Senior Director, Footwear Product Testing

Nike Inc.
Beaverton, OR, USA
Posted 10 days ago
Full time

Become a Part of the NIKE, Inc. Team

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.

Become a Part of the NIKE, Inc. Team

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, 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. Footwear Product Creation team into motion. The team of footwear developers, testers, engineers and designers strive for product excellence. They obsess over shoes, while collaborating, ideating and refining the product’s construction, fit and style. They use groundbreaking advancements in technology and sustainable design to accelerate innovation. 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.

As a part of NIKE’s Footwear Product Testing team, you will work with NIKE’s creation teams to test new footwear to ensure that it fits and performs up to the highest standards. NIKE captures insights directly from athletes to identify performance issues prior to production. The data we gather results in product that is innovative, proven & tested for our global marketplace.

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR

We’re looking for a Senior Director, Footwear Product Testing!

This role serves as the functional leader for the NIKE Footwear Product Testing (FPT) offense, building upon and owning the global strategy for the testing protocols for all new NIKE inline footwear models within the Consumer X Fields of Play offense (Women’s Kids, Men’s and Running footwear).

This candidate needs to have the ability to lead, motivate, energize, and inspire a global organization that includes team members in the USA, the UK, South America, and Asia. This person also needs to have a track record of successfully leading teams, promoting talent, and working across cultures, languages, and distances with outstanding results. Additionally, they should have the demonstrated ability to work across functional teams with clarity, an enterprise approach, and an eye for growth and serving the athlete (or consumer) at an industry-leading level.

WHAT YOU WILL WORK ON

If this is you, you’ll serve on the leadership team for NIKE Footwear Product Creation, owning and driving the FPT vision and strategy, while driving outstanding execution. You’ll lead and enable the validation of innovation and product strategies through objective and scientific processes, including safety, legislative, and consumer insights. You’ll partner with and influence Sr. Leadership to define and socialize FPT’s functional role in the product creation process, advising global projects based on innovation and athlete needs.

The successful candidate will lead wear testing strategy and processes that are both globally relevant and flexible for local implementation and optimize business benefits and product improvements, working closely with product creation leaders. You’ll also be using existing tools and developing new processes to ensure FPT best practices are captured, documented, and proliferated across the global enterprise.

WHO YOU WILL WORK WITH

In this role, you’ll report to the Vice President, Global Footwear Product Creation, based at NIKE’s World Headquarters. As a member of the Product Creation Leadership Team, you’ll contribute to the success of all creation efforts through the lens of ensuring all NIKE footwear is tested to the highest possible standards and perform to the exact specifications of athletes* around the world. This position has functional oversight across Women’s, Men’s Kids, and Running footwear and direct line reporting over team leaders in various locations across the US, the UK, South America, and China. In this role, you’ll collaborate with FPT leaders in NIKE’s innovation organization, as well as Product Management, Engineering, Footwear Development, Materials Development, the Bowerman Footwear Lab, and more!

WHAT YOU BRING

  • Bachelors Degree or a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum 12+ years combined leadership and Consumer Product Hardgoods experience.
  • Shown expertise in product creation leadership
  • Critical thinking & analytical skills
  • Deep multi-functional technical experience and operational awareness
  • Experienced cross-functional communication and ability to influence throughout all levels of the Nike enterprise.
  • Broad business and management experience
  • Travel up to 25% to visit US hub locations (LA, NYC, ATL, TX) and twice yearly visits to China may be required in this role as well as infrequent travel (once a year) to the UK.

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.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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.

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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