PUMA North America, Inc. Designer 2, Running/Training Apparel in Boston, Massachusetts
PUMA is one of the world’s leading Sports Brands, designing, developing, selling and marketing footwear, apparel and accessories. For over 65 years, PUMA has established a history of making fast product designs for the fastest athletes on the planet. PUMA offers performance and sport-inspired lifestyle products in categories such as Football, Running, Training and Fitness, Golf, and Motorsports. We are committed to working in ways that contribute to the world by supporting creativity, sustainability and peace, and by staying true to the principles of being fair, honest, positive and creative in decisions made and actions taken. Would you like working in a fast pace and multicultural environment? Then PUMA is the right place to be! Become a member of our successful Running/Training Apparel Design team based in Boston, MA.
Work closely with the apparel design team, product development, and PLM team to develop four seasonal international apparel ranges per year.
Responsible for the timely and accurate completion of artwork pages, CADS, and tech packages based on design time and action calendar.
Partner with Developers and World Cat sourcing offices to implement a clear understanding of product design, fit, and function. Develop thorough understanding of the capabilities, flexibility and limitations of source base.
Create and execute products that meet cost and margin requirements.
Drive desirability, innovation, and inspiration to create the next ICON products.
Ensure that all products follow Puma international design, brand and quality standards.
Partner with Run/Train Footwear team to assure seasonal color, trend, performance and graphic alignment.
Conduct market research for competitor, best practices, consumer and price studies, and most importantly trend research.
Be accountable for the organization and preparation of key meeting tools. Ensure aligned apparel and graphic design concept and product presentations in front of small and large groups.
3-5 years at the Apparel Designer level for an active apparel or textile company.
BS/BA or BFA degree preferred with design concentration.
Advanced skill level in Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator and Photoshop).
Knowledge of the Sports performance and/or Sport lifestyle market (Competition, Distribution, Price, Product, Consumer, Retail environment).
Technical knowledge related to fabrics, trims, product development, and quality requirements.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Position requires presentations to internal and external groups.
Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
Strong line merchandising abilities / building well rounded and balanced collections.
Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple projects at various stages at the same time.
Approximate Travel Required: 10-15% global travel.
PUMA is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of PUMA to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, gender, physical or mental disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.
For additional information please email: Recruiter-Boston@puma.com.
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