Manager Athlete Science - Athlete Data (m/f/d) temp until 30.09.2024



This role contributes to adidas’ mission to be the best sports company in the world by exploring Human Perception, Exercise Physiology and Sport Performance opportunities within the creation and evaluation of innovative sport products and concepts. To build and enhance performance validation tools, guidelines, and processes. To act as a key driver of innovation for development teams in Innovation and the brand.





  • Manage internal and external programs which deliver science insights to increase the understanding of the athlete and athlete-product interactions
  • Utilise scientific expertise to develop and implement protocols that deliver performance insights in physical and virtual environments
  • Manage research programs with external partners, to constantly increase the team’s capabilities
  • Develop new validation strategies, including both perception and performance testing, to efficiently evaluate and document the benefit of product and experience for athletes.
  • Manage and execute testing of prototypes and innovative product concepts, prior to commercialization, in close cooperation with other members of the Athlete Science Team.
  • Collaborate with the cross-functional innovation team to bring new concepts to life, via science insights, which enable an increased performance





  • Innovation Teams
  • Advanced Creation Testing
  • External Partners





  • Curiosity for science and technology with a passion for making insights in the field of sport
  • Ability to understand scientific and complex information, and communicate this to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Educate and train colleagues by sharing knowledge on an on-going basis
  • Demonstrate the ability to work independently and within a team atmosphere
  • Fluent English (required), German (advantageous)
  • Communicate and negotiate effectively
  • Cooperate well, develop and maintain relationships
  • Work independently as well as part of a team
  • Plan working time efficiently, balancing short term tasks with long term goals
  • Strong analytical skills, solution driven and result oriented
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally





  • University degree in natural science, computer science, or relevant field
  • First experience in gamification, virtual environments, learning algorithms, natural language processing or similar
  • Proven skills in Python, R, Unity or C (preferred)
  • 3 – 5 years of working experiences (PhD/MSc or relevant experiences will be considered)



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:  Manager Athlete Science - Athlete Data (m/f/d) temp until 30.09.2024

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Research & Development
State:  BY
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Temp
Number:  445958
Date:  Sep 21, 2022