Technical Designer II, Bras
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.
WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
The Technical Designer II for Bras is a critical role, coordinating the fit and construction of seasonal styles from initial concept through to commercialization, while adhering to timeline, budget, design, sustainability and performance targets aligned to the strategic direction set by the Bras COE leadership team. The ideal candidate has 2+ years of experience specifically in the field of Bra Product Creation including fit, construction, grading, materials, and costing. They are a proficient project manager and problem solver, able to handle highly complex product launches. They are able to influence and champion complex projects both cross functionally and vertically within the organization.
You want to be a part of this team because you are product obsessed, analytical and curious about how to make Nike Bras the only bra the Athlete* will ever wear. You aren’t afraid to think creatively and are willing to take on a challenging problem in support of the consumer and our business.
WHAT WILL YOU WORK ON?
In this role, you will obsess about the fit and quality of Nike bras, delivering to design intent and budget within the seasonal launch timeline. You will translate 2D sketches into functional, wearable garments, crafting and maintaining technical packages for assigned styles, ensuring all appropriate development documentation is kept current of development status. You will track and facilitate prototyping, assessing garment samples for accurate fit and specification standards, solving for potential challenges accordingly to deliver proven and tested product in bulk production. You will lead technical fit sessions with cross functional teams, recommending solutions in real time.
WHO WILL YOU WORK WITH?
You will collaborate closely with the Product, Design, Material, Sourcing and PCC teams, developing seasonal product to commercialization. You will partner with TDs on the Bra Engineering track to translate base chassis and blocks into seasonal and trend relevant styles.
WHAT YOU WILL BRING?
- 2+ years experience within the Bra industry
- Bachelor's degree in Apparel Design, Pattern Making, Textile Science or relevant combination of education, experience and training
- Ability to work independently, with guidance in only the most complex situations
- Demonstrated skills in problem solving and innovative solutions
- Ability to write product specs and advanced construction instructions
- Ability to work with vendors to ensure and improve manufacturability
- Ability to interpret design intent and offer alternative solutions
- Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to explain difficult concepts and influence others to adopt a different point of view
- Ability to manage a high workload and multiple projects
- Proficiency with MS Office programs
- Ability to use Adobe Illustrator and CAD Pattern Design software (Optitex/Browzwear/CLO) highly desired
- Ability to travel 10-20% including International travel
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.