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Director, Merchandising Operations – Process Activation

Director, Merchandising Operations – Process Activation

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.

For NIKE, Inc. merchants, everything begins and ends with the consumer. The Nike Merchandising team understands consumer needs and market capacity to create the right product mix for marketplaces around the world. From stores to online, this team helps bring the seasonal category visions to life. The Merchandising team has the unique ability to see beyond trends to identify what's next to deliver the right product to the right places at the right time and price.

Nike is a brand fueled by innovation and creativity, and it is the responsibility of our operations teams to create the time and space for our teams to push the boundaries of what is possible. As the Director, Merchandising Operations-Process Activation, you will be responsible for driving operational effectiveness across our Global Merchandising organization. You will work directly with Merchandising leaders and teams empowering them to deliver line, assortment and flow plans with ease.

In this role you will lead a team dedicated to defining and managing the Merchandising process to strengthen the way we work, plan and execute to move at the pace of the consumer, leveraging digital solutions where possible. You will engage the Global Merchandising community to gather insights and identify opportunities to improve seasonal execution. To be successful in this role you must have a passion for cross-functional collaboration, striving to evolve a complex and connected system through continuous improvement. In collaboration with design, product, marketing and marketplace operations you will work on strategic initiatives and projects on behalf of the Merchandising function, creating innovative solutions to complex questions that have a broad impact on the business. Through deep partnership and understanding, you will lead the engagement model with Global Merchandising teams and leaders, serving as the hub to connect with cross-functional Global operational, tools, and analytics partners and Geo cross-functional partners as needed.

  • Bachelor's degree plus 8 years of professional work experience in merchandising, operations, analytics. management consulting, corporate strategy or a related field (6+ years of work experience with an MBA).
  • Experience designing and implementing new processes across a large organization
  • Strong understanding of Merchandising or Product Management workflows
  • Demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional teams driving large scale change within an organization.
  • Advanced written and verbal communication
  • Expert problem structuring and strategic problem-solving skills.
  • Compelling, high-impact storyteller with the ability to influence at multiple levels throughout the organization.
  • Self-directed and comfortable working in ambiguous environments.
  • Strong retail or digital product acumen.


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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