Team Head Design

Carlsbad, CA

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  • This position supports the COBRA PUMA GOLF brand based in Carlsbad, CA.
  • Leading the apparel and accessories team while also designing to create original, technical, and innovative designs and collections across both men’s and women’s on a seasonal basis.
  • Align with Head of Product Design on business objectives and offer creative design solutions that are aligned to consumer insights and brand direction.
  • Partnering with Product Line Management to develop unique and relevant product stories and collection that resonate with our consumers.
  • Work with apparel design counterparts at key planning and development stages to ensure cohesive 360 collections.
  • Provide market research and design trend analysis supporting theme and design directions.
  • Develop negotiation and consensus approach with development and PLM counterparts to achieve optimum design value, costing, commerciality while advancing category initiatives.
  • Coach and mentor design team in design, tech pack, fit and garment construction skills.
  • Provide strategic design and related support to Head of Product Design.
  • Think innovatively at all stages of the creative, design and development process: Research and develop new and innovative product designs, fabrications, and trims on a regular basis to be at the forefront of trends and shifts in the market.
  • Build strong and synergistic relationships with cross-functional partners: Product Line Management, Merchandising, Tech Design, Product Development, Marketing, and Production.
  • Lead all apparel and accessories product design reviews, create and present seasonal trend and color overviews at design meetings.
  • Manage and lead the timely and accurate completion of detail sheets, CADS, and tech packages based on design time and action calendar.


  • BA Degree in Fashion Design
  • 10+ years of design experience in the apparel industry
  • Minimum 5 years of managing designers
  • Proven leadership/management skills. Detail-oriented; ability to perform with a high degree of accuracy and be a mentor to the design staff.
  • Highly knowledgeable of performance, sportswear, and lifestyle consumer
  • Expert level of color strategy and usage across apparel & accessory collections
  • Strong technical design background with excellent drawing, rendering and presentation skills with the ability to present to a wide range of audiences.
  • Ability to execute sophisticated initiatives and build new insights
  • Strong knowledge of cross team collaboration
  • High degree of professionalism, shows self-motivation, maturity, drive, and the desire to grow as a designer and leader
  • Mastery of Adobe Suite of products (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) and Microsoft Office

PUMA supports over 16,100 employees across 120+ countries. The PUMA Group owns the brand PUMA, Cobra Golf and stichd, and is headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Germany.

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