Senior Manager Athlete Science Biomechanics (m/f/d)


September 15, 2021

  • Provide Biomechanics science expertise within the creation and evaluation of innovative sports product concepts.
  • Supervise and coordinate external and internal research networks and programs to support product development.
  • To act as a athlete science consultant on a brand level for all product development teams.

Key Responsibilities:
Supervise and coordinate external and internal programs to support the Innovation Team.
  • Works as an integral member of the Athlete Science Team to deliver new innovative, commercially viable concepts and products.
  • Acts as key member of the Global Athlete Science team.
  • Provides input and guidance into the strategy of Athlete Science.
  • Creates new FTW, Apparel, and A&G test designs and concepts based on project needs.
  • Manages and executes testing of prototypes and innovative product concepts prior to commercialization in close cooperation with other members of the Athlete Science Team.
  • Supervise and coordinate testing methodologies towards establishing credible performance improvements that can be legally claimed publicly by the Brand.
  • Works closely with the Director Biomechanics and provides test results and product performance assessments.
  • Gives support to Design, Engineering, and Development to apply Athlete science specific knowledge.
  • Cooperates with adidas Product and Athlete Services Lab Testing during the evaluation phase of innovative products and concepts especially for Brand concepts in transition to Inline development.
  • Coordinates and drives communication of innovation concepts and is responsible for Lab Testing aspects.

Key Relationships:
  • Innovation Teams
    • Engineering & Technology
    • Apparel and Footwear Concepts
    • Design
    • Portfolio & Foresight
  • Global external partners

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to transfer outcome from research to applications in sports
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team, within a global fast-changing team setting
  • Communicate effectively across all levels of business
  • Cooperate well, develop and maintain relationships
  • Build and collaborate in networks with internal and external partner
  • Experience managing external teams, projects and partners
  • Strong analytical skills, solution driven and results oriented
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally

Requisite Education and Experience:
  • PhD or Master’s degree in Biomechanics ScienceExperience working in a global team and network
  • Experience working across multi disciplined project teams
  • Experience managingprojects and partners
  • 6 years of working experiences
  • Passion for Sport
  • Fluent English (required) / German (advantageous)