Product Line Manager, Global Sports Apparel
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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.
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?
We’re looking for Product Line Managers for our Global Sports Apparel (GSA) team. These individuals need to have a proven track record working with external partners such as leagues, clubs, and federations. In this fast paced and dynamic role, you will need to be comfortable managing competing priorities in a deadline driven environment while embracing the volatility which can come with working with multiple assets and external partners.
In these roles, the Product Line Managers will partner with to lead all facets of our apparel and uniform product creation process. As Product Line Managers, these individuals will manage a cross functional team, while bringing excellent communication skills, a strong strategic competence, and creative problem solving skills to these high profile roles.
WHAT WILL YOU WORK ON?
You will be working daily with our design, development, brand and merchandising teams across multiple subject areas, to create compelling apparel stories seasonally. You will be the leader of the team, keeping projects on task and communicating regularly to both internal and external partners. You will collaborate with team members to develop line plans, implement future product apparel strategies, and track overall progress and delivery in full and on time with some of our most high profile apparel product lines at the company.
You will work closely with your triad team each week to deliver on product creation calendar timelines, including product briefs, external partner feedback/approvals, design reviews, merchandising plan, and marketplace distribution for multiple projects. You will also manage the process for capturing player movement and roster changes as it relates to product creation and keep downstream partners aware and accountable to monitoring these changes.
WHO WILL YOU WORK WITH?
You will report to the Product Director for your respective business and will work closely with the other PLM’s who work on the other parts of the business. In addition to working with your triad to bring product to life, you will work with materials/trims teams, brand, planning, sourcing, merchandising, and finance along the product journey. This role works extremely close with external partners at multiple levels of leadership throughout the design and development process.
WHAT YOU WILL BRING?
- Bachelor/Master's degree or combination of relevant education and experience
- 2-4 years of experience in product-related role
- Strong product creation and intuition for business
- Creativity and passion for product, fashion, color and style
- Excellent presentation and interpersonal communication skills
- Strong analytical abilities
- General understanding of apparel product construction and sourcing process
- Able to lead and influence a team and enable collaborative working relationships
- Attention to detail and deadlines
- Vital Skills/Tools: Visual Tool Creation (Powerpoint/Keynote/Miro), Excel Skills, Retail Math, Smartsheets
- Ability to travel ~10-15% of the time
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.