Global Associate Product Line Manager - Kids
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The first spark of a product idea sets the NIKE, Inc. Product team into motion. The team of developers, testers, engineers, designers and managers obsess over Nike’s iconic silhouettes and create groundbreaking new styles. They collaborate, ideate and refine products’ construction, fit and materials. They maintain a keen understanding of consumer and market trends. They skillfully operate at the intersection of buyer needs, technical feasibility and business objectives. And they work lockstep with Merchandising, Design, Manufacturing and others to produce the final result: products that reflect the soul of sport and inspire athletes to reach new levels of performance.
WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
We are looking for a Global Associate Product Line Manager for Nike Kids, focusing on Boys’ Apparel. This role will be responsible for supporting all aspects of the product creation process!
- Passion for the consumer and crafting outstanding product
- Outstanding attention to detail and organization skills
- Desire to grow in the role and take on product line ownership and support Kids’ critical initiatives
- Collaborative, team-oriented approach
- Strong organizational and communication skills
WHAT WILL YOU WORK ON?
If this is you, you will work with Product Management and a cross-functional team (Merchandising, Design and Technical Design) on the apparel creation process from brief to final product approval. You will lead the product creation workflow through data management and effective collaboration across cross-functional triad partners. You will be delivering on key dates and holding yourself accountable to be a great teammate.
The ideal candidate will also be responsible for crafting insightful and impactful product briefs in partnership with their manager. They will analyze consumer and competitive trends in the market and bringing quality product to market that solves problems for our consumer and meets margin targets.
A typical day/week includes ensuring the accuracy of information in key systems, sample management, participating and conducting meetings and providing clear communication to guide cross functional teams thru critical checkpoints.
WHO WILL YOU WORK WITH?
You will work closely with your Product Management and Merchandising teammates including, Design and Tech development, Planning and Operational teams in order to lead the product creation cycle.
WHAT YOU WILL BRING?
- Bachelor's degree or an additional 2 years of relevant work experience or combination of relevant education, experience, and training
- 2 years of related experience in product-related role
- Ability to guide multiple product creation timelines
- Passion for product and sport
- Outstanding attention to details and meets timelines with the ability to partner with the creation team to deliver timely results
- Strong decision-making skills and the ability to drive consensus
- Effective verbal and written communication skills, including presentations
- Ability to travel up to 10%
Nike requires all applicants for this position to be vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of hire, unless otherwise required by law. As an equal opportunity employer, Nike will make accommodations to individuals who cannot be vaccinated in accordance with applicable law.
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.