Strategic Enterprise Capabilities Demand and Supply Management Capability Director, Allocations Planning

Nike Inc.
Beaverton, OR, USA
Posted 6 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.

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.

Strategic Enterprise Capabilities(SEC) is a reinvention of the way Nike does business! We see the opportunity to strengthen our value chain, connect the matrix, unlock new technologies and elevate the strategies that encourage future innovations. The SEC team will drive end-to-end integration across hundreds of business processes, using a flexible and scalable Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system and outstanding technology solutions that support the retail experience of the future. As part of the SEC Demand and Supply Management (DSM) team we are responsible for ensuring every Nike athlete is able to access the product they want when and where they need it.


We’re looking for a SEC DSM Capability Business Director for Allocations Planning! Someone who will use their experience in retail planning, inventory allocation, consumer demand planning, supply deployment planning, liquidation inventory forecasting, digital product implementation and analytics. Your background in understanding the NIKE Direct business or other retail environments and your ability to use new and existing technology and analytic solutions to deliver new business solutions will be essential for this role.

This role provides thought leadership to the program for Demand & Supply Management across global product, retail business, category and geography. Identifies and resolves sophisticated technical, operational and organizational problems related to Store and Digital Allocation Planning, Inventory Deployment and Inventory Planning. Finally the role will collaborate across the SEC program to ensure that DSM capabilities are aligned to the overall Solution that SEC will deliver to the Geography in line with our program guidelines and goals.


As our SEC DSM Capability Business Director for Allocations Planning, you will partner with DSM Product Management, Demand Management, Inventory Planning, Marketplace Operations and other members of the Global and Geo SEC DSM, NIKE Direct and GOaL leadership team to shape, influence and implement the strategy and vision for work to build the company’s future technology. You will make decisions guided by functional business plans that impact the support and funding of projects, products, services and/or technologies. This role is responsible for actions and mitigating risks that have shared or moderate impact on the project and program timelines and results.

You will work with collaborators to bring products to life. Remove obstacles and help align the organization to achieve success. You will clearly articulate the product roadmap, vision, priorities and requirements to multiple collaborators in both written and oral formats. Bring together and incorporate feedback from a diverse range of collaborators including digital, technology, engineering, analytics, platform, business, and legal teams.


As our DSM Capability Business Lead, for Allocation Planning you will partner with DSM Product Management, Demand Management, Inventory Planning, Marketplace Operations and other members of the Global and Geo SEC DSM, NIKE Direct and GOaL leadership team to shape, influence and implement the strategy and vision for work to build the company’s future technology. You will also work with our partners in Global and Geo DSM Product Management, NIKE Direct and GOaL to build the future technology. You will partner with the Global and in-Geography functional teams on collaboration and communication to support business objectives. Lastly you will partner with Technology, Engineering, Design, Analytics, Business, Consultants and Product Management leaders throughout completion of achievements to deliver optimal results in line with customer needs.

You will lead multidisciplinary teams and enable success by removing obstacles and developing strategic relationships throughout the business. Cultivate and develop diverse talent within direct reporting team to enhance performance and results.

  • Bachelor’s degree or combination of relevant education, experience, and training
  • 8 years’ retail planning, demand, supply or inventory leadership and business process experience
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience leading people
  • Proven track record of getting results across large, diverse, globally decentralized teams
  • Clear, concise and persuasive communication style that compels to action.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including meeting facilitation and presentations. Attention to detail.
  • Outstanding data analytics and articulation skills
  • Exceptional influencing skills, with experience engaging diverse set of cross-functional collaborators
  • Ability to lead impactful, cross-functional teams
  • Hands-on understanding of Nike supply chain planning and business processes preferred
  • Knowledge of digital and physical retail planning, merchandising, allocation, and operational processes a plus.

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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