Director of Innovation

Requisition ID:  878
Job Location(s): 

Broomfield, CO, US, 80021



The Director, Global Sourcing Innovation will act as a key support to the Sr. Director, Global Innovation by driving innovation in materials, construction, embellishments, technology, and other aspects of product development. This role will embody Crocs’ values of Imaginative Innovation and People-Purposed Design to bring us closer to our consumer, particularly in the Americas region.


This role is an exciting new addition to our Global Product Development & Sourcing team. Crocs is already known as the producer of an icon, but we want to continually evolve and create new ways of delighting our consumers with comfort and self-expression.

What You'll Do


  • Cross-functionally coordinate innovation projects, connecting at a Director and VP level with the Product, Supply Chain, Sustainability and Speed to Market teams.
  • Directly lead innovation projects, including those which will have impact on the whole organization. Examples of those projects in the past were the Sustainability program, Product Creation Optimization, or the Elevated Height program (i.e. Brooklyn sandal collection).
  • Coordinate the implementation and acceleration of qualified innovations in order to ensure the proper scaling of the identified solutions by working with cross-functional teams across the organization.
  • Facilitate the ideation of new ideas across different departments, driving brainstorming or design-thinking sessions, or reaching out to the end-consumer through various methods or tools.
  • Build a network of solution providers across the Americas in order to feed the company with innovative ideas or provide solutions to existing challenges.
  • Foster a culture of innovation across the entire Americas team.

What You'll Bring to the Table


  • 10+ years of progressive experience in product development or industrial design, including direct experience leading innovation
  • 3+ years of team leadership
  • Proven track record of positively impacting commercial results at a footwear, apparel, or relevant CPG company
  • Ability to determine upcoming industry trends and translate into commercial concepts aligned with our brand
  • Proven ability to successfully work in a highly cross-functional matrix environment
  • Strong organizational, analytical and time management skills
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Global experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in industrial design, chemistry, or related field preferred – may be substituted for equivalent experience

The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability, or any other classification protected by law.


Title: Director, Global Sourcing Innovation 

Salary or Pay Range: $156,400 - $185,000  

Workplace Persona: Collaborator  

Pay offered will vary based on job-related factors such as location, experience, training, skills, and abilities.


This position is eligible to participate in a company incentive program. 


This position is eligible for company benefits including but not limited to medical, dental, and vision coverage, life and AD&D, short and long-term disability coverage, paid time off, employee assistance, participation in a 401k program that includes company match, and many other additional voluntary benefits. 


Job Category: Corporate  

Nearest Major Market: Denver