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Business Director, Sports Marketing Athletics

Business Director, Sports Marketing Athletics

Beaverton | Oregon | United States

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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, Inc. it's about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

NIKE, Inc. exists to innovate for athletes. Nike Sports Marketing professionals provide the vital linkage between the company and Nike-sponsored athletes, clubs and federations worldwide. Sports Marketing employees partner with premier athletes to collect insights about existing and future products, gather inspirational stories about sport and nurture long-term relationships between the athletes and the company. The team develops and executes sports marketing strategies, obtains endorsements and licensing agreements and serves as Nike ambassadors to the sports community worldwide. Their relationships build the foundation of Nike's product creation: Nike creates exceptional products because its employees listen to exceptional athletes.

As our Business Director you'll be responsible for working very closely with the VP, Global/NA Athletics SM on establishing the strategic priorities for the team, handling overall portfolio budgets, overseeing all marketing integration efforts and leading and running the operations team. You will work very closely with the Global and NA Brand Marketing teams to help drive the brand priorities using our Sports Marketing assets. You'll provide real-time information and athlete insights to the Marketing and Product organizations to help build brand stories and create the best performance product on the market.

You will also be responsible for ensuring the four-year Strategic Plans are updated regularly and ensure that the team stays informed and on track to hit budgets annually. Provide leadership and direction to the operations team and keep them energized, motivated and focused. You'll select, educate, develop and guide a diverse staff and create a positive inclusive environment that facilitates empowerment, personal accountability and teamwork.

Responsibilities include:
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal business partners and external (agents, coaches, athletes) business partners.
  • Bringing your diverse perspective and experience to the team by providing solutions to various business challenges.
  • Provide guidance and direction to the staff to continuously look for ways to improve on how we serve the athletes and the business.
  • Ensure sports marketing assets are leveraged as an integral part of Running category's seasonal marketing initiatives and brand strategies.
  • Watch and provide direction on how we handle and execute our key events, Prefontaine Classic and US Champs/Olympic Trials.
  • Accountable for the performance and results of overall budgets, brand integration and operations of the team.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Marketing or related field; advanced degree preferred.
  • 8+ years work experience in Sports Marketing, Integrated Marketing, Finance related to Sports Marketing investments, or any other related field with a high profile, global brand organization.
  • Extensive NIKE knowledge strongly preferred.
  • Strong global sports business acumen, including solid finance knowledge to compliment budget management.
  • Geography and/or Category and Territory experience preferred. Track and Field background and industry knowledge is a plus.
  • Proven ability to have a broad non-functional perspective to deal with multiple complex assignments that require strategic thinking, to identify and adopt best practices to optimize performance.
  • Demonstrated experience managing diverse teams with potentially competing priorities.
  • Ability to travel 20% of the time.


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.

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