Assistant Product Merchandiser, Jordan Special Projects Apparel

Nike Inc.
Beaverton, OR, USA
Posted 2 days ago
Full time

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Soul, performance and style take flight at Jordan Brand. With its deep roots in basketball, the Jordan Brand began as an homage to one player: Michael Jordan. Since then, Jordan has become synonymous with peak performance and an endless pursuit of greatness. Employees in merchandising, product branding, sports marketing and sales bring creativity, innovation and audacious design to footwear and apparel, all with one mission in mind: help athletes fly on and off the court.

ABOUT OUR TEAM

This role is part of the Global Product Merchandising Team, which is responsible for driving the product creation vision, strategy, and execution of Jordan Apparel Special Projects product lines & collections. Specifically, this team focuses on Collaborations & Luxury projects. The ownership of this team includes translating partner & consumer insights into concrete product briefs, crafting the line plans, life cycle plans, and assortments to meet our global business needs, and analyzing business results to inform future season strategies!

For Jordan Brand, everything begins and ends with the consumer. The Assistant Product Merchandiser, SP Apparel understands our consumer, product trends, marketplace opportunities and is an industry leader in crafting the right product merchandising strategy to serve consumers and grow the business. They will blend art with science to bring the Jordan Brand vision to life in our physical and digital retail environments to ensure a premium Brand and consumer experience.

Who are we looking for

As our Assistant Product Merchandiser, Jordan Apparel Special Projects, you will be responsible for all Product Line Management & Merchandising results of the Special Projects business. This is an outstanding hybrid role that combines the best of Product Management & Merchandising to allow for enterprise & strategic creation + planning to ensure the end-to-end process is in the best interest of the consumer. You'll spend time crafting with industry leading & groundbreaking entertainers/influencers/retailers in order to launch Jordan apparel into the future. You will also assist the Jordan Luxury apparel offense which encompasses the most premium & crafted collection that is Made in Italy. With direction from the Product Director, you'll collaborate against the project/partner pipeline and be responsible for all facets of the product creation processes. You'll also work with developers, designers, marketing, & business owners to meet key deliverables each season including calendar deadlines, sample confirmations, & communication tools to all partners.

The ideal candidate has an outstanding streetwear, fashion, & trend acuity. It is critical to understand the consumer’s ecosystem of influence & how Jordan Apparel can achieve the mission of becoming the #1 streetwear brand in the world. The candidate needs to have an astute passion for apparel, effective verbal/written interpersonal skills, ability to navigate and thrive in a fast-paced environment, & excellent attention to details. Additionally, the candidate needs to understand the world of Fashion + Street Luxury & be able to succeed in an extremely cross-functional setting.

What you will work on

If this is you, you'll obsess over the needs of the consumer, advised by deep consumer insights, building and implementing the line plan for the product line that supports the category’s seasonal strategies and delivers growth. You'll work closely with the design and development team handling resources to implement the seasonal product strategies, assortments and business needs. You'll lead the entry of accurate and complete information in the data management system and act as the proprietor of product analysis and historical information. You will build compelling briefs and storytelling for our consumers with your strong product knowledge and deep product experience. You'll drive clarity by balancing the need to seek information with the need to be understood and the ability to communicate effectively in multifaceted settings all while, building and sustaining positive relationships with key cross functional (Innovation, Creation Triad, Marketing, Planning, Digital) and Geo Partners.

Who you will work with
  • Geo Merchandising / Digital Merchandising
  • Global Design
  • Product Development
  • Materials Development and Engineering
  • Product Merchandising Operations
  • Consumer Insights
  • Finance and Product Finance
  • Marketplace Planning and Analytics
  • Brand Marketing
  • Innovation
What you bring
  • Bachelor’s degree or combination of relevant education, experience, and training
  • 5 years' proven experience in product-related roles
  • Franchise, Classification, and Lifecycle Management
  • Multi-Season Planning and Pricing
  • Product and Sneaker culture obsessed
  • Business orientation, analytical proficiency, and retail math
  • Possess Global to Local Insights with a Solution driven, growth mentality
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including facilitating meetings and presentations with a high degree of integrity. Should be comfortable presenting in front of large groups of people.
  • Ability to effectively communicate concepts and opportunities to a functionally diverse and wide audience
  • Domestic and international travel (limited Int’l) required (±15% of time on the road)

NIKE, Inc. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Nike offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment, a diverse and inclusive culture, and an electric atmosphere for professional development. No matter the location, or the role, every Nike employee shares one galvanizing mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world.

NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.

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