Senior Design Director - Classics Footwear, Originals (M/f/d)

You will lead the Classics Footwear Design department within the Originals Design area in adidas World HQ - Herzogenaurach, Germany.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Close cooperation with Marketing and Development to implement main strategies, concepts and projects for vertical areas and horizontal collections
  • You will work together with Development and Tech Services on resolving issues with our main products, from Tech Packs to the point of marketing
  • Maintain an open dialogue and collaboration with the Human Resource department
  • Criticize and improve the design and create a new platform for direct reporting lines
  • Represent the design team in collaborations with other departments
  • Secure a proper and appropriate use of brand technology across the different areas
  • Furthermore secure the appropriate compliance of attributes of our brand identity and their application
  • Maintain communication with the line manager and the department
  • Be up to date on consumers, cultural trends, sports culture and athletic findings
  • Alignment with the close-by design departments to develop best product opportunities between the departments
  • Represent a strong design team when in contact with other departments




  • Budget responsibility
  • Signature authority “i.V.”



Key contacts:


  • Product marketing and development
  • Different departments within Design and Creative Direction


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Minimum of 12 years' experience in the respective field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • At least 5 years experience leading Design teams
  • Comprehensive knowledge in Product Design with a clear understanding of the Athletics and Lifestyle market and its culture
  • Practical knowledge in the field of design software/systems and MS Office
  • Fluency in English (business-level)

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:  Senior Design Director - Classics Footwear, Originals (M/f/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Design
State:  BY
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  427538
Date:  Jun 17, 2022