Senior Director, Operations – Sustainable Product

Nike Inc.
Beaverton, OR, USA
Posted 24 days 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.

NIKE, Inc. designs the future. At NIKE, Inc. designers chase their curiosities and build what’s next, shaping the culture and advancing human potential. The Design teams include artists, inventors and specialists, all with different focuses, including color and material experts, and apparel, footwear and graphic designers. Nike designers look to the future, aggressively pursuing materials, ideas and forms that further elevate the athlete experience, raise the bar for modern style and reduce environmental impact.

At Nike, we exist to serve the athlete and sustainability is part of that. We understand that the future of the global economy can and must be fundamentally reimagined when the baton is passed to the next generation. The path before us is uncharted. This makes the work that much more exciting. We recognize that sustainability is not a compromise - it's a competitive advantage - and our sustainability portfolio includes commitments against carbon, waste, water, chemistry, and labor. To deliver against that work we have embedded sustainability capabilities and functional expertise across the enterprise.


We are looking for a talented individual to join the Sustainable Product team. This role will lead a team of experts focused on integrating sustainability within Consumer Creation and drive key initiatives that deliver against our sustainable product strategy. You will work with consumer creation teams to ensure sustainability is embedded throughout the Consumer Code process to help to drive adoption and scale of sustainable product, material initiatives and execution of our Move to Zero brand position. Key to the success of this role will be to serve as an end-to-end integrator within consumer creation and with key business partners in advanced innovation, brand, sourcing and manufacturing, operations and logistics.

In addition, this role will lead efforts to inspire and accelerate our sustainable product journey through key moments like our annual Sustainable Product Summit, workshops and external engagements to ensure we deliver to our 2025 external targets and beyond. The successful candidate must be able to find the intersection of consumer needs, business priorities and technical feasibility to deliver against the opportunity.

  • Establish engagement with key cross functional stakeholders in Consumer Creation across Apparel and Footwear (Design, Product, Development, Costing, Engineering, Merchandising, Operations), and key business partners (Innovation, Manufacturing, Brand, Communications) to integrate and embed sustainability within Consumer Code.
  • Lead Operations sustainability team
  • Develop Key Sustainable Product Strategies
  • Develop KPI’s and track/measure through-out Consumer Code
  • Identify and manage risks that may impact product line plans and scaling of innovations
  • Understand the consumer and identify areas of sustainable opportunities
  • Monitor external sustainability trends; Engage with key industry partners as needed
  • Partner in developing, measuring and tracking of Product Sustainability Targets
  • Manage sustainable product budget for key initiatives
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field, or equivalent combination of education, experience and training
  • Inline Consumer Creation experience & knowledge
  • Demonstrated experience working in cross-functional teams
  • Strategy Development
  • Stakeholder management & communication
  • Execution, delivery, transition management
  • Influencing & communication
  • Sustainability expertise

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.

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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