Senior Designer Outdoor

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:


Responsible for managing and creating the adidas outdoor apparel line and establishing functional and aesthetic designs on a seasonal basis for the category.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Drive and execute overall seasonal concept, colour, materials and trim direction in line with Senior Product Director’s direction. From global to local adaptation, pushing the boundaries of newness throughout all creation tracks.
  • Build and retain a strong creation team, drive team spirit, nurture talent and facilitate career development.
  • Be the creative force, trend setter and commercial guru.
  • Knowledgeable about outdoor performance driven fabrics and trims.
  • Innovative sustainability is your passion that you implement in your daily work.
  • Know your competitors.
  • Design and manage the creation process across the entire outdoor apparel line (workload allocation, material & trim consolidation, design towards FOB target, Design Pack accuracy and on time delivery, consumer insights, competitor & innovation research & implementation independently and with the team, etc.)
  • Organization and execution of seasonal milestones.
  • Seamlessly work together with Product Marketing, Development & Pattern, Material and Product Testing teams to constantly improve created products from design concept to bulk.
  • Work closely with GCA/APAC Business Units to understand retails, key accounts and customers feedback, new opportunities and apply them as learnings into upcoming seasons.
  • Ensure proper compliance of brand identity marks and usage on product.
  • Work directly with factories and suppliers while on factory trips.
  • Excellent and resilient team player.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Excellent knowledge of pattern making and material consumption, fabric, trims, prints, etc. Especially outdoor performance related ones.
  • Excellent communicational skills in English.
  • Confident presentation skills to present design concepts internally as well as externally to clearly explain design ideas from concept to finalization.


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor or university degree (B.A.) in industrial design and at least six years related work experience in apparel design. Ideally with outdoor experience.
  • Strong knowledge of apparel design, fabrication, colour, trims and relevant innovation.
  • Knowledge of Macintosh computer and design software/systems (Photoshop, Illustrator)


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Job Title:  Senior Designer Outdoor

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Shanghai
TEAM:  Design
State:  SH
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  406968
Date:  Jan 6, 2022