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Engineered Knit Material Developer

Engineered Knit Material Developer

Portland | 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.

Global Apparel Product Creation, Product Development

Nike, Inc. Product Development is key to making next-level products. The first spark of an idea puts the team in motion, ultimately transforming a designer's sketch into a commercially viable product. The teams of developers, testers, engineers and designers collaborate on refining each product's construction, fit and style. Using advancements in technology and sustainable design, the Product Development teams accelerate innovation while reflecting the soul of sport.

The first spark of a product idea sets the Nike, Inc. Apparel Product Creation team into motion. The team of apparel developers, testers, engineers and designers strive for product excellence. They obsess over Nike's iconic silhouettes and create groundbreaking new styles. They collaborate, ideate and refine products' construction, fit and materials. They use cutting-edge advancements in technology and sustainable design to accelerate innovation. And they work lockstep with Merchandising, Design, Manufacturing and others to produce the final result: products that reflect the soul of sport and inspire athletes to reach new levels of performance.
Description

As our Engineered Knit Material Developer, you will join the Global Apparel Materials team and create innovative knit structures and textiles on seamless, circular, warp and flat knitting machines. You will be developing new knit products for a variety of applications from seamless to engineered materials for different Categories. You will work closely with Product and graphic Designers while integrating ideas through knitting technology. You will be responsible for creating a cohesive aesthetic expression in a material technology or across a group of materials. You will act as a key member of the team, helping to research new technologies and develop materials. You will also be responsible for complex products and projects as requested by the Materials Leadership team.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Textiles/Apparel and a minimum of 3 years' textile industry experience 
  • Advanced knowledge of materials construction and properties 
  • Superior understanding of the design and development process from inception through final adoption 
  • Advanced technical materials and textile knowledge, including fibers, yarns, knit and woven fabrications, textile manufacturing, dyeing, finishing and the ability to partner with a materials vendor to develop a material from inception to actual production 
  • Garment development knowledge 
  • Knowledge of product creation process and the apparel business 
  • Knowledge of industry trends 
  • Materials design experience a plus 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including meeting facilitation and presentations 
  • Computer skills, including Microsoft office, Adobe Illustrator, and Product Data Management systems 
  • Ability to clearly articulate goals and objectives 
  • Strong information seeking-skills and a drive to make things happen 
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively in a diverse group 
  • Ability to network and utilize internal and external resources 
  • Ability to demonstrate a sense of style and creativity 
  • Ability to understand the big picture related to Nike business processes and consumer needs 
  • Ability to travel approximately 15% 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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