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 negotiating 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 an extensive 3D digital library. This consists of 3D models, shaders and textures, as well as asset creation processes.
Researches, evaluates and benchmarks innovative 3D applications/technologies in the area of virtual material creation & 3D content library management 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.
Earns reputation and recognition as an expert for relevant footwear 3D applications for virtual library assets within adidas
Provides technology expertise to Manager Creation Technologies and levels below
External partners (e.g. software vendors)
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Experience in product ownership, or project management
Ability to translate complex technical circumstances into business relevant facts
Excellent software knowledge/skills (CGI applications, CAD software, virtual reality, graphic software).
Robust product creation & virtualization process knowledge (ideally in FTW/APP).
General affinity for IT systems & workflows (programming knowledge is a plus)
Advanced presentation skills
Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:
University Degree or comparable education in multimedia art, media informatics, communication design and/ or computer graphics
Minimum of 5 years related work experience