Nike Technology Procurement Director 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.

Nike’s relentless pursuit of product innovation and sustainable growth demands bold new ways of doing business – including supplier engagement. Stretching far beyond conventional sourcing, Nike Procurement secures the best supplier relationships to drive business success. The team maximizes the value and reach of the company’s investments in external resources, including product materials, marketing services, digital tools, temporary labor, high-tech manufacturing equipment and other products and services to fuel business growth and sustainability.


The Global Technology Procurement Director is a key member of the global NIKE Procurement team, dedicated to revolutionizing how the world’s leading sports brand does business with its external suppliers and partners. Based in Beaverton, OR at Nike World Headquarters, you will partner with technology and business leaders to amplify the value Nike generates from its relationships with technology partners. This critical role will assume responsibility for leading a global team to source and manage our worldwide technology category portfolio. You will join the CIO’s leadership team and partner across Nike Technology and Consumer Digital Technology to set multi-year strategies, targets and align business and procurement priorities. This role is responsible for driving the global sourcing strategy through an analytical, data-driven category-anchored approach, with a balanced understanding of business, technology, and operational requirements. You'll lead strategic global negotiations and drive a cross-functional team for an optimized value proposition. You will also identify and finalize target savings for the Global IT category while managing and fostering key relationships with both internal leadership and external customers - and track and manage global team performance.

Success in this position requires a high-energy, self-motivated, and agile leader with strong influencing and strategy skills, combined with a deep understanding of the technology market and flexible sourcing/contracting best practices. We’re not looking for just experience and energy, this dynamic position requires world-class communication, relationships building, and influencing skills.


Requirements for the position include:

  • 7 years' relevant workexperience in IT, Procurement, Vendor Management, Strategic Sourcingand/or Category Management

  • 2 years' people managementexperience

  • MBA or advanced degree ispreferred

  • CPM or internationallyaccredited procurement qualification preferred

  • Expertise and globalperspective in Hardware, Software, and Technology Services sourcing,contracting, and negotiations

  • Experience working with SeniorExecutives across multiple business functions internally and withsuppliers

  • Experience in spend managementpractices such as demand management, compliance management, suppliercollaboration and/or performance management

  • Superior communications,interpersonal and presentation skills, with strong influencing andpersuasive talents

  • Strong leadership, influencingand communication skills gained across a range of cultural environments

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: 00355496

Location: United States-Oregon-Portland

Job Category: Procurement, Corporate Services