Pattern Maker f. Football (m/f/d)


Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:


Supports the pattern creation process for innovative and complex apparel in collaboration with Creation Center teams (Design, Marketing, Brand Operations), Sourcing and T1. Trains and consults product development teams and T1 on pattern creation process.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Supports the development of basic and model patterns, and the pattern creation of fully graded technically innovative basic and fit critical model patterns in cooperation with X-functional partners based on market requirements; maintains the information in the product creation system and ensures that new patterns are wear tested as needed
  • Under the guidance of a Team Leader leads x-functional pattern and fit presentations
  • Consults with and has the final call for fit related issues when exceptions occur in Product Development teams 
  • Applies grading rules to ensure consistency in fit and contributes actively in terms of fit/principle pattern guidelines
  • Understands and considers relationship between pattern/material usage/yields during pattern creation as it relates to margins
  • Supports Manager Pattern Apparel/Team Leader on working out training plans and manuals for the global pattern teams as well as for x-functional teams
  • Works on an ongoing basis on new solutions to reach creative pattern goals, by using new methods and systems and/or new constructions
  • Where applicable creates virtual prototypes to increase speed and efficiency of the product creation process


Key Relationships:


      • Creation Center – Marketing, Design, Product Development
      • Liaison Office/Operations Center – Merchandiser, Tech Service
      • T1 – Merchandising and Patternmaking
      • Fit & Wear Testing department, innovation teams
      • External CAD and Fit partners


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Knowledge in pattern creation and grading with the ability to provide effective and cost-efficient pattern solutions and an understanding of apparel construction, material construction and properties related to fit
  • Ability to interpret and evaluate designs on model level in regards to pattern execution/engineering
  • Team player/communicator with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects under multiple deadlines
  • Ability to work with diverse groups, motivate or mentor others and a proven skill at problem solving and innovation
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken)
  • Advanced knowledge in V-Stitcher or similar 3D programs
  • Advanced skills in Gerber or similar CAD programs
  • Advanced IT skills (Illustrator, MS Office)
  • Ability to travel, domestic or international, as required


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:


  • Technical college/fashion school training in pattern making / grading, “Meisterbrief” or equivalent education
  • Minimum of 1-2 years related work experience in garment industry in comparable role

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Job Title:  Pattern Maker f. Football (m/f/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Product Development
State:  BY
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  497012
Date:  May 31, 2023