Nike Manager, Global Express Lane Operations in Beaverton, Oregon

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 Supply Chain experts ensure that every year 900 million pieces of footwear, apparel and equipment arrive at the right destination on time. That’s no easy task. The complex process involves more than 50 distribution centers, a network of thousands of accounts, and more than 100,000 retail stores around the world. Supply Chain professionals from Laakdal, Belgium, to São Paulo, Brasil, make it happen. They constantly push for ways to make Nike’s supply chain faster, more efficient and more responsive to Nike’s always-changing consumer needs.


As our Manager for Express Lane Operations, you will play a central role in helping the company deliver on a key pillar of our Triple Double: 2X Speed. We are driving an end-to-end revolution - from design through manufacturing - to create a supply chain that is meaningfully shorter than our current process. You'll partner and independently lead cross-functional global and geography teams to define new capabilities and start up new operations to execute against the Express Lane strategy.

Doing all this requires a unique individual. You must be a self-starter, flexible thinker and outstanding communicator, as well as comfortable working cross-functionally and influencing different personalities and perspectives. You will need those skills as you work not only across multiple functions but also across multiple geographies, living within Nike’s matrixed organization. Success will depend on your ability to quickly form both professional and personal relationships with colleagues and drive to rigorous, well-communicated deliverables.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Express Lane Operations leadership team to build, analyze, prioritize and execute against its strategic capability roadmap

  • Lead cross-functional initiatives, partnering with functional process and operational leaders and lending a diverse skillset of project management, analytics, creative thought leadership and communication

  • Managing and facilitating virtual team meetings and working sessions and keeping the team on-task to established goals and timelines

  • Work with partners across Nike to ensure the team’s work is aligned and integrated with Nike, Inc.’s strategic priorities


  • Bachelors degree required; MBA or MSc in Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Operations, Logistics, or similar focus plus a minimum of 5 years of professional experience. In lieu of a degree an additional two years of relevant work experience is acceptable

  • 5 years total experience in start-up environment, management consulting, short lead time supply chain operations or related fields preferred

  • Proven ability to shape and drive strategy execution, quickly transforming the strategic vision into implemented MVP capabilities

  • Ability to communicate complex concepts simply, verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to create high quality project reports and simple, succinct, visually compelling PowerPoint presentations

  • Proven ability to lead cross-functional teams, provide project management expertise, and to manage multiple projects at once

  • Problem structuring and strategic problem solving skills

  • Self-directed and comfortable working in ambiguous environments

  • Superior interpersonal skills

  • Prior experience in innovation and Nike supply chain operations a strong plus

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: 00333496

Location: United States-Oregon-Beaverton

Job Category: Supply Chain