Senior Design Director - Top Creators

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:


  • Visual communication of the brand values of our products. Your goal is to secure and further develop the brand’s industry leading position. You will lead the Originals & Style design department within the Design area of Top Creators in Portland.
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    <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Key Responsibilities:
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  • Close cooperation with Marketing and Development to establish and 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 as well as external partnerships
  • 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
  • Effectively coach, mentor, and manage team members.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Bachelor’s degree (4 years) from a college/university in the field of Industrial Design or Art / minimum of 10 years of experience in the respective field or an equivalent combination out of education and experience
  • At least 5 years experience of directing and leading Design teams
  • Practical experience in the field of Design, including management experience
  • Comprehensive knowledge in product design with a clear understanding of the athletics market and its culture
  • Practical knowledge in the field of computer design software/systems and MS Office
  • Fluency in 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:  Senior Design Director - Top Creators

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Portland
TEAM:  Design
State:  OR
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  258490
Date:  Sep 26, 2020