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Functional Trainee Program FTP - Global Brands Marketing (m/f/d)

We are a marketing company in a market driven industry. To be a leader in a competitive environment means being an innovator and a pioneer. You have to think differently, take risks and go where no one has gone before. We interpret our customers´ needs in global markets and turn these into meaningful products and communication campaigns in various channels, where we demonstrate our authentic vision and passion of our brand adidas.


In the Functional Trainee Program Global Brands - Marketing you will learn more about how to create products to be a desired brand on a global level as well as in key markets, in order to contribute to the brand adidas business targets. You will boost your career by understanding the creation and the commercial element of the business so that you can apply your learnings in your future career with our amazing brand.


We offer a unique platform to start your career coached by experienced mentors and managers. You will have the opportunity to rotate within 18 months through different Marketing departments in Germany and abroad. To provide a broader marketing insight you will rotate through the adidas world of brand marketing and other accompanying marketing support functions in the following areas:


  • Football
  • Running
  • Originals
  • Core (adidas' business model for the commercial channel for sport inspired products: footwear, apparel & accessories)
  • Training
  • Heartbeat Sports
  • Market Europe


Do you like to work in an international sport, fashion and performance oriented brand and can you demonstrate genuine commitment, discipline and team spirit?


Your Profile

  • University degree (Bachelor/Master) with a strong academic record, ideally with specialization in Marketing, Business, Textile, or Fashion
  • International mindset/experience
  • Practical experience (up to 18 months)
  • True affinity/passion for sport and interest in the sporting goods industry
  • Living the 3 Cs
    • Creativity
    • Confidence
    • Collaboration
  • Complex thinking ability and creative problem solving  
  • Strong customer focus and mindset 
  • Excellent communication skills in English (written/verbally)
  • Energetic team player & creator



You can apply for the FTP regardless of your citizenship. If you will make it to the final round and receive an offer, the offer would be pending on the approval of the residence and work permit for Germany. We will support you in obtaining those.


How to apply?

Please impress us with your CV, university transcripts and relevant job references in English and a video (max. 90 seconds). In this video be creative and show us your passion for the functional trainee program in Global Brands - Marketing and why you want to be a part of adidas. Please submit your application by February 17th, 2019 (no cover letter necessary). Please include the link to the video in your CV. You can for example upload your video on YouTube, Dropbox or similar.


Application/Selection Process


  • Online application until February 17th, 2019 including CV, link to your video, university transcripts and relevant job references in English
    (you will receive feedback on your application latest 2-3 weeks after the application deadline had passed)
  • Phone-/Video Interview
  • Assessment Center
    (the assessment centers will take place during April and May)
  • The decision on who will join our FTP program will be made within 3-4 days after the Assessment Center took place


This exciting program will start on October 1st, 2019!


Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have further questions:

Location:  Herzogenaurach
Country:  Germany
Team:  Marketing & Communications
Brand:  adidas
Position Type:  Graduate
Number:  189260
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