BIRKENSTOCK is a global lifestyle brand that stands for quality, function and all-round well-being. The historic roots of this long-standing family-run company can be traced back to the year 1774.  Nowadays, the product portfolio comprises sandals and closed shoes, accessories, natural cosmetics as well as beds and sleep systems. With more than 5,500 employees, BIRKENSTOCK is the German shoe industry’s largest employer. BIRKENSTOCK has 16 locations as well as 35 retail stores in Germany, with privately owned distribution companies in Europe, Asia and the USA.


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Footwear Pattern Technician 2D

Create internally in Portugal an independent development office independent of our contract manufacturing suppliers and developing prototypes in-house.



  • You make the patterns and follow up in the cutting stitching and assembly, on prototypes and samples developments
  • You bring the designs into the patterns and the final products
  • You establish clear guidance for the cutting, stitching and assembly operators
  • You review the prototypes and improve the patterns until the product is approved



  • Several years of working experience in the footwear industry (Shoe pattern maker or technician, understanding of industrialization on shoe making)
  • End-to-end understanding of the shoe making process
  • Analytical and solution-oriented mindset
  • Fluent in English, German is an advantage
  • Willingness to travel



BIRKENSTOCK offers you all the advantages of a successful, fast-growing, global company: dynamic work environment, considerable design freedom, authentic and open corporate culture and excellent development opportunities. Sounds exciting? It is. We are looking forward to receiving your online application, stating your salary expectations! If you have any further questions, please contact Chloé Gouysse: +49 175 209 46 88.