Color Development Manager

Portland Oregon
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 11 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.
Always the innovators, Nike, Inc.’s Manufacturing and Engineering team dreams up new ways to make better-performing products faster and more efficiently. This world-class team challenges assumptions about how Nike’s products are made and leads the company in pursuing ambitious sustainability goals, all while producing Nike’s rich mix of product. Masters of teamwork, Manufacturing and Engineering works closely with design teams, categories, manufacturing partners, material suppliers and logistics providers across more than 40 countries on six continents. They navigate the complex geopolitical world with multiple supply chains and diverse ecosystems, while keeping their focus on manufacturing, materials, sustainability and creating quality products.
DescriptionAs our GLAM Color Development Manager, you will partner with Color Design and Product Management to create and deliver color on the seasonal material palette. An advanced skillset in woven and knit materials, dyeing and finishing, and material manufacturing will allow you to own a holistic understanding of a material's capabilities. You will use your excellent leadership skills to lead your team and strengthen initiatives with your category partners. You will maintain hands-on involvement in color development, and support seasonal initiatives and go-to-market strategies. You will research, test, and validate color techniques on seasonal materials. You will lead and strengthen the development process from initial concept to lab dip creation through to buy ready. You will ensure on time delivery of early lab dips against critical dates as well as lead the management of on-time color buy ready for in season product. In this role, you will have the opportunity to interact with business teams involved in design, color, product merchandising, product creation, material manufacturing and sustainability. Color should be your passion!
Bachelor’s degree in Apparel/Textile design or a related field
Minimum 5 years' relevant work experience in material/ product development or design
2 additional years of experience in lieu of a degree
Excellent written and oral communication skills including meeting facilitation and presentations
Experience communicating and collaborating with global partners
Demonstrated people and team leadership experience
Experience managing multiple projects with competing resources and deadlines
Excellent computer skills, including Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, Microsoft Office applications, and Product Data Management systems.
Excellent information seeking-skills and a drive to make things happen
Ability to be creative and technical
Ability to network and utilize internal and external resources
Ability to understand the big picture related to Nike business processes and consumer needs
Self-starter attitude and the ability to be a team player within a fast-paced team
Understanding of design and development process from inception through final adoption
Understanding of the application of color on materials, including color fastness tests
Knowledge of apparel and material construction, including garment construction
Advanced knowledge of heather materials and techniques
Knowledge of product creation process and the apparel business
Ability to pass the Munsell Hue color test to determine visual color acuity
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 00434602