Nike Director, Demand Strategic Initiatives - Global Demand Supply Management in Portland, 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.

Every successful team at Nike needs a brilliant game plan. Strategic Planning teams keep the company moving in the right direction by leading the strategic business planning process and spearheading transformational projects across Nike businesses and geographies. Embedded in teams across the company, strategy professionals explore complex business issues; conduct consumer, competitive and market analyses; create financial models and develop action plans. The Strategic Planning teams help write the future of sport by charting Nike’s path forward.

Description

Nike's Strategic Initiative Director’s job is to keep us moving in the right direction by establishing a business planning process, driving our one to three year strategic and business plans, and leading transformational initiatives in collaboration with cross-functional teams. We frame complex and ambiguous issues, conduct consumer, competitive, retail and market analyses, field research, monitor performance management, create financial models, and develop action plans.We keep the focus on strategy so that the business teams can run the business in a way to maximize revenue, margin and inventory.

As a Strategic Initiative Director for Global Demand and Supply Management (DSM), you will play a central role in helping the DSM team deliver game changing strategies and capabilities. You will work closely with the DSM functional Vice President and your counterparts across DSM to align across stakeholders. You will work closely with the functional leadership team to develop, communicate and execute strategic and financial plans, helping the team analyze, prioritize and execute against its strategic roadmap, and lead/co-lead our annual planning processes (Plan The Work, Resource The Plan, Work The Plan). In addition, you will be responsible for project management of select cross-functional and cross-product engine initiatives, liaising with functional leaders and lending a diverse skillset and strategic thought leadership and communication across Demand and Merchandise Planning, Retail Planning, Business Planning, Inventory Planning, Buying and Management, Integrated Business Planning and S&OP.

Doing all this requires a unique individual. You must be a self-starter, flexible thinker and outstanding communicator who is comfortable working cross-functionally and influencing different personalities and perspectives up to an Executive level. You must possess an ability to see the big picture and connect operational activities to larger business and financial objectives. And you should have strong acumen Storytelling to provide clarity and simplicity to ambiguous and complex business scenarios. You will need those skills as you work across multiple Demand and Supply Management teams and across multiple functions, living within Nike’s matrixed organization. Success will depend on your ability to quickly form both professional and personal relationships with colleagues and leveraging those connections to drive to rigorous, well-communicated deliverables.

Qualifications

Requirements for the position include:

  • Bachelor'sdegree required; MBA or advanced degree is preferred

  • 8+years total work experience (2 additional years experience in lieu of anadvanced degree)

  • Experience with Consumer Products and international markets,desired

  • Prior experience in business development, business/strategicplanning, management consulting, operations, finance or related fields isstrongly preferred. Candidates with both strategy and financial acumenwill standout

  • Experience or backgroundsupporting Retail strategy and/or Retail projects (strong Retail acumen)is strongly preferred

  • Experience with external benchmarking, research and analysisof industry leading best practices

  • Superiorinterpersonal skills and ability to work cross-functionally

  • Excellentwritten and oral communication skills with Storytelling and high profilecommunication capabilities, as well as cross functional collaboration andpartnerships needed

  • Projectmanagement, problem structuring and strategic problem-solving skills

  • Self-directedand comfortable working in ambiguous environments

  • Passionfor sustainability, product and sport

  • Abilityto excel in a highly matrixed organized

  • Demonstratedability to manage multiple projects at once

  • Standout“can do” attitude and enthusiasm

  • Willing to travel 20-30%

Qualifications

Requirements for the position include:

  • Bachelor'sdegree required; MBA or advanced degree is preferred

  • 8+years total work experience (2 additional years experience in lieu of anadvanced degree)

  • Experience with Consumer Products and international markets,desired

  • Prior experience in business development, business/strategicplanning, management consulting, operations, finance or related fields isstrongly preferred. Candidates with both strategy and financial acumenwill standout

  • Experience or backgroundsupporting Retail strategy and/or Retail projects (strong Retail acumen)is strongly preferred

  • Experience with external benchmarking, research and analysisof industry leading best practices

  • Superiorinterpersonal skills and ability to work cross-functionally

  • Excellentwritten and oral communication skills with Storytelling and high profilecommunication capabilities, as well as cross functional collaboration andpartnerships needed

  • Projectmanagement, problem structuring and strategic problem-solving skills

  • Self-directedand comfortable working in ambiguous environments

  • Passionfor sustainability, product and sport

  • Abilityto excel in a highly matrixed organized

  • Demonstratedability to manage multiple projects at once

  • Standout“can do” attitude and enthusiasm

  • Willing to travel 20-30%

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: 00377502

Location: United States-Oregon-Portland

Job Category: Strategic Planning, Corporate Services