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 Manager/Developer Collaborations (m/f/d)



  • In this position you will develop attractive product concepts, focussing on technological feasability, quality, ressources, and customer requirements.
  • You can turn your ideas into practice if you are an excellent team player with high-level communication skills, matching the right choice of people and expertly coordinating the relevant interfaces (i. e. between the modelling and the material-development departments). In your capacity as a sparring partner for everyone involved, you will ensure that expectations and project goals remain realistic and deadlines are being met.
  • In addition, you will support the prototyping process through all technical stages of production.
  • You balance excellent communication skills and creativity with an entrepreneurial mindset and merchandizing know-how, expertly managing prices and profit margins.


Required Skills, Experience, Background:


  • Degree or vocational training in either Process Engineering & Production, Design, or Business/Commercial Studies with a focus on product management and/or marketing
  • Some years of working experience in shoe design, shoe development or shoe production
  • Well versed in MS Office
  • Experience/practice in project and product management
  • Excellent command of Business English and Business German
  • A pragmatic team player with strong time management skills and a readiness to ocasionally travel abroad



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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