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Principal Solution Architect, Source to Pay & Plan to Produce

Principal Solution Architect, Source to Pay & Plan to Produce

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.

NIKE is a technology company. From our flagship website and five-star mobile apps to developing products, managing big data and providing leading edge engineering and systems support, our teams at NIKE Global Technology exist to revolutionize the future at the confluence of tech and sport. We invest and develop advances in technology and employ the most creative people in the world, and then give them the support to constantly innovate, iterate and serve consumers more directly and personally. Our teams are innovative, diverse, multidisciplinary and collaborative, taking technology into the future and bringing the world with it.

If you're ready to innovate and lead in the Solution Architecture space, join Nike's Enterprise Architecture organization! You will be part of an organization that is revolutionizing Nike technology platforms and architecting a technology landscape that is simplified, modern, flexible and will ultimately enable Nike on its journey to 2020 and beyond.

The Enterprise Architecture team will partner and engage with business and technology leaders across all the business functions within the enterprise in planning, creating, maintaining and executing a capability roadmap aligned to the overall company and functional strategies to ensure that the people, process, data insights/information, and technology needs are accurately collected and planned for short, medium and long-term execution.

As the Principal Solution Architect for Source-to-Pay and Plan-to-Produce, you will be part of a highly visible team focused on enabling Nike's end-to-end Digital Transformation. The Technical strategy and architecture you help define will have a direct impact on Nike's Supply Chain Capabilities.

You will engage, collaborate and partner with Nike's Strategic Enterprise Capabilities program leaders and stakeholders across Business and Technology to understand long and short-term business strategies, provide thought leadership, and engage in proactive planning of an executable Design.
Essential job functions:
  • Drive the overall Procurement and Planning architectural strategy for the Program with hands-on leadership in ideation and implementation
  • Effectively handle priorities and timelines with little need for escalation
  • Understand Customer Need - maintain close relationships with customers and stakeholders to understand and communicate their needs and participate in validation of the solutions
  • Develop, maintain and communicate the vision to the Program Leaders and collaborate to define feature delivery schedule milestones via product roadmap and backlog refinement
  • Alignment of solutions with corporate strategies through strong business and technical thought leadership
  • Works closely with Reference Architecture and Enterprise Platform teams to drive prioritization of needed capabilities and ensure solution alignment with business priorities & strategies
  • Establish and advocate "best practices" and standardized frameworks, tools and operational processes related to technology delivery, collaboration, knowledge management, resource planning, vendor management, and dashboards
  • Responsible for data and analytics scope, change, issue and risk management; Identify and handle risks, changes, issues and scope. Facilitate mitigation through relevant stakeholders and governance processes.
  • Provide oversight of strategy, technical aspects and has final say on data and analytics functionality for all products in his/her portfolio
  • Be responsible for the procurement and planning architecture backlog through prioritization: gather requirements from existing and potential customers, write product Epic and Feature requirements with success criteria
Proven Track Record of:
  • Career path that demonstrates increasing levels of responsibility
  • Cross-functional integration/relationships and program execution
  • Ability to drive large-scale change/projects
  • Results-orientated with demonstrated ability to achieve bold goals
  • Leading and facilitating the right discussions that identify solutions in relation to current and future technology landscape
  • Leading solution optioning and recommendations around complex solutions
  • Leading, building, managing, and enhancing solution architectures to drive enablement of the longer-term roadmap
  • Presenting recommendations and solutions clearly and concisely and able to focus on key points to portray the intended message or purpose
Skills:
  • Must have in-depth expertise with a globally integrated and well-controlled operations for Purchasing of finished goods, Indirect procurement of goods and services, and Accounts Payable to enable the commercial and operational strategies.
  • Must have in-depth expertise with Demand, Supply and Inventory Planning.
  • Must have experience Merchandising, Direct Allocation and Inventory Management to enable process design and technology enablement.
  • Familiarity with API and data deployment mechanisms
  • Familiarity with identity reconciliation processes for both internally and vendor developed
  • Demonstrated experience with running complex projects across a matrixed organization
  • Excellent oral, verbal and written communication skills
  • Superior analytical skills, including self-serving data from a data warehouse and manipulating it towards insights
  • Must excel working in team-oriented roles that rely on ability to collaborate with others.
  • High self-motivation, self-starting attitude and drive, and comfortable working in ambiguous environments a must
  • The ability to work cooperatively with, and gain the respect of the engineering team
  • Strong leadership skills as-well-as experience with technology to understand what is possible given current technology and how trends will affect the product in the future


  • A Bachelor's Degree in a technical discipline such as computer science, computer systems, math, information technology, or similar
  • 10+ years of technology engineering and architecture roles demonstrating experience with go-to-market strategy development and execution
  • Minimum 5 years previous experience in data analytics, business reporting, business intelligence, data technology and/or consulting in a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience working on technology products or projects
  • Minimum of 5 years' in leading teams
  • Minimum 5+ years' providing technical leadership to business & cross-functional teams


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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