Planning Manager, North America - Jordan

Nike Inc.
Beaverton, OR, USA
Posted 1 month 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.

Soul, performance and style take flight at Jordan Brand. With its deep roots in basketball, the Jordan Brand began as an homage to one player: Michael Jordan. Since then, Jordan has become synonymous with peak performance and an endless pursuit of greatness. Employees in merchandising, product branding, sports marketing and sales bring creativity, innovation and audacious design to footwear and apparel, all with one mission in mind: help athletes fly on and off the court.

Jordan Brand is a growth company. We invest, develop, and employ the most creative people in the world and give them the support to constantly innovate, iterate, and serve the consumer more directly and personally. Our teams are innovative, diverse, multidisciplinary and collaborative, taking Jordan Brand into the future and bringing the world with it.

The Demand and Supply Management (DSM) team is responsible for ensuring every Nike athlete is able to access the product they want when they want it. DSM is revolutionizing how planning is done across Nike by ensuring Consumer Demand is Nike Demand.

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Our team seeks a Planning Manager within the Jordan Brand! In this role, you will be at the heart of the Jordan Brand marketplace team focused on providing the Jordan marketplace team with in-season analysis, management, and pre-season planning. As a Planning Manager, you’ll bring high-energy, a self-starter mentality, and a strong ability to operate in ambiguous environments. Strong collaboration is key, you’ll proactively build positive relationships across the Nike organization. As a leader within DSM, you’ll embrace and lead change, cultivate innovation, and value differences.


On any given day you might be developing style-level retail sales and inventory plans to inform financial plans, assortments, and buy decisions. You’ll also manage in-season optimization through trading and allocation, markdowns, and promotions and liquidations. Finally, you’ll keep a pulse on the business: analyzing sales results, preparing key item forecasts, managing order books, and selling-in products at final line reviews. This work will challenge you to build complex reports, as well as prepare, edit, and deliver assortment documents, and collaborate with multiple internal and external partners.


You’ll be a point person for the Jordan Brand at World Headquarters and report to the Jordan Brand Planning Director. You’ll collaborate daily with a variety of groups and individuals including: merchandising, merchandise financial planning, marketing, our marketplace teams as well as supporting our third-party wholesale account.

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Business, Finance, Economics, Marketing or related field or combination of relevant education and experience.
  • 4+ years experience in planning with emphasis on retail business planning, reporting, and analytics.
  • 2 years additional experience in lieu of degree.
  • Moderate to advance Excel skills.
  • Proven ability to sift through large amounts of data, identify critical information, analyze, and make recommendations.
  • Strong ability to influence through compelling communication.
  • Able to think critically and understand the potential of a product in the marketplace while identifying gaps to bottoms-up financial plan.

Jordan 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, Jordan 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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