Designer Originals FTW

Shanghai | Greater China | Design

Responsible for creating objects of desire in Running footwear through leading stories and products that are hyper relevant to the China and Asia Pacific consumer.  Ability to deliver against aesthetic and functional requires in a dynamic close to market operating model. 

Key Responsibilities: 

● Live Consumer Obsession with a special emphasis on winning the China and APAC consumer

● Be a story teller and visually interpret your stories through ideas and designs

● Deliver against creativity and innovation with unexpected solutions to gain market share

● Design products that both fulfill consumer needs and product briefing  

● Excite our consumers with creative solutions in colors, materials and product design

● Articulate creative for cross functional working and processes

● Continuous exploration of external as well as internal footwear landscape

● Work within the constraints of timelines and a close to market dynamic

● Live the behavior philosophy of the brand built around creativity, collaboration and confidence

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

● Ability to effectively present design concepts cross functionally and to a variety of members in the organization

● Have a passion and knowledge of running, sneaker and street culture

● Work well in a dynamic environment with diverse cultures and people

● Agile mindset and can adapt to ever changing consumer environment and fast paced calendars

● Skill to both create leading product whilst having the skill to interpret trends and commercialize

● Mature approach and ability to persuade, negotiate and compromise to produce win/win scenarios

● Knowledge of design, development and marketing processes with a passion for ideation sharing

● Intellectually curious and always seeking the new

Requisite Education and Experience/Minimum Qualifications

● Bachelor or University Degree in industrial design or related educational experience and atleast 3 years related work experience in footwear design, colors and materials

● Experience in footwear design with colors, materials and graphics experience being a preference

● Product Marketing or Development or Creation experience in addition to Design would be advantageous

● Superior experience in usage of all key design software and systems

● Excellent communication skills in English

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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.

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.

The Facts

Jobtitle Designer Originals FTW
Team Design
Brand adidas
City Shanghai
Location Greater China
Number 205269
Position Type Full time
Date Nov-08, 2019
Relocation no

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