Design Director (KA) for BUG Originals & Style (m/f)

Herzogenaurach | Germany | Design

At adidas, every day is a chance to flip the script. An invitation to take everything we know and re-invent it. Do it better. Never settling for good enough. Every day we get up, invent, adapt, improvise, find new ways to collaborate, and do the unexpected. We’re creators, makers and doers. Helping athletes make a difference, not just in their games, but in their lives and in their world. It’s an obsession.

We’ve been doing this for more than 65 years. With an unmatched history and tradition of creating iconic products, consumer connections and experiences, we’ve been defining sport culture since the beginning. And we’re never done. Come be a part of shaping the future together with us.

Purpose: Develop and direct industry leading creative solutions for concepts and categories, to create a highly relevant, desirable and clear adidas brand image, from sell-in (internal) to sellout (consumer-facing). Lead and manage the internal creative teams to achieve world class results.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Lead the Creative development for the Originals category)  across multiple consumer touch points, from 2D to retail to digital
  • Develop concepts and creative strategies that fulfil objectives of category, concept, brief
  • Collaborate with Product Design team to ensure holistic storytelling
  • Collaborate with cross-functional brand partners to ensure consumer- and brand focus
  • Set creative and assignment-related priorities for the team
  • Lead the execution of creative strategies to ensure end to end creative excellence, from sellin to sellout (consumer-facing)
  • Direct variety of creative resources (agencies, freelancers, writers, videographers, photographers, etc) on creative execution to ensure holistic creative excellence
  • Review and approve all stages of creative execution
  • Maximise results within given budget and timeframes
  • Participate in creation of annual and long-term Creative Direction strategies
  • Present and communicate creative solutions with clarity, effectively selling in ideas to variety of stakeholders
  • Identify opportunities of improvement and change, and initiate own proposals/projects
  • Seek out new Design resources that can deliver world class results

Key Relationships:

  • Design Directors, Creative Directors
  • Product Designers
  • Brand Communications
  • Retail, C2C
  • Product Teams
  • External Agencies and Art/Creative Directors
  • External Creative Resources

Knowledge, Capabilties and Responsibilities:

  • IT skills:  Excel, Word, PowerPoint: advanced /Outlook
  • Design apps: expert
  • Strong visual and verbal skills with the ability to create impactful/exciting visuals
  • Language: English: excellent

                    Another European language: fluent

Qualifications:

  1. Under-graduate level Design education or combination thereof
  2. Solid education and advanced experience in the creative development of communication tools
  3. At least 10 years experience in Sporting Goods/Fashion Industry or Design on managerial level
  4. 5 years personnel management experience
  5. Proven experience with the entire design process (project scope and time planning, design steps, production/execution of design solution, pre-press processes)
  6. Passion for adidas and it’s mission
  7. Passion for sports, culture, design

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.

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The Facts

Jobtitle Design Director (KA) for BUG Originals & Style (m/f)
Team Design
Brand adidas
Location Herzogenaurach
Country Germany
Number 178290
Position Type Full time
Date Jun-22, 2018
Relocation no

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