Product Line Manager – Global Football Federations (France, England, Netherlands, Portugal)
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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 ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
Based at Nike WHQ, this role will lead the overall apparel product creation process for our Global Football Federations in Europe. We are looking for someone that can establish, maintain, and cultivate key relationships with assets and recognize consumer and competitive trends in key global markets. The ideal candidate will be able to leverage athlete, consumer, and marketplace insights and translate them to impactful product narratives that resonate and excite at a local level. This candidate will lead and collaborate with a product team to deliver and showcase the most innovative and high-performance product in the industry for athletes as well as deliver a compelling retail assortment for consumers for the sport’s major moments. Analysis of current business (including bookings and sell-through by channel, country, GEO, style and color, etc.) will be expected.WHAT WILL YOU WORK ON?
If this is you, You'll apply expert understanding of the product creation, delivery and pricing needs of consumers, key markets and channels to decision making. You'll be responsible for creating and communicating a vision for product categories, driven through strong end-in-mind [story telling] and consumer-right product strategies. You'll also serve as the business spokesperson at key product creation meetings. You'll advise the regional/global agreement of the product line, costing, and pricing needs of consumers, key markets and channels. You'll drive the execution of key initiatives. You'll be responsible for leading the product creation process through key interaction with product and graphic design, materials, tech design, merchandising, development and operations. You'll be responsible for overseeing or crafting presentations to sell-in the product. You'll be responsible for line planning and briefing to the appropriate style/SKU level to optimize productivity, margin and revenue. In addition, you'll also develop, maintain and foster key relationships between football federations and Nike Sports Marketing.WHO WILL YOU WORK WITH?
This role will work intimately with Design, Tech Development, Merchandising, Operations, and Sports Marketing teams to manage the product creation cycle.WHAT YOU WILL BRING?
- Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, or a related field, or higher or equivalent combination of education and experience and training.
- 5 years' experience in relevant product-related roles
- Expert Product Management and Merchandising skills and expert understanding of the product process
- Strong business orientation, analytical proficiency, and retail math
- Strong business management experience
- Demonstrated leadership capability, including ability to motivate, lead, negotiate and influence
- Ability to travel up to 15% of the time
- Have a global sense of awareness. (Knowledge of current world events. Respect and appreciation for other cultures)
- Experience with Keynote, Adobe Suite, PowerPoint and Excel
- Deep knowledge and understanding of athletes, marketplace and consumer landscape.
- A passion or interest in Global Football (Soccer) is a plus
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.
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