Senior Material Developer – Yarns

Portland Oregon
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 12 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.
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.
DescriptionAs our Senior Yarn Developer within Global Apparel Materials, you will develop yarn solutions for Socks and Performance apparel. You will provide technical expertise in yarn development and hosiery applications that will fuel new product concepts and strategic development efforts. You will develop ideas and create technical yarn development solutions for the athlete/consumer, while ensuring alignment with seasonal direction/needs. You will collaborate with the Sock Center of Excellence (COE), Apparel Materials, Design and Product Development to drive a point of view for new yarn/textile technology solutions.  You will partner with external yarn manufacturers, textile technology providers, textile mills and machinery suppliers on solutions to insure that relevant yarns and textile materials applications/processes meet all required performance specifications. Additionally, you will continually research and analyze new yarn opportunities and machine technologies.
QualificationsBachelor's degree in Textile Science, Textile Engineering/Technology, Textile Design, Industrial Engineering/Design, Material Science or related field
Minimum 5 years relevant work experience in the hosiery or yarn field
2 additional years of relevant experience in lieu of a degree
Advanced technical materials and textile knowledge, including fibers, yarns, and knits
Strong verbal and written communication skills, including meeting facilitation and presentations
Experience partnering with vendor to develop a material from inception to actual production 
Strong information seeking-skills and a drive to make things happen 
Ability to work independently and cooperatively in a diverse group 
Ability to network and utilize internal and external resources 
Ability to demonstrate a sense of style and creativity 
Ability to understand the big picture related to Nike business processes and consumer needs 
Strong  project management skills and data-based decision making skills
Ability to travel up to 10% 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 00418834