Nike Digital Innovation Product Director 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.

The first spark of a product idea sets the Nike Footwear Product Creation team into motion. The team of footwear developers, testers, engineers and designers strive for product excellence. They obsess over shoes, while collaborating, ideating and refining the product’s construction, fit and style. They use groundbreaking 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

The NXT’s Digital Innovation function provides a competitive advantage by leveraging the power of modern technologies, skills and services to fuel advanced product innovation and craft. We seek to identify and accelerate development of new approaches to design and making by leveraging athlete insights throughout our processes to create compelling consumer product and services.

As we look at the future of design and innovation, new ways of leveraging digital technology and processes will be integral to the future maker at Nike. We are seeking a Digital Innovation Product Director with proven experience leading complex digital software products and platforms to help us accelerate this vision.

As our Digital Innovation Product Director, you'll play a key role in the research and development of advanced digital tools, processes, and experiences that will serve to drive Nike’s product creation, manufacturing & advanced innovation strategies forward.

The Digital Innovation Product Director works across advance innovation and product creation teams, connecting with executive sponsors, digital innovators and key internal and external partners to research, develop and deliver advanced digital concepts and solutions. The ideal candidate has demonstrated experience and a solid understanding of modern product creation best practices and emerging trends, as well as an established track record in defining and delivering digital software solutions.

Fundamental elements of our work include:

  • Rapid Prototyping & Concepting

  • User Centered Design and Research

  • Software Product Management

  • Functional and business requirement definition

  • Transition Management

  • Advanced communication & storytelling

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Leads strategy definition for key products and processes within a portfolio.

  • Defines, drives alignment, maintains and communicates the product / concept roadmap.

  • Leads the implementation proof of concepts & pilots to prove plausibility of technology innovation, including defining project scope, requirements and success metrics.

  • Leads the development & implementation of key projects with technology and vendor partners; establishes strong partnerships.

  • Manages day-to-day relationships with stakeholders, technical teams and external development partners.

  • Builds expertise with all current and future platform tools.

  • Understands how stakeholders work and educates and trains on new tools and processes.

  • Collaborates with partners and sponsors to drive towards process and technology change, utilizing a user-centric research process.

  • Excellent oral and written communication & storytelling skills including meeting facilitation and development and delivery of persuasive presentations.

Qualifications

  • 10+ years product management experience in a digital / software ecosystem

  • 5+ years footwear or apparel product creation experience

  • Proven experience defining and managing complex digital products / projects

  • Proven ability to document requirements and manage multiple products and projects simultaneously

  • Demonstrated ability to dive deep to understand business users and product technology and related landscape

  • Ability to think and act creatively, methodically and strategically

  • Superior verbal and written communication skills, with ability to communicate effectively with core team, extended stakeholders and leadership

  • Must be organized, flexible & able to act independently, with ability to switch rapidly between different projects and priorities in a fast-paced environment

  • Is forward thinking and passionate about delivering a premium and innovative solution

  • Familiarity with the following a plus: 3D Modeling / Product Design /Digital Manufacturing

Qualifications

  • 10+ years product management experience in a digital / software ecosystem

  • 5+ years footwear or apparel product creation experience

  • Proven experience defining and managing complex digital products / projects

  • Proven ability to document requirements and manage multiple products and projects simultaneously

  • Demonstrated ability to dive deep to understand business users and product technology and related landscape

  • Ability to think and act creatively, methodically and strategically

  • Superior verbal and written communication skills, with ability to communicate effectively with core team, extended stakeholders and leadership

  • Must be organized, flexible & able to act independently, with ability to switch rapidly between different projects and priorities in a fast-paced environment

  • Is forward thinking and passionate about delivering a premium and innovative solution

  • Familiarity with the following a plus: 3D Modeling / Product Design /Digital Manufacturing

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: 00398296

Location: United States-Oregon-Portland

Job Category: Global Footwear Product Creation, Product Development