Senior Manager Future Technology Innovation - Sustainability (m/f/d)- temporary 2024




Develop market leading concepts, components, products and processes, as a part of a team who improve brand competitiveness through product and technology leadership and enable adidas to deliver added value to consumers and athletes. 


Key Accountabilities


  • Coordinate multi-disciplinary efforts from creative, legal, strategy, retail, communications, marketing and engineering teams to deliver high-performing concepts
  • Initiate internal and external projects to enable technologies that provide greater engineering or design freedom
  • Maintain project continuity and support as an idea progresses from initial concept stages through transfer to internal teams for commercialization
  • Direct innovative projects, set project objectives, define project phases, and use project resources economically to deliver practical results
  • Initiate projects to advance materials processing and bonding capabilities
  • Organize the adidas side of collaborations with manufacturing partners to create assembly lines in new locations
  • Collaborate on innovative projects with consumer analytics teams to evaluate the impact of innovative technologies and products


Additional Accountabilities


  • Educate and train colleagues by sharing knowledge on an on-going basis
  • Prepare concept and results-based reports and presentations, communicating to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Stay connected to relevant current and upcoming research, technologies, methods, and industry trends.  Build an effective information network
  • Identify and partner with industry-leading organizations to extend the capability of the team
  • Consider legal implications of innovative concepts, working with the legal team to protect product, technology, innovation, process, and design




  1. Curiosity for science and engineering along with a passion for making insights in the field of sport
  2. University degree in a relevant field
  3. 6 years of working experiences
  4. Fluent English (required), German (advantageous)
  5. Communicate and negotiate effectively
  6. Cooperate well, develop and maintain relationships
  7. Work independently as well as part of a team
  8. Plan working time efficiently, balancing short term tasks with long term goals
  9. Strong analytical skills, solution driven and result oriented
  10. Ability to travel domestically and internationally


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 Manager Future Technology Innovation - Sustainability (m/f/d)- temporary 2024

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Fürth
TEAM:  Engineering
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Limited Duration
Number:  204072