Nike Product Developer II in Portland, 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.

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

Nike does more than outfit the world’s best athletes. We’re a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries, and push out the edges of what can be. We’re looking for people who can grow, think, dream, and create. We thrive in a culture that embraces diversity and rewards imagination. We seek achievers, leaders, and visionaries. At Nike, it’s about bringing what you have to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

As a Product Developer for Global Promo Apparel, you will utilize product and process knowledge to execute the development and on-time commercialization of assigned styles. You will collaborate with the Category product teams to understand seasonal product concepts and initiatives. You will be communicating with vendor managers, regional offices, product team members and others to ensure a smooth product development process.

For you assigned styles, you will ensure all appropriate development documentation is maintained including product details and prototype notes and communicate these out to the field. You will participate in fit sessions and product reviews with the Category product team. You will be responsible for creating and revising garment Bill of Materials ensuring accuracy for ordering and manufacture.

You will identify key product issues in construction, material selection, graphics applications, manufacturing and pricing. You will research and understand manufacturing capabilities in order to be able to anticipate problems, facilitate problem-solving and attain resolution in a timely manner.

You will be operating in a collaborative team environment and coordinating with cross-functional and cross-category colleagues involving Product Management, Design, Tech Design, Materials, Sourcing, Product Integrity and Colorists to critique prototypes and other submissions as necessary. In addition, you will maintain data on product development status deadlines and communicate information to team members.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in apparel / textile design, technology, merchandising, engineering, industrial engineering, or related field required.

  • 2+ years apparel textile industry experience required

  • Knowledge of apparel construction, material construction and properties, graphic application processes, costing

  • Good understanding of product creation process from inception through production

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to clearly articulate policies and instructions

  • Proficient information- seeking skills and a drive for results in a deadline driven environment

  • Ability to share ideas and develop effective responses or elevate to higher management

  • Ability to network and utilize internal and external resources

  • Ability to exercise a high degree of professionalism

  • Ability to read and understand product specifications.

  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in apparel / textile design, technology, merchandising, engineering, industrial engineering, or related field required.

  • 2+ years apparel textile industry experience required

  • Knowledge of apparel construction, material construction and properties, graphic application processes, costing

  • Good understanding of product creation process from inception through production

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to clearly articulate policies and instructions

  • Proficient information- seeking skills and a drive for results in a deadline driven environment

  • Ability to share ideas and develop effective responses or elevate to higher management

  • Ability to network and utilize internal and external resources

  • Ability to exercise a high degree of professionalism

  • Ability to read and understand product specifications.

  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people.

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: 00401305

Location: United States-Oregon-Portland

Job Category: Global Apparel Product Creation, Product Development