Nike Footwear Material Designer in Hilversum, Netherlands

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 products enable and inspire human potential, and it’s up to the Nike Product Management team to define, drive and perfect those products and experiences for consumers around the world. Product managers lead the creation process, manage product lines, and maintain a keen understanding of consumer and market trends. Product Management employees skillfully operate at the intersection of buyer needs, technical feasibility and business objectives. Whether it’s basketball or skateboarding, apparel or footwear, one thing remains constant: the Product Management team delivers world-class products to help athletes push the boundaries of their potential.


We are looking for a Footwear Material Designer who will play an important role in our Geo Express Lane team, based in our EMEA Headquarters in Hilversum. This team is driving an end-to-end revolution - from design through manufacturing - to create a product creation and supply chain cycle that is meaningfully shorter than our current process.

As our Footwear Material Designer, reporting to the Geo Express Lane Design Director, you'll leverage materials to deliver a premium, recognizable and consumer-relevant brand point of view in the marketplace through strategic vision, design direction, storytelling and editing.

You'll lead the development of the Materials creative vision and strategies for category/consumer groups, maintaining hands-on involvement in Materials design and development, in support of creative direction, seasonal initiatives and go-to-market strategies.


Minimum requirements

  • At least 8 years' experience in design-related roles, with preference for color, materials and trend experience

  • At least 2 years' in a management or leadership role (5 years is preferred)

  • Exceptional application of design skills, including high-level concept development

  • Experience in branding with a proven ability to incorporate marketing principles in design

  • Consumer knowledge/insight

  • Exceptional presentation, visual communication and information-seeking skills. Illustrator experience is a must

  • Proven people leadership or management abilities, with the ability to lead and inspire a team of designers

  • Advanced business and organizational skills

  • Experience directing multiple projects with competing resources and deadlines

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: SRC09222017GELMDII

Location: Netherlands-North Holland-Hilversum

Job Category: Design, Product Management, Product Management & Merchandising, Merchandising & Product Management