Senior Design Director, Training, Creation Center Asia

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 a category design department within the Design area in Shanghai.


Lead and establish a team and drive the seasonal creative direction of the respective Category together with Leader of CCA Training. Maintain and nurture the design, graphic, material and color direction with the Design team.



Key Responsibilities:


  • Develop the seasonal Direction of the Category according to market trends as well as overall Design Direction and ensure consistency though products and ranges
  • Close cooperation with Marketing and Development to implement main strategies, concepts and projects for vertical areas and horizontal collections
  • Disseminate Design Strategy into category and x-functional teams
  • Manage a team toward Category’s objectives and implement process changes
  • You will work together with Development and Tech Services on resolving issues with our main products, from Tech Packs to the point of marketing
  • Ensure the correct execution of Corporate Identity guidelines and against legal restrictions within the category.
  • 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
  • Ait
  • Different departments within Design
  • Creative Direction


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 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, Training, Creation Center Asia

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Shanghai
TEAM:  Design
State:  31
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  256434