Senior Color Developer

Portland Oregon
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
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Posted 48 minutes ago

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.

Global Apparel Product Creation, Product Development

Nike, Inc. Product Development is key to making next-level products. The first spark of an idea puts the team in motion, ultimately transforming a designer’s sketch into a commercially viable product. The teams of developers, testers, engineers and designers collaborate on refining each product’s construction, fit and style. Using advancements in technology and sustainable design, the Product Development teams accelerate innovation while reflecting the soul of sport.

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.

As the Senior Color Developer, you will be part of the Global Apparel Materials Color Development Team. You will use your strong leadership skills both to lead and mentor your color development peers and to drive key initiatives with your category partners. You will be responsible for more complex products and projects as requested by the Leadership team where you will use your training and relationship building skills. In this role you will also have the opportunity to interact with business teams involved in design, materials, product merchandising, product creation, material manufacturing and product integrity. You will partner with Category Teams and Color Design to execute their seasonal color direction. You will use your advanced color knowledge and collaboration skills to help execute design lead category color palettes and be responsible for on-time commercialization. You will help lead and implement the design and development of tools and processes to support color execution for Nike Apparel. You will facilitate and track lab dips for seasonal initiatives and identify and address key issues and challenges in color development. You will ensure on time development according to critical dates and gates. Color should be your passion!


⏵ Bachelor’s Degree in Apparel/Textile design or a related field and a minimum of 5 years relevant work experience

⏵ 2 additional years of experience in lieu of a degree

⏵ Strong written and oral communication skills including meeting facilitation and presentations

⏵ Ability to pass the Munsell Hue color test to determine visual color acuity

⏵ 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

⏵ Strong organization and multi-tasking skills

⏵ Strong information seeking-skills and a commitment to make things happen

⏵ Ability to clearly articulate goals and objectives

⏵ Ability to work independently and cooperatively in a diverse group

⏵ 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

⏵ Proficiency with MS Excel and Adobe Illustrator

⏵ Experience with InDesign or Photoshop is a plus

⏵ 5-10% travel required

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 00453571