Global Merchandising Manager, Jordan Women's Footwear

Nike Inc.
Beaverton, OR, USA
Posted 5 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.

Who we are looking for:

We are looking for an optimistic, curious, and authentic Merchant to join the Global Jordan Product Merchandising Footwear Team. You should have an awareness and understanding of the consumer and the marketplace’s constantly evolving dynamics, bringing a sense of partnership and collaboration as core qualities.

What you will work on:

As a Merchandising Manager, you will have a diverse set of responsibilities as part of the Global Team that brings the product line to life to serve the Jordan Women’s consumer. This role will drive the E2E process for Jordan Women’s Footwear, enabling the team to advance the Jordan Women’s strategy while achieving financial goals. Focused on defining marketplace capacity in partnership with Geography consumer and business needs.

You will help strategize, build, and lead global 3-year line plans and product journeys in partnership with our key partners to help Nike fuel and to encourage the next generation of consumers. In this role, the Manager will be responsible for 3-year line plan strategies which will deal with a range of products. The Global Product Footwear Merchandising Strategy would come to life through the partnership with our cross-functional partners in product creation, marketplace, Brand, and GEO Merch partners as well as gathering insights from our consumer Insights specialists and looking at current market share to highlight key price points and consumer opportunities.

To help deliver this, you would have experience in the function of merchandising and tenacity for a strategic long-term vision centered around consumer trends and data analytics. You will be responsible for obsessing macro trends for the women’s consumer complimented by the marketplace nuances across all our geographies which will then advise future consumer needs thru the 3-year line plans.

A consistent part of your day-to-day responsibilities will be to continuously manage and maintain in seasonal tools and assortments as well as long term strategic line planning. This includes the development and maintaining of key relationships among cross-functional teammates, ensuring alignment and collaboration at all key gates and dates. In addition, this involves analytical analysis supporting key areas of management for the business. Driving clear and concise communication to our geography and cross-functional partners will be a foundational requirement. In partnership with our Nike Direct counterparts, driving and carrying out consumer right priorities will be key to unlocking our future potential as a Brand. Encouraging key relationships with Geography counterparts, ensuring timely communication and tools empowering execution of assortment strategies, journeys, and product knowledge will be critical!

Who you will work with:

This role is part of the Global Footwear Product Lifestyle Merchandising Team and will report directly to the Director of Merchandising. Within the direct team, this person will work hand in hand with the Associate Merchant to develop the future. It is imperative that you cultivate positive relationships with your Merchandising teammates and other cross-functional teams.

With regularity, you will be balancing your interactions with Product creation while simultaneously covering the business needs of the Global Marketplace and Geo Merchandising teams. Consumer planning is also a valuable partner for you in bringing the business science to life. Leading and mentoring an associate merchant will also be a part of your responsibilities.

Key partners for this role will include-

  • Global Merchandising (Women’s AP)
  • Global Product Management (Women’s FW)
  • Global Consumer Planning (Women’s FW)
  • Geography Merchandising (Women’s FW)
  • Global Color/Design (Women’s FW)
  • Global Consumer Insights (Women’s)
  • Global Brand (Women’s)
  • Additional Global Merchandising teams with a focus on: Men’s FW & Kids FW
What you bring
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Merchandising, Marketing or an equivalent combination of education, experience, and training
  • 4+ years of experience in Buying, Merchandising, Product Management/Creation and/or retail in a vertical, multi-brand or digital environment
  • Ability to work across multiple functions and collaborate with key partners
  • Ability to collaboratively run multiple deadlines and seasons
  • Strong business management including analytical aptitude, and retail acumen
  • Consistent track record of art and science decision making
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, including presentations to various cross-functional partners
  • Self-directed, independent, and dedicated
  • Proficient information seeking skills and a drive for decisiveness and results
  • Ability to influence, empower, lead, and negotiate across various functions
  • Demonstrate strong consumer and marketplace understanding
  • Experienced at turning multiple insights into line plan action
  • Proficiency in key applications including Excel, Keynote & PowerPoint with an aptitude to learn internal applications & tools
  • Willing to travel 10-15% of the time pending COVID updates
  • Role is based at Nike WHQ

ENTRYLEADER: Be Empowered to Grow within Nike and Create the Future

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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