Lead Product Manager – Inventory Visibility and Intelligence

Nike Inc.
Beaverton, OR, USA
Posted 2 days ago
Full time

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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.

The NIKE, Inc. Supply Chain team is the engine that propels product around the world. Supply Chain experts ensure that every year, almost a billion units of footwear, apparel and equipment arrive at the right place, at the right time. To ensure this complex job goes off without a hitch, Supply Chain teams work with a network of more than 50 distribution centers, thousands of accounts, and more than 100,000 retail stores worldwide — making the impossible happen every single day.

NIKE Product Management designs, creates and implements the methods and tools needed to make the world’s largest sports brand run faster, efficiently and more securely. We ambitiously innovate the solutions needed to help our partners and employees navigate Nike's rapidly evolving landscape, and drive growth through top-flight products, user experiences and enterprise platforms.

The Global Supply Chain Product Management team is looking for a strong Lead Product Manager! You will evolve the way we use technology to make more informed decisions about how we deploy/allocate inventory and fulfill consumer demand across the integrated marketplace.

Working in an agile environment across a large network of geographically-diverse business partners, customers, product owners and NIKE Technology, you will help define and drive the vision, strategy, and roadmap for differentiating capabilities that empower NIKE to:

-  Accelerate speed-to-market through effective visibility of inventory and decision making abilities across NIKE’s multi-node fulfillment network

-  Increase full-price sales through more efficient, automated inventory deployment decisions considering prioritization of supply for NIKE’s Direct business (NIKE.com, NIKE Retail)

-  Quickly respond to changing marketplace dynamics through inventory productivity modeling / scenario planning tools

You will work closely with global partners, both internal and external, to understand business problems, and distill opportunities. Define and communicate product vision and strategy, using data to drive decisions and ensuring alignment to company strategies.

Partner closely with product and technology teams to align and influence enterprise priorities, solution architecture and sequencing. Assess the business impact of different solutions and trade-offs between team member needs, technology requirements and costs. Ensure product priorities have necessary funding and support, through rigorous definition and socialization of business value and return on investment

Perform current-state process analyses, and lead future-state persona/process mapping to inform product requirements. Define epics and features and prioritize them in the product backlog on an ongoing basis. Determine success criteria, test and validate solutions, and continuously evaluate customer satisfaction. Analyze and communicate customer adoption, product performance, time to market, quality and other product/business metrics to partners

Partner with program and project management teams to ensure leadership and partners are regularly advised of progress, risks and issues. Be a change advocate to support new ways of working and advancing processes and capabilities.

Work with transition management teams to ensure impacts to users and collaborators are well communicated, understood and widely adopted and cultivate a strong and encouraging team culture.

-  Minimum 8 years relevant work experience

-   Bachelor's degree or combination of relevant education and experience

-  Experience leading at least 1 or more direct reports

-  Minimum of 2 years regularly working with data/analytics products; strong preference for candidates with experience working on products/capabilities that use artificial intelligence / machine learning to optimize decision making

-  History working with Agile teams and methodologies including Scrum, LEAN, Kanban and/or SAFe

-  Proficiency working with JIRA, Confluence and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools preferred

-  Subject-matter expertise in any of the following considered a plus: Deployment Planning, Omni-channel Inventory Management, Fulfillment Operations, Logistics

-  Experience working with microservices, SAP AFS and/or SAP S/4, o9 and/or data science technologies a plus

-  Strong understanding of Agile and Product Management principles and methodologies and how they’re applied in workplace culture

-  Proven ability to listen to users and stakeholders and distill core business opportunities

-  Ability to assess the business impact of different solutions and make trade-offs between customer needs, technology requirements and costs

-  In-depth knowledge of the relationship between business processes and products

-  Strong networking and relationship-building skills

-  Ability to navigate, collaborate and partner with others in a highly dynamic and ambiguous environment

-  Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to influence others internally and externally

-  Deep analytical skills with ability to derive insights from structured and unstructured data

-  Experience resolving issues with higher levels of management

-  Experience leading others in cross-functional work and resolving complex issues

-  Proven ability to respond to and prioritize changing demands quickly

-  Ability to anticipate customer needs

-  Experience in designing and developing innovative solutions

-  Ability to coach and directly manage others (full-time and professional services)

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.

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