Global Merchandising Manager Women’s Sport Lifestyle Apparel

Beaverton, OR, USA
Posted 12 days ago
Full timeFootwear Manufacturing
Who We Are Looking For

  • We are looking for a Merchandising Manager for Women’s Lifestyle Apparel as part of the Global Merchandising function
  • This is a Global Merchandising role within the Global Product Merchandising function
  • An individual who thrives in & is motivated by an environment of teamwork & collaboration, prioritizing the success of the team as a whole & contributing to the culture of inclusion
  • This role builds and drives Global product strategy and intent for Geography planning and implementation
  • Global Merchandising leads Product Line Architecture, drives Product Line Plan, drives Franchise & Classification Strategies and is the pivot between creation and marketplace adopt teams to receive and provide inputs from multiple resources
  • Understands and can demonstrate high retail math proficiency to consistently engage with Planning teams & Consumer Science partners to build product and financial plans
  • Leverages retail sales, marketplace and consumer behavior insights data to regularly read and respond to business performance!
  • The candidate is required to be a consumerist and industry expert - understand Nike's increasingly diverse consumers and their evolving value systems and shopping behaviors, in order to plan products and drive consumer moments that lead consumers to new experiences
  • Be informed about the industry landscape (competitors, market shifts, customers) and what sets us apart from the competition
  • Ability to partner with critical team members (Consumer Science, Product, Brand, DSM, Other Global Merchandising teams, Geo Merchandising teams) to identify line plan and marketplace opportunities
  • Apply expertise to enrich decision-making process
  • Brief & partner with Consumer Science teams to identify areas for analysis and interpretation of data and take driven actions
  • The role requires effective communication skills - Delivering consistent, clear, agile and timely written and verbal communication with Construct teammates and Geo Partners apart from a strong ability to influence and engage

What You Will Work On

If this is you, you’ll be working against the following responsibilities -

  • Owning the future of the Women’s Lifestyle Apparel business through seasonal line planning, helping drive strategies & priorities, and navigate towards goals and timelines working with the team, cross functional partners and operations
  • Gathering Insights, Positioning, Line Planning, Distribution plans and creation of tools to enable our Geography partners to implement in the marketplace
  • Establishing dimension and classification excellence with a roadmap and plans building and managing franchises while partnering closely with product and design
  • Partnering with footwear to ensure connectivity with apparel against key concepts

Who You Will Work With

Key partners for this role will include -

  • Global Merchandising (Women’s Performance APP)
  • Global Merchandising (Women’s Lifestyle FW)
  • Geo Merchandising (Women’s Lifestyle Apparel)
  • Global Product Management (Women’s Lifestyle APP)
  • Global Color/Design (Women’s Apparel)
  • Global Merchandising Operations (Women’s)
  • Global Consumer Insights
  • Global Consumer Planning
  • Global Brand

What You Bring

  • Requires Bachelor's degree or higher or combination of relevant education, experience, and training
  • 5+ years’ experience; portion of that time in footwear or apparel merchandising, product creation and/or retail in a vertical, multi-brand or digital environment. Experience in Apparel; vertical retail preferred
  • Ability to work across multiple functions and collaborate with key partners
  • Expert at turning multiple insights into line plan action
  • Willing to travel 10-20% of the time
  • Role is based at Nike WHQ

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