Company Description

A true sports performance brand born to inspire hope and purpose
A sound mind and a sound body are essential for the journey of life
To continuously provide goods and services to improve society
and empower people through sport
A world where everyone can achieve a sound mind in a sound body through movement
In 1949, Mr. Kihachiro Onitsuka began his athletic footwear company (Onitsuka Co., Ltd.) by manufacturing basketball shoes out of his living room in Kobe, Japan.
He chose the name ASICS for his company in 1977, based on a famous Latin phrase ""Anima Sana In Corpore Sano"", which when translated expresses the ancient ideal of "A Sound Mind in a Sound Body."

This reflects our founder’s belief that
sport and health bring benefits for not just
our bodies, but also our mental wellbeing,
as well as our culture and society as a
whole. This core belief remains at the heart
of our Founding Philosophy to this day.
Our firm belief in the benefits of sport and
health is also the foundation of the ASICS
SPIRIT, which comprises our philosophy,
vision and values. The ASICS SPIRIT drives
everything we do, including our efforts to
become a more sustainable business and
contribute to the lives of people

Staying true to ourselves, every ASICS innovation, every concept, every idea is intended to follow the philosophy by which we were founded.

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Job Description

ASICS is looking for a New Business & Innovation Trainee to kick-off our brand new Innovation center in Barcelona 

¿Do you want to be part of our TENKAN-TEN project?

Inspiring movement through innovation, for a Sound Mind in a Sound Body #IMOVEME


The objective of this position is: Assistance in creation of incremental growth and profit initiatives for ASICS via New Business initiatives of the company while ensuring that all projects are aligned with the company values, guidelines and policies. Assistance in the best in class implementation and development of future business initiatives via innovations of services, product and processes. Collaboration in the planning, development, testing, implementation and maintenance of the New Business & Innovation projects in a consumer oriented way. As part of the role he/she will be giving support in the management of new partnerships (including start-ups) that support future business growth.


This includes, but is not limited to assistance and collaboration in:

Project Management

Identification of New Business opportunities, innovations, and insights to enable profitable growth and distinguish ASICS as an industry leader (including unmet consumer needs and consumer pain points)

Facilitation of the incubation of new business opportunities by collaborating with external partners (e.g. vendors, startups, etc) and cross-functional teams (e.g., Sales, Marketing, Finance, etc.) to create and execute concept tests, design approach to scale to afterward drive opportunities to their full potential.

Implementation of project management methodologies across all components of the project management lifecycle. Ensure that all project tasks are followed up appropriately. Perform status reporting, requirements gathering, scoping, vendor research, project planning, project documentation, resource planning, impact analysis, and project budgeting.

Vendor and Partner Management

Management of relationship with external vendors/partners - point of contact during the project lifecycle

Evaluation of contracts and service level agreements.

Supervision that vendors/partners are adhering to the terms of the contract.


The setting, communication, and tracking of KPIs, initiative goals, and key milestones.

Synthetization of process and requirements analysis including process mapping, documenting current and future states, requirements elicitation, stakeholder analysis, and specification gathering on projects


Creation of project status reporting to all stakeholders, including information gathering and status reporting


  • University or Similar Degree
  • English fluent /Spanish fluent + third foreign language is a plus
  • Previous internship or work experience required
  • High degree of organizational ability and attention to detail
  • Good project management skills
  • Self-starter, able to work on own initiative with the ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Effective time management
  • Skilled at planning, organizing, solving problems
  • Good interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills • Literacy, for writing reports and presentations; • Strong analytical skills; • Capability to work effectively under pressure. • Creative and innovative • Passionate about sports • Fluent English


  • 2-year apprenticeship

This is a 2-year apprenticeship opportunity with a labor contract (it is not an internship opportunity with your school/university). To be part of the recruitment process is mandatory to have FINISHED a Bachelor or Master’s Degree. Students or candidates about to graduate can’t be part of the recruitment process

  • Being part of an international and passionate team
  • From day one having responsibilities and being able to unleash your potential!
  • Amazing workplace in the centre of Barcelona + In-company gym
  • 40h weekly – From Monday to Friday – 09 to 18h


Barcelona, Spain

Seniority Level


Compensation type

€12k - €13k

Collaboration type


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