Lead Product Manager, Nike Sport Research Lab
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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 first spark of a product idea sets the NIKE, Inc. Product team into motion. The team of developers, testers, engineers, designers and managers obsess over Nike’s iconic silhouettes and create groundbreaking new styles. They collaborate, ideate and refine products’ construction, fit and materials. They maintain a keen understanding of consumer and market trends. They skillfully operate at the intersection of buyer needs, technical feasibility and business objectives. And they work lockstep with Merchandising, Design, Manufacturing and others to produce the final result: products that reflect the soul of sport and inspire athletes to reach new levels of performance.
WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR
The Nike Sport Research Lab (NSRL) is looking for a Lead Product Manager to drive significant results in our Business Product Management function supporting the next generation athlete data platforms and digital technology capabilities to enable Nike Innovation.
The ideal candidate is a life-long learner, highly analytical, creative, user and athlete*-centered, excellent at navigating the unknowns and working with multiple partners in a highly matrixed organization to get the right things done. They understand the “why” of each decision and how to deliver value in support of organizational goals. They are equally adept at setting a long-term strategic vision as they are at getting in the weeds, slicing up value drops and driving optimization cycles!
The right candidate has a track record of successful delivery of significant business outcomes, holding themselves accountable for their commitments.
This role requires a command of end-to-end product management, keen business insight, ability to identify and quantify value, a thorough understanding of qualitative research, and exposure to new technologies such as AI and machine learning.
The selected candidate applies design thinking methodologies consistently, and collaboratively works with matrixed cross-functional teams across the enterprise to bring products and platforms to life in a complex and sophisticated landscape.
WHAT YOU WILL WORK ON
You will be accountable for developing the vision, delivery, and evolution of fundamental and significant NSRL product changes supporting new technologies and capabilities to scale and amplify the Lab’s impact.
Your roadmap will be grounded in strategic hypotheses formed by data and insights to reach expected outcomes aligned to Nike’s goals and objectives.
You will assess business and user impact of different solutions, prototype and test, conduct qualitative and quantitative analysis, and resolve tradeoffs between business / user needs, technology requirements, complexity, timelines, and costs.
Your mission includes innovating ways of working with cross-functional partners to enable value delivery with speed. This includes cultivating alignment across NSRL product backlogs and roadmaps to compound value delivered to athletes* and the business.
You will work closely with other Business Product Management and Global Technology partners (Technical Product Management, Engineering and Architecture) to effectively align our product domains and deliver toward our strategic priorities.
You will develop and cultivate successful and collaborative relationships with users and cross-functional partners including business leaders, Technology partners, internal collaborators, and others.
WHO YOU WILL WORK WITH
This role is inherently cross-functional by design; you will work closely with users, business leaders, other Product Managers and teams including Technical Product Management, Technology partners, Program and Portfolio Management, Strategy, and Finance, to bring our experiences to life.
WHAT YOU BRING
- Bachelor/Master's or equivalent field of education and experience
- 5-8+ years of experience as a Product Manager in Tech
- Design thinking expertise
- Proven experience with sophisticated technology such as AI/ML
- Experience with working in an Agile delivery environment
- Ability to troubleshoot technical and non-technical problems
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.