Global Visual Merchandising Manager
Become a Part of the NIKE, Inc. Team
NIKE, Inc. does more than outfit the world’s best athletes. It is a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At NIKE, Inc. it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.
NIKE, Inc.'s storytellers, Marketing and Communication sets the brand tone. A creative force of specialists tell Nike’s stories of innovation and sport through advertising, brand strategy, digital engagement and product presentation. Using channels ranging from retail stores to social media, Marketing & Communication teams connect the science and art of Nike innovations to the hearts and minds of athletes around the world.
The Visual Merchandising & Styling (VMS) function develops and delivers inspiring, premium, and elevated consumer experiences and presentations for the Nike brand across the globe. We work collaboratively across teams to develop product journeys, presentation strategies, styling direction, as well as toolkits & training modules that create a distinct point of view for the brand at retail. Additionally, we partner directly with the business, operations, and design functions to develop, drive and scale new concepts across the Global marketplace. Our team's success is amplified by a connected network of world-class talent across Nike World Headquarters, geographies, territories, and key cities.
WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
We are looking for a curious, driven, and passionate leader who loves retail, and collaboration and has a deep understanding of the role Visual Merchandising plays in delivering the ultimate consumer experience at retail. This individual should be able to demonstrate proven Visual Merchandising expertise, think strategically through multiple lenses, and is a strong collaborator that can work seamlessly across functions. This requires them to be an effective communicator and creative thought-partner who possesses the ability to influence decision-making within their span of control.
WHAT WILL YOU WORK ON?
This role leads the development and delivery of Women's Seasonal & 365 VMS presentation strategies, tools, and direction across Nike Retail channels. A typical week consists of regular cross-functional meetings and hands-on working sessions that obsess the needs of the consumer. You will collaborate with the broader VMS Team to ensure Global priorities & direction are clear, concise, and channel appropriate. You will work closely across VMS areas of focus to understand Geo needs and evolve direction & tools to empower them to deliver the overall VMS vision. This individual will also act as a peer mentor and coach to VMS Managers & Specialists through regular connections to share takeaways, ideate new ways of working and seek out innovative solutions to shared problems.
WHO WILL YOU WORK WITH?
In this role, you will work with a diverse set of individuals, teams, and functions across WHQ and Global organizations. This role reports directly to the Director of Visual Merchandising & Styling - Women’s but is encouraged to build and sustain strong relationships with Global and Consumer Direct Marketing Leadership in order to meet brand and business objectives. You will grow collaborative working relationships with Marketing, Merchandising, Digital, Design, Stores, and Operations functions, in addition to outside vendors & agencies. You will also work closely with Geo teams to foster a strong flow of communication and open dialogue to understand team needs and relevant marketplace and competitive trends
WHAT YOU WILL BRING?
- Bachelor's Degree in Business, Marketing, Visual Merchandising, Design or related field or extensive experience in Visual Merchandising or combination of relevant education, experience, and training
- 6+ years of proven experience in Visual Merchandising, Retail Marketing, Product Merchandising, or directly related experience in a vertical retail environment.
- Possess a clear passion for the art and science of Visual Merchandising & Styling.
- Ability to create unique and inspiring presentation solutions for various retail environments. Apparel and footwear experience is preferred.
- Passion for team leadership, people development, and coaching & mentoring a diverse team of young talent!
- Knowledge of the current retail landscape and the latest trends and innovations for retail.
- Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, as well as strong influencing & negotiating skills!
- Strong presentation skills and digital literacy with command of Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Keynote, Mac proficiency strongly preferred.
- Ability to travel approximately 4-6 times per year.
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.