• Director Design Footwear - Basketball

    Adidas AmericaLos Angeles, CA 90006

    Job #1694808430

  • Director Design Footwear - Basketball


    • Develop and direct industry leading creative solutions for concepts and categories, to create a highly relevant, desirable and clear adidas brand image, from sell in to sellout (consumer-facing)

    • Lead and manage the internal creative team to achieve worldclass results


    • Lead the Creative development for multiple concepts or categories across multiple consumer touchpoints, from 2D to retail to digital

    • Develop concepts and creative strategies that fulfill objectives of category, concept, brief

    • Collaborate with Product Design team to ensure holistic storytelling

    • Collaborate with cross-functional team members to ensure consumer- and brand focus

    • Set priorities, creative and assignment-related, of team

    • Lead the execution of creative strategies to ensure end to end creative excellence, from sellin to sellout (consumer-facing)

    • Direct variety of creative resources (agencies, freelancers, writers, photographers, etc) on creative execution to ensure holistic creative excellence

    • Review and approve production stages of creative execution

    • Maximise results within given budget and timeframes

    • Participate in creation of annual and long-term Creative Direction strategies

    • Present and communicate creative solutions with clarity, effectively selling in ideas to variety of stakeholders

    • Identify opportunities of improvement and change, and initiate own proposals/projects

    • Seek out new Design resources that can deliver world class results


    • Design Directors, Creative Directors

    • Product Designers

    • Brand Communications

    • Retail, C2C

    • Product Teams

    • External Agencies and Art/Creative Directors

    • External Creative Resources


    • IT skills: Excel, Word, PowerPoint: advanced /Outlook

    • Design apps: expert

    • Strong visual and verbal skills with the ability to create impactful/exciting visuals

    • Excellent people leadership skills


    • Under-graduate level Design education or combination thereof

    • Solid education and advanced experience in the creative development of communication tools

    • At least 10 years experience in Sporting Goods/Fashion Industry or Design on managerial level

    • 3 years personnel management experience

    • Proven experience with the entire design process (project scope and time planning, design steps, production/execution of design solution, pre-press processes)

    • Passion for adidas and it's mission

    • Passion for sports, culture, design

    At adidas we have a winning culture. But to win, physical power is not enough. Just like athletes our employees need mental strength in their game. We foster the athlete's mindset through a set of behaviors that we want to enable and develop in our people and that are at the core of our unique company culture - the 3Cs: CONFIDENCE, COLLABORATION and CREATIVITY.

    • CONFIDENCE allows athletes to make quick decisions on the field, to reach higher. For us at adidas confidence means acknowledging that we don't have all the answers. But we are willing to take risks, we try new things. And if we fail, then this is part of our learning - it helps us improve.

    • COLLABORATION . Every elite athlete relies on partners: coaches, teammates, and nutritionists. We, too, know that we are stronger together. Winning as one team takes open and candid dialogue, inclusiveness and trust in each other's abilities and talents.

    • Being the best sports company in the world takes CREATIVITY . No great athlete succeeds by copying their predecessors' training plans and strategies. We have to be open to new ideas, explore, gain an edge and stand out. Only then can we succeed.

    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.

    Job Title: Director Design Footwear - Basketball

    Brand: adidas

    Location: Los Angeles

    TEAM: Design

    State: CA

    Country/Region: US

    Contract Type: Full time

    Number: 309692

    Date: Sep 17, 2021