Assistant Designer Accessories, Golf, Creation Center Asia-Golf

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:


  • This role will be key member of an experienced design team working alongside the apparel and footwear teams to build a cohesive Adidas golf collection specific to APAC market. You'll utilize your advanced design skills to create original, innovative designs that appropriately reflect Adidas design philosophy and standards and help adidas Golf hit its mission of being the most progressive golf brand in the world.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Focus will be mainly on womens accessories design with potential additional support work in apparel design.
  • Work closely with design teams in Tokyo, Japan and Carlsbad, USA to help shape the category offering specific to the APAC region, but also align globally.
  • Collaborate on Design Direction for assigned categories of the seasonal accessories line which includes print, material, color and inspirational imagery that meets the requirements of the global product brief and is inline with the design strategy.
  • Study and interpret market conditions and trends from a design perspective as related to golf and share with design leadership team, marketing team and development team in a dynamic way.
  • Present your category ideas to Design team, Marketing team and external groups in a confident energetic way that displays the design language, color, fabrics, graphics and style. 
  • Communicates with clarity and knowledge to all necessary teams within a strict timeframe.
  • Maintain close relationships with cross-functional teams and departments to create a streamline process.
  • Support, inspire, energize and challenge your immediate team and cross functional counterparts.
  • Actively research trade publications, trade fairs, online design tools, sports events.
  • Collect relevant trend reports, style analysis and innovative design concepts that will inspire the direction of the seasonal range in a new way.
  • Initiate store checks, market visits that are relevant to your category design initiating future thinking.
  • Hand off designs to development. Must submit all relevant information in design package for the development process (i.e. tech packs, CAD drawings, color, graphic application and material call-outs and constructions, DMT upload)
  • General interest in fashion, golf, and sportswear market/trend.
  • Other job related duties might be assigned.


Key Relationships:


  • Global Design team, Development, Product Marketing, Regional market


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. 
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:


  • Design degree and relevant work experience in the branded performance apparel industry.
  • An in-depth knowledge of accessory/product design and understanding of color theory, materials and construction.
  • Exhibit mid-level understanding of technology, innovation, performance function
  • Must be fully proficient in Adobe CC design applications.
  • Graphic design, textile print and 3D design experience a plus.
  • An understanding of the golf industry and/or an interest in the sport of golf.
  • 3-5 years of related experience.
  • Proficient in English in both written and verbal communications, fluent Japanese is a plus but not required.


To Apply: In order for your application to be considered, please attach a portfolio showcasing your design work. Applications without a portfolio will not be considered.

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Job Title:  Assistant Designer Accessories, Golf, Creation Center Asia-Golf

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Tokyo
TEAM:  Design
State:  13
Country/Region:  JP
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  509114
Date:  May 7, 2024