Nike Global Intellectual Property Education and Communications Manager in Beaverton, Oregon

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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 Nike Communications team develops, establishes and strengthens authentic connections with diverse audiences through the lens of innovation and sport. The team creates premium and innovative brand stories, builds and enhances corporate reputation and brand equity, and engages audiences such as consumers, media, athletes, investors, non-governmental organizations and Nike’s own employees. The team focuses on information, inspiration and connection to accelerate the growth of NIKE, Inc. Communications employees ignite conversations, envision the possibilities, and influence and deliver new levels of creative and strategic thinking to advance the brand around the world.

Description

As the Global IP Education and Communications Manager, you will be responsible for (1) the development of and systems of delivery for the IP education program; and (2) communications related to IP strategy and initiatives. This role requires strong storytelling skills through simple, impactful design and proven project management skills. This role will collaborate across Nike’s IP team and key business partners including Communications, Innovation, and Design.

Key Responsibilities

Education

  • Build, maintain and refresh the current Global IP education program messages, modules and creative assets to be delivered or otherwise communicated by the IP team

  • Design simple, easy to understand, and impactful education materials consistent with the aesthetic of Nike’s brand.

  • Manage the Global IP education project team, including assessment of training opportunities, strategic cross-functional alignment and business-facing communication needs

  • Track and continually report progress on education.

  • Identify opportunities to elevate IP education messages through Nike communication channels such as the all-employee website and functional websites (Innovation, Design)

Communications and Strategy Support

  • Directly support the Chief IP Officer and the IP Leadership Team in clear and impactful communication of Nike’s IP strategy and key initiatives to various audiences, including senior executives.

  • Design simple, easy to understand and impactful communications consistent with the aesthetic of Nike’s brand.

  • Provide critical project management and operational support to execute the Chief IP Office strategy.

  • Collaborate with IP teams to develop communications plans and rollout strategies for key business-facing initiatives

  • Create and maintain a document repository for key IP portfolio information and substantive highlights to provide to Government and Public Affairs and other external communications efforts.

  • Collaborate cross-functionally with internal teams to integrate IP messages into key Corporate, Innovation & Design stories and events

Qualifications

  • Experience developing and managing education/training programs.

  • Ability to take complex concepts and information and simplify the messaging for a general audience through impactful and creative stories, text and design.

  • Strong design skills that are consistent with Nike’s brand aesthetic

  • Strong proficiency with PowerPoint, Keynote, MS Project, Excel, and Word

  • Experience with creating and maintaining reporting information.

  • Strong presentation, collaboration, and facilitation skills

  • Strong verbal and written communications.

  • Ability to manage professional services (vendors and vendor contracts)

  • Previous Nike experience a plus

Qualifications

  • Experience developing and managing education/training programs.

  • Ability to take complex concepts and information and simplify the messaging for a general audience through impactful and creative stories, text and design.

  • Strong design skills that are consistent with Nike’s brand aesthetic

  • Strong proficiency with PowerPoint, Keynote, MS Project, Excel, and Word

  • Experience with creating and maintaining reporting information.

  • Strong presentation, collaboration, and facilitation skills

  • Strong verbal and written communications.

  • Ability to manage professional services (vendors and vendor contracts)

  • Previous Nike experience a 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: 00387880

Location: United States-Oregon-Beaverton

Job Category: Communications, Marketing & Communications