North America Product Merchandising Manager, Kids Performance Footwear

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

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For NIKE, Inc. merchants, everything begins and ends with the consumer. The Nike Merchandising team understands consumer needs and market capacity to create the right product mix for marketplaces around the world. From stores to online, this team helps bring the seasonal category visions to life. The Merchandising team has the unique ability to see beyond trends to identify what’s next to deliver the right product to the right places at the right time and price.


We are looking for a consumerist with an affinity for product who enjoys the energy of moving at the pace of retail and the consumer. A successful Merchandising Manager will contribute to a positive and progressive team dynamic!

We’re looking for a Kids Performance Footwear Merchandising Manager. This person will be capable of understanding the North America consumer and marketplace landscapes as well as their evolutions. Autonomous, agile, and solution-oriented, you will be responsible for driving the in-season consumer product offering across the different merchandising dimensions (model adoption, pricing, distribution, membership). You will also lead the geo-specific product offering End to End (from insights to adoption) as well as focusing on multi-season franchise management!


This role will build consumer-centric assortment plans with an understanding of the full marketplace, blending fact-based and intuitive inputs. You will participate in seasonal reviews & assortment building in partnership with marketplace account-focused merchants.

You will balance multiple seasons. Your insights will contribute to future season plans and adoption by supporting Gender Merchandising Leadership upstream (10%). You will lead your areas of assortment planning in depth during the seasonal process (70%) and gather insights from in-market seasons (20%).

Your key responsibilities will be:
  • Adopting & assorting the seasonal Kids Performance Footwear line for the North America consumer, aligned with the Consumer Construct strategy (product, pricing, flow and concept or initiative intent).
  • Understanding the business and marketplace needs, including coordinating between genders, brands (Nike & Jordan) and how individual products or collections impact each other.
  • Building seasonal membership propositions anchored on a multi-seasonal strategy
  • Setting up the 13 weeks consumer flow journey, including product launch plans, aligned with Men’s and Women’s Merchandising and Brand teams.
  • Leading multi-season franchise approaches for key styles and supervising franchise health
  • Preparing seasonal tools to equip your marketplace partners with an understanding of seasonal priorities


You will be working very closely with your Geo cross-functional teams: Planning, Brand, Nike Direct and MPU (Marketplace Unit) Merchants, and Men’s and Women’s Consumer Merchants. You will also be engaged closely with your Global Merchandising counterparts to ensure the above deliverables can be brought to life in the most effective and aligned manner for our consumers. Additionally, you will work with finance, operations, and insights/analytics teams; relying on business reporting for your area which includes quantitative and qualitative metrics on sales, inventory and consumer behaviors.


  • Bachelor's degree or higher, or combination of relevant education, experience, and training
  • Merchandising/product marketing, retail business, planning, and pricing competence (Footwear, Apparel, Equipment, or relevant consumer product merchandising experience)
  • Understanding of common retail and/or digital metrics such as sell-through, margin, full price realization, weeks of supply, etc.
  • Ability to translate consumer, sales, and marketplace Insights into in-season and long-term product offering strategy
  • Ability to effectively communicate and drive the merchandising strategy across the different functional partners
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships with teammates and cross-functional partners
  • Excellent teammate & contributor who is excited and curious to learn new things
  • Strong communication skills and comfort navigating a cross-functional matrix with an emphasis on influencing skills
  • Ability to manage against a calendar with key deliverables, and to work with flexibility
  • Attention to detail, understanding the importance of consistency
  • Solution-oriented approach

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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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