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Jordan Footwear Design Operations Manager

Nike Inc

This is a Contract position in Helvetia, OR posted May 27, 2021.

Become a Part of the NIKE, Inc. TeamNIKE, 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, Inc. it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.Soul, performance and style take flight at Jordan Brand. With its deep roots in basketball, the Jordan Brand began as an homage to one player: Michael Jordan. Since then, Jordan has become synonymous with peak performance and an endless pursuit of greatness. Employees in merchandising, product branding, sports marketing and sales bring creativity, innovation and audacious design to footwear and apparel, all with one mission in mind: help athletes fly on and off the court.The Jordan Design team is inspired by the Greatest of All Time, and is focused on continuing to deliver product that is made and engineered to the exact specification of championship athletes. On and off the court, we want our consumers and athletes to feel confident in the way they look and feel, the same way the greatest player who ever played the game felt every time he laced up his J’s. Design Operations experts help our design teams keep up with the company’s rapid pace. They act as cross-functional leaders and project managers, who help enable design excellence through process management and innovation. Their talents – problem solving, organization, time management and more – help fuel the success of our design teams, and ultimately support the success of the Jordan Brand.WHO WE ARE LOOKING FORWe’re looking for a Design Operations Manager who is a hardworking, motivated, intuitive and well-organized teammate who ensures the Footwear (FW) Design Studio runs smoothly on a day-to-day basis. They will drive, implement and lead design process systems and procedures, solve problems, and prioritize amongst multiple tasks. They will provide the energy, focus, and organizational horsepower to drive process excellence and enable Jordan FW Design to have creative space and focus.WHAT YOU WILL WORK ONAs our FW Design Operations Manager you’ll perform a wide range of responsibilities including; building and implementing calendars and process, being a strategic thought partner to the FW Operations Director and FW Design Leadership team, and being an active participant during FW leadership team staff meetings. You’ll also establish and foster strong cross-functional relationships with Product Merchandising and Development partners, developing plans for achieving key dates and results.WHO YOU WILL WORK WITHAs our Jordan FW Design Operations Manager, you will partner with and report to the Jordan FW Operations Director, and working closely with Design Directors and Designers across FW, Color, and Materials Design. You will also work often with Operations partners across Jordan, Development Directors, and Product Merchandising leaders, among others.WHAT YOU BRINGOur ideal candidate is comfortable navigating ambiguity, building from scratch, and taking action. They can develop solutions for challenges without an existing playbook, and find efficiencies within current processes.* 4+ years of Operations Experience* Experience creating and implementing new organizational tools and calendars* Proficient in Power Point, Keynote, Excel and Microsoft Outlook* Shown success operationalizing business strategies and programs* Experience with Product Creation process preferred* Ability to work and communicate effectively with a variety of personalities including senior level executives* Prior success working in a fast-paced, results-oriented, team environment with sometimes high levels of ambiguity and independence with sometimes varying working hours* Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize and appropriately handle highly confidential and sensitive information* Ability to take initiative, follow-through on requests until completion, and utilize a keen attention to detail* Previous experience working with budgets is strongly preferred* A bias for action and always delivering results!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.Career area: Design

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