Manager Future Materials Engineering temporary for 6 months

Herzogenaurach | Germany | Engineering

At adidas, every day is a chance to flip the script. An invitation to take everything we know and re-invent it. Do it better. Never settling for good enough. Every day we get up, invent, adapt, improvise, find new ways to collaborate, and do the unexpected. We’re creators, makers and doers. Helping athletes make a difference, not just in their games, but in their lives and in their world. It’s an obsession.

We’ve been doing this for more than 65 years. With an unmatched history and tradition of creating iconic products, consumer connections and experiences, we’ve been defining sport culture since the beginning. And we’re never done. Come be a part of shaping the future together with us.

Role Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Provide and be the access point to expert materials engineering knowledge critical to successful product and process innovations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate materials and components created with new processes and production technologies to support optimization of chemical processes
  • Support internal technical teams with testing aimed at creating a detailed knowledge base of properties essential for functional performance
  • Align research and development efforts with product or component requirements, ensuring new materials meet functional performance targets
  • Perform failure analysis and root cause analysis on materials, components and processes leading to product failures
  • Use materials science expertise to ensure smooth integration of new materials from prototyping phases into full-scale production
  • Drive projects with material suppliers and research partners, using in-house materials and engineering expertise to identify targets

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Educate and train colleagues by sharing knowledge on an on-going basis
  • Prepare concept and results-based reports and presentations, communicating to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Stay connected to relevant current and upcoming research, technologies, methods, and industry trends.  Build an effective information network
  • Identify and partner with industry-leading organizations to extend the capability of the team
  • Consider legal implications of innovative concepts, working with the legal team to protect product, technology, innovation, process, and design


  • Curiosity for science and engineering along with a passion for making insights in the field of sport
  • University degree in a relevant engineering field
  • 3 years of working experiences
  • Fluent English, German advantageous
  • Communicate and negotiate skilfully
  • Cooperate well, develop and maintain relationships
  • Work independently as well as part of a team
  • Plan working time efficiently, balancing short term tasks with long term goals
  • Strong analytical skills, solution driven and result oriented
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally
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The Facts

Jobtitle Manager Future Materials Engineering temporary for 6 months
Team Engineering
Brand adidas
Location Herzogenaurach
Country Germany
Number 164784
Position Type Temp
Date Aug-22, 2017
Relocation no

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