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Director, GSM Sourcing Strategic Planning

Director, GSM Sourcing Strategic Planning

Portland | 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.

Every successful team At NIKE, Inc. 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.

The Director, GSM Sourcing Strategic Planning plays an essential role in supporting the growth of Nike's business. This role works directly with the senior leadership across the Sourcing organization and GSM leaders to develop and execute sourcing strategies to support Nike's growth.

Success in this role requires the GSM Sourcing Strategic Planning Director to deeply understand both the sourcing and manufacturing business as well as the broader Nike business. The role is cross-functional, both within GSM and beyond. The Director will be charged with helping us to drive clarity around strategic priorities for GSM Sourcing while elevating the way we work to ensure maximum impact. The role requires a structured but flexible thinker and outstanding communicator who is comfortable with ambiguity, working cross-functionally, and influencing.

Nike Strategy is distributed across the business yet works together to develop unified strategies. We are comprised of world-class thought leaders who:

Start with the consumer and serve them through product, brand, marketplace, and operations

Focus on building a competitive advantage that will propel Nike into the future

Bring an independent point of view and relentlessly pursue the right answer

Harness the power of process to mobilize Nike

Simplify without sacrificing rigor or being simplistic

Solve unique, complex, and cross-functional problems that deliver a significant impact on the business

Fully own end-to-end project oversight on all but the most complex projects, Independently driving complex, cross-functional, business-critical work within and beyond sourcing

Scope, plan, and lead execution of research and analytical support for strategic initiatives and special projects

Drive seamless strategic planning process and proactively coordinate across milestones and deliverables, leading development of functional sourcing strategic plan and contributing to GSM strategic plan

Act as sounding board and trusted advisory partner to senior business partners

Confidently and effectively communicate with Senior Leaders, building clear consensus and influencing thinking at senior level; establish track record of respect, credibility, and personal rapport with senior leaders

Become a recognized expert on GSM sourcing strategy, effectively representing the business in wide variety of settings

Demonstrate excellent team leadership skills, with direct responsibility for managing one direct report

  • Bachelor's degree; MBA or advanced degree is preferred
  • Minimum 8 years' total experience in management consulting, corporate strategy, corporate development, investment banking, finance or related fields (6+ years of work experience with MBA)
  • Ability to shape and drive strategic agendas, inclusive of strategic visioning, expert data synthesis, and high-profile communications (compelling, high impact storyteller)
  • Ability to lead cross-functional and dedicated teams, provide project management expertise, and to manage multiple projects at once
  • Excellent problem structuring and strategic problem-solving skills
  • Self-directed and comfortable working in ambiguous environments
  • Superior interpersonal and team skills
  • Have a strong bias for action


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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