Nike Senior Material Developer- Apparel in Portland, 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.

The first spark of a product idea sets the Nike 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 our Senior Material Developer, you’ll use your materials knowledge and collaborative skills to help create and execute a materials palette and be responsible for the on-time commercialization of resources. You'll ensure all materials are executed on-time through the commercialization process. You will also be responsible for more complex products and projects as requested by the Materials Leadership team. You'll also collaborate with our Design and Merchandising teams to create and execute a category materials palette and deliver the seasonal themes that support business goals and meet consumer's needs. You'll execute materials that fall between seasonal developments and the longer-term projects as well as commercialize key innovations.. You'll also research fabric trend and new innovations offered. In addition, you'll drive analysis and material reviews that result in gender/category materials consolidation. Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a Textile Science, Apparel Design or a related degree

  • Minimum of 5 years' apparel industry experience or 7 years industry experience in lieu of a degree

  • Superior understanding of the apparel design and development process from inception through final adoption

  • Advanced technical materials and textile knowledge, including fibers, yarns, knit and woven fabrications

  • Knowledge of textile manufacturing, dying, finishing and testing

  • Experience partnering with vendor to develop a material from inception to actual production

  • Knowledge garment construction

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including meeting facilitation and presentations

  • Computer skills, including Microsoft office applications and Product Data Management systems

  • 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

  • Experience working with performance materials is highly desired

  • Knowledge of industry material trends

  • Ability to travel approximately 20% 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: 00313199

Location: United States-Oregon-Portland

Job Category: Global Apparel Product Creation, Product Development