Manager Digital Technologies Footwear (m/f/d)

  • Herzogenaurach, Germany
  • Other
  • Information Technology & Digital
  • English Only
  • 4-6 year
  • 15+ days ago
  • Herzogenaurach, Germany
  • Permanent-Full time
  • Other
  • Information Technology & Digital
  • English Only
  • 4-6 year
  • 15+ days ago

Permanent-Full time

Job Description

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organisation:
Become part of Advanced Creation to provide functional expertise for product creation technologies. Here, as part of the Digital Creation program we research, develop, maintain and evolve tools, systems and processes.
In this role you are responsible for the product backlog suggesting priorities, scope, and schedule across a broad spectrum of stakeholders from different functions, both internal and external.
The project requires continuous research and the ability to derive a technology strategy for our strategic 3D application.

Key Responsibilities:
Researches, evaluates and benchmarks innovative 3D applications/technologies and aligns the related findings with the Director Creation technologies
Creates and continuously improves an industry leading 3D technology set up within the adidas Group
Able to leverage general product design and development processes to drive implementation of business relevant 3D technology innovations
Translates complicated technological facts into business opportunities
Manages the interfaces with external business partners by representing adidas and its strategy and translating these in an understandable manner to the external technology providers
Communicates and presents new 3D technology opportunities and process technologies to internal interfaces to ensure the technology development meets customers' expectations
Set strategy and conducts technical trainings for Product Development, Design, Marketing, Liasion Offices (LOs) and vendors to ensure all involved teams can work effectively with newly implemented and existing applications
Establishes advanced working relationships and a people's network with internal and external technology experts.
Earns reputation and recognition as an expert for relevant footwear 3D applications within adidas
Supports process technology researches by visiting fairs, conferences and using the internet.
Conducts trainings of all process related technologies/applications to internal customers, creates training plans and tracks training results.
Provides technology expertise to Manager Creation Technologies and levels below

Key Relationships:
Creation Center teams (Design, Marketing, Product Operations)
Strategy & Projects
Creative Direction
Global IT
Global Sourcing
internal and external interfaces

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Experience in product ownership
Excellent software knowledge/skills (CGI applications, CAD software, virtual reality, graphic software).
Ability to translate complex technical circumstances into business relevant facts
Robust product creation & virtualization process knowledge
Knowledge of manufacturing/engineering technologies
Strong team player/communicator with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects under multiple deadlines
Ability to work with diverse groupsand a proven skill at problem solving and innovation
Effective written and verbal communication skills
Advanced IT skills (Illustrator, MS Office)
Fluent in English (written and spoken)
Ability to travel, domestic or international, as required

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:
University Degree or comparable education in multimedia art, media informatics, industrial design and/ or computer graphics
Minimum of 5 years related work experience

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