Manager Digital Product Development App (m/f/d)

Herzogenaurach | Germany | Product Development


Implement company’s strategic business and systems direction into digital through product creation and technical infrastructure for apparel 3D within BU Core.

Manage product operations process for selected digital ranges in BU Cores transition into 100% digital creation end2end. Drive process, methodologies and technical information in collaboration with Marketing, Design MDA and T1 to ensure the completion of sampling and production of apparel through Digital software.

Key Accountabilties:

  • Engineering design concepts into the format of Clo file content of patterns and fit, garment workmanship and print or AOP execution for T1. To increase the speed and efficiency of processes by eliminating non-value adding steps and try to execute “Right the First Time”
  • Support the apparel team with technical solutions by analyzing designs for manufacturability, production and material properties, offering economic and efficient solutions to achieve cost targets.
  • Collaborate with Sourcing to enable them to execute product demands and ensure construction meets adidas quality standards through 3D technical packs.
  • Mentor new employees in technical product development by teaching them about adidas specific technical standards, processes and systems related to the Tech Pack creation
  • Able to evaluate work processes and calendars for future improvements in close communication with Product Development, Pattern, MDI, Marketing, Design & T1.
  • Achieve Buy ready’s according to milestones on time to achieve KPIs

Knowledge, Capabilities and Skills:

  • Advanced competence of virtual creation / 3D preferably CLO. With Strong visual skills and the ability to transfer into a readable digital file that a factory can produce a garment from
  • Advanced IT skills Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop (MS packages) and ability to work with Flex Systems
  • Strong Knowledge of material construction and related testing
  • Expert knowledge of pattern grading, the pattern/CAD creation software
  • Confident in all aspects of production, garment construction and manufacturing
  • Expert knowledge of pattern grading, the pattern/CAD creation software
  • Ability to provide (technical) training in product engineering and development to the whole development teams cross functionally
  • Ability to work independently under minimal guidance on several projects simultaneously while adhering to a specified deadline
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and large group situations to vendors, designers, and other employees of the organization
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally as needed (One overseas trip per season on average)


  1. College or University degree in Technical Design, Clothing technology, Clothing technology /Manufacturing or comparable education
  2. Minimum 3-5 years of work experience in Garment Industry 
  3. Experience with the entire product lifecycle process (project scope and time planning, development steps, production/execution of entire collections / ranges)
  4. Professional and proficient English, verbal and written
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The Facts

Jobtitle Manager Digital Product Development App (m/f/d)
Team Product Development
Brand adidas
City Herzogenaurach
Location Germany
Number 204516
Position Type Full time
Date Oct-25, 2019
Relocation no

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