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Jobs

Canyon is one of the leading manufacturers of innovative and premium sports cycles. Our products are the expression of an approach to life which we share with our customers every day. It is this approach to life that has made us one of the most popular cycle brand names in Europe.

We are currently seeking people to join our team at Canyon.Home in Koblenz, who would like to develop together with us and be part of shaping the future of cycle sport.

Canyon was awarded certification in youth development training provision by the German Federal Employment Agency.

If you are interested in this challenging position, please send your application, preferably via e-mail, to: karriere@canyon.com

Canyon Bicycles GmbH
Abteilung Personal

Karl-Tesche-Straße 12
D-56073 Koblenz

Salaried positions

Junior Team Liason Manager (m/f)

Area of responsibility:

  • Preparing material for shipment to the teams and athletes
  • Material coordination between Canyon and co-sponsors
  • Assembly of complete bikes for our triathletes
  • Providing support to the team and athletes (racers, mechanics and management) at races and training camps
  • Providing support and training for the team mechanics and athletes
  • Organising and supporting material tests (wind tunnel, track, etc.)
  • Forwarding information for Canyon product development, quality assurance and marketing
  • Communicating with media representatives

What sets you apart:

  • Experience in professional cycling as an athlete (at least CT level or selected for a national team), member of staff, employee of sponsors or involved in professional triathlon
  • Experience in a professional (cycling) sports team
  • Good mechanical skills and a high affinity to racing cycle engineering
  • Excellent communication skills and confident language skills in German and English, Italian and French beneficial
  • Good IT skills
  • High willingness to travel and flexibility
  • Ability to take on a heavy work load and good organisational skills

Art Director, Brand (m/w)

Area of responsibility:

Relentless curiosity is what drives people at Canyon to create products and experiences that push cycling forward. As a brand we need to tell that story.

Canyon Bicycles is looking for an exceptional creative talent to help shape the look, and voice of our Brand. Are you an individual that can take the initial spark of an idea, to concept and finished execution?

  • Develop and direct industry leading creative solutions for concepts and categories, to create a highly relevant, desirable and clear Canyon brand image
  • Lead and manage the internal creative team, agency partners and teams to achieve worldclass results
  • Lead the Creative development for multiple projects, campaigns or categories across multiple consumer touchpoints, from 2D to retail to digital to motion
  • Develop concepts and creative strategies that fulfill objectives of category, concept, or brand briefs
  • Collaborate with Product Design team to ensure holistic storytelling
  • Create and Shape strategic messages from Strategy, to Brand Positioning, to Creative Direction.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional team members to ensure consumer- and brand focus
  • Set priorities, creative and assignment-related, of team
  • Lead the execution of creative strategies to ensure end to end creative excellence
  • Direct a variety of creative resources (agencies, freelancers, editors, photographers, videogrpahers etc.) on creative execution to ensure holistic creative excellence
  • Lead, mentor and administrate a small team of internal direct reports
  • Review and approve all stages of creative development and execution
  • Advocate and support brand design direction and guidelines at every level of the organization
  • Maximise team results within given budget and timeframes
  • Participate in the creation of annual and long-term Creative Direction strategies
  • Present and communicate objective creative solutions with clarity, effectively selling in ideas to variety of upper management stakeholders
  • Identify opportunities of improvement and change, and initiate own proposals/projects
  • Create written design briefs for internal and external design teams to execute against.
  • Seek out new Design resources that can deliver world class results

What sets you apart:

  • IT skills: Excel, Word, PowerPoint: advanced /Outlook
  • Design apps: expert
  • Strong visual and verbal skills with the ability to create impactful/exciting visuals
  • Language: English: excellent German: preferred
    Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:
  • Under-graduate level Design education or combination thereof
  • Solid education and advanced experience in the creative development of communication tools
  • At least 5 years experience in Sporting Goods Industry or Design on managerial level
  • 3 years personnel management experience
  • Proven experience with the entire design process (project scope and time planning, design steps, production/execution of design solution, pre-press processes)
  • Passion for Canyon brand and it’s mission
  • Passion for riding bikes, sports, culture and design

International Editor (m/f)

Area of responsibility:

There has never been a more exciting time to join Canyon as we continue to expand internationally, propelled by success in the pro scene and praise for our products from a wide range of bike-related media. Now we are looking to strengthen our English language content production with a new International Editor, focussing on road or mountain biking, to join our Editorial & Communications Team at Canyon headquarters in Koblenz, Germany. You will be responsible for creating English language content for a wide range of media, including advertising copy for magazines, news and blog posts for our website, product texts and technical whitepaper documents to coincide with our latest product launches. The texts you write will be used as the basis for content in all of our international markets, which currently covers 15 languages. If you have a passion for writing and for riding then we want to hear from you!

