Nike Senior Director, Global Apparel Product Integrity 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 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.

Description

As our Apparel Product Integrity (API) Senior Director, you'll lead Nike Apparel in developing and implementing defect and error prevention systems to enhance consumer satisfaction, minimize quality failure costs and establish Nike as a benchmark in quality. You'll create and communicate the Nike quality vision and strengthen consensus, ownership and accountability for quality with various stakeholders, including Suppliers, Development, Sourcing, Materials and Supply Chain. You'll implement the latest Quality concepts throughout Nike. You'll also develop API strategic plans, Quality policies and goals and the tasks necessary to achieve them. You'll partner, collaborate and ensure integration with Apparel stakeholders on API strategic direction.

You'll strengthen Human Resource planning and organizational development for Global API. You'll also develop API staff excellence and continue to raise the professional knowledge of the entire API group. You'll conduct analysis of quality costs and reduce/minimize total quality costs by investing in prevention activities with a goal of zero defects. You'll measure and analyze defective returns and consumer/customer complaints and recommend corrective action. You'll provide analyses of causes of chronic defects for corrective action and improvement of defect prevention systems. You'll lead the quality engineering efforts where defective returns, consumer complaints, production lot reject data and evaluations and defect prevention methods are input into the Product Development team process.

The Sr. Director will review past performance of similar products to identify chronic problems in manufacture and usage to prevent recurrence. You'll ensure that materials and products are properly qualified during commercialization to assure validity of critical specifications and product manufacturability. You'll determine capabilities of critical processes and investigate out-of-control conditions to secure corrective action. You'll facilitate process control usage by our vendors and suppliers; evaluate quality proficiency of prospective vendors/suppliers and their capability of meeting Nike quality standards; and maintain vendor/supplier Quality manuals to assist vendors/suppliers in following Nike procedures, methods and policies.

This role will lead vendors/suppliers in applying advanced Quality methods in process qualification and control. In addition, you'll guide an efficient and effective Quality Audit system that provides ownership with an accurate and measure of supplier and vendor performance and quality trends and that identifies areas that require corrective action.

Qualifications

Requirements for the position include:

• Bachelor's degree in a technical, textile or apparel field

• MBA is preferred

• 10 years' technical management experience in consumer products industry, with at least 8 years' experience in quality management and 5 years in international management, including Europe, Asia and Latin America

• Experience in textile/apparel industry and product development and manufacturing processes is preferred

• Deep background with quality management systems and defect/error prevention systems

• Ability to develop talent, teamwork and diversity within the team

• Expertise in developing wear testing standards and lab management

• Experience motivating organization-wide strategies for sustainable manufacturing and materials vendors including but not limited to energy, toxics, waste, water, labor

• Experience as a strategic visionary and planner within product integrity or quality assurance Qualifications Requirements for the position include:

• Bachelor's degree in a technical, textile or apparel field

• MBA is preferred

• 10 years' technical management experience in consumer products industry, with at least 8 years' experience in quality management and 5 years in international management, including Europe, Asia and Latin America

• Experience in textile/apparel industry and product development and manufacturing processes is preferred

• Deep background with quality management systems and defect/error prevention systems

• Ability to develop talent, teamwork and diversity within the team

• Expertise in developing wear testing standards and lab management

• Experience motivating organization-wide strategies for sustainable manufacturing and materials vendors including but not limited to energy, toxics, waste, water, labor

• Experience as a strategic visionary and planner within product integrity or quality assurance

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: 00394143

Location: United States-Oregon-Beaverton

Job Category: Global Apparel Product Creation, Product Development