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Connected Product Strategy Director

Connected Product Strategy Director

Beaverton | Oregon | United States

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.

Corporate Services, Strategic Planning

Like any winning team, Nike, Inc. relies on talented, ambitious individuals to thrive. Every day, the Corporate Service teams raise the bar on excellence. The diverse disciplines that make up these teams include Finance, Facilities, Legal, Human Resources, Procurement, Child Development, Administrative Support, Strategic Planning and more. Corporate Services drives innovation in process, technologies and services, while fueling the company with exceptional levels of support.

Every successful team at Nike, Inc. needs a brilliant game plan. Strategic Planning teams keep the company moving in the right direction by leading the strategic business planning process and spearheading transformational projects across Nike businesses and geographies. Embedded in teams across the company, strategy professionals explore complex business issues; conduct consumer, competitive and market analyses; create financial models and develop action plans. The Strategic Planning teams help write the future of sport by charting Nike's path forward.
Description

At Nike, we no longer see borders between the worlds of physical and digital, or of product and service. This marriage of environments has given birth to the Connected Product team. It is our mission to create a unique digital identity for all Nike products from production through consumer engagement, enabling seamless visibility, traceability, authentication and member experiences. We explore the edges of possible while delivering at scale, working across all functions of Nike, serving every athlete.

Description
As Director of Strategy, Connected Product you will be a critical member of the core team partnering on the development of the vision of the work, playing the key role to collaborate across the organization, driving key initiatives of the program, and managing the operations of the team. The role requires equal parts creator, story teller, innovator, collaborator, and operator. You will be asked to become a master of managing the matrix of Nike, while keeping your pulse on the world outside of the Swoosh.

Responsibilities
  • Develop near and long-term strategies for key initiatives of the team, inclusive of quantitative and qualitative work
  • Act as liaison and partner to the other strategic functions and strategists across Nike
  • Manage and drive the operations of the team, inclusive of the annual strategic planning process
  • Lead key workstreams in support of the broader mandate
  • Partner across other major strategic initiatives across Nike, creating strategic and operational bridges
  • Communicate the team's strategy and plans, through both oral and executive-level keynote presentations

Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree plus a minimum of 8 years of professional experience. Two additional years' experience in lieu of an advanced degree. 
  • MBA or advanced degree is preferred
  • Experience in management consulting, corporate strategy, corporate development, investment banking, finance or related fields
  • Critical problem solver, with ability to break down and simplify ambiguous problems into executable milestones & actions
  • Proven ability to effectively scope and execute projects end to end and to lead senior cross-functional teams
  • Excellent communication and relationship management skills with the ability to present and communicate to senior, high profile leaders
  • Proven ability to craft and articulate compelling presentations with engaging storytelling for communicating strategies and recommendations
  • Amazing team orientation with strong interpersonal skills and ability to work the matrix to reach project milestones, whilst also a pro-active self-starter who can work independently
  • History of leading cross-functional teams, provide project management expertise, and ability to manage multiple projects at once
  • Prior experience in enabled product, hardware and software integration, and innovation desired
  • Self-directed and comfortable working in ambiguous environments


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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