Senior Analyst, Innovation
- Nike, Inc.
- United States
- 0 year(s)
- Not Available
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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, 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. Apparel Product Creation team into motion. The team of apparel developers, testers, engineers and designers strive for product excellence. They obsess over Nike’s iconic silhouettes and create groundbreaking new styles. They collaborate, ideate and refine products’ construction, fit and materials. They use cutting-edge advancements in technology and sustainable design to accelerate innovation. 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.
DescriptionNIKE, Inc. does more than outfit the world's best athletes. It is a place to explore potential and push the boundaries 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.Senior Analyst, Innovation Accelerator Advanced Innovation is currently seeking an experienced Senior Analyst to support the Innovation Accelerator. The Innovation Accelerator builds new businesses that serve the unmet needs of athletes* in new or unimagined ways, creating new growth for Nike. Entrepreneurial in spirit and approach, this type of innovation requires us to think and work differently, quickly generating new ideas and validating their potential.The Senior Analyst will help in the exploration of new opportunities to grow the Innovation Accelerator portfolio using both quantitative and qualitative analysis to support due diligence efforts and gain insight into industry trends and startups that are innovating at the intersection of retail, technology, e-commerce, health, and personalized products & services. They will be passionate about staying on top of the news – TechCrunch, GeekWire, VentureBeat, Courier, WSJ, FT – knowing who is doing what, for which consumers, why, and which markets. Our ideal candidate is someone who will be enthusiastic about supporting the Senior Portfolio Directors as they mine new areas of opportunity within white space exploration.What you’ll be responsible for:At the direction of Senior Portfolio Directors, conduct industry landscaping, including problem sizing and competitive landscaping (e.g. total addressable/available/actual market)
Oversee primary and secondary market research relating to consumer, technology, business model, and investment trends; perform deep quantitative and qualitative research on specific white space opportunities
Engage with outside industry experts and “futurists” to help validate exploration recommendations with qualitative perspectives
Support the Senior Portfolio Directors in a variety of analytic activities, including running due diligence for potential investments and assisting in the preparation of memos or presentations of the findings
Synthesize research and analytics into reports that effectively communicate insights
Create and maintain databases of startup opportunities within white space exploration; standardize reporting to maximize consistency and comparability across different investment thesis areas
QualificationsBachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Economics, Marketing, Statistics, or a related field; MS/MBA preferred
Minimum 5 years of relevant professional experience with an emphasis on market research, business reporting and analytics required
Demonstrated interest in entrepreneurship and venture capital
Highly advanced quantitative skills complemented by intellectual curiosity and an ability to “connect dots”
Proven ability to sift through data, identify critical information, develop hypotheses, apply relevant techniques, and perform rigorous analyses quickly and consistently
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, and ability to communicate complex concepts to senior audiences
Strong initiative, ownership, and attention to detail
Excellent project management skills with a delivery-oriented approach; ability to complete multiple assignments simultaneously within strict timelines
Highly advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills
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 00400639