Atomic is one of the leading manufacturers of wintersports equipment and part of the Amer Sports Corporation. For our Business Unit Protection, Apparel & Gear, located at our head office in Altenmarkt im Pongau / Salzburg we are seeking at the earliest possible date:


In this important role, you will be responsible for specifying, developing, and validating fabric materials and trims from conceptual briefings to bulk production. You will be driving these activities with a strong focus on embedding them into Atomic’s mid- to long-term sustainability strategy. You will be collaborating closely with internal stakeholders, such as development management, sustainability management, product management and product design, as well as external supply chain partners in Europe and Asia.

• Formulate soft goods material sustainability strategy, and build seasonal material briefs based on product range direction, technical innovation, and brand sustainability targets
• Establish processes and tools for the management of all technical development aspects, such as fabric performance, functional finishes, prints, dyes, lab dip- & color development
• Development, validation and extensive testing of fabric materials and trims for apparel and gear products within briefing guidance and development calendar, from pre-season through to bulk production
• Manage pre-season quality and performance testing, including athlete field testing program
• Create and maintain key product data, using established PLM- and database systems
• Provide necessary data to calculate key material footprint transparency metrics, such as LCA’s or HIGG MSI
• Monitor mandatory industry regulations, as well as voluntary sustainability standards, across key markets
• Build and maintain strong relationships with external supply chain partners and internal materials procurement team, securing on-time, on-cost, and on-quality development


• Bachelor or master’s degree in textile materials engineering, textile sustainability management, or related field
• Professional experience in materials- and trim development with a focus on sustainability, preferably within the performance apparel industry
• Sound knowledge of textiles and textile manufacturing processes from fibre, yarn, knit and woven material construction, to lamination and finishing
• Ability to manage multiple projects and/or priorities with high levels of ownership and accountability
• Sound proficiency in MS Office applications, additional experience with PLM software (e.g.: Centric) preferred
• Business-fluent English skills required; additional German language skills preferred
• Self-motivated, well-organized team player with a pro-active and collaborative working style
• Ability to communicate effectively inside the organization, as well as externally with overseas development teams and supply chain partners


• A varied, demanding and self-responsible activity in the sports industry
• Comprehensive development and training opportunities
• Flexible working hours and home office possibility
• Attractive social and employee benefits
• Canteen on site

Compensation for this position is subject to the collective agreement for employees in the wood processing industry. Depending on your personal qualifications and vocational experience, we offer an appropriate payment in excess thereof for this highly responsible activity and opportunities for development in a globally active group of companies.

If the scope of these responsibilities meets your expectations, please be welcome to apply online with all usual application documents.