Nike Sr. Director, North America Technology in Beaverton, 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 Technology designs, creates and implements the methods and tools needed to make the world’s largest sports brand run faster, smarter and more securely. Global Technology teams aggressively innovate the solutions needed to help employees navigate Nike's rapidly evolving landscape. From infrastructure to security and supply chain operations, Technology specialists drive growth through top-flight hardware, software and enterprise applications. Simply put, without Nike Technology, there are no Nike products.

Description

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, people who guide and visionaries. At Nike, it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

The Nike team uses technology to boldly innovate to change tomorrow. The team — known as Nike Technology — designs, creates and implements methods and tools to make the world’s largest sport brand run faster, smarter and more securely. Technology specialists in infrastructure, security, operations and other areas partner with Nike businesses to fuel company growth through world-class hardware, software and mobile applications. More simply, they use technology to make everything else in the company possible.

As our Technology leader for North America, you will be accountable for guiding the definition and implementation of technical capabilities for all sales channels enabling Nike to sell its goods globally in retailers in more than 160 countries. You will also be accountable for executing all Global Technology strategies within North America and aligning North America priorities to each of the Global Technology functional teams, including Tech Ops, Finance, HR, Sales, Supply Chain, etc..

Reporting closely to the Nike’s VP of Geo, Sales and Converse Technology and dotted line into the VP and GM of North America, you will be a member of both the Nike Technology team and the North America leadership team, and will be the focal point for all technology solutions across all aspects of Nike’s business in North America.

Your engagement will be across all aspects of the Technology lifecycle from program inception through new capability delivery to support deployed solutions.

You will be expected to lead not only your direct team but ensure all technology Partners (internal and external) are properly engaged and managed.

To accomplish this you will be expected to bring a clear and demonstrated understanding of the technology industry current state and future trends as well as a demonstrated achievement of deploying and supporting technology in enterprise, wholesale, and retail environments.

Key Responsibilities:

• Empower Geo strategic agenda and create a competitive edge through technology adoption, adaptation and modernization. Specifically advocating for Global solutions and holding local teams accountable for high quality implementation.

• End-to End accountability for all Technology services for all functions in the Geography. Must leverage the matrix to guide global functional teams.

• Evangelize global solutions

• Primary Technology representative in Geography stakeholder forums

• Supports an imaginative culture throughout the organization

• Ensure the day to day continuity of the business through stable daily operations

Program Implementation:

• Ensure Technology solutions are in alignment with Global technology and business strategic initiatives

• Ensure Geography strategies are coordinated and aligned across all functions

• Align, set and guide the Geography Technology portfolio and support Geography Enterprise Portfolio review process.

• Ensure proper Geography Technology Architecture and Capability Roadmaps exists and are in line with Global Arch & Strategy

• Contribute to the creation of global technology strategies and is held accountable to implement this locally

Portfolio Delivery:

• Integrate Local Functional Technology initiatives into Global Functional Portfolio Planning and Monitoring processes

• Steward and optimize of the technology budget in support of the Geo business. This will require each function to participate in a cross-functional portfolio process

• Facilitate and implement approved local Functional Technology Initiatives

• Holds the Global functions accountable for implementation within the Geos.

Service Delivery:

• Ensure Technology Support activities are aligned to business plans and activities and are meeting SLAs

• Ensure initiatives exist to improve Service Delivery for the functions in the Geography in alignment with Global goals

Team:

• Lead cross functional talent management, succession planning, & team engagement within the Geo in alignment with global technology functional stakeholders.

• Facilitates cross functional alignment for employee engagement within the Geo. This includes alignment of performance goals, leadership potential assessments, and talent mapping exercises.

• Allocates Geo full-time employees and contract resources (budgets and people) in supports of key strategic initiatives and helps facilitate alignment with Global functional teams.

• Partners with business functions/teams in delivery solutions to the business

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Engineering, or related field and a minimum of 10+ years direct relevant work experience. MBA Preferred.

  • Minimum of 10 years of proven experience in developing and delivering technology strategies as a senior technology leader.

  • Experience with SAP and other ERP implementations.

  • Experience in Managing the Support of either a brick and mortar or Digital Commerce technology landscape

  • Experience with development, evaluation and adoption of emerging technologies.

  • Proven ability to guide, influence and align a diverse set of stakeholders behind a technology strategy and plan.

  • Experience with establishing and managing commercial arrangements with providers of technology services or products

  • Ability to handle multiple priorities, ambiguity, continuous change, and stressful situations.

  • Demonstrated ability to influence and communicate at all levels within the organization.

  • Flexibility to adapt to changes and challenges in organizational strategy, priorities, direction.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Proven delivery of results in a matrix organization Qualifications - Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Engineering, or related field and a minimum of 10+ years direct relevant work experience. MBA Preferred.

  • Minimum of 10 years of proven experience in developing and delivering technology strategies as a senior technology leader.

  • Experience with SAP and other ERP implementations.

  • Experience in Managing the Support of either a brick and mortar or Digital Commerce technology landscape

  • Experience with development, evaluation and adoption of emerging technologies.

  • Proven ability to guide, influence and align a diverse set of stakeholders behind a technology strategy and plan.

  • Experience with establishing and managing commercial arrangements with providers of technology services or products

  • Ability to handle multiple priorities, ambiguity, continuous change, and stressful situations.

  • Demonstrated ability to influence and communicate at all levels within the organization.

  • Flexibility to adapt to changes and challenges in organizational strategy, priorities, direction.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Proven delivery of results in a matrix organization

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: 00386946

Location: United States-Oregon-Beaverton

Job Category: Technology