Footwear Material Palette Developer I
- 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. Footwear Product Creation team into motion. The team of footwear developers, testers, engineers and designers strive for product excellence. They obsess over shoes, while collaborating, ideating and refining the product’s construction, fit and style. They use groundbreaking 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.
DescriptionAs our Footwear Material Palette Developer, you'll assist in the creation and management of optimized materials/trims palettes that are appropriate for price, end use, physical properties, source and aesthetic. You'll assist the team in all aspects of, analysis, development, tracking and communication. This opportunity also involves utilizing textile, product construction and process knowledge to anticipate potential problems, facilitate problem solving, manage project execution and meet deadlines. In addition, you'll monitor and track material palette projects to ensure delivery within stated timelines. Example of types of activities:•Collaborate with Material Procurement and Material Development and assist in material optimization activities, by providing analysis of material use data, technical specifications, and vendor performance. •Support the physical and virtual communication tools used by the Material Palette Management team. •Assist in material developments. Enable both the creative and technical objectives through operational activities including material article validation. •Provide technical assistance to product creation teams (primarily Development, Design, and Product Management) and procurement teams as it relates to the application of footwear upper materials.•Collaborate with Material Ops Managers and Raw Materials Sourcing to manage capacity on key volume and / or innovation materials. •Research the manufacturing industry and help create technical briefs detailing ‘best-in-class’ manufacturing techniques, technology and expertise.QualificationsBachelor's degree in Textiles, Material Science, Engineering, Manufacturing or equivalent
Minimum 2 years relevant work experience
2 years' experience may be substituted for a degree
Strong understanding of textile formation, yarn, fiber, dyeing, printing and finishing
Knowledge of material types knits, woven’s & non woven’s
Knowledge of leather manufacture and use is a plus
Basic working knowledge of MS Office applications
Able to anticipate needs, solve problems, perform research and analyze results
Attention to detail and the ability to handle multiple priorities
Able to negotiate and influence with sensitivity for the creative process
Able to be assertive, self-motivated and work in a team environment
Sensitivity to different cultures, customs and business practices
Footwear, Apparel or similar consumer goods product development process knowledge is strongly preferred
Lab testing and global material experience is a plus
Experience with 3rd party/vendor engagement, materials or related development projects is preferred
Understanding of manufacturing realities and constraints preferred
Ability to interpret design intent and offer alternative solutions preferred
Ability to travel up to 15% of the time
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 00384253