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Sr. Manager of The Next Best Thing (Design)

Company: Adidas
Location: Boston
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

The Sr. Manager of the Next Best Thing, will lead the executions of designing and developing futuristic concepts to life that speak to Reebok's creative direction for the environments (digital spaces, retail spaces, new spaces to explore, etc) we operate in.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Create original, imaginative, and future thinking concepts to provide seasonal inspiration to the Vector Associated Concepts (VAC) team and broader organization.
  • Bring future/forward thinking design solutions to life for the organization for the various environments we operate in (digital spaces, retail spaces, new spaces to explore, etc).
  • Create design solutions that significantly contribute to the VAC team achievements, and ultimately have a positive contribution to Reebok's business results.
  • Lead forward and future macro trend seasonal research and development; and support communication of those trends across the multiple brand stakeholders (creative, product, marketing, environments)
  • Responsible for being future thinking, engrained into the digital and block chain technology environments, and has the ability to think about the impossible and develop solutions that make us leaders in execution (ex: this will allow us to be first to market instead of being followers).


  • Creative Design Experience required, 5+ years preferred
  • Strong understanding and ability to be future thinking, and how to capitalize on those ideas so we can be first to execution
  • Strong understanding of digital marketplace environments & presence, block chain technology, new evolving trends and how the athletic industry fits into that space
  • Architectural and special renderings expertise is highly seeked for this role
  • Must have the ability to always put the consumer first, and always wear that lens when designing concepts
  • Advance skillset in Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)

Please note: a portfolio or art direction must be submitted with application to be considered.

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: Sr. Manager of The Next Best Thing (Design)

Brand: Reebok

Location: Boston

TEAM: Design

State: MA

Country/Region: US

Contract Type: Full time

Number: 319748

Date: May 12, 2021

Keywords: Adidas, Boston , Sr. Manager of The Next Best Thing (Design), Other , Boston, Massachusetts

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