Innovation Director - Apparel Sourcing
- Nike, Inc.
- United States
- 0 year(s)
- Not Available
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.
Innovation is oxygen for Nike, Inc., and the company depends on its talented, global workforce to breathe originality and curiosity into everything they do. The Nike Advanced Innovation team strives for lighter, faster, bigger, smarter, smaller, more efficient, more sustainable and more personal. They imagine, research, analyze and invent the next industry-changing technology to advance athletic performance. In roles that span research, design, materials and manufacturing, the Advanced Innovation team looks to the future and focuses on making the seemingly impossible, possible.
As our Apparel Innovation Sourcing Director, you’ll play a critical role in bringing some of the company’s most exciting Apparel products to life. It’s a big job, but you’ll have a big team working with you: you’ll collaborate closely with NXT team, Global Sourcing’s internal teams, the Manufacturing teams, Global Demand Supply Management teams, Direct Procurement team, Categories, Nike’s Liaison Offices, and our factory and material vendors.
You’ll be accountable for ensuring that our source, capacity, supply and material plans are aligned to support the smooth start-up of Innovation product production. You will work to stabilize and constantly improve key sourcing and planning processes across Nike and with our manufacturing partners to support bringing Innovation projects to scale.And most importantly, your efforts will drive to delivering our newest products to the market in-full and on-time.
·Define and provide strategic sourcing guidance for NXT projects
·Strategize key capability development plan that the partners need to build
·Identify and troubleshoot capacity constraints for innovation projects
·Identify strategic partner investments to support innovation scaling
·Design capacity scale plan with sourcing and manufacturing teams and develop key risk and mitigation plans
·Develop and implement processes and timelines for innovation projects, and educate key stakeholders to ensure the successful delivery of the products
·Bring Global Sourcing & Manufacturing perspective to Innovation negotiations and agreements with suppliers
Requirements for the position include:
7+ years’ work experience in related industry experience
Comprehensive Supply Chain knowledge including awareness of processes and events from product concept through to delivery
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Comfortable working with ambiguity and able to make decisions without perfect information
Excellent influencing and negotiating skills
Detail oriented with strong organizational skills and a strong sense of self-motivation
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Familiarity with Nike Apparel source base and processes are preferred
Ability to travel up to 10% of the time, including overseas travel
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.
Job ID 00401176