Technical Manager Footwear - Pattern (m/f/d)

Our mission is to Create the New, to develop best-in-class products that define the sports market. We fuel our innovation by challenging convention and by tapping into each other's unique talents and perspectives. The result: beautiful and powerful products that impress our biggest athletes and win the hearts of our consumers.

You are a creator. Be a part of an ambitious team who brings footwear ideas and visions into physical form. You will craft the next generation of adidas products that excite our consumer.



  • Collaborate closely with marketing, design, sourcing, quality and suppliers to drive the product creation process from concept to consumer
  • Be our footwear pattern expert counterpart to marketing, design, development and global suppliers within the product creation process
  • Understand the design ideas and translate them into physical footwear products
  • Build 2D/3D models and analyse them against manufacturability, functionality and profitability
  • Build a deep understanding of the market/competitors and share your knowledge within the team



  • A passion for footwear, sports and innovation
  • Degree in shoe making/shoe technician or comparable education 
  • A minimum of 3-4 years of relevant work experience in the footwear industry
  • Deep understanding of product construction, footwear technology and manufacturing
  • Deep knowledge in pattern engineering, from construction to grading
  • Familiar and experiences in Technical Creation software tools e.g. Crispin, Jwero, 3D CAD/Rhino
  • Team player who feels comfortable communicating in an international and diverse environment and work in a fast-changing footwear world

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:  Technical Manager Footwear - Pattern (m/f/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Global Operations
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  216508