standards, processes and systems related to the Tech Package creation
  • Able to evaluate work processes for future improvements in close communication with the Sourcing team in Asia.
  • Offer technical solutions to the team taking into consideration cost and manufacturing constraints.
  • Increase the speed and efficiency  of processes by eliminating non value adding steps and try to execute “Right the First Time”
  • Use the internal Database to keep track of the constructions during the development process
  • Support and guide Technician Footwear in the team in all aspects of Technical Management.


Key Relationships

  • Marketing
  • Design
  • FW Development
  • a.i.t
  • Tier 1 supply partners
  • Material Development
  • Product Creation Technology
  • Sourcing
  • Fit and Wear Test Department
  • Quality Assurance
  • Costing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Customs


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Extensive CAD work experience. Rhino preferred, other 2D-3D CAD applications, Crispin for Pattern engineering.
  • Computer literacy (MS Office)
  • Fluent in English; German an advantage


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications

  1. University degree or comparable education as a technical drafter, mould maker,  model maker or Pattern engineer
  2. Minimum of 3 years related work experience preferred
  3. Knowledge about mold making and shoe making process preferred
  4. Progressive work experience in CAD. Rhino preferred, other 2D-3D CAD applications, Crispin for Pattern Engineering.



  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at adidas means championing individual uniqueness and cultivating a culture of belonging in which everyone can create at their best.  We embrace diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives and seek to create a workforce that reflects our consumers and communities.
  • adidas offers robust and progressive medical, including HSA (Health Savings Account) with employer funding or FSA (Flexible Spending Account) options, dental, vision, prescription drug coverage, adoption, with surrogate and fertility support, short and long-term disability, and basic life and AD&D insurance, which can be supplemented with employee-paid coverage. Employees are able to enroll in adidas’ 401k plan and Stock Purchase Plan with employer match. Full-time employees are eligible for education assistance and generous Leave policies including 12 weeks of paid parental leave.
  • Employees are eligible to earn an annual bonus based on both company and personal performance. Employees accrue prorated flexible time off in the amount .4388. hours per day that increases with years of service,  20 days. paid holidays throughout the calendar year and Service Time Off during milestone years.
  • The anticipated low and high end of the base pay range for this position is $73,000 -$109,000. Actual salary will be based on various factors, such as a candidate’s experience, qualifications, skills and competencies, proficiency for the role.
  • We officially returned to office in a hybrid work environment, working 3 days in office and 2 days remote.  The working location of this position is Los Angeles California. 
  • Though our teammates hail from all corners of the world, our working language is English.

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:  Technical Manager Footwear Pattern - OGLA

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Los Angeles
TEAM:  Product Development
State:  CA
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  500764
Date:  Sep 15, 2023