Merchandising Manager, Kids & Accessories, Nike Direct Digital Commerce – Asia Pacific Latin America

Beaverton, OR, USA
Posted 2 days ago
Full time

Job description

A job search is equally about finding the right work as it is about finding the right team so let's tell you a little about our team. Our vision is to be a place where diverse, motivated people want to come, to grow and to do their best work. APLA is a team formed with people from many countries in Latin America, Asia and the U.S. We promote diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion and this is reflected in our hiring process. We believe diversity makes us stronger.


For Nike Inc. merchants, everything begins and ends with the consumer! The Merchandising team understands consumer needs and market opportunities to craft a relevant product mix for each marketplace. They blend art with science to bring Nike’s vision to life in all retail environments, leading with our Members and Nike Direct digital and physical spaces and expanding to our retail partners. The Merchandising team has the unrivaled ability to see beyond trends and identify new market opportunities, delivering the right product, at the right price, in the right place, at the right time.

We’re looking for a APLA Nike Direct Digital Merchandising Manager focused on Kids Footwear and Apparel as well as our total NDDC Accessories business. This merchant should have an affinity for product and enjoy the energy of moving at the pace of retail and the consumer. A successful Merchandising Manager will thrive and contribute to an inclusive, positive, and progressive team dynamic and operate in a way that elevates the total team

You'll be a part of the Asia Pacific and Latin America geography, whose main goal is to represent and serve the consumers who inhabit six major markets in this region (Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia and India, Australia & New Zealand, Mexico, and Central and South America).

The candidate should possess retail savvy and analytical abilities, understand retail environments (preferably in digital), bring a consumerist perspective to the team and business, and have a passion for working on the Kid’s business. We’re looking for an individual with a desire to influence across teams and functions and work together to build seasonal assortment plans with retail end-in-mind.


You will work within the APLA NDDC cross-functional team serving as a connector across DSM, Marketing, and Member Growth. This merchant will lead the seasonal assortment strategy and build the framework for the APLA Nike Direct Digital business to ensure the product strategy serves the Kids and Accessories consumer and delivers on the financial goals of the organization. You will participate in assortment building in partnership with consumer merchants, territory merchants, and cross gender counterparts to ensure we are delivering the most compelling products, stories, and experiences to our Nike Direct Consumer.

You will balance multiple seasons and your insights will contribute to future seasonal plans and adoption by supporting Consumer Merchandising upstream (10%). You will manage your areas of assortment planning in depth during the seasonal process (70%) and capture insights from in-market seasons (20%). You’ll stay curious about product and industry trends in APLA across Kids and Accessories informed by deep consumer insights ultimately informing the consumer construct of opportunities for Nike Direct and our Members.


This role collaborates across Consumer, Marketplace, and Unite merchandising teams with a focus on serving our territory merchants. Additionally, this role will work with a cross-functional Nike Direct team including DSM (Assortment Planning), Consumer Direct Marketing, Member Growth, Insights and Analytics, and Digital Business and Operations teams. This collaboration will ensure your merchandising strategies meet the Nike Brand strategy and marketplace opportunities of the Asia Pacific and Latin America regions.

The role will report to the APLA Senior Director of Nike Direct Merchandising.



Bachelor's Degree or combination of relevant experience, education or training

Proven experience or 5 years or more in merchandising, buying, product creation and/or retail in a vertical, multi-brand or digital environment

Experience and understanding of apparel/footwear, retail, merchandising, and digital/ecommerce in global-consumer marketplaces

Strong Retail Competence with proficiency in retail & profit-based metrics

Ability to translate insights and retail results into useful strategies and plans

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