Manager Material Development Footwear (m/f/d)

Our mission is to Create the New, to develop best-in-class products that define the sports market. We fuel our innovation by challenging convention and by tapping into each other's unique talents and perspectives. The result: beautiful and powerful products that impress our biggest athletes and win the hearts of our consumers.

As the one who brings our footwear innovations to life, you will collaborate closely with Marketing, Design, Development, and suppliers.  You will be a key influence in crafting our products from seasonal kick off to commercialization. Materials, colours and fittings will be guided by yourself. With your help, our team will craft the next generation of adidas products that excite our consumer.



  • Be a part of the dynamic cross-functional team with passion for products
  • Create the best-in-class material portfolio
  • Be the one who brings our footwear innovations to life through material research and trends
  • Build a deep understanding of the market/ competitors and share your knowledge within the team



  • A passion for materials, sports and innovation
  • Degree in textile engineering/material engineering or comparable education 
  • A minimum of 3-4 years of relevant work experience in the footwear industry
  • Technical thinker with a deep understanding of material engineering for footwear products
  • Team player who feels comfortable communicating in an international environment and working in a fast-changing materials world
  • Basic project management skills 

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 Material Development Footwear (m/f/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Global Operations
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Graduate
Number:  216470