BIRKENSTOCK is a global footwear 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 4,300 employees, BIRKENSTOCK is the German shoe industry’s largest employer. BIRKENSTOCK has 13 locations in Germany, with company headquarters in Neustadt (Wied) and privately owned distribution companies in Europe, Asia and the USA.

For our division Product Management ,at our location in Köln we are looking for a


Junior Product Developer (m/f/d) Women/Kids


  • We are looking for a demanding and quality-obsessed product developer, who will act as a reality checker, consultant and sparring partner for the product line management.
  • You develop concepts for products in the women & kids segment with special focus on technical feasibility, quality, cost efficiency and consumer appeal.
  • In detail, you manage the prototyping and sampling process, as well as drive and monitor the technical process.
  • In close aligment with material development, procurement, engineering and the innovation team, you thrive for innovation, implement feasible concepts and push interfaces for new working processes.



  • Degree or apprenticeship in manufacturing/fabrication/production and/or design – ideally in fashion and/or shoes
  • Relevant working experience in shoe production, development or design
  • Capable to read & correct 2D/3D-models as well as design-briefings
  • Specialised knowledge in mold and sole design/construction, orthopaedics, biomechanics
  • Skilled project manager with a high level of pragmatism, passion for detail and very good communication and networking abilities
  • Fluent in German and English



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 question, please contact Lena Sophie Potthast +49 2683 9359 1639.

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