Nike Senior Director, Strategic Digital Partnerships 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.

Nike Designers combine relentless curiosity and passion for sport to transform the insights of athletes into innovations that advance human potential. A diverse community with expertise in apparel, footwear and graphic design as well as color experts, material designers, communicators and conceptual thinkers, Nike Design delivers innovation to athletes from insight to in-store and beyond. Like the athletes Nike serves, its designers constantly seek to raise the bar, knowing that in the pursuit of greatness, there is no finish line.

Description

Nike Direct is creating the world’s most innovative, authentic and connected sport & fitness ecosystem to help all athletes unleash their true potential (and if you have a body, you're an athlete). Nike Direct continues to lead this emerging nexus of sport, commerce, and digitally enabled products, experiences and services. This includes Nike Retail Stores, Nike.com & Nike Apps (SNKRS, Nike Running Club, Nike Training Club & Nike app). The Digital Partnerships team helps amplify, scale, accelerate, and complement Nike Direct, by identifying and executing both global & geography specific strategic partnerships, leading New Commerce (Social & 3rd Party Digital Marketplaces) development, and collaborating on the strategic vision for the future of Nike.

As the Sr. Director of Strategic Digital Partnerships, you will be responsible for creating, executing, and optimizing the overall digital partnerships strategy for digital innovation and membership. You will build and manage key relationships throughout the external industry with Nike partners and also with internal Nike cross-functional categories and departments. You will need to influence multiple stakeholders for the partnerships and projects of your team and mandate.

To do this job, you will need a unique combination of attributes. You have a passion for and good understanding of the digital platform/services landscape. You have significant experience in multiple disciplines, including business development, partner and people/team management, operations, and strategy. You have the ability to see the big picture and the personality to roll up your sleeves and do the work. Similarly, you have experience building momentum and aligning multiple constituencies within large organizations, and a credibility with and understanding of the startup and venture capital communities. You are capable of defining a vision, marshaling resources, executing on an initiative and presenting the results to Nike’s Senior Executive Leadership. You will be a self – starter, have strong capabilities in managing a team, and strong influence skills across teams. You thrive and find advantage in ambiguous environments, and love dynamicism and change. You are also patient, a good operator, and understand how large organizations move forward and know how to capitalize on opportunities whenever they are presented.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum 10+ years’ experience executing, leading and managing partnerships, innovation initiatives and assessing new business models within the digital, sport, and/or retail industries.

  • Experience working at a relationship based company with a large Brand and deep experience influencing constituent groups across complex organizations.

  • Passion for identifying emerging trends in the digital space and leading innovation

  • Strong executive presence and executive communications skills

  • Drive adoption and implementation of partnership strategies across various relevant Nike stakeholders.

  • Background and skillset to manage complex initiatives from start to finish

  • Exceptional networking, relationship building and partnership and people management skills

  • Experience managing projects across people, teams and outside vendors/agencies.

  • Exceptionally strong interpersonal, consensus-building skills, with ability to communicate and achieve results across multiple audiences in complex organizational structure

  • Fluent in Keynote/PowerPoint/MS Word Suite

  • MBA preferred

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum 10+ years’ experience executing, leading and managing partnerships, innovation initiatives and assessing new business models within the digital, sport, and/or retail industries.

  • Experience working at a relationship based company with a large Brand and deep experience influencing constituent groups across complex organizations.

  • Passion for identifying emerging trends in the digital space and leading innovation

  • Strong executive presence and executive communications skills

  • Drive adoption and implementation of partnership strategies across various relevant Nike stakeholders.

  • Background and skillset to manage complex initiatives from start to finish

  • Exceptional networking, relationship building and partnership and people management skills

  • Experience managing projects across people, teams and outside vendors/agencies.

  • Exceptionally strong interpersonal, consensus-building skills, with ability to communicate and achieve results across multiple audiences in complex organizational structure

  • Fluent in Keynote/PowerPoint/MS Word Suite

  • MBA preferred

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: SRC051518-SDP

Location: United States-Oregon-Beaverton

Job Category: Design