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Innovation Product Director – Apparel Innovation

Innovation Product Director – Apparel Innovation

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, 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

Performing scientific and technological investigation directed toward the acquisition of new knowledge. Research encompasses such endeavors as enlarging and systematizing the organizations knowledge base; understanding the limitations of technology and how to apply its capabilities; developing proof-of-concept prototypes; devising methods and tools for modeling, analyzing and developing products and services.

Ideation & Visioning - Generates new ways of thinking about aspects of performance-based products that result in growth opportunities and advantages in the marketplace. Develops ideas that are consistent with the vision for new products by collaborating with product creation on the genesis of new product concepts for all Nike business units.

Research/Engineering - defines protocol and establishes scope of testing required to prove and validate a concept. In line with advanced knowledge of the consumer, business, and performance requirements, develops concrete insights which feed into the development of advanced product concepts through the use of new technologies or construction processes. Delivers proof of concept by turning cecepts and new product visions into reality. Identifies key elements of product construction materials and processes. Engineers prototypes.

Project Management - Leads innovation projects turning concept ideation into reality by working in, or with, multi-disciplinary teams to include product creation, manufacturing, and 3rd party vendors. Meets complex challenges with imaginative state of the art approaches supported by feasible solutions.

Communication - synthesizes reports and creates final documentation to inform and educate internal stakeholders regarding new innovations. Is recognized externally as an industry authority. Clearly and concisely communicates the knowledge required and best practices to assist transition of technology to product.


Qualifications
  • Requires a bachelor's degree and minimum of 10 years directly relevant work experience
  • Industry guide in ideation and research with tangible results.
  • Deep subject matter authority in product construction.
  • Possesses strong understanding in all facets of product creation to include design, development, research, engineering, materials, and manufacturing.
  • Proficient problem solver with an innate ability to deal with ambiguity.
  • Able to lead multiple complex projects at one time and prioritize work according to potential impact.
  • Demonstrated skills at leading small teams of individuals with diverse expertise.


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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