Senior Merchandising Manager- North America -DSG Men's Footwear
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For NIKE, Inc. merchants, everything begins and ends with the consumer. The Nike Merchandising team understands consumer needs and market capacity to create the right product mix for marketplaces around the world. From stores to online, this team helps bring the seasonal category visions to life. The Merchandising team has the unique ability to see beyond trends to identify what’s next to deliver the right product to the right places at the right time and price.
The Senior Merchant Manager role exists within 3 marketplace units (MPU’s): Nike Direct (Nike’s own retail business), Strategic Partners and Consumer Merchandising Teams working on the balance of market. For each, the role sits on a gender product merchandising team, responsible to translate seasonal strategy for the gender and marketplace unit into the optimal assortment for the respective consumers served. The role partners with Gender Merchandising leaders, cross functional partners and MPU stakeholders to plan, build and trade a consumer right assortment!Who we are looking for
We’re looking for consumerists with an affinity for product that enjoy the energy of moving at the pace of retail and the consumer. A successful Sr. Merchandising Manager will thrive and contribute to an inclusive, positive, and progressive team dynamic, as well as manage and lead in a way that elevates the total team.
This role is responsible for building consumer right assortments for the MPU, demonstrating historical data, analytics and real-time market feedback to inform the future (coming seasons) while winning today (trading real-time)!
The candidate should possess solid retail competence and analytical abilities and an understanding of retail environments starting with digital. They are comfortable influencing key stakeholders, as well as overseeing large group presentations.What you will work on
You will on-board the seasonal plans including product, pricing, flow and concept or initiative's intent. You will understand related aspects of the business and marketplace in making your plans, including coordinating between genders, brands (Nike & Jordan) and how individual products or collections affect each other.
You’ll build consumer-centric assortment plans with an understanding of the MPU position in the market, blending fact-based and intuitive inputs. You will participate in seasonal reviews, submits and trading for your respective area. Senior Managers may also lead projects across teams or topics.
You will balance multiple seasons and your insights will contribute to future seasonal plans and adoption by supporting Gender Merchandising Leadership upstream (10%). You will manage your areas of assortment planning in depth during the seasonal process (70%) and gather insights from and support optimal trading of in-market seasons (20%)Who you will work with
We work closely fellow merchants and cross-functional teams within the MPU; in particular Planning, but also Brand Marketing. We also work with finance, operations and the insights/analytics teams; relying on business reporting for your area which includes quantitative and qualitative metrics on sales, inventory and consumer behaviors. You will also have a large role in external facing meetings with our most important retail partners, leading conversations on product and assortments.
WHAT YOU BRING
- Bachelor's degree or higher, or combination of relevant education, experience and training
- 5 years experience in footwear or apparel merchandising, product creation and/or retail in a vertical, multi-brand or digital environment
- Strong command of common retail and/or digital profit-based metrics such as sell-through, turn, ASP, UPT and others
- Ability to contribute to and drive thinking into breakthrough strategies
- Ability to demonstrate leadership among peer group, inclusive of coaching and mentoring of teammates.
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.