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Nike Senior Director, Industry & Academic Engagement, Sustainable Manufacturing and Sourcing in Beaverton, Oregon


  • Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience. Masters degree preferred

  • 10+ years professional experience in business, sustainability, or operations

  • Strong business acumen, superior quantitative and analytical problem solving skills, systems thinking

  • Excellent oral/written communication and presentation skills to convey complex information in a simple, easily understood to diverse groups of stakeholders

  • Proven ability to interact with all levels, lead collaboration across diverse teams within large organizations and inspire confidence to motivate groups collectively to meet common objectives

  • Ability to travel 30% of the time

We are redefining manufacturing with world-class standards that ensure our products are made responsibly and sustainably. Everything we do puts people at the center. We respect the environment and using ground breaking technologies to build better, more personalized products for our customers.

Many of the challenges we are seeking to address are complex and beyond the scope of one brand or company. We work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders, to think creatively, and pool our skills in order to address risks and improve outcomes for our manufacturing factories, workers, and their communities. This role will execute our work convening industry partners, including other brands, in a pre-competitive space in support of an industry-led compliance system. The role will also define Nike’s strategy for engaging with external academics in support of independent external research related to environmental sustainability and labor, health and safety in the supply chain.

In collaboration with senior leaders across Nike, including Global Sustainability, you will represent the company, and guide the strategy for engaging with other leading brands and external academics. Leadership, partnership, and influencing skills are key to the role. You are committed to a vision of system change for the industry. You work to listen to people and find ways to build consensus and collaboration. You are a skilled communicator with exceptional political acumen. You remain calm in complex negotiations. You find opportunities to drive transformation through collaboration. You are comfortable leading complex issues to resolution. You look for ways to innovate and drive efficiency.

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, protected veteran status, or disability. NIKE is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please call +1 503-671-4156 and let us know the nature of your request, your location and your contact information.