Product Line Manager - Jordan Kids Footwear

Nike Inc.
Beaverton, OR, USA
Posted 23 hours 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.

We are looking for a Jordan Footwear Product Line Manager who will serves as a critical partner in driving the consumer and business forward to create the future of Basketball Sport and Culture for Kids. This teammate is someone who operates with passion, optimism, transparency and curiosity. This successful candidate demonstrate a team-first mentality, a quest for knowledge, a deep passion for the Jordan Brand and Kids Consumer, and an excitement to inspire the future generation through compelling product!

This role will help manage key areas of the Jordan Kids Footwear Business. This candidate will own and drive all aspects of the creation process inclusive of but not limited to project briefing, franchise managemen and Cross-Fuctional Alignment. They will partner with the team to drive the strategic vision of the future for the respective area of business that they oversee. This role will rally and empower cross-functional teammates under a shared vision and serve as a chamption for the unique needs of the Jordan Kid consumer throughout the creation process. It will be critical that this candidate is someone who will bring kid-specific insights to the forefront of product creation to drive product excellence!

We are seeking someone who will support and drive the strategic, long-term Kids Footwear product agenda. The successful candidate will help lead team camaraderie with their strong communication, collaboration organization, and ability to work cross-functionally. This person should demonstrate awareness and experienced level of product, process, and market knowledge and be able to share that knowledge with teammates.

If this is you, you’ll be working with the Jordan Footwear Team and you'll drive all stages of the product creation process, from uncovering sharp consumer and marketplace insights to presenting finalized footwear concepts.

You will be responsible for driving critical alignment across the Adult’s and Kid’s Footwear business through consistent interaction and communication.

You will have the unique opportunity to drive product, team and operational excellence for an important part of the Jordan Brand

You will serve as a guide for your peers; acting as a leader during critical checkpoints. You will be responsible for coordinating and/or communicating the line or specific products to internal and external audiences.

You'll be responsible for collaborating with Design, Development, Merchandising & Brand teammates to create industry leading sneakers with compelling & consumer centric stories

-  Bachelor's degree and minimum 5 years' experience in a product-related role or equivalent combination of education and experience

-  Able to conceive/create new thinking and ideas pertaining to the product and process

-  Passion for sneakers and for the Athletic Footwear Industry

-  Optimism. Dedication to bring hopefulness and confidence about the future.

-  Curiosity. Possess a strong desire to learn about new consumers, ideas and opportunities.

-  Able to drive a collaborative work environment

-  Able to demonstrate a general understanding of the Jordan consumer (tastes, habits, preferences, interests & behaviors)

-  Proven ability to capture consumer insights and translate into compelling product solutions

-  Ability to lead & influence others and align a cross functional team towards a common goal

-  Strong business sense with a proven record for achieving sustainable growth

-  Demonstrated line planning skills to meet financial and KPI goals

-  Strong understanding of the Footwear construction and story-telling process

-  Strong presentation and interpersonal communication skills

-  Attention to detail and deadlines

-  Ability to travel up to 20% of the time, including internationally

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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