Director, NFS Merchandise Planning

Beaverton Oregon
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 3 days 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.
Nike, Inc. Retail Corporate is the backbone to stores around the world. A global network of teams — Finance, Human Resources, Talent Development, Marketing, Merchandising, Real Estate and Strategic Planning — direct the daily operations of and the hundreds of Nike Stores and Nike Factory Stores. Retail Corporate teams share the same passion and energy for the brand as their in-store teammates, and it shows: Retail continues to be one of Nike’s top areas of growth.
DescriptionAs our Nike Factory Stores (NFS) Merchandise Planning Director, you'll play a critical role in directly serving our consumers and delivering on our triple double strategy. You will achieve this by ensuring our NFS stores and consumers have the right product, at the right time, and in the right amounts, while delivering against retail sales, margin, and inventory plans.
You will lead the NFS merchandise planning team within Demand-Supply Management (DSM) to serve the consumer, and drive sales, margin and inventory productivity. You will partner cross-functionally with our merchandising and other retail planning teams to drive consumer centric strategies as part of a complete retail planning process. You will lead strategies at a style level focusing on consumers across categories, product types and genders, from pre-season plans, to in-season adjustments, and through post-season hind sighting. This work includes all activities related to the planning and execution of the unique NFS assortment that combines liquidation (closeout) and rebuy (made for Factory) inventory.
As a valued member of the cross functional leadership team, you will collaborate and deliver an actionable perspective on both nearer and longer-term market risks and opportunities and create support for these plans.
Additionally, you will serve as the NFS channel of business lead on ongoing collaboration and strategic initiatives that help to grow and improve the Nike Demand-Supply Management (DSM) organization cross-functionally.  Additionally, you will ensure our teams are fueled with a diverse bench of talent and champion efforts to create and maintain a talent pipeline for Nike Direct and DSM at multiple levels of professional experience. As a valued member of our global planning community, you will also create, utilize, and share ‘best practices’ on behalf of Nike globally.
Key AccountabilitiesLead merchandise planning function to serve the consumer and drive sales, margin and inventory productivity
Ensure a clean marketplace by developing plans to proactively, profitably, and responsibly liquidate excess inventory
Develop seasonal buy (inventory) and sales strategies for rebuys inclusive of style level buy plans. Leverage analytics and marketplace insights to build the depth and flow of our full assortment inclusive of liquidation and rebuy units
Optimize in-season performance through product storytelling, promotion & mark down, and assortment adjustments
Leverage quantitative and qualitative results and insights to influence future seasons
Develop and maintain a talent pipeline to serve the Nike Direct business and Retail Planning function
QualificationsBachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Marketing, Communications or related fields
8+ years of progressive experience in Retail, Planning, Strategy, Sales, Finance or related field
Management and leadership experience. A passion for people, and a proven leader in talent development and coaching 
Highly data driven and analytical 
Curious and self-motivated, dedicated to improving one’s self and the organization
Strong influencing skills and ability to champion complex projects both cross functionally and vertically within the organization. Interest in telling stories, both written and verbal
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 00424971