Senior Design Director

AdidasPortland, OR13d ago

Purpose & overall relevance for the organization:

  • 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 the Originals & Style design department within the Design area of Top Creators in Portland.


Key responsibilities:  

  • Close cooperation with Marketing and Development to establish and 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 as well as external partnerships
  • 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
  • Effectively coach, mentor, and manage team members.


Knowledge skills and abilities: 

  • 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
  • At least 5 years experience of directing and leading Design teams
  • Practical experience in the field of Design, including management experience
  • Comprehensive knowledge in product design with a clear understanding of the athletics market and its culture
  • Practical knowledge in the field of computer design software/systems and MS Office
  • Fluency in English

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