June 8, 2009

Adidas needs an Assistant Apparel Designer

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Assistant Apparel Designer - Basketball

Req Number: US -2907ADI-09

You share our passion for sports, fashion and an active lifestyle. You are ambitious, keen to learn and quick on the uptake. You also know how to communicate and assert yourself with an open attitude and determination. You enjoy working in a team environment and think internationally. You are fully conscious of the fact that flexibility, logical thinking and the ability to adapt to new situations are essentials for winning the game.

As our Assistant Apparel Designer for Basketball, you’ll be expected to bring the same passion for performance, innovation and talent that you love about adidas when performing the tasks below.

To assist design leadership in specific category through knowledge and exceptional design skill.

Key Accountabilities:
§ Collects relevant information needed to create a truly inspired sports- collection. This includes all possible sources.
§ Stays current with trends and information that affect the respective category.
§ Travels the market and produces trend, travel and research reports.
§ Designs collections (this includes hand sketches, illustrations, technical drawings, color concepts and colored sketches, mood/ inspiration boards, graphic solutions…)
§ Creates design and product concepts for defined projects in collaboration with other designers that are dedicated to the projects.
§ Hands over design kits to development. Communicates all relevant information needed for the development process.
§ Assists collaboration with Product Management on defined projects.
§ Ensures an efficient process and communication flow between all parties involved in all projects.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
§ Knowledge of functional sportswear products.
§ Mac skills using Illustrator and PhotoShop applications.
§ Ability to communicate effectively to all levels within the organization.
§ Knowledge of design trends, specifically sporting good industry trends.
§ Ability to effectively present design ideas and concepts to large groups.

§ Bachelor’s Degree (BA) IN Fashion Design/ Industrial Design
§ One (1) years of experience in design; or
§ Equivalent combination of both education and experience.

adidas' founder, Adi Dassler, was inspired by a single idea when he made his first shoes, at the age of just 20: to provide every athlete with the best footwear for his or her respective discipline. And 85 years later, we have almost 16,000 employees worldwide who put this same passion and commitment to innovation into each concept, component, process and product we produce.

Our mission is to be the leading sports brand in the world. At adidas we understand it takes a village to accomplish this mission. adidas provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, citizenship, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, mental or physical disability, or any other protected status unrelated to the performance of the work involved. You may have heard us say “Impossible is Nothing” or “Celebrate Originality”; to us, these phrases are more than just words. If you share this same passion then apply today!

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