  • Ensuring that all English language content is created to a high standard and in an appropriate style to appeal to the relevant target audience.
  • Working as part of the Editorial & Communications Team so that all content is consistently in line with Canyon brand voice and expresses our brand values.
  • Playing an integral role in the Brand Team to ensure that content remains exciting, relevant and up-to-date.
  • Occasional translation work from German into English.

What sets you apart:

  • Completion of a university degree plus minimum 2 years of marketing or bike industry experience.
  • Excellent technical knowledge of all things bike-related.
  • You are a native English speaker with outstanding communication skills.
  • You will be part of a German working environment meaning German language skills are essential, although applicants without will also be considered.
  • A passion for writing and the ability to create texts relevant to multiple riding disciplines and target audiences.

Technical Purchasing Agent Asia (m/f)

Area of responsibility:

Canyon is constantly on the lookout for new talent. With a roster that includes champions like Nairo Quintana, Alexander Kristoff and Jan Frodeno, we have a line-up capable of winning the toughest summit finishes, the longest classics and the hardest triathlons around. But we want more. We want to be at the very top in every single discipline. As our Technical Purchasing Agent Asia you will work closely with our suppliers and our partners in Asia to improve the way we source parts for our production and their quality. To fulfil your tasks you will collaborate with our Strategic Purchasing Department and our R&D team in Koblenz and our local team for Quality Assurance. Do you have what it takes? Then we’d like to hear from you.

  • Ensuring that all parts we source from our Asian partners are in line with our internal pricing targets and purchasing standards.
  • Being responsible for joined projects with our local partners to improve the development process of forming tools for our engineered parts.
  • Screening and monitoring the relevant markets / marketers to find new partners and initiate cost saving projects.
  • Conduct day-to-day pricing administration and discussions with suppliers.

What sets you apart:

  • Completion of higher education with focus on engineering and economics.
  • Several years’ experience in the purchasing of parts for manufacturing (preferably sporting goods).
  • Profound knowledge of the bike industry with a technical focus.
  • Outstanding communication and language skills (English mandatory, German and Chinese preferred).
  • Proven understanding of the Chinese/Taiwanese culture, willingness to live and travel in China.

Brand Manager Road/Triathlon (m/f)

Area of responsibility:

Canyon is constantly on the lookout for new talent. With a roster that includes champions like Nairo Quintana, Alexander Kristoff and Jan Frodeno, we have a line-up capable of winning the toughest summit finishes, the longest classics and the hardest triathlons around. But we want more. We want to be at the very top in every single discipline.

As our Road/Triathlon Brand Manager, you represent the needs of the road and triathlon community within our team. You will oversee our road and triathlon brands to ensure that all elements consistently convey the correct brand image, from our digital channels (including social media, digital marketing and website) to the hands-on experience of the brand through our products and how they are presented at trade shows or other events. To fulfil this role you will work closely with our R&D and product management teams.

How do we best approach and express the emotion of road cycling and triathlon through our communication and tonality? How do we achieve synergy between our brand and passionate cyclists and triathletes? Do you have what it takes? Then we’d like to hear from you.

Your key roles:

  • Ensuring that all our product concepts are developed in line with our brand’s approach and cater specifically for the needs of the road and triathlon community.
  • Planning, overseeing and monitoring all the relevant launches in this sector and taking responsible for all road and triathlon marketing campaigns while using an international approach to ensure that concepts can be adapted and applied to specific regions.
  • Taking responsibility for the form of the brand in this sector while constantly growing brand awareness among road riders and triathletes.
  • Reporting directly to the Chief Brand Officer.

What sets you apart:

  • Completion of higher education with focus on economics, marketing and communication.
  • Several years’ experience in brand management and marketing within the sports industry or with another manufacturer of branded products.
  • Inside out knowledge of road and triathlon markets and the scene in general.
  • A highly analytic and conceptual approach.
  • Outstanding communication skills, flexibility and creativity.

We offer an attractive salary and a great deal of scope of creativity for enthusiastic employees. Our corporate culture will impress you. If you are interested in making Canyon bikes even more attractive, then send us your application, stating your salary expectation and your earliest possible starting date to
Canyon Bicycles GmbH | Frau Katja Pusch | Karl-Tesche-Str. 12 | D-56073 Koblenz | karriere@canyon.com | www.canyon.com

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