Global Product Line Manager, Boys (Kids) Apparel
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WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
As our Product Line Manager – Boys Apparel, this individual will be responsible for all facets of the product creation process for the Boys Lifestyle Apparel line. This is a high visibility role with both strategic and creative facets of the work, managing across all classifications as well as collection ownership within the product assortment. We are looking for someone that has strategic vision, excellent communication and presentation abilities, operational excellence, passion for product and trend, and most importantly a passion for crafting the future of Boys Apparel for Nike!
WHAT WILL YOU WORK ON?
In this role the ideal candidate will be responsible for crafting insightful and impactful product briefs, analyzing consumer and competitive trends in the market and bringing quality product to market that solves problems for our consumer and meets margin targets. This person will be responsible for the product strategy and the successful execution of the line plan architecture in partnership with Global Merchandising. They will also be responsible for creating impactful presentations at the appropriate gates to advise and encourage triad and downstream partners around our seasonal strategies and key stories!
WHO WILL YOU WORK WITH?
This individual will lead product strategy, consumer work and product creation processes for the overall product line in collaboration with the Senior Product Director and Boys Performance PLM. They will spend time with consumers, the design triad (apparel, color and technical design) and global merchandising partners to conduct analyses of the current business and assortment opportunities. They will also lead the design and development teams to hit key deliverables each season, including all key meetings and creation deadlines. They will co-own the successful creation and execution of the line plan architecture in partnership with Global Merchandising.
WHAT YOU WILL BRING?
- Bachelor's degree of higher or combination of relevant education, experience and training
- 3+ years experience in a product-related role
- Creativity and passion for kids product, fashion, color and style
- Understanding of the performance consumer and market (aesthetic, muses, preferences, relevant brands, interests & behaviors)
- Excellent presentation and interpersonal communication skills
- Business acumen & strong analytical abilities
- General understanding of apparel product construction and sourcing process
- Able to lead and influence a team and enable collaborative working relationships
- Attention to detail and deadlines
- Solutions-oriented, open to raising hand and proposing new product and process ideas
- Experience creating cut and sew apparel product is preferred
- Experience monitoring and understanding trends, and applying that understanding to product briefs is preferred
- Vital Skills/Tools: Visual Tool Creation (Powerpoint/Keynote/Miro), Excel Skills, Retail Math, Smartsheets
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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.