Senior Design Director

Portland | United States | Design

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Visual communication of the brand values of our products. Your goal is to secure and further develop the brand’s industry leading position. You will lead an apparel design department within the Design area of the BU.< <


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Close cooperation with Marketing and Development to implement main strategies, concepts and projects for vertical areas and horizontal collections< You will work together with Development and Tech Services on resolving issues with our main products, from Tech Packs to the point of marketing< Maintain an open dialogue and collaboration with the Human Resource department< Criticize and improve the design and create a new platform for direct reporting lines< Represent the design team in collaborations with other departments< Secure a proper and appropriate use of brand technology across the different areas< Furthermore secure the appropriate compliance of attributes of our brand identity and their application< Maintain communication with the line manager and the department< Be up to date on consumers, cultural trends, sports culture and athletic findings< Alignment with the close-by design departments to develop best product opportunities between the departments< Represent a strong design team when in contact with other departments


  • Budget responsibility
  • Signature authority “i.V.”

Key contacts

  • Product marketing and development
  • Different departments within Design

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree (4 years) from a college/university in the field of Industrial Design or Art / minimum of 10 years of experience in the respective field or an equivalent combination out of education and experience<
  2. At least 5 years experience of leading Design teams<
  3. Practical experience in the field of Design, including management experience<
  4. Comprehensive knowledge in product design with a clear understanding of the athletics market and its culture<
  5. Practical knowledge in the field of computer design software/systems and MS Office<
  6. Fluency 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 Senior Design Director
Team Design
Brand adidas
Location Portland
Country United States
Number 193526
Position Type Full time
Date Apr-03, 2019
Relocation yes

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