Innovator II

Portland Oregon
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 17 hours ago
Job Description
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.
DescriptionAs our Innovator II, you'll generate new ways of thinking about aspects of performance based products that result in growth opportunities and competitive advantages in the marketplace. You'll generate and develop ideas that are consistent with the vision for new products by directing and collaborating with product creation on the genesis of new product concepts for all Nike business units. In line with advanced knowledge of the consumer, business, and performance requirements, you'll develop concrete insights which feed into the development of advanced product concepts through the use of new technologies or construction processes. You'll deliver proof of concept by turning concepts and new product visions into reality. You'll identify key elements of product construction materials and processes, and engineer prototypes. You will own the planning, process and project details that create the framework for consistently delivering new never been done before innovations. You'll drive the development of innovation projects turning concept ideation into reality by working in, or with, Elite Athletes, multi-disciplinary teams to include product creation, the Nike Sports Research Lab, Materials Innovation, manufacturing, and 3rd party vendors. You'll define protocol and establish scope of testing required to prove and validate a concept. Testing feedback from athletes/consumers will direct product refinement and improve product performance. You'll meet complex challenges with imaginative state of the art approaches supported by feasible solutions. You'll drive the preparation of reports and presenting results that demonstrate product and manufacturing readiness, and concept directions. In addition, you'll clearly and concisely communicate the knowledge and best practices required to assist the transition of technology to commercial product.Qualifications- Bachelor's degree in Materials science, Industrial Design, Product Development Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related field plus a minimum 5 years of relevant work experience, typically in development, design, engineering, research, and/or production- Demonstrated advanced skills and abilities in ideation and research- Thorough knowledge of advanced product construction concepts, including but not limited to: cushioning, pattern engineering, costing/quality implications, model making, part drawings, drafting, 2D documentation, 3D technologies, mold making, injection molding, materials, customs, patents, royalties, manufacture for design, manufacturing processes and sustainability concepts.- Comfortable with equipment and tools for hands on concepting, and directing concept creators to facilitate initial concept prototypes.- Ability to work directly with elite athletes, ask probing questions, learn from their insights and translate insights/concepts into prototypes directly addressing their needs.- Strong verbal and written communication skills meeting facilitation and presentation- Demonstrated leadership capability, including ability to motivate and mentor others within work group- Advanced project management skills, including short term and long range project planning.- Understands connectivity between business and innovation- Strong team player: successful collaborator- Embraces ambiguity and understands that failure is part of the creative innovation process- Ability to prioritize workload, build individual portfolio of exploration work, and manage multiple projects at a time- Prefer deep expertise in one of the following areas Product Knowledge, Creative & Innovative Problem Solving, Innovative Thinking, Project Management & Planning, Visioning, Development, Engineering and Research 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 00368887