Merchandising Manager, Men's Global Football & Licensed Apparel - Asia Pacific Latin America

Beaverton, OR, USA
Posted 2 hours 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 significant product mix for each marketplace. We 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 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 are looking for a Merchandising Manager to lead the APLA Global Football and Licensed apparel business, with a particular focus on Global Football as a key strategic pillar for APLA.

This role is located in Beaverton, Oregon but works within the Asia Pacific and Latin America geography, whose main goal is to represent and serve the voice of 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).

As the APLA Men's Merchandising Manager Global Football & Licensed Apparel, you will lead the consumer product and assortment strategy across the One Nike Marketplace in partnership with cross-functional APLA teams. You’ll drive product adoption, pricing, flow, segmentation, and mix to deliver positive results for the business and team. Lead the integration across Men’s, Women’s, and Kids to make sure key product opportunities are amplified. Work closely with the Lifestyle merchandising teams to create a holistic consumer offense. You’ll set Geo product lifecycle to move at the pace of the consumer, balancing newness and consistency. Additionally, you'll use data and consumer insights to support your strategic decisions.

Key qualities we are looking for include:

-  Strong strategy building skills that shape the future of the business

-  Effective communicator that collaborates and brings people together

-  Values differences and builds strong relationships with high cultural awareness

-  Proven balance of art and science in decision-making

-  Self-directed, independent, and dedicated

-  Cultivates innovation while also ensuring accountability

-  Communicates vision and purpose and able to lead effectively in complex situations

-  Responds with speed and agility, curiosity, and motivation

-  Passionate and knowledgeable about Global Football


Use marketplace data, consumer insights, foresight, and hindsight to influence and develop seasonal plans to serve our consumer, leading with Members and digital. You'll represent the APLA Football and Basketball consumer by providing qualitative and quantitative insights to the Product Creation teams, the Global Merchandising teams, and your cross-functional partners. You’ll lead the management of our merchandising critical metrics through robust analysis of retail insights and performance. You'll build positive and trustworthy relationships with your partners (including Nike Direct, Marketing, and Territory Merchants, among others) to build and land assortments that meet the needs of consumers, take them to a new place, and differentiate the key points of distribution across key cities. You’ll work with your cross-functional team to maintain the optimal balance between a pull and push market.


This role collaborates with a cross-functional consumer group teams and One Marketplace team, to ensure your assortment strategies meet the Nike Brand strategy and Nike market opportunities of the Asia Pacific and Latin America regions. You’ll work with Global Product Merchandising teams. Additionally, you’ll work closely with territory partners to ensure there is harmonization across territories.

The role will report to the APLA Director Product Merchandising Global Football & Licensed.



- Bachelor's degree or combination of relevant experience, education or training

- Proven experience of 5 years or more in merchandising, product creation, and or retail, in a vertical or wholesale environment

- Footwear, apparel and/or equipment merchandising experience

- Proficiency in retail and profit-based metrics

- Assortment creation and line planning experience

- Multi-season planning and pricing experience

- Strong multicultural communication

- Experience working with Global Football and Basketball categories is a plus

- Proven storytelling capabilities

- Ability to travel 10% of the time

